October 22, 2015
Thousands of leaders in the Latino community have planned a protest on the University of Colorado Boulder campus to coincide with next week’s Republican presidential debate.
The protest will also include immigration reform supporters at Farrand Field on the CU Boulder campus. They plan to respond to the latest anti-immigration attacks and launch “My Country, My Vote,” a voter registration campaign that is expected to last 12 months until the 2016 presidential election.
Federico Pena, former Mayor of Denver and a former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Energy, is spearheading the effort for the voter registration campaign.
“Immigrants have made positive contributions to our country for centuries. More importantly, immigrants will be the foundation for the future economic, political and military strength of America. ‘My Country, My Vote’ will remind these same politicians that immigrants, their loved ones, and their allies are voters and are ready to demonstrate their political power,” said Pena in a statement.
The event will feature top Latino and immigration leaders that include Katherine Archuleta, Former Director US Office of Personnel Management and 2012 Political Director for Obama for America; Rev. Patrick Demmer, President of Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance; Marco Dorado, A Dreamer and graduate of CU and former Tri Executive CU Student Government; and Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia.
The GOP debate on the CU Boulder campus will feature businessman and reality show star Donald Trump, physician Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio, (R) Fla., former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina, Sen. Ted Cruz, (R) Texas, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Rand Paul, (R) Ky.
The Latino leaders will also call on the next U.S. President and Congress to make immigration reform a priority during the first 100 days of the next presidential term.
The debate will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Coors Event Center. It will be broadcast by the cable news network CNBC.
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