The non-profit participates in a nationwide movement Tuesday, Sept. 19
Austin, TX – Jolt Initiative is taking part in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday,
Sept. 19. This is the nation’s biggest nonpartisan civic holiday dedicated to getting as
many Tejanos and Americans registered to vote for the November elections. Jolt joints this
nationwide democracy blitz to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities
through in-person events, as well as digital and traditional media outreach. Reasons why
the effort is important:
- Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss
a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to
register. National Voter Registration Day seeks to make sure Americans have the
opportunity to make sure they’re registered to vote before their next election.
- National Voter Registration Day aims to make sure no one who wants to cast a
ballot misses the opportunity due to an easily fixed registration problem.
- Jolt’s approach is based on site and crowd canvassing to reach the target audience
of young Latino voters ages 18 – 34 years of age in targeted areas within each
county using the 2020 census map and college campuses in these counties.
- Jolt hired 11 canvassers to help with voter registration for the Nov. 7 elections.
- With 40.2% of Texas now identifying as Hispanic, each vote makes a difference
when it comes to this group having its voice heard.
- GenZ in Texas is a large segment of the population and they are ignited by issues
and advocacy. Abortion is also the top voting issue for GenZ.