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VOTEMOS.US - Questioning the voter landscape

Ricardo Miranda Zuniga

Aug 2007

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June 7, 2008 January 3 was the Iowa Caucus and the 2008 U.S. presidential election year began! With ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a dropping dollar, increasing foreclosures of homes, fear of a recession and an incredibly negative international view of the United States, it is time for a change! And in a country built by immigrants who better to bring change than the country?s immigrant population, legal and illegal. We live in a multi-millionare two party republic with a gigantic near slave-wage labor population that helps keep this country going, the United States should give all its hard working residents a vote! - Mexico Decide does so by presenting a Spanish language portal to the US presidential elections and allowing users to register, vote and give their opinion on the US elections. ?In 2005 the percent of U.S. population that are migrants is 12.86%? the highest in the history of the country.? - Farhana Hossain, ?Snapshot: Global Migration?, The New York Times ?The U.S. Social Security Administration has estimated that undocumented immigrants contribute approximately $8.5 billion in Social Security and Medicare funds each year.? ? National Immigration Law Center, ?Paying Their Way and Then Some? ?The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has determined that undocumented immigrants paid almost $50 billion in federal taxes from 1996 to 2003.? ? National Immigration Law Center, ?Paying Their Way and Then Some? also features video interviews with residents in the US who do not have the right to vote as well as residents of Mexico to document their perspectives of the US elections. The interviews are available as weekly podcasts. goes on to propose that Mexico have a vote in the U.S. elections. The United States has had a powerful influence in the Mexican national elections, now it?s time to turn that around. Between Mexico and the United States exists a constant circulation of people, product and capital so there is plenty of reason to give Mexico a say in who will be the next U.S. President! Mexico should be part of Super Tuesday, February 5th when California and New Mexico, two states that were once Mexican territories go to the caucus.

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