Non-Citizens Still Have a Voice in this Election

If the UNICCO strike of 2006 taught us anything, it's never to underestimate the political determination of University of Miami's custodial workers.

Today, the LA Times (y'know, Obama's "Pet Newspaper") ran a piece on permanent residents who can't vote but are still working hard on behalf of their candidates. One such immigrant they profile is Nicaraguan born Candida Garcia, who cleans hallways at UM during work hours but knocks on doors to get out the vote for Barack Obama in her free time. Even though she's not a citizen, she is still feeling the effects of the economy: her husband's work hours were slashed, and her American born daughter is without health insurance, so she's convinced Obama is the change this country needs.

--Kyle Munzenrieder

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