I wrote a piece for Politic365 last week discussing the efforts of Texas Students to increase participation among Latino/as. As it turns out, this election saw record turnout from Latino/a communities.
Here’s an excerpt from the piece I wrote:
Anticipating the November 6 election, Latino/a students in Texas have taken it upon themselves to get more people to the polls than ever before. University students across the state have used their resources to create videos and organize Walk to Vote rallies to engage disaffected and first time voters.
Undergraduate students who represent several different organizations at the University of Texas at Austin came together under the umbrella group Latino Leadership Council to produce two videos encouraging full Latino/a voter participation. One video is in English, and the other is in Spanish. Both videos cite the growing Latino/a population in the United States as a potential force to be reckoned with. The key, according to the videos, is to get everyone eligible to vote to the polls to make their voices heard. The UT Austin students point to issues like immigration, education, and equality as reasons why all eligible Latino/as need to make their voice heard this year.
You can read the full article here: Texas Students Lead Their Own GOTV Efforts.