Join a virtual phone bank with Cristela this Tuesday
LUPE is happy to have Cristela Alonzo join our Get Out The Vote campaign this Tuesday, October 13th, at 2 pm. Cristela will host a special virtual phone bank and Early Vote kick off with LUPE volunteers.
In pop culture, Cristela Alonzo is the Rio Grande Valley's biggest booster.
The Cars 3 star made TV history as the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, “Cristela.”
Before that, she and her family lived as squatters in an abandoned diner in San Juan, Texas.
“My family didn't have money, and I think it made me fearless,” she says. “I'm willing to try everything and not be afraid because what's the worst that can happen? It might not work out, but I can't be worse off than when I was a kid.”
That's the kind of “Sí Se Puede” energy we are bringing to this Tuesday's virtual phone bank with Cristela.
Like Cristela, LUPE members are fearless champions for the Rio Grande Valley’s ability to decide how we live and thrive. For the past month, LUPE has called nearly 15,000 high potential voters and texted over 50,000 more across the Rio Grande Valley. From informing people on their polling locations to how to request a mail ballot, LUPE will continue to work until November 3rd helping voters participate in this election.
Also on Tuesday, LUPE volunteers will be poll monitoring in selected polling locations across Hidalgo County to help guarantee the integrity of the election. As poll monitors, they will look out for any voter intimidation or any other electioneering rules that are being broken.
Virtual phone bank lead by comedian, actor, and producer Cristela Alonzo
Tuesday, October 13th, 2 pm
Press can access zoom info by contacting John-Michael Torres, email@example.com, (956) 784-0086
Election protection poll monitoring
Tuesday, October 13th, all day
Where: Various polling locations throughout the RGV
Press can join LUPE poll monitors by contacting Daniel Diaz, firstname.lastname@example.org, (956) 451-6346
About Cristela Alonzo
Cristela Alonzo made TV history by being the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, “Cristela.” She became the first Latina lead in a Disney Pixar film, Cars 3. Alonzo’s stand-up special, Lower Classy, can be streamed on Netflix.
In her 2019 book Music to My Years, Cristela shares personal stories of growing up as a first-generation Mexican-American in Texas and following her dreams to pursue a career in comedy.
Cristela is an advisory board member for the nonprofit media and culture organization, Define American, and a board member for La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. She lives in Los Angeles.
About Election Protection
LUPE forms part of the Texas Election Protection Coalition that consists of over 50 organizations across Texas working together to ensure the rights of all voters in Texas are upheld. The coalition is led by the ACLU of Texas and the Texas Civil Rights project providing training for individuals wanting to poll-monitor.