We’ve made it to Election Day, a moment many of us have been waiting to arrive for over four years. The election will determine the course of our democracy for the next four years and many issues that impact Latine communities. Latine voters can decide this presidential election. We represent 32 million eligible voters—the second-largest voting block in the country. If we turn out in record-breaking numbers, we can elect politicians that will prioritize the issues our communities face. Our lives are at stake if President Donald Trump is reelected. We cannot afford to skip this election and cast our ballot for former Vice President Joe Biden.
Record numbers of voters have already turned out across the country. Over 100 million people have already voted nationwide before the polls opened on Election Day. That represents two-thirds of all ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election. These are extraordinary numbers considering we’re still in the midst of a pandemic.
As one final push, Greenpeace USA released a clip on their Instagram feed of influential Latinas encouraging folks to vote. “Use your voice. Use your vote. Use your choices. Speak truth to power like your life and your world, the world depends on it,” actress Carolina Guerra says in the video.
Guerra is joined by Latina activists such as Mónica Ramírez, Founder and President of Justice for Migrant Women. “Voting is the opportunity to have a direct hand in choosing who is going to be our representative,” she says. Additionally, the latest episode of Planeta G, a Latine environmental web series, is a 12-minute segment focusing on why Latine should get out and rock the vote this election in collaboration with America Ferrera and Eva Longoria’s platform, She Se Puede.