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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Advocate From Where You Stand: Guac The Vote

Okay, yes I know this is old news. I've been busy you know, running an IE and doing all the things one does in September of an election year (except apple picking. Stop raining, DC!) However, I couldn't let this moment in history go by without documenting it for posterity on the blog, particularly because it involves such a delicious pun.

In case you were taking one of those self-announced Facebook hiatuses and missed "Latinos for Trump" (which is like Icebergs for Global Warming) founder Marco Gutierrez's now iconic quote, here's what went down:

“My culture is a very dominant culture,” the Mexican-born Marco Gutierrez said on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes.” “It is imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”

*The Internet* was quick to point out that this sounds like the opposite of a problem and quickly dubbed election day "Taco Tuesday." Even more ingenious however, was the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's decision to take the ball and run with it by creating a fleet of mobile voter reg centers/taco trucks. According to Remezcla operation "Guac the Vote" is working with over 200 chambers of commerce/business associations to make this dream a reality. One such effort has been particularly popular in Houston thanks to local resident Thomas Hull and Mi Familia Vota.

I love voter registration. I love a good pun and I love a good taco. I'll take mine with a side of saving the country from white supremacy.

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