It's coming down to the wire - voter registration deadlines are around the corner, and Voto Latino has released a short film, "Ganas," reminding young people to register and also urge family and friends to do the same.
The short movie is with actor Noel G., from the "Fast and Furious" franchise. He plays a teacher who encourages students to vote in this year's election and explains that every vote can make a difference in tight elections. This is the second film in the series, the first one can be found here.
"You have to go out and show these politicians that you're not going to sit at home, that you're not going to take it when they insult you guys," he tells his students in the movie. "You guys have to do something about it, you have to demand your respect."
The film includes two stars from the hit Hulu series "East Los High," Alexandra Rodriguez and Jorge Diaz,
The deadline to register is coming up in several key states:
In Pennsylvania the deadline is the end of the day on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
In Florida it is 5pET on Wednesday, Oct. 12 (it was supposed to be Oct. 11 but was extended by a day due to the hurricane).
In Nevada the deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 11 by mail and Oct. 18 in person or online.
Florida alone has 2.8 million eligible Latino voters.
The word "ganas" can mean several things - one is the verb "you win" and the other, a noun, means to want something or want to do something.
More information on voter registration can be found at VotoLatino.com