below, from Del Valle campaign....
Del Valle Campaign Kicks Off "All Chicago Counts" Voter Registration Drive
Says volunteers will engage thousands of new voters in the political process
CHICAGO (December 12, 2010)--The Miguel del Valle mayoral campaign launched a major voter registration drive on Sunday at the campaign's main headquarters in West Town, where del Valle rallied volunteers who will hit the streets in the coming weeks to register and engage with thousands of new voters around the city.
Noting that his was the first campaign to launch a voter registration drive, del Valle called on the other campaigns to do the same. "This election is about charting a new course for Chicago," del Valle said before a crowd of volunteers and supporters.
Del Valle noted that the number of registered voters in Chicago has dropped by some 73,000 since the 2007 mayoral election, from 1.4 million then to 1.3 million today.
"In this historic election, our campaign wants voters to come out to the polls in droves. We want to see long waiting lines on Election Day," said del Valle. "Because we want every voter...to have an opportunity to exercise their right to express an opinion and to help chart a new direction for the city of Chicago."
Del Valle said his campaign would work to support registration efforts at businesses and in neighborhoods all over the city ahead of the January 25 deadline and during the late registration period.
"Our campaign is not afraid of the voters," del Valle said. "Our campaign values the voters. "
"We want to make sure that this election is the people's election," del Valle said.
For more information on the del Valle campaign for mayor, please visit http://delvalleformayor.com/.