If these early voting numbers continue in Texas then it’s game over for Republicans. It’s a wrap. And you’ll have voters of color to thank.

Allow me to explain.
#Election2020 Thread ⇩ 1/10
Texas is home to:
• The Largest #Black population in US
• 2nd largest #AAPI population in US
• 2nd largest #Latinx population in US

Our team @JoltInitiative is watching the numbers. From Harris to Cameron County, our Latinx, AAPI & Black brothers and sisters are turning out across the state.

24% of all eligible voters in Harris County cast their ballots IN FOUR DAYS. 3/10
Down in Nueces County, early voting is up a staggering 53% where Donald won by only 1568 votes. #VoteReady 4/10 texasmonthly.com/politics/texas…
If these numbers continue, then what we’re witnessing is Texas turning blue—even with the lack of investment and all the voter suppression attempts @GovAbbott has thrown at us. 5/10 texasmonthly.com/politics/texas…
.@GovAbbott limited vote by mail, tried intimidating us, and then there are these long-ass lines…but Texans are saying fuck suppression, they are voting and bringing the entire marching band with them 6/10
Harris County on Wednesday reported about 10,000 votes an hour. This is happening in the epicenter of partisan efforts to prevent us from voting. But we knew, so we organized. @JoltAction @texrising @OrganizeTexas @texasnaacpyc @aapivote 5/10 yahoo.com/video/10-000-e…
For years news stories have referred to Latinx voters as the “sleeping giant.” Which is a racist trope. We’ve always been wide awake. @JoltInitiative is knocking on 2,000+ doors a day and getting our friends y toda la familia to the polls. #VotaConmigo 6/10
So, to recap!

Texas is home to:
• Largest #Black population in US
• 2nd largest #AAPI population in US
• 2nd largest #Latinx population in US

Imagine the power that we could have if we stand up for each other at the polls. #Elections2020 7/10
These Republicans have. That’s why they’ve tried everything in the books to suppress our vote. We just need to get our communities to imagine this power now. The entire country could be voting like Harris County. #Elections2020 #VotaConmigo 8/10
What we POC need to realize is that we are being oppressed by the same systems and we need to activate ourselves and work as a unit. Individually we are powerful, together we are unstoppable. Start today. 9/10 Jolttx.org/vote
What's happening in Texas is historic. It's a movement! Be part of it. Help us keep shattering these records. Go vote and bring your friends, bring your tios, tias, y primos. 10/10

#USATuVoz #Elections2020 #JoltForChange

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9 Oct
Texas can lead the nation in climate justice and economic prosperity over the next 10 years. Latino voters in Lone Star State will drive this. Here’s how.

Thread 1/7 ⇩ #Election2020
#VotaConmigo #USATuVoz
Our state has a largely untapped progressive voting population that can transform politics in our state and the nation.

Latinos are the fastest-growing population in the South and 1 in 3 Texans are either immigrants or children of immigrants. 2/7 pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020…
In 2018, there was an almost 500% increase in voter turnout among young voters and 250% increase during early voting among the Texas Latino population.

We are a largely untapped force for progressive change in Texas. 3/7 kcbd.com/2018/11/03/vot…
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28 Sep
Early voting in Texas starts in 15 days — Oct. 13 to Oct. 30!

A few tips to help you vote during a pandemic. Thread ⇩ 1/4
Health protocols for voters:

•Maintain 6 feet of away from others, especially from individuals age 65+.
•Self-screen for any new or worsening signs or possible symptoms of COVID-19.
•Utilize curbside voting if you’re exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and are eligible.

•Bring your own pen, pencil with eraser or stylus and hand sanitizer.
•Wash or disinfect hands upon entering and leaving a polling station, as well as after any interaction with people or voting equipment.
•Wear a cloth face covering or face mask if available.

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25 Sep
Texas is one of the last states in America to adopt online voter registration. Expanding access to the ballot box should not require a lawsuit. It’s just common sense. #Election2020 1/6 aclu.org/news/civil-lib…
Allowing Texans to register to vote when updating or getting a driver’s license is only a first step towards a more representative democracy. 2/6
It is disgraceful that Texas continued to violate the law until 2 weeks before the deadline to register to vote in #Election2020. We can’t afford to lag behind the rest of the country in access and participation. 3/6 texastribune.org/2020/08/28/tex…
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17 Sep
The elusive Latino vote continues to perplex our nation's top political strategists, but this isn’t rocket science. What we need is more targeted and intentional outreach. Before the conventions, 60% of Latino voters had not heard from either campaign.

1/6 Thread⇩ #Election2020
Reporters keep asking me, “why don’t Latinos vote?” Wrong question. The right question is, why don’t donors invest more in the infrastructure required to educate and empower Latinos to vote? People aren’t going to a party they haven’t been invited to. #LatinoVote 2/6
Swing state logic means that states with the biggest Latino populations get little investment from either party. In Texas, where I live, Latino numbers have grown more than white, Black, and Asian numbers COMBINED. 3/6 texastribune.org/2020/06/25/tex…
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15 Sep
Here’s a thread on two stats:

1: Latinos are on pace to become the largest ethnic group in Texas next year!

2: Latinos right now account for 56% of all #COVID19 deaths in Texas, even though we're 40% of the state's population.

See the disconnect? 1/10 nbcnews.com/news/us-news/a…
We’re on the cusp of the demographic shift in Texas we’ve been talking about for decades and wait for it...Latinos are dying at a crazy rate.

Pero if our leadership gets its shit together there's an obvious way to come out of this stronger than ever. 2/10
Texans of color are dying at a disproportionate rate due to the lack of healthcare. Texas leads the nation in the number of people who are uninsured, yet @GregAbbott_TX is hell-bent on reopening. It's time to take the data seriously, governor. 3/10 texmed.org/uninsured_in_t…
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13 Sep
Sunday thread on wildfires, farmworkers and groups to support as the climate crisis rages on. We’ve all seen the orange skies, but did you know that farmworkers are still picking grapes in this mess? Here’s video from Juan in Oregon. 1/14 bit.ly/33ojsNB
Some 3 million acres of the west coast have burned. Oregon prepares for mass migration and fatalities as the fires get closer to Portland. More than 500,000 people, 12% of the state’s population, had to flee. 2/14 #wildfires cbsn.ws/3hkXlfT
In Cali, farmworkers were offered “evacuation area access passes” to keep working. Because so many farmworkers are undocumented and couldn’t get access to COVID relief, they can’t pass up survival money. 3/14 #farmworkers

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