Sunday, June 5, 2011

The new Tequila Party launches to register Latino voters - KGUN9 On Your Side, Tucson News, Weather & Sports

The new Tequila Party launches to register Latino voters - KGUN9 On Your Side, Tucson News, Weather & Sports

"The siesta is over amigos," said Garcia-Blasé as she announced the group's official launch to a local and national campaign. "The fiesta begins today."

With that the Tequila Party held its first political rally in the courtyard of an old downtown restaurant. Mariachi's performed their traditional music as if to christen the event.

9 On Your Side Reporter Steve Nuñez asked Garcia-Blasé if using the term "tequila" lessens the group's credibility.

"Not at all," said Garcia-Blasé. "We would've angered some people if we would have named it the tortilla party or the frijole (bean) party."

Garcia-Blase claims their non-partisan movement is more about registering both democrats and republicans to vote than endorsing a particular candidate.

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