part of its efforts in promoting Hispanics in the United States to exercise
their right to vote, the SUAGM U.S. Campuses were integrated into the “Vote
or Remain Silent” (“Vota o
Quédate Calla’o”) public service campaign. Initially launched in 2008 in SUAGM
Puerto Rico, the campaign has continually strived to engage leaders in government,
business and academia in order to promote this fundamental and crucial right to
the communities SUAGM serves.
a series of community events, forums and presentations, the SUAGM U.S. Campuses
emphasized the importance of voting and provided its communities with vital information
needed in order to make an informed vote. The campuses teamed up with local and
national organizations and held the events, among others:
· ¡Todos a Votar! The
nationwide Latino voter education tour press conference at the Tampa Bay Campus
with organizations Mi Familia Vota (MFV); National Council of La Raza (NCLR);
the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); Service Employees
International Union (SEIU); National Association of Latino Elected Officials
(NALEO) Educational Fund; Center for Community Change (CCC); Presente.org; Voto
Latino; and the Hispanic Federation.
· Presentation: The Impact of Inequality in
Democracy. Presented by Dr. Pedro Rosselló, former Govenor of Puerto
Rico at the Metro Orlando Campus.
· Presentation: Celebrate Constitution and
Citizenship Day, presented by Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Maryland’s
8th District at the Capital Area Campus
· The Hispanic Vote Festival at the South
Florida Campus supported by
organizations such ASPIRA Florida, Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF),
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Costco Wholesale, AAA, the League of United Latin
American Citizens (LULAC), Humana and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Miami/Fort
Lauderdale among others.