"My culture is a very dominant culture, and it's imposing and it's causing problems. If you don't do something about it, you're going to have taco trucks on every corner..." Woah – now having taco trucks everywhere would be great, but why involve a warning to people about anti-immigration with it? If this quote doesn't ring a bell, I got you covered.
In a recent interview (shown below) on MSNBC, "Latinos for Trump" founder Marco Gutierrez shared some of this comments on Trump and his immigration policy.
Crazy right? Even Joy Reid, the host, was left speechless and unsure of how to respond. Instantly, Twitter was buzzing with all kinds of reactions and hashtags, #TacosOnEveryCorner and #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner, became immediate hits.
Seriously? Do you know what I'd give for #tacosoneverycorner? You can start with my corner— MexiGeek (@MexiGeek) September 3, 2016
As offensive and wrong as this all sounded, Gutierrez's comments actually motivated the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) to use the trending hashtag and put it into effect.
How? Welp... by attempting to make taco trucks and business associations in America a one-stop shop where people can get some tasty tacos and register to vote in this year's elections.
The organization, Guac the Vote, is hoping to increase voter participation and with registration deadlines coming up, USHCC wants to get things moving quickly for taco trucks everywhere.
Denver City councilman Paul Lopez partnered with Colorado Democrats and decided to park a taco truck right in front of the Trump offices in Denver. Not only did he sell tacos and talk to voters, but the team was able to get a few people registered to vote! In an interview with NBC, he said as he invited Trump workers for some tacos, the Democratic party did the registering.
What a genius move.
Lopez believes the USHCC initiative is a smart move and supports it fully."You've got to get creative. You've got to go to the people," he told NBC.
Although the USHCC has endorsed Hillary Clinton, the organization is not planning on pitching a candidate according to its president, Javier Palomarez.
The plan, for now, is plain and simple – get as many voters registered so they can make a difference in the upcoming elections and do it in a way that will change taco culture and voter participation in America forever.
So don't be surprised if the taco truck down the street from your work or home is also a registration center. If it is, make sure you show up wearing your love for tacos, like this, and sign your name on that clipboard!