Mexican Band Maná Urges Latinos to Fight for Immigration Reform with Their Vote

Mexican Band Maná Urges Latinos to Fight for Immigration Reform with Their Vote
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Maná wants U.S. Latinos to come together and support their undocumented hermanos by hitting the polls in 2016 and casting their vote for a presidential candidate who supports immigration reform.

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In an event in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the Mexican rock band told the audience to view their vote as belonging to themselves and the 11 million undocumented Latinos who can’t cast a ballot.

"Let's suppose that I'm 'illegal,' and I have a pal, a relative or a friend and I say, 'Hey, get out there and vote for the candidates who support us,'" said Fher Olvera, the group’s lead singer.

This isn’t the first time the band has discussed U.S. politics. Earlier in the year, Maná spoke out against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump calling Mexican immigrants drug-runners and rapists, saying "I have never heard a speech as violent, or as filled with hatred – not since Hitler."

The men mentioned Trump again during the event, which was part of a campaign to register new voters.

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"Trump not only insulted illegals, he talked about those who have arrived: He talks about [our] parents, he called them criminals, rapists and that's not true. Those people came to work, to make this country great," Olvera said.