They came from around Texas – dozens of college and high school age Latinos. Their message to political candidates: Listen to us, our vote matters.
The students gathered at a forum, held last weekend at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, southeast of Houston, that was organized by Jolt Action. The group describes itself as the largest politically progressive Latino organization in the state. It’s focused on developing the political power of young Latinos, a fast-growing demographic group and a potentially powerful voting bloc. Approximately every 30 seconds, a Latino in the U.S. turns 18, or voting age.