Press Release

30
Jan

Press Release: Jolt Action Hosts Forum for Candidates to Discuss Core Latino Issues Ahead of Super Tuesday

TEXAS — On Saturday, Feb. 15, Jolt Action, the largest Latino progressive organization in Texas, is proud to host Movimiento 2020, a political forum focused on Latino youth, to include representatives from all levels of government. The forum will include 2020 Presidential, Congressional and State-level candidates.

Movimiento will challenge candidates to discuss the most important issues affecting the Latino constituency. Through innovative events and initiatives, Jolt Action strives to increase political engagement at every level of politics and build a stronger democracy.

With 27 college chapters, over 15,000 active members, and a reach of over 100,000 supporters, Jolt Action has assembled the largest coalition of Latino millennial voters in the state’s history.

By bringing together this influential and overlooked constituency, Movimiento 2020 gives Democratic candidates from all levels of government a final opportunity to engage with the largest eligible voting bloc in the state ahead of Super Tuesday.

Latinos will be the majority in Texas as soon as 2022. The Movimiento 2020 Candidate Forum serves as a bridge between this growing Latino youth population in America and the candidates who serve these communities well into the future. Join Jolt Action as it brings together 2020 Democratic candidates from every level of politics.

Where: San Jacinto College 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

When: February 15, 2020 from 12:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Who: Presidential, Congressional, and State-Level Candidates and campaigns, including:

Elizabeth Warren, Presidential Candidate

Joe Biden, Presidential Candidate

Tom Steyer, Presidential Candidate

Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate

Amy Klobuchar, Presidential Candidate 

Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, US Senatorial Candidate 

Mike Siegel, Texas Congressional Candidate 

John Biggan, Texas Congressional Candidate 

Ruby Powers, Texas Legislative Candidate 

“Texas represents the broader shift that is happening across the United States. As a new generation comes of age and our demographics as a country continue to evolve, candidates need to address the concerns and issues of the Latino population. Securing the Latino vote, and in particular, the millennial Latino vote, is the key to winning any political race today,” said Antonio Arellano, Interim Executive Director of Jolt Action. “Our mission is to give candidates a platform to reach these voters, and in turn, ensure that these candidates listen to the real needs of this population. Candidates at every level of politics can no longer afford to consider the Latino vote a niche constituency. We are the decision makers when it comes to elections in 2020 and beyond.”

Movimiento 2020 would not be possible without support from key sponsors like López Advisors and Sanchez Law.

Those interested in attending Movimiento 2020 can secure their tickets here.  Press must request media credentials ahead of the event. Please submit all media requests to Christine Bolaños at Christine@jolttx.org or sign up via jolttx.org by Feb. 7.

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