I founded @jolttexas because I was tired of seeing my Latino community be disrespected and disregarded by politicians of both parties. I knew the only way we're going to make real change was by harnessing the power of young Latinos like me, to use the power of our vote and voice to make sure we got immigration reform, healthcare for all, good schools for our kids, good jobs and above all the power and respect we deserve- but those things aren’t given by the powers that be- they are fought for and taken. You need a movement of everyday people to do that.
I believe deeply in the power of young people, people of color, immigrants and the poor- people that those in power see as powerless- I believe that when they come together they are unstoppable. I want to build a movement with young, courageous, determined Texans like the ones I get to meet and work with across Texas like @maria4congress
@emz.jpx @asap.rudy_ @angelica.jay @jamberry21 @saraistar68 @daniela_rojas95 @kayleeedelgadoo
@j_isa_valdez @ediththetacoqueen @yocelyn.riojas @xicanafruitbat
I want to unleash their power, their vision and belief in themselves to change our state, country, and world.
When I was trying to decide what to call my organization- I landed on Jolt because I was thinking about potential power as Latinos. We have the power in our hands right now to transform our state and with it the entire country and both parties to serve our interests. Because even though by 2030 Latinos will be the majority in Texas we are treated like second-class people and a minority in a state where people of color already make up the majority. Together, we are powerful and so I came to Jolt, it is “ a shock, movement, or blow. To create a sudden, unexpected rejection or defeat” And I want nothing more than to create a sudden movement that has the power to shock the entire political system of our state and country- so that all people can be treated with the same equality and dignity we deserve #VamosMiGente