TEXAS — On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced the suspension of his presidential campaign. The Jolt Action Endorsement Committee, made up of staff, board, and student members, endorsed Sanders for President of the United States, believing that he would deliver on the issues that matter most to young Latinos. His focus on our communities won him the Latino vote in states including Texas, California and Nevada. Texas Latinos pushed him to victory in regions where we make up the largest ethnic group: El Paso, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley.
The following is a statement from the leadership of Jolt Action, a Texas Latino voter organization:
“Jolt Action endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders because of his plans to create economic, healthcare, and education systems that work for everyone. The Sanders campaign made concerted efforts to connect with Latinos all across the country, and showed us that he valued our voices, opinions, and votes.
“Jolt Action remains committed to empowering young Latinos to believe in the power of their vote. Latinos are projected to become the largest demographic in Texas by 2022. Our research shows that young Latinas are a key constituency as they turn out to vote at higher rates than age-group counterparts who are Latino males and white non-Latina females. For anyone to win the White House, they must prioritize Latinos. Our votes count more than ever, and we are ready to transform Texas.”
Jolt Action is the largest Latino progressive organization in Texas, focused on building the political power and growing the influence of young Latinos.