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‘Latinos for Obama’ to announce voter drive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is expected to appear in east Charlotte on Friday to help launch an initiative to get Latinos registered to vote.

The “Latinos for Obama” voter drive will be discussed at an event held a 10 a.m. event at the Organizing for America field office on Central Avenue.

Castro, who delivered the keynote address during this week’s Democratic National Convention, is set to “highlight what’s at stake for Latino and middle class North Carolinians in this election, and why it is imperative to register to vote and make your voice heard,” according to a news release.

Latinos are the fastest-growing voter bloc in the country, and are being wooed by both Democrats and Republicans. In North Carolina the number of Latino registered voters have doubled in the past four years

Some believe the voter bloc could be key in November because some of the so-called battleground states have large Hispanic populations. Observer archives contributed

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