Gozadera & Local Folkloric Dance Troupes to Perform at Afternoon Event on Cleveland’s West Side
On September 22nd from 4-8pm, La Mega 87.7, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, #TNTweeters, and Ohio’s Voice are teaming up with Urban Community School and partners in a two-part event: cultural celebration in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and voter registration drive on National Voter Registration Day.
With support from partner organizations Urban Community School, El Barrio – The Center for Families and Children, Hispanic UMADOAP, Spanish Advisory Board for the Electorate, Spanish American Committee, and Vocero Latino, as well as performances by popular Latin fusion group Gozadera, Evolution, and Raices Danza del Peru, this event at the Urban Community School will celebrate and expand the political power of Latino, immigrant, minority, and other voters in greater Cuyahoga County in time for elections in 2015 and 2016.
Right now, 2% of Ohio’s electorate is Latino and 4% of registered voters have a direct connection to the immigration debate (being immigrants themselves or the children of immigrants). With Latinos leading the state’s population growth, Latino voters make a difference in close races and will continue to make a difference as their share of the electorate expands.
La Mega 87.7 will broadcast their show “El Show Sin Estres del Bakan” live from the event on the 22nd and will be offering prizes and giveaways throughout the program. A copy of the radio ad promoting the event is available here. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will be on hand to register new voters; update registrations for people who changed their address or last name; and help voters learn about voting by mail. #TNTweeters will also be live tweeting updates and pictures from the event as well as information on voter registration. In addition to music and cultural performances, Las Villas Bakery will be providing snacks and beverages.
To learn more about the event click here. Follow #TNTweeters on Twitter using the hashtags #TNTVote and #CelebrateNVRD.
WHAT: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Voter Registration Event at Urban Community School, Cleveland
WHO: La Mega 87.7, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Ohio’s Voice, #TNTweeters, Urban Community School, El Barrio – The Center for Families and Children, Hispanic UMADOAP, Spanish Advisory Board for the Electorate, Spanish American Committee, and Vocero Latino.
WHEN: September 22, 2015 (National Voter Registration Day), 4-8pm
WHERE: Urban Community School, 4909 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH
The event at Urban Community School is part of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections “Register Now” Campaign. To find out more about the campaign click here.