With Five Days Until Election Day: Latino Group Rallies in Costume at Placita Olvera for Meg Matasuenos/Meg Dream Killer

Costumed Participants Poke Fun at Meg Whitman's Anti-Immigrant Policies


Oct 28, 2010, 09:37 ET from Strengthening Our Lives (SOL)

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of students and election volunteers gather at a one of a kind 'Get Out the Vote Rally' to poke fun at Meg Whitman's anti-immigrant policies.  Rally is the culmination of Strengthening Our Lives, online video and photo contest directed at Republican Candidate Meg Whitman's plan to ban undocumented students from state funded colleges and universities.

  • Rally participants will compete for a $100 gift certificate
  • Will dress-up like Meg Matasuenos – Meg Dream Killer  
  • Video Entries: Grand Prize: $1,000
  • Will answer the question: How will Meg Matasuenos remove undocumented students from school?
  • Photo Contest: Grand Prize $500

Will answer the question:  How will Meg Matasuenos dress to kill our dreams?

SOL has been hired by SEIU California's Cambiando California Campaign to reach out to Latino voters. SOL has gotten over 130,000 Latino voters to commit to vote For Jerry Brown November 2nd in Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties.


More than 400 campaign volunteers, community leaders and students

Eliseo Medina, Secretary Treasurer, SEIU

Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary Treasurer Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

John Chiang, California State Controller


A Halloween Costume Rally at the Historic Placita Olvera


Thursday, October 28th @ 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Pacific)


Main Kiosk at Placita Olvera – 845 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles CA. 90012

Both the video and photos will be judged on their relevance, creativity, humor and clarity of presentation. The submission deadline is Wednesday October 27th at Midnight, PST.  Details on the contest can be found at www.megmatasuenos.net.  

Contest rules can be found at: http://www.megmatasuenos.net/photos/#rules.

Meg Matasuenos is a project of Strengthening Our Lives (SOL), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California, and the SEIU United Service Workers West (USWW).  Strengthening Our Lives (SOL) is a statewide non-profit 501 [C] 4, a grassroots Organization dedicated to building political power in working class and immigrant communities. SOL works to expand the participation in voting and public debate around important issues in working class and immigrant communities. For additional information on SOL visit our website at: http://www.sol-california.com

SOURCE Strengthening Our Lives (SOL)