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From the Floor: Voto Latino

Katina Rojas Joy

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County.

"Our work is not done." That was the message from actress Rosario Dawson and actor Wilmer Valderrama at last night's Voto Latino party.

During the primaries, 52 percent of the young voters were Latino youth, according to Voto Latino's executive director MariaTeresa Peterson.

The message to all was to continue to mobilize the Latino community to learn the issues, register and vote.

One Latino working at the convention is Edgar Alcala, a 14 -year veteran news photographer with ABC affiliate K-ABC Los Angeles. I had a bird's eye view of last night's speech from the ABC News sky box, next to Charles Gibson, and the Obama and Biden family.

Edgar has covered five conventions and said the following: "As a photographer, it's exciting - the combined pressure of meeting deadlines and being a part of making history."

Born in Mexico, Edgar moved with his family to California when he was 1. He does not vote along party lines but is a registered Democrat.

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 28, 2008; 3:42 PM ET
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Obama is getting ready to get an influx of votes. Over on the Huck Pac website. The site is having a raging online debate. It appears Huckabee supporters are splintering. It appears that some Huckabee supporters are going to be supporting Obama. Huckabee supporters are saying they are not going to vote for McCain Romney ticket. Wow go to http://www.huckpac.com and look at the blog. This is really starting to heat up. Romney might actually cost McCain the election. They have even started a website http://www.McCanes.com/newparty.html

Posted by: Peter | August 28, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

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