Latinos "Schlepping" (or whatever the Spanish equivalent) for Obama

The Jews are not enough!

With the battle for the Swing States still in full, well, swing, it's imperative that the presidential candidates do whatever they can to try and influence voters in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida, and do it quickly.

The recent Great Schlep (the Sarah Silverman-endorsed initiative to encourage young Jewish people to travel down to Florida and convince their grandparents to vote for Barack Obama) was one of the more creative ways that Barack Obama's supporters have conjured to try and garner votes and media attention.  Obviously, there's another large ethnic population in Florida -- the state has a large Hispanic and Latino community, which Obama's people are anxious to tap into, by taking their cues from the Jews. And other things that rhyme. 

"El Schlep," inspired by The Great Schlep, aims to send Spanish-speaking volunteers down to Florida, so they can start knocking on puertas and spreading the word about Obama. At the moment, Obama is a teensy bit ahead of McCain in the Florida polls, but, as we've seen in the past, Florida, she's a tricky one. Obama's campaign is hoping that, by creating face time with Hispanic and Latino voters (in their native language), votes can be earned, and the state can be won. 

To find out how you can help spread the word to Hispanic and Latino voters, Contact Carlos Odio, the National Deputy Latino Director for the Obama campaign.


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