For Planning Purposes
October 11, 2018
Contact: Carlos Duarte, MFV Texas State Director | CarlosD@mifamiliavota.org | 832-746-1108
Latino Vote Texas – Mi Familia Vota, OCA-Greater Houston, 40 Youth Leaders To Canvass Southwest Houston
Youth Leadership Canvass Kick-off on Saturday, Oct. 13 – 10:30 a.m.
HOUSTON, TX — Forty youth leaders who are part of the year-long Emerging Latino Leaders and Young Leaders and Scholars youth programs, sponsored by Mi Familia Vota and OCA-Greater Houston, will knock on doors of low propensity Latino voters on Saturday.
“The canvassing operation is part of the programs’ training on how to get out the vote while learning about candidates and their positions on issues”, said Carlos Duarte, Texas State Director for Mi Familia Vota. “Following the training, the high school students will continue canvassing until Election Day”, Duarte added.
“Building the power of young voters is critical to instilling the culture of voting in our communities. When these students discover their leadership attributes, they expand their potential to lead and succeed,” Duarte said.
WHO: 40 YOUTH LEADERS
WHAT: Emerging Latino Leaders and Young Leaders and Scholars program participants will canvass Southwest Houston, knocking on doors of low propensity Latino voters
WHEN: Saturday, October 13 – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Students will gather and depart from American Red Cross on 2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston
VISUALS: Young leaders knocking on doors and interacting with registered voters.
CONTACT: Carlos Duarte, MFV Texas State Director | CarlosD@mifamiliavota.org | 832-746-1108
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.