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  •  I think it's going to take more than that. (26+ / 0-)

    Don't underestimate the power of cultural paradigms, especially important for those of us who perhaps were raised that to vote in every election is your duty, not just an intangible right. It's not just an attitude. It's apparently an ingrained cultural trait in a community which can actually be extremely conservative when it comes to culture and especially family tradition. It's really going to take a real bedrock shift, something I think which can and will be accomplished.

    This former partner of mine is a professional activist, by the way, and getting Tejanos to vote is a kind of cat herding he does on a regular basis.

    I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

    by commonmass on Thu May 16, 2013 at 04:25:18 PM PDT

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    •  We just had elections in San Antonio (4+ / 0-)

      Julian Castro, of course, won handily for his third (and last) term as Mayor.

      The depressing statistic.....the turnout in Bexar county was 7%. yup. only a tiny, tiny fraction of registered voters turned out to vote in the local elections.

      In my city council district, we are in a runoff...would have been a clear win with just 34 more votes.

      In a district south of here, a single vote was cast. One vote.

      pathetic!!

      Every vote counts, especially in local elections!

      And yes, Bexar county is heavily latino.

      Getting the vote out is so incredibly important!  

      "one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress" -- John Adams

      by blue armadillo on Fri May 17, 2013 at 06:06:50 AM PDT

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