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  •  Also before 2014 you, Armando, Mark, or (me?) (7+ / 0-)

    need to write a diary on the naming conventions in Latin America. This is the number one issue I come across when registering Latinas, especially after they get married. Their names can be "different" than their parents, and now add in a marriage name change.  

    Way too many people working on voter registration aren't familiar with this, so they aren't ready to help or warn registers about this issue. With ID laws becoming a bigger issue this creates problems on documents needed to obtain ID's.  When I went to Philly this summer I heard about this issue a lot. I was working mostly with a black church group, but at lunch time I went to sit with a group of Puerto Rican activist who were registering voters and they told me about this issue, and how few well meaning "Anglos" had any idea this issue even existed.

    -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

    by dopper0189 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:36:48 AM PST

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