Aug 23, 2012
DCCC Launches New “Mi Congreso Mi Voto” Campaign
Today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced a new "My Congress My Vote" ("Mi Congreso Mi Voto") campaign as part of its effort to increase outreach to the Hispanic community and organize Hispanic Americans to elect Democrats to Congress this November. The "My Congress My Vote" campaign is launching as House Republicans double down on their agenda to slash investments in our students and college aid, dramatically cut Medicaid and Medicare, and block the DREAM Act.
At www.MyCongressMyVote.com (Micongresomivoto.com) voters can pledge to vote for Democrats all the way down the ballot, register to vote, and find important grassroots tools to get involved in their community by attending house meetings and spreading the word about the election. The campaign starts with 34 house meetings in targeted Congressional districts with high Hispanic populations to organize local communities in support of the Democratic ticket.
"American voters of Latino descent are critical to the Democratic Party's success this November, from re-electing President Barack Obama to taking back Congress," said House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra. "Our message to Latino voters is simple: my Congress, my vote. Because their participation this November will make the difference in whether or not we move our country forward. Republicans are focused on defeating President Obama, while supporting an agenda that would end Medicare and Medicaid, eliminate jobs, and block the DREAM Act at any cost, while giving tax breaks to millionaires and companies that ship jobs overseas. Together we can win a Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives and put our country back on track. Sí se puede."
MyCongressMyVote.com also provides voters with information about our outstanding Hispanic Members of Congress and candidates and the clear choice for the Hispanic community this November. This campaign will hold host meetings in the following districts: AZ-01, CA-03, CA-10, CA-26, CA-36, CA-41, TX-14, IL-10, IL-11, NY-01, NY-18, FL-10, FL-18, CO-03, CO-06, UT-04.
"Our outstanding Hispanic candidates will help build a Democratic Majority that can stand with President Obama," said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel. "These candidates are working tirelessly to reverse the Tea Party wave and to move our country forward by focusing on creating opportunities for the Hispanic community, by protecting Medicare and Medicaid and by passing comprehensive immigration reform. The My Congress My Vote campaign is absolutely critical to our 'Drive for 25' to win the House, and it starts with this grassroots effort that goes neighbor-to-neighbor and street-by-street to spread the word about our successful Hispanic candidates and the importance of electing Democrats this November."
For more information, go to www.MyCongressMyVote.com.