United We Dream Action Connected With Nearly 2 Million Low-Propensity and Undecided Latinx, Youth and First-Time Voters to Cast Their Ballot
Washington, D.C. – To close out Election Day, United We Dream Action members have reached out to nearly 2 million low-propensity and undecided Latinx, youth and first-time voters across the country through their largest non-partisan voter engagement program ever! Through their digital ads, immigrant youth served over 34 million impressions across multiple states. Together, immigrant youth made over 818,000 calls and sent over 3 million texts to voters in various states.
Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream Action, said:
“The real story of this election is that young people did everything in their power to turn out voters, and it’s clear, even before the final results are called, we’ve already won. The record turnout we’ve seen over the last few days is a direct result of the efforts of youth-led organizations like United We Dream Action. Latinx voters, especially Latinas, have made history! Over 8 million of us have voted early, compared to 3.7 million in 2016.
United We Dream Action’s phone and text banking efforts helped ensure that eligible voters across the country knew the importance of their vote and had the information they needed to cast their ballots before the polls closed. We know that the key to a better future is investing in young people because we will fight with all our might to protect each other. Immigrant youth are here to stay, our political power is undeniable and we’re ready to deliver victories for our people.”
Lorena, member of United We Dream Action from Florida, said:
“I was not able to vote this election, but I used my voice to make sure that those who were able to vote felt empowered to do so. Together, with a team of immigrant youth and ally volunteers from United We Dream Action, we texted and called voters nationwide to increase turnout this election. Because of efforts like these, we have seen young people shatter voting records this year compared to 2016. During early voting, more than 7 million young people ages 18-29 had already voted, with many of them voting in key states including Texas, North Carolina and my home state of Florida. In Texas alone, the number of young voters who already voted increased 600% compared to 2016!
Both voters and non-voters at United We Dream Action mobilized and used our voices to remind others that they are powerful too. These numbers are in part a reflection of our efforts. No matter the outcome of this election, immigrant youth know that our existence and our power is undeniable.”