Hispanic Evangelical Coalition Opposes Voter
For Immediate Release: October 31, 2010
Reverend Gabriel Salguero, Steering Committee Member – 917-484-0179
Reverend Gabriel Salguero, a leading voice among Latino evangelicals across the nation and a member of the Latino Action Network [LAN] today issued the following statement in response to efforts to suppress the Latino vote. It is in response to a statement issued by Reverend Miguel Rivera of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders [CONLAMIC] urging Latinos to refrain from voting.
“Reverend Rivera is not representative of most of the Hispanic Evangelical national leadership,” said Reverend Salguero, a member of the Latino Leadership Circle. “On the contrary, Reverend Rivera represents a misguided religious leadership that will disenfranchise an important constituency just when it is coming of age.”
“The close to 9 million Latino Evangelicals should disregard this unwise counsel and go to the voting booths in unprecedented numbers,” Reverend Salguero concluded. “Many of us who have suffered from voter suppression in our countries of origin will not tolerate it here."
The LAN was founded in 2009 as a vehicle to mobilize the Latino community to seek greater social and economic justice.