McCain Reaches Out to Latino Vote
the national convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC
Today, McCain continued his courtship of Latino voters. LULAC is one of the oldest and most prominent Latino civil-rights organizations in the country. The group came to national prominence following the 1954 Supreme Court decision, Hernandez v. Texas, which barred jury selection discrimination based on national origin under the 14th Amendment.
With Sen. Barack Obama scheduled to speak later in the afternoon, McCain used his early slot to his advantage, informing the crowd that he had invited Obama to participate in a town hall meeting on their stage, which Obama did not accept.