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June 6, 2006

In light of my two previous posts discussing Tennessee politicians’ view of immigration, it is fitting to report this news from The Tennessean that what is probably the state’s first Hispanic political action committee (“PAC”) has recently been formed in Nashville.  Recognizing that, “only two things speak to politicians: money and votes,” the Tennessee Hispanic Voters Coalition hopes to be a non-partisan group that harnesses the political power of Hispanics for “issues that have broad support within the Hispanic community.”  According to the article, the group’s initial goals are to promote U.S. citizenship, voter registration, and greater participation by Hispanics in public office.  The Tennessee Hispanic Voters Coalition can be contacted at (615) 482-2322 or 501 Ligon Drive, Suite B, Nashville, TN 37204.