“Mi Sueno, Tu Voto.” For our non-Spanish-speaking readers: “My dream, your vote.” It’s also the name of a new Hillary voter-registration drive.
On Sunday, the Clinton campaign announced “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” — a program designed to use undocumented so-called “Dreamers” to register voters — in an effort to maximize the Hispanic vote for Hillary.
The announcement was made on the fourth anniversary of President Obama’s executive order [also in an election year] that halted the deportation of young illegal immigrants who met several requirements.
In a statement, Hillary’s campaign said, in part:
“Hillary for America” is launching a national voter registration program, “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote), to organize DREAMers to mobilize their communities and ask voters to consider what is at stake for their families in November.
The program calls on DREAMers across the country to join the campaign’s grassroots efforts to secure commitments from their community to vote for their future in November.
Astrid Silva, a Nevada “Dreamer” and immigrant-rights activist explained why she believes the program is important to America’s Latinos:
“We may not have the right to vote, but ‘Mi Sueno, Tu Voto’ will help ensure that our stories are heard and it will send a clear signal to Donald Trump that we cannot be silenced.”
As reported by the Associated Press, there are a record 27.3 million Latinos eligible to vote in 2016. Clearly, Hillary’s “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” is designed to
pander to capture as many of those votes as possible.
In July, she told an audience of Latino activists in Washington:
“Donald Trump is running the most divisive campaign our lifetime. His message is that you should be afraid. We’ve got to come back twice as strong and twice as clear. We have got to say with one voice that Latinos are a vital part of the American community.”
A July Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll found that 82% of Hispanic registered voters viewed Trump unfavorably, while three out of four said they planned to vote for Hillary in November.