LatinaLista — In case you missed it, the Obama campaign made a historic announcement this week when they announced that the campaign, along with, the Democratic National Party were joining forces to make a $20 million investment in Hispanic voter outreach.
The money will target states such as Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, Nevada, and those with sizable Latino populations that live in what are considered swing states.
But will it work or is it even necessary? Also, while Latino politicians can be seen running in their local and state races, the national scene is surprisingly sparse of Latino candidates. Since this should be the election year for Latino candidates why aren’t more pursuing national office?
These are just a few of the questions my colleagues Adriana Maestas of Latino Politics Blog and Edmundo Rocha of XicanoPwr will sit down tomorrow morning and discuss face-to-face as part of the line-up for My ooVoo Day, Political Edition.
ooVoo is an online communication tool that lets people see each other via webcams and the free software available at the ooVoo site. What’s really cool is that several people can be seen and interact with one another while on screen.
Because it is the election season and so many of us bloggers have our own unique perspectives on what is happening during these elections, ooVoo approached a number of us to participate in these video chats. You might recognize some of the names and/or blogs:
- Adriana Maestas, Edmundo Rocha/Latino Politics Blog, XicanoPwr
- Albert Maruggi/Provident Partners
- Arlene Fenton/Black Women Vote
- Baratunde Thurston/goodCRIMETHINK
- Eric Roston/Carbon Nation
- Eileen Smith & Mike Chapman/In The Pink Texas & Every Dot Connects
- Erin Kotecki Vest/Queen of Spain
- Jason Rosenbaum/The Seminal
- Joanne Bamberger, Glennia Campbell & Stefania Pomponi Butler/PunditMom, The Silent I & City Mama
- L.N. Rock/African American Political Pundit
- Leslie Carbone
- Liza Sabater/Liza Sabater, culturekitchen, Daily Gotham
- Mary Katherine Ham/HamBlog
- Matt Parker/Political Buzz
- Morra Arons/Women and Work
- Nicco Mele/EchoDitto
- Robert Millis & Will Coghlan/Hudson Street Media
- Todd Zeigler/The Bivings Report
While Adriana, Edmundo and I can certainly carry a lively conversation among ourselves, it would be great to get your perspectives as well. Since with ooVoo we can have as many as 6 people on at one time, there is room for some lucky readers to join us live.
It’s very easy to do â€” go to the ooVoo political edition site and download the free software. You have to make sure to have a webcam and just sign up for our session and then sign on by 11 a.m. CST.
Though we have only a set amount of time, I wouldn’t be surprised if we got a little carried away â€” if you know what I mean.
For those who will miss the fun, the session will be recorded and posted at a later date.
Either way, it should prove to be an interesting discussion.