Jolt focuses on issues impacting the Latino community in Texas
Jolt is building a movement of Latinos across Texas to ensure that our community is treated with the respect we deserve. We build the collective voice, power and influence of our community so that our families are treated with equality and dignity.
What we believe is simple — Texas and our democracy are stronger when everyone has a seat at the table and when our voices and families are treated with equality and respect. For too long our community and our contributions have been ignored. The hard work and sacrifices of our families and parents have been belittled by some — calling us “rapists,” “diseased” and “criminals.” We are tired of this hate and are standing up to take back our state and democracy, so that it works for hardworking and honest families like our own. We stand for respect, family and equality.
In Texas, Latinos are almost 11 million strong and make up nearly 40% of the population. In a few years, we will be the majority, but you wouldn’t know it by how some lawmakers talk about our community. As a community and nearly half of Texas’ population, we have the right to make our voice, our vote, and our community heard and respected.
Our families mean everything to us, but right now our culture and families are under attack, that’s why we are coming together to fight back. Our families come first and deserve the same rights, protections and opportunities that all families do, so that we can thrive and live together without fear or discrimination.
We know that Latino and African American Civil Rights leaders fought and died for the rights we have now, but we still have a long way to go win full equality — as workers, students, families and community members. By organizing and raising our voices together we can ensure that Latinos get equal and fair treatment at work and in our criminal justice, education, and healthcare systems.
Together, I believe we can change Texas
ADRIAN DE LA ROSA
It’s time we stood up against the hate
Politicians want our vote, but I want to know they care
We are Texas
There are 1.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the state who fuel our economy, culture, and make Texas the great state it is today. It is our intention to defend our community.
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Artists in resistance
Artist, writers, and musicians are coming together build the visual and sonic soul of our movement.
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Jolt is led by an all-women team that is committed to lifting up the voices of Latinas and empowering them to organize and drive change in their communities.
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Jolt makes an impact
by bringing Latinos from across Texas together to exercise their collective influence and power.
Jolt organizes our community to determine what happens on school boards, at the Governor’s mansion, and all the way to Congress to make sure our government works best for ordinary people like us. We build power for our community through, year-round issue organizing, voter registration and mobilization
Jolt wants to make sure that the major issues that impact Latinos in Texas are talked about, debated, and won with the voices of Latinos front and center by:
- Organizing the community online and moving thousands to action
- Lifting up the voices of Latinos through communication strategies that tell their stories in traditional news mediums at the local, state and national level.
Jolt builds the capacity of grassroots leaders to drive change in their communities and mobilize others to action through leadership training where participants learn skills in organizing, media, public speaking, advocacy and voter mobilization. Jolt is invested in developing a diverse cohort to serve as next generation of progressive Latino/a leaders, that’s why 50% of participants are young people and women.
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