Julian Castro, former presidential candidate, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, and former Mayor of my hometown of San Antonio, Texas, announced today his new partnership with Voto Latino. Check out his letter to Latinx media below.
“Today, I’m excited to announce that I’m joining forces with Voto Latino as a senior advisor. My decision to come on board was easy: Voto Latino is the largest and most successful organization leading critical Latinx voter registration and mobilization efforts for the 2020 election.
As I said during my campaign for president, the Latinx community will determine the outcome of November’s election. At a time when Latinos are routinely targeted by the Trump administration and disproportionately hurt by the impact of COVID-19, Voto Latino is doing critical work to register and empower the 32 million eligible Latinx voters across the country.
Their 15-year proven track record of registering Latinx voters using the most sophisticated, digital native campaigns has cultivated the trust of our community and has resulted in 79% of Voto Latino-registered voters turning out at the polls,” writes Julian Castro.
As we know, this voting this year will present new challenges due to the pandemic, which is why the support of powerful Latinx public officials like Julian Castro is instrumental in the dissemination of voter information. Latinos are a large (and growing) portion of the US population – it’s our time to make a difference!