Kansas People’s Action, a black and Latino-led organization held a political forum and a "Get Out The Vote" rally last Saturday in Wichita. Nearly 200 voters of all races participated in the standing-room-only event. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports…
Kansas Secretary of State candidate Jean Schodorf talked about minimizing voting hurdles and fellow Democrat, gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis, stressed education funding as priorities if elected. Davis says a strong coalition has formed.
"I think we are going to see a very high turn out from Latinos and African-Americans and I think that’s going to be part of the key to success here," he says.
Canvasser Carlos Zabala says Hispanics must be informed to vote.
"So it’s why we’re just going out, knocking on doors and letting them know what is important for the future of the students, the economy and jobs in Kansas."
Latinos and blacks make up nearly 25 percent of the state’s voting population. Kansas People's Action has launched an intensive effort to reach these voters across the state up to Election Day, November 4th.