Haven’t visited us in a while? Here’s what you might have missed.
1. ELECTION PROTECTION
Voter protection poll monitors from La Unión del Pueblo Entero and Texas Civil Rights Project won a victory for Hidalgo County voters disenfranchised by late poll openings on Election Day. After our poll monitors witnessed a number of polling stations open late, we quickly mobilized a lawsuit to push Hidalgo County Elections Department to extend polling hours. As a result, Hidalgo County extended voting in all 74 Election Day polling places until 8 p.m.
Read more about our election protection victory here.
2. RECORD TURNOUT
William Guerra is one of the tens of thousands of voters our volunteers called over nine weeks of Get Out The Vote. Youth like William turned out to vote in record numbers throughout the state of Texas.
3. TACO TRUCKS AND MARIACHIS
We brought #JoyToThePolls by serving tacos and serenading voters waiting in line on Election Night in Hidalgo County. Mariachis and taco trucks were one way that LUPE celebrated our power to decide how we live and thrive. And we are thriving exercising our vote!