$10 a month could help LUPE provide an hour of English classes for immigrants trying to make a better life for their family.
“I hope that more people join us to win the changes that we want. We have to keep looking for ways to win them. When one door closes, we have to look for another open one.”-Marcela Quezada, Colonia Muniz
The Equal Voice Network’s Mi Voto = Mi Voz GOTV Campaign came to a successful end November 2nd. The campaign involved hundreds of hardworking Valley residents, many of them getting involved in the political process for the first time. After hundreds of collective hours, our precincts showed increases in the voting rate, 3.51% in precinct 88 in Alton, 2.69% in 43 (San Juan) and 14.11% 46 (Mercedes).
Holding Elected Officials Accountable
While the Mi Voto = Mi Voz Campaign ended Tuesday, GOTV is only the first step in the civic engagement campaign necessary to create the lasting change that we desire in our communities. We must hold elected officials accountable to their campaign promises and educate them on their responsibilities to Valley families. Elected officials have the responsibility to address the needs of Valley residents no matter to what party or political ideology they pertain.
Fighting Anti-Immigrant Legislation
Equally important will be fighting the bad bills already being prefiled by anti-immigrant politicians from North Texas. Tomball Republican Debbie Riddle has already prefiled an Arizona-style bill that will be a disaster for Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. A broad coalition has formed to fight these bills and for the dignity and wellbeing of the Valley community, led by the Equal Voice Network of the RGV.
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Designed by Michael Stratton.