Jolt gives Latinos the power to make change, so we can have a say in how Texas is run. Jolt brings Latinos together across Texas to win on the issues that matter. Jolt doesn’t stand for any one party or politician. It stands for the community, families and parents who worked hard to give their children a better life.
Jolt brings artists and musicians together to lift up issues and voices in the Latino community, and share stories of how everyday people in the community are coming together to build a stronger democracy.
Jolt members endorse candidates up and down the ballot to determine who gets elected, and conduct year-round issue advocacy to engage voters on the issues that matter most to them.
Jolt’s leadership programs provide training to Latino youth on public speaking, advocacy, organizing and mobilization so that they can be effective leaders in their community.
Jolt helps young people form student clubs and chapters at high schools and college campuses to organize around the issues that matter to them and to register their peers to vote.
Jolt Action was founded in 2016 by Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez. A leading civil rights leader and former 2020 U.S. Senate candidate, she was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine. Her empowering work in the Latino voter advocacy space has been featured on NPR, Vogue, The New York Times, MTV, USA Today, Univision, MSNBC’s Up Late with Alec Baldwin, among others.