Last week, my 3rd grader’s homework was about our form of government and the values that make us Americans. I thought it was an appropriate and timely assignment given the upcoming election. In a few days Virginians will go to the polls to elect the next governor of the commonwealth and in doing so will practice the most cherished and sacred act of a democracy: practicing our right to vote. Much is at stake in this election for the Latino community. The next governor will make choices on many issues that have a direct impact on the quality of our lives including the types of funding our schools gets; local immigration efforts, about our healthcare options, our pocketbooks and a women’s right to choose. Latinos have a lot to think about since Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cucccinelli offer two very different visions for Virginia.This article was originally published in La Plaza.