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Latino Voter Video Contest Extended to October 24th, Enter and Win $1,000


The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) today extended the deadline for the Yo Votaré ’08 $1,000 Video Contest, which encourages Latinos to express the importance of voting through their creativity. NCLR is giving many the chance to make an inspiring video for the song “Yo Votaré ’08.” This represents an opportunity for talented Latinos who have something to say and can help motivate millions of other Latinos to vote in this historic election. Applicants can use the song and their creativity to express why voting is important. The winning submission will be showcased on the website and will receive a $1,000 cash prize. All contest rules and details are available at

Here’s the updated timeline:
Friday, October 24: Video must be submitted by this date to be considered.
Monday, October 27: Three video finalists will be posted on Visitors to the website will choose the winner by voting for their favorite video.
Friday, October 31: This is the last day to vote for your favorite video!
Monday, November 3: The video contest winner will be announced.
Tuesday, November 4: Go vote!

The new website,, serves as a one-stop portal to connect Latinos with various unprecedented efforts to register new voters, provide voter information and education tools, and increase voter turnout in November. There are 17 million eligible Hispanic voters in the United States who can make a difference in this election.

In addition to public service announcements featuring Eva Longoria, will provide downloadable music videos, and MP3s. The new website will promote the Ya es Hora toll-free bilingual hotline, 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota. It will also provide links to websites like, which provides voter registration tools and vital information such as where to find local polling locations on Election Day.


Ya es hora ¡Ciudadanía! has succeeded in generating more than one million citizenship applications and represents the largest and most comprehensive effort to incorporate Hispanics as full participants in the American political process. The national effort is led by Entravision Communications, ImpreMedia, Mi Familia Vota Educational Fund, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, NCLR, and Univision Communications Inc.


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