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Nevada organization aims to mobilize Latino voters

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Monday, June 3, 2024   

Latinos make up a significant chunk of Nevada's population, and one local organization wants to encourage Latino voters in the Silver State to participate in the upcoming primary election on June eleventh.

Blanca Macias, executive director of Make the Road Action Nevada, contended the country finds itself at a crucial moment dependent on voter participation.

Her organization is engaging voters in untapped parts of the state - especially rural counties - and motivate those who may have lost the drive to vote in the past, or in the upcoming primary and general elections.

"The primaries aren't just a step in the process," said Macias. "They are a powerful way to shape our future of our communities. The stakes couldn't be higher. Issues like housing, and education, and controlling utility costs by monopolies are all on the line. "

Make the Road Action Nevada will be contacting over 41,000 voters in rural Nevada by phone, text, and door knocking.

As of last week, the group had made over 200,000 phone calls in the last two months, and knocked on more than 67,000 doors since the beginning of the year.

Macias said they're fighting for just policies and the type of society they want to live in.

Andrea Masnata is the communications director for Make the Road Action Nevada - and said they've seen that when their members make contact with potential voters at least three times, there is an 80% success rate in getting people to vote.

She encouraged politically active people to be a voice for those who don't have one.

"You know the problems," said Masnata. "You could be the one that changes the reality for the community just by engaging with your neighbors, your friends, your family. So talk, raise your voice."

Masnata said they'll be heavily focused on reaching younger voters to give them the information they need to make informed decisions.

She said many people struggle to find ways to achieve an education or even save for the future as they're helping their parents and family get by.





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