TEXAS — On the heels of the start of the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature, Jolt Action announced today that registration is now open for the 2021 Texas Power Up Summit, a dynamic, three-day conference aimed at educating and activating young leaders who are eager to make a difference in their communities.
The Texas Power Up Summit will take place March 6 through 8 as a primarily virtual conference. During the conference, attendees will learn about the operations of the Texas Legislature, how bills are created and passed, and the lobbying process. Attendees will also learn about policy issues that are most important to young Texans today, including climate justice, immigrants rights, access to healthcare, student debt relief and redistricting. The Summit will end with a Day of Action on March 8, from 11 am to 12 pm, where attendees will be encouraged to use the skills they have learned over the weekend and meet with their elected state representatives to advocate for issues that they are passionate about.
Registration for the conference is limited to Texans ages 18-25. The conference is free to attend.
“Every Texan has the right and responsibility to hold their elected officials accountable for the decisions they make on behalf of their constituents, and the Texas Power Up Summit is an incredible opportunity for young Texans to learn about the power they hold,” said Antonio Arellano, Interim Executive Director of Jolt Action. “This year’s Summit in particular is coming at a critical time, as Texas begins undergoing a massive demographic shift that will position Latinx to be the majority in this state in the next decade. The future of our state lies with this diverse population, which is growing more powerful by the day. Our aim for this year’s summit is to allow young Latinx to own their electoral power and understand that they are the biggest threat to the political status quo in the Lone Star State.”
Attendees can register by visiting https://jolttx.org/txpowerupsummit.
ABOUT JOLT ACTION
Founded in 2016, Jolt Action is a progressive civic engagement organization focused on building the political power and influence of young Latinos in Texas. Jolt Action’s initiatives are focused on community organizing, leadership development, voter engagement, and multi-issue advocacy. Through these efforts, Jolt Action serves to elevate the community’s collective voice to engage and transform our democracy. Jolt’s high school and university chapters across the state mobilize around issues such as student debt, racial and immigrant justice, healthcare reform, and climate change. To learn more, visit jolttx.org.