THE BLOG
08/31/2012 10:59 am ET

How many Secretaries of State does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb

I don't know, but many Hispanics are still in the dark about the risk of losing their ability to vote.

There are various campaigns across the country where eligible voters are being removed from active voter files. Creating obstacles to voting rights is the trend wrapped in a dark shroud of hate and power.

Colorado's Secretary of State Scott Gessler is just one of those who are taking their fight against the Hispanic vote to the ring as their pet project.

In October of 2011, Gessler ordered county clerks statewide not to mail ballots to voters with the status of "inactive, failed to vote" (voters who had missed one general election and didn't respond to a postcard) - even active military overseas. While a Denver District Court found Gessler's actions illegal, many registered voters didn't receive ballots.

Colorado's Secretary of State Scott Gessler is the most partisan and controversial secretary in Colorado's modern history. Rather than ensuring participation in this vital constitutional right, Gessler continues to put up obstacles that disproportionately impact minorities, seniors, disabled, and military voters.

So in a nutshell if you were not as passionate about politics in 2010 as you were in 2008 and you skipped your opportunity to vote, your voter status might have changed.

It is your time to fight back, check your voter status and register to vote again, don't wait until the last minute, do it NOW!

Your vote holds great value, Gessler and his friends will continue to find ways of suppressing it and making you ask questions about whether your vote counts.

Read my lips, they are afraid of diversity, scared to accept new ideas, hear new voices, and support all communities. While voting is the foundation of our democracy it is your right and responsibility to take your patriotism and put it to work.

We can change the world, and we will do it one vote at a time. Will your vote take us there? Latinos! Vamos a cambiar el mundo un voto a la vez, tenemos que unirnos.