The Workers Defense Project’s “We Count! Get Out the Vote” effort aims to ensure better living and working conditions for the state’s low-wage workforce by amplifying the voices of working families through increased voter turnout. WDP members and volunteers will be conducting block walks and phone banks to get voters registered, educated, and voting in the November 6 elections.
Voter turnout out in federal elections in Texas is 56 percent, and lower for local and state elections. Youth, low-income families, and Latino voters turn out to vote at lower percentages than the rest of the population. WDP needs volunteers to join our organizing committee and help with a variety of efforts to increase that turnout.
Events planned include: September 16, block walk to register voters and provide information about the voting process; September 25, National Voter Registration Day; October 9, last day to register voters; October 21, block walk to remind people to vote; and November 6, election day.