You hear it every election cycle…"Vote! Its your civic duty." But what does that mean and why does it matter? Voting is often referred to as a person’s civic duty because it has not always been a right for all Americans. When we participate in elections by voting, we exercise a key freedom of the American way of life as there are, even today, countries around the world without these same freedoms and rights.
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank believes that the voices of the community matter and must be heard. As such, EPFH is undertaking a Voter Registration initiative to relay the message that no matter your political values, every vote, every voice matters. Just over 470,000 people are registered to vote in El Paso County, however, only between 46-49% actually turn out to cast their votes. The apathetic approach to engagement in the election process is understandable, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted priorities and turned the world upside down, but during such uncertain times it is even more important to find and listen to all the missing voices in our communities. If your voice is missing at the polls, it will be missing in policy outcomes. These policy outcomes affect every member of the El Paso community.
Just as we have come together seeking strength and resiliency during times of crisis and heartbreak we have faced together, we must also come together to elevate and amplify our voices to ensure every neighbor in every neighborhood exercises their right to elect leaders who represent their values and create policy to reflect those values. Register to vote TODAY….your voice matters!
Go to https://www.feedingtexas.org/vote/ (English) or https://www.feedingtexas.org/vota/ (Spanish). Enter your information to see if you are registered to vote, confirm and submit your info and you will be mailed your completed voter application. Sign and date your application; mail it back in the stamped envelope provided.