I am no longer President of SOMOS REPUBLICANS, I left the Republican Party and stepped down from SOMOS REPUBLICANS due to the Republican hostility against my people, and am now an Independent voter in Arizona. Hispanic Republicans have been marginalized and I discovered that the real political power is behind a non-partisan movement that combines Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and Republicans within the National Tequila Party Movement (Tequila Party is a Latina-led counter movement to the Tea Party militia men, birthers, nativists and extremists). Why focus on just Latino Republicans (which have been marginalized anyway) when we can find common ground via the DREAM Act and immigration among Latinos across a broader political spectrum?
I’m in UNIVISION news regarding President Obama and the Arizona vote, but let me be clear on what was not clarified….
It wasn’t clarified on what it MIGHT take for me (as an individual) to vote for Obama, and I MIGHT be enthused IF Obama takes a stronger lead on the DREAM Act/Immigration issues BEFORE November 2012 (who knows I just may write in Ronald Reagan or JFK), that said, I realize that Latinos need to get out and vote in droves and offer political covering and political courage to immigrant-friendly politicians in places like Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, California, Texas, Illinois, New York, Florida and the like.
I cannot just hand my vote too easily….these politicians need to work HARD for the Independent vote. Somos is currently led by registered Republican voters who can still handle the hostility within the GOP, and I feel liberated as an Independent voter. I know Democrats will vote Democratic, and I know Republicans will primarily vote Republican; however, I am hearing from Hispanic Evangelical leaders and reverends that they will vote for Obama if Newt Gingrich is not the Republican nominee.
From Univision, below and entire story can be read here:
President Obama, seen here speaking in Arizona, is looking to turn the state into a battleground with the help of Latino voters, a group that has traditionally punched below its weight at the voting booth in the Grand Canyon State. (Flickr: Intel Photos)
And even though Latino registrations spiked by 200,000 between 2009 and 2010, Democrats saw an overall 6.2 percent dip in voter registrations between 2008 and 2012, only to be surpassed by independents as the second-largest voter group in the state.
During an Arizona Republican primary debate last month, Romney … endorsed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped author Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration crackdown law.
DeeDee Blase Garcia, founder of the Hispanic group Somos Republicans [now with Tequila Party Movement], an Arizona-based group Latino GOP group, stepped down as the organization’s president because she got tired of the party’s tough immigration views. In an interview she said she might vote for Obama in 2012. FULL STORY.