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Saturday, July 19, 2003


phase II: Latino outreach

posted by Aziz P. at Saturday, July 19, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Welcome new intern Rachel Gurvich to the Dean campaign! In a guest post on the blog, she details some of the specific actions that the campaign has taken to court the Latino vote.

1) We have the position papers from the "On the Issues" sections translated (now that they've redone the Spanish policy page, our dedicated group of translators are retranslating all the material and working on a mirror site in Spanish). We have a bunch of recent news articles about the Governor in Spanish!

2) Join the Yahoo group HowardDeanParaPresidente2004. Join the ongoing dialogue about what *you* can do to reach out to the Latino community and spread the word about Howard Dean's candidacy. Then, check out

3) Volunteer to be a translator. If you have fluent Spanish, and some free time to give to the campaign, e-mail me at We'll soon be coordinating a volunteer-run "Translation Task Force" -- so look out!

4) Here's a link to the portion of the Governor's recent comments at the NCLR forum that he delivered in Austin, TX (in what reporters have called "smooth" and "proficient" Spanish!).

5) Here and here are just a few Spanish language flyers - keep watching the Downloads section for new ones, which will be out in the next few days.

The campaign can't do it alone. Anyone who has ideas on what we can do, please comment!


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