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From the Floor: Motherhood and Music

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.

Like Michelle, I too am optimistic at what this country has to offer my small children. Mothers who choose or have to work outside of the home face a unique set of challenges. How to balance it all and not gain weight in the process?

This convention is historic, but I didn't want to be away from my family for a week. I arrive [today}, and if left up to my husband, I would have arrived two days ago. Without his support this would have NOT been possible!

I spent the weekend grocery shopping and stocking up on diapers. I carved out some time to interview two popular and important Latino morning radio personalities. Their message to the Latino community is timely and important. Our vote is critical.

Senator McCain received an unusual endorsement by Puerto Rican recording artist Daddy Yankee (according to CNN). Unusual, because I do not picture Senator or Mrs. Mc Cain listening to reggaeton music, songs like "Rompe, Gangsta Zone and Ella me Levanto" and Yankee was a member of Puerto Rico's Popular Democratic Party. He is rumored to be attending the Republican National Convention. Not to be outdone, we too have support from Latin Grammy-nominated artists Wisin y Yandel (born Juan Luis Morera and Llandel Veguilla), a Puerto Rican reggaeton duo that has been officially vetted by the Obama campaign. They are bright, wholesome, young men who do a great job at representing youth culture and urban music. Microsoft is one of their many corporate sponsors.

I hope to see Wisin y Yandel campaigning for Senator Obama soon. Maybe along side other Obama supporters like Eva Longoria Parker, Jessica Alba and George Lopez.

-- Katina Rojas Joy

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