Jolt Action

The Largest latino progressive organization in texas focused on building the political power of young latinos

What we do

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. 

Power of Numbers

  • Every 30 mins a Latino turns 18 in Texas
  • Only 25% of Texans voted in the 2020 Primaries
  • 1 in 3 eligible voters in Texas are Latino

Telling Our Stories

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.

Voter Engagement

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.

Leadership Development

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.

Community & Student Organizing

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.

Building the political power of young latinos

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.