CHICAGO (CBS) — Latinx leaders in Chicago made a final push Sunday to get out the vote with a special appeal to members of the LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities.
At a news conference Sunday at the TransChicago Empowerment Center, at 2753 W. Division St. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, they unveiled a new ad designed to boost turnout. It features a gay couple.READ MORE: Fight Over Counterfeit Tickets Sends 3 People Crashing Through Window At Congress Hotel Near Lollapalooza
One of the men was undocumented until they were married. Leaders said the spot highlights what’s at stake in the upcoming election.
“I was very happy when I was asked to participate in this project, because I think it was just part of the fulfillment of that long trajectory,” said Roberto Sanabria.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sunny And Dry With A Gradual Warmup
Meanwhile, members of a south suburban megachurch marched as part of a nationwide event called “Souls to the Polls.”
They stressed the importance of voting so your voice can be heard in this election.
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