Guac the Vote rolls into KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Those who want to vote in November's election have until Wednesday to register in Missouri.

A Kansas City food truck is making a last-minute drive outside Truman Medical Center to get more voters on the rolls during their lunch hour.

As part of the national "Guac The Vote" movement, the El Pueblito restaurant is using its food truck to reach out to customers who are not registered to vote.

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce launched "Guac The Vote" in response to stereotypes about Latinos in the presidential campaign.

Some have suggested that our nation will be overwhelmed by Mexican culture if it doesn't tighten its borders. Marco Gutierrez, the leader of Latinos for Trump, warned of "taco trucks on every corner" in a Sept. 1 appearance on MSNBC. Gutierrez's warning quickly became a sarcastic viral meme online.

Taco trucks in Texas reacted by registering voters, and now Westside leader Israel Mendez is bringing the effort to Kansas City in his El Pueblito food truck.

"It’s for everybody," Mendez said. "I mean, Hillary is American. Donald Trump is American. And we are Americans."

In Arizona and Nevada, taco trucks also have been effective in registering voters, both Latinos and others because, as organizers say, everyone loves tacos.

The El Pueblito taco truck also is registering voters outside Northeast High School and at a Mexican restaurant on Independence Avenue.

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