Latino organizers say this is an important event as the Latino
voting block will have a big influence nationally and locally.
They believe that not only is Ohio a critical state
for this election, but candidates are paying particular
attention to the Latino community and seeking their vote.
“Our numbers are growing and we will be the balance of power in
this election and in every election in the foreseeable future.
We want to help prepare our community to make informed decisions
at the polls.” said José Feliciano, Chairman of the
Since the last general election in 2008 there has been an
increase of more than 40 percent in the total population of
Latinos in our region. Nationally, Latinos represent 16.9
percent or 50.5 million of the total population.
The event will serve as an educational forum for Latino voters
to learn more about local, county, and statewide issues. They
will be able to ask questions and to get answers on exactly
where the candidates stand on issues ranging from the economy
and immigration, to what candidates will do to improve
conditions for Latino families.
The Hispanic Roundtable and its partners have invited
candidates in the presidential and local races to address the
community about what to expect if they are elected on November
The Candidates and Issues Night is
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at La Sagrada Familia Church
located at 7719 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland from 5:30-7:30pm.
The Hispanic Roundtable is a not for profit organization whose
mission is to act as a catalyst to empower the Hispanic
Community to become full partners in economic, education,
political, civic and social life of Greater Cleveland.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information
on this event, call (216) 861-7827.