Our Vote is Our Power and Our Voice

When we exercise our collective power at the polls our community will have the dignity and respect it deserves

In Texas, one out of every three eligible voters is Latino and by 2030 Latinos will be the majority in our state. Despite our numbers and contributions to the Lone Star State, Latinos face serious challenges. Lawmakers at the highest levels want to deport our loved ones, criminalize our communities, and we are less likely to enjoy the same economic opportunities than other groups. That’s why at Jolt our goal is to increase Latino voter turnout in Texas. We believe that when we exercise our collective power at the polls our community will have the dignity and respect it deserves.

The first step to increasing voter turnout is to register voters. This past March we hosted our first voter registration training and swore in almost two dozen Travis County Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars.

“I see registering voters as a concrete action I can take to empower our community.” — Madeline Meaders

Native Texan and UT Austin student Madeline Meaders participated in the training. “I see registering voters as a concrete action I can take to empower our community. I want to share my excitement for politics and progress with my fellow citizens,” said Madeline. “In order for us to hold our politicians accountable, we must vote, and to vote we must register.”

Since our first voter registration training Jolt members have registered voters at rallies and community events like our very own Resistencia Fest, which drew scores of young Latinos for a free concert. Together, we are registering our community to vote to ensure that Texas has a fairer and more representative democracy.

Are you ready to register your community to vote? Sign up here and we’ll send you information about upcoming trainings.