The city kicks off an "I Vote Campaign" to decrease voter apathy in Laredo.
Only twenty-four percent of registered voters turned out to last Mays primary elections, a number the city hopes to change. Orlando Garza has more.
With reports of a near sixty seven percent voter turn-out in Mexico's presidential election earlier this month, Xochitl Mora., working with a local committee meant to encourage voters to go out and participate in the democratic process are hoping Laredoans will do just that.
Xochitl Mora Garcia\"I VOTE" COMMITTEE “By voting they are representing the best of Laredo. It's what this message is here today saying I am Laredo I vote that means we represent our city we represent our community and by voting we are making that difference in our community and our country."
Laredo Morning Times Publisher Bill Green says the border city should set an example of how voter turn out should be
Bill Green \"I VOTE" COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN "Its extreamely important we show the world we belive in democracy and we want to be a leader in the percentage of voters." 00.18.54 >>>
Meg Guerra \"LAREDOS" OWNER AND PUBLISHER "It says exactly what we need to say that we are proud to exercise our right to vote and we should all be proud and it can change things."
Members hope to remind Laredoans that the community rests on those who speak up and vote. Orlando Garza Pro 8 News.
Early voting begins Monday and election day is July 31st.