TEXAS — Jolt Action is proud to host Texas’ first youth-led presidential forum focused on Latino youth. Movimiento 2020 will be the last opportunity for Democratic candidates to engage with the largest eligible voting bloc in the state, Latino millennial voters, ahead of Super Tuesday.
During the 2018 midterms, Latino voter turnout drastically increased in Latino-majority precincts across the Lone Star State, from the Rio Grande Valley to El Paso and Houston. One in every four Latino voters cast a ballot for the first time, according to exit polls.
Texas is one of the biggest prizes on Super Tuesday, with 38 electoral votes and the power to win the White House. The key to winning Texas is young Latino voters as they will account for 25% of all eligible voters in the Lone Star State. This is why Jolt is putting Latino millennials front-and-center during its Movimiento 2020 Town Hall.
Name: Movimiento 2020 Town Hall
Date: February 15, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: San Jacinto College 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505
Join Jolt Action as its members, staff, and supporters bring together national candidates for conversations and hear their proposed solutions to the most important issues affecting this key constituency, including:
- Racial equity
- Gun control
- Climate change
- Student debt
- Equal rights
The following is a statement from Antonio Arellano, interim executive director of Jolt, a Texas Latino voter organization:
“As we face a presidential impeachment, harsh immigration policies and increased inequities that affect Latinos in everything from the quality of the air we breathe to the quality of education we receive, there has never been a more critical time for this growing and young demographic to push for progressive change in the United States.
“Jolt’s mission is to empower young voters and increase Latino civic participation. By giving candidates a platform to directly address the issues Latinos care about, we are elevating the importance of our vote and setting a precedent for political elections for years to come. That precedent is that we will not be silenced and we will not be ignored. We will be included at the decision table in 2020 and beyond.”
Interim Executive Director Antonio Arellano is available for comment. To secure a press pass ahead of the event, please submit media requests to Christine Bolaños at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 9.
Reporters interested in covering Movimiento 2020 can also register here.