A Hispanic organization is urging Mexicans who reside in the United States to register and vote in the next presidential elections from their country of origin, where more than 20,000 elective positions are at stake.
The organization Poder Latinx remembers that the registration deadline ends on February 20 and encourages this large community to participate in the elections, “knowing that, despite not living in the Aztec country, they can be part of the democratic process of that country because its voice is important.
About 95 million Mexicans were called to vote in the June 2 election, where the next president will be voted for, as well as 128 senators, 500 federal deputies, 9 state governors, and 31 local congressmen.
- Contending for the presidency are Claudia Sheinbaum, from the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena); Jorge Álvarez Máynez, from the Citizen Movement; and Xóchitl Gálvez, from a coalition consisting of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).
Power of Latinx: remember that to cover the Mexicans Those who live in the United States and do not have a voting card or have one that has expired must apply for it before February 20.
“This credential can be picked up free of charge at the embassy or the nearest consulate, without the need to make an appointment,” the organization added.
Yadira Sánchez, executive director of Poder Latinx, says that “every vote cast is a declaration of our collective power.”
“For the citizens of Mexico who live in the United States, their immigration status does not prevent active participation and is strong in their country of origin,” he added. “On the contrary, it helps shape the future of their families and future generations on both sides of the border.”
Sánchez remembers that Mexicans who have obtained US citizenship can vote in both Mexico and the United States, and “we can choose two presidents and two governments.
“This is a great power that we must take advantage of,” he added.