As an artist in residence with Jolt I created the visual aesthetic for the #JoltTheVote campaign to inspire Latinos to have pride in their community and vote. The campaign images give voice to a generation of Latinos ready to go to the polls to demand equality, dignity and respect for our community.
Voter participation rate in Texas is among the lowest in the country, especially for young Latinos. Jolt believes that when Latino youth turnout to the polls, our community will win the dignity and respect it deserves. That’s why, in an effort to raise awareness about the upcoming midterm elections and build Latino leadership, Jolt is hosting two events this spring:
#JoltTheVote Summit (April 28-29)
The summit will brought Jolt student chapter leaders and members from across Texas for a day and half of training and panel discussions focused on civic engagement. Panels and training included: how to use art as a form of resistance; how to run for office; how to register voters in your school.
#JoltTheVote Candidate Panel (April 29)
Jolt invited all statewide candidates to meet with Jolt student chapter leaders and Jolt members and discuss how their policy platforms affect the Latino community. Following the event, and based on candidate’s commitment to lifting up our community, Jolt chose to endorse Andrew White and Beto O'Rourke for the Texas primaries.