Immigrant Youth of United We Dream Action Hit High Gear for Final Days to Election

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Kick off 6 Days of Electoral Action for Candidates Beto O’Rourke, Lina Hidalgo, and Julie Johnson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Media Contacts
Chris Valdez | chris@unitedwedream.org | 713-352-8197

HOUSTON, TX – Today, United We Dream Action (UWDA) launches a 6-day multi-layered offensive as immigrant youth in Texas continue the fight for their lives. The days of UWDA youth hitting the phones and neighborhood streets coincide with the release of 5 new ads running across social media in the days ahead of the Election.

Thursday & Friday, Nov 1-2, 4-8pm
Doorknocking for Beto and Lina Hidalgo for County Judge in East Houston, starting at Bohemeos at 4pm

Saturday, Nov 3 (in partnership with MoveOn.org), 10:30am-2:30pm & 3pm-6pm
Doorknocking for Beto and Lina Hidalgo for County Judge

Sunday, Nov 4, 10:30am-2:30pm & 3pm-6pm
Doorknocking for Beto and Lina Hidalgo for County Judge

Monday, Nov 5, 5-7pm
Phonebanking for Beto and Lina Hidalgo for County Judge
at 1900 Kane St.

Tuesday, (all day)
Driving voters to the polls & 7pm Watch Party (1900 Kane St., Houston, TX 77007)

I N T E R V I E W   A V A I L A B I L I T I E S

Hector Angeles, DACA recipient, canvasser UWDA, University of Houston student: “United We Dream Action endorsed Beto because we know exactly who Ted Cruz is. He is the worst of Trump’s deportation force and he will do everything in his power to deport us and our families.”

Lisa Sargent, Houston resident and member of UWDA Harris County endorsement committee, UWDA: “For me the choice was easy. Texas deserves more than absent politicians who only show up when it’s time to campaign. We need more Texas leaders who will end over-policing and the criminalization of our youth, and start investing in education, and ensure our communities can truly thrive.”

Julieta Garibay, co-founder and Texas director, United We Dream Action: “As a new citizen, I voted for the first time in a midterm this week, and I cast my vote for leaders that show up for Texas immigrants like my family and friends. Immigrants are here to stay, and Texas cannot afford another 6 years of Cruz, racists like Rinaldi, or to turn down a candidate like Lina Hidalgo in Harris County.”

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United We Dream Action is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 500,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states.

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