'Shut Up the Haters and Vote': DEL Records Partners with Advocacy Groups In Youth Voting Campaign
DEL Records announced its partnership with local and national organizations including iAmerica and Chicago Votes to launch the campaign "Shut Up the Haters and Vote," which is hoping to encourage eligible high school students to register and pledge to vote in the upcoming elections. Prior to Donald Trump becoming the presumptive Republican nominee for this year's presidential race (and after), rhetoric that many interpreted as anti-immigrant seemed common during the campaign.
"We are recording artists, musicians and entrepreneurs. We are primos, brothers and familia. We are a community that is more united than ever before and ready to strike back and shut down the haters ... Latino millennials make up nearly half of the Latinos eligible to vote in 2016," said the label in a statement.
DEL recording artist Régulo Caro joined the initiative and encouraged his fans to, "register to vote and meet me in the polls this November."