Corpus Christi, Texas – Ahead of runoff elections, Texas Freedom Network continues to mobilize the youth vote and work to remove barriers to voting – recently securing a polling place on the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus.
As numerous polling locations were removed across college campuses this past midterm season, Texas Freedom Network’s project Texas Rising worked with partners to find solutions to significant changes in the number of polling locations and low poll worker capacity. Regional Field Coordinator for Texas Rising in Corpus Christi, Alex Flucke, worked directly with the Nueces County Voter Registration office to accommodate the negative changes ahead of the December 3rd early voting start.
“In the 2022 Midterm election, between early voting and election day, 1,407 people voted at this location,” said Flucke. “It’s pivotal that we make sure members of the Corpus Christi community, including young people here on campus, have access to participate in our democracy. Our freedom to vote is sacred, and we can uphold this freedom by making sure polling locations are accessible.”
“Quien obtenga la mayor cantidad de votos al final de las elecciones de segunda vuelta representará a Corpus Christi, por eso decimos que cada voto cuenta,” dijo Ofelia Alonso, directora interin por Texas Rising. “Es muy importante que la persona en el cargo sea votada por todos en la comunidad, no solo por unos pocos elegidos.”
Texas Rising, a project of the Texas Freedom Network, builds the power of a rising generation of young Texans, with an emphasis on communities of color, by advocating for change in the cities and towns where they live and at the ballot box. To learn more, visit txrising.org.