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Old October 2nd, 2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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Latinas Hosting VP Debate Watch Parties Across the Country Tonight

The Latina community in the U.S. has suffered disproportionately during our nation’s economic crisis. Latinas make only 53 cents for each dollar that men earn and one third of Latinas lack health insurance. Tonight Latinas will gather across the country to watch the Vice Presidential debate at dozens of Latina VP debate watching parties. They will gather with Barack Obama supporters and undecided friends, family members and neighbors to discuss why Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the best ticket for Latinas and their families.

Each debate watching party will kick off with a national conference call with actress Eva Longoria, as well as Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, and Congresswomen Linda Sánchez and Hilda Solís.

After the debate concludes, attendees will have a chance to sign up to help with voter registration efforts in states where registration deadlines are fast approaching.

Sign up now to attend a Latina Debate Watching Party.

Here’s what Congresswoman Hilda Solís had to say:
Latinas are excited about the candidacy of Senators Obama and Biden because they know that on the issues that matter to us, such as equal pay, access to quality and affordable education and health care for all, they will continue to fight with us to bring about the change we need. The hundreds of Latina debate watching parties happening around the country tonight are a testament to the support the Obama-Biden ticket has from Latinas across the country.
And Congresswoman Linda Sánchez:
When it comes to the issues women and families care about, the differences couldn’t be greater between Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who stand up for women and families, and John McCain and Sarah Palin who offer American families more of the same failed policies that have sent our economy into the worst crisis since the Great Depression.


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