Video: Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama Urge Young Latino Voters to the Polls

By Jamilah King Nov 04, 2014

Latino voters could influence 18 Senate and gubernatorial races in today’s midterm elections, and have the potential to swing elections in at least six states, according to a poll by Latino Decision. VotoLatino, a non-partisan organization founded by Maria Teresa Kumar and Rosario Dawson, is using its star power to turn out thousands of young Latinos to the polls this election. 

"It’s really important for people to speak up because this is the time to make our voices heard," Dawson told Fusion at a recent VotoLatino conference in San Jose, California. "It’s not just about complaining about things at home and then wondering how they don’t get better the next day."

Valderrama put it this way: "You gotta clean your house, and we have to clean The House."