Popular Spanish-language radio host El Cucuy (real name: Renan Almendarez Coello) is on a 10 city bus tour trying to register members of his audience as voters. He kicked off the campaign in San Jose (California) on Monday, and joining him on his fun bus were Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante state senator Gil Cedillo, and assemblyman Joe Coto (more on him here), all putatively American elected politicians.
The "locutor's" campaign is called "Votos por America", and he'll push it to his "35 million listeners" (twice as popular as Rush Limbaugh, but I guess they're using different metrics). He was one of those behind getting hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to march in our streets demanding rights, and now he wants to take it to the next level.
And, as you've probably already assumed, it's completely oriented towards Latinos and not other races. Which shouldn't come as a surprise since one billboard featuring the DJ had the tagline: "El Cucuy es Raza!" And, we're told that he'll be:
coordinating with the We Are America alliance, which includes national immigrant rights groups and service employees' unions involved in Latino voter registration efforts.
# Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) (allegedly has collaborated with the Mexican government)
# Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition
# National Association for Latin and Caribbean Communities (NALACC)
# National Capitol Immigration Coalition (NCIC)
# National Day Laborers Organizing Network
# National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
# New American Opportunity Campaign (NAOC)/Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CCIR)
# New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
# Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United)
Immigration · Wed, 08/02/2006 - 00:51 · Importance: 1