In October of 2006, a Congressional representative sent over 14,000 letters to Latinos in Orange County, California attempting to intimidate them from voting.
This is just one of many examples of voter suppression that is prevalent in low income and minority communities across the United States.
Select the link below to listen to our radio Public Service Announcements featuring actor Edward James Olmos.
Edward James Olmos Spanish 60 Second PSA
Edward James Olmos English 60 Second PSA
Edward James Olmos English 30 Second PSA
Click the Donate button to the left to help us run these ads on spanish and english language radio stations in select cities throughout the United States.
VOTING RIGHTS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Poverty Matters is dedicated to ensuring that every citizen is free to exercise their right to vote. Naturalized citizens, very low income and minority communites are all too often the target of voter suppression activites in the United States.
Our public service radio accouncements are just one part in educating the public about their fundamental right to vote.
Special thanks for their extraordinary talent in developing our PSA's go to actor Edward James Olmos, writer Eric Greene, Harrison on the Edge, sound editor Dov Schwarz and our website director Nancy Fulton.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
If you experience any problem at your polling place, or have received a letter trying to imitimidate you from voting, please contact the voter hotline at (866) OUR-VOTE.
For further information on your voting rights, please visit www.protectmyvote.org