Hispanics need to become more involved in the political process to ensure their voices are heard on issues facing the nation, including immigration, the nation's only Hispanic governor said during a weekend visit to the state.Richardson is only part Hispanic; one wonders what would happen if he channeled his other race and encouraged white racial solidarity. How many minutes would he last as a Democrat?
Registering to vote and going to the polls are critical parts of that process, Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico said in a Saturday speech at the Sunnyside Community Center in Eastern Washington.
"The more we register, the more politicians on both sides of the aisle are going to listen to us," Richardson told the largely Hispanic crowd of about 125 people.
"These are changing political times where our basic and programs are being attacked. Illegal and legal immigration unfairly attacked. We have to band together and that means Latinos in Florida, Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, South Americans - we have to network better - we have to be more politically minded - we have to put aside party and think of ourselves as Latinos, as Hispanics, more than we have in the past."
Politics · Mon, 07/17/2006 - 21:55 · Importance: 1