Immigrant Youth Launch Digital Billboards in Texas and Florida to Counter Voter Suppression Efforts Around Mail-In Voting

Anabel Mendoza Press Releases

For Immediate Release
Contact: José Alonso Muñoz | jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810.0746

Washington D.C. – Today, United We Dream launched 14 digital billboards in counties across Texas and Florida to promote the safety of voting by mail. The billboards, which read in both English and Spanish, can be seen through November 3 in Cameron County, Hidalgo County and Laredo in Texas, along with regions in South Florida.

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Adrian Reyna, Director of Strategy of United We Dream, said:

“With Election Day just 14 days away, and voting already underway, it’s important voters know that voting by mail is 100% safe. Our billboards are a way to counter deliberate misinformation that has been targeting Latinx voters. Contrary to what they might have heard from bad actors who have tried to spread disinformation and cast doubt on the safety and validity of voting by mail, mail-in voting is a safe and secure way to vote.

There is no evidence that mail-in voting has led to voter fraud. Any doubt cast on the integrity of voting by mail is a clear attempt at suppressing votes by dissuading voters from voting by mail and creating mistrust in the process to undermine the elections. We launched these billboards to ensure that voters know the facts about voting safely this election because every vote matters and must be counted.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.