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Monday, February 27, 2012

Latinos Could Turn GOP Dream Into A Nightmare

On the tails of TIME Magazine's controversial cover that predicts Latinos will decide the 2012 election, three Latino advocacy groups are determined to make the prediction a reality by registering 200,000 new Latino voters in 24 states before November.

The Hispanic Federation, the Labor Council for Latin America Advancement (LCLAA) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), announced in a press conference a coalition project called Movimiento Hispano (or Hispanic Movement, in English). The initiative is to be "a nonpartisan, culturally competent virtual tool that will guide citizens on how to register to vote and engage civically online."

Their hopes to register new voters are in part spurred by the "incendiary rhetoric of the Republicans and conservative groups against legalizing undocumented immigrants," according to a report by Fox News Latino.

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