While we are all trying to navigate life during this pandemic, the Jolt staff wanted to create a space where we could offer more than just a twitter-sized thought on what’s going on in the world today. We wanted to create a safe space to create content and publish content created by our student chapter members. At Jolt believe young Latinos will transform Texas through the power of their vote. We are harnessing the brilliance of our community and culture to build a generation of leaders that matches the urgency of our time. For the theme of the blog we collectively decided on the notion that “We are not the future, we are the present.” We asked the Jolt staff to tell us what that sentence means to them, here’s what they said: “It means that we might think of us as a group of people that’ll be powerful in the future, but that’s incorrect because we already are powerful.” – Keyli Sandoval, Poder Quince Outreach Specialist “People are always saying that we’ll achieve some kind of goal in the future but we have that power right now.” – Gabrielle Cruz, Houston Voter Registration Manager “We are the ones building movements and pushing for change. Our time is now.” – Rudy Vela, Houston Organizer It is our hope that by sharing the narratives of everyday people taking the effort to push progressive legislation in Texas will empower you to join us in taking action. By 2022 Latinos will be the largest ethnic population in Texas. Half of the people in Texas under the age of 18 are Latino. We need to make the mental switch from minority to majority. We are the future, and the future is today. We’re excited to empower mobilize our peers through our own original content. When you hear “We are not the future, we are the present.” what comes to mind?