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“¡Allá vamos!”: #CuentaConmigo Campaign Kicks Off In Denver

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On the eve of Hispanic Heritage Month, Latino Victory Project and more than a dozen other local organizations gathered yesterday in Denver, Colorado to kick off the #CuentaConmigo campaign.

The event was the first in a partnership with Mexican rock band Maná to encourage US Latinos to flex their political muscle at the polls this November and vote.

The event was held shortly before Maná’s concert in downtown Denver, and featured a lucky winner of VIP tickets to meet the band. The #CuentaConmigo campaign will continue to engage thousands of other fans in states with large Latino populations, like Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Florida.

At the Denver event, participants put their painted handprints on a large canvas installation, serving as a symbolic of pledge to vote in November. This will be replicated in several other cities as well.

“Your vote is very important,” said Maná drummer Alex González in a press release announcing the campaign. “We want you to participate and make sure everyone you know registers and votes. Your vote can make a difference.”

“The stakes have never been higher; Latinos have to commit to vote and come out to the polls in November. It is the only way our community’s priorities and issues will receive the attention they deserve,” added César J. Blanco, Latino Victory Project interim director.