Voto Latino Registers 202,419 Voters for 2020 Cycle
Washington, DC – Voto Latino, the nation’s premier Latinx voter registration organization, has officially registered over 202,419 voters for the 2020 election cycle, bringing the organization’s total registrations to over 700,000 voters. 128,322 of those registrations have come from Texas alone. The group has also reached 13,219 registrations in North Carolina and 10,265 in Georgia, both considered key battleground states in November.
“Voto Latino is doing the necessary work to educate, engage, and empower eligible Latinx voters across the country and blasting right through the 200,000 mark proves that,” said María Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino President and CEO. “Especially now, in the face COVID and demands for justice across the country, we are continuing to register voters at scale, through a culturally competent and digital-first approach. People across this country are aware that one of the most effective tools for creating real, long-lasting change is to go to the polls and make their voices heard. For 15 years, Voto Latino has provided an accessible pathway to do so and we are well on track to hit our goal of 500,000 registrations before Election Day 2020.”
Voto Latino’s internal data and tracking has shown a significant surge in registrations since protests against police brutality on the Black community began nearly three weeks ago. The organization is on pace to hit and potentially exceed 500,000 voter registrations this cycle, which would bring its total to well over 1 million voters registered in 15 years. Voto Latino is also working to ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast their ballots safely and without the threat of contracting COVID-19. Not one voter should have to choose between their rights and their health.
Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Through innovative digital campaigns, culturally relevant programs and authentic voices, we shepherd the Latinx community towards the full realization of its political power.