Washington, D.C. – As the end of election day nears, United We Dream Action (UWDA) and its volunteers are taking the time to look back on all they’ve accomplished in the 2022 Here to Stay campaign.
With so much at stake, over 400 UWDA volunteers took action in a targeted, multi-layered campaign reaching over 2 million high-potential and undecided Latinx, youth, and first-time voters in Florida, Texas, and Arizona through on-ground and digital canvassing effort. Through digital ads across multiple states, we also reached over 4 million people and garnered 36 million impressions online.
Juanita Monsalve, Senior Creative & Marketing Director of United We Dream Action, said:
“When all the polls close tonight, no matter the outcome, UWDA and our members are proud of having fiercely engaged millions of young, Latinx voters across the country against pervasive, racist attacks and disinformation targeted towards our communities.
Let’s be clear, the only goal of the right-wing machine and the Republican Party is to divide us and create fear. They don’t want our communities to vote, they don’t want our communities to speak out, they don’t want our communities to feel power. But the voters we spoke to this election cycle are motivated and passionate about defending their rights and about putting progressive, pro-immigrant champions in elected positions across the country.
United We Dream Action’s work doesn’t start or stop with any single election cycle.
Our communities deserve to feel protected and properly represented by their elected officials. We deserve elected officials, who will fight for the issues that matter most to them, including creating pathways to citizenship, defending the DACA program, protecting a person’s right to choose, increasing wages to better provide for our families and their futures, fighting against climate change, gun control, and so much more.
As the political home for young people, immigrants, and Black and brown young people, we will continue to hold elected officials accountable and push them to deliver real solutions for our communities.”