Both presidential campaign seem to be ignoring the state's large Latino population in their quests to lose votes April 22nd. This mystifies me and I don't quite understand why both the Obama and Clinton campaigns aren't responding to invitations to attend a major healthcare event in Reading. Phila Back, who is organizing the event for the Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition, Working Families Win and the Latino Coalition of Berks County, is running into stone walls trying to get each campaign to send a Latino surrogate to the event at Reading Area Community College. This is the only event the PA Statewide latino Coalition has scheduled for this primary season.
I also understand little outreach is being done in some of our major Latino areas. The community leaders seem baffled by the shunning and we're at risk of losing their support. This population is crucial to our winning in November and we need to be addressing their issues, needs and concerns and involving them in the process.
If either campaign is interested in cooperating with this event contact me, you know how to reach me, and I'll get you in touch with Phila Back.