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Summer 2023

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Vote registration how to

A U.S. citizen.

A resident of the county where you submit the application.
18 years old or older on Election Day.
Not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you completed your sentence, probation, or parole).
You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Link below:
https://vrapp.sos.state.tx.us/index.asp

Vote By Mail:
Voting by mail in Texas has been available to elderly voters and voters with physical disabilities for decades.
More information:

https://www.votetexas.gov/voting-by-mail/index.html

Early Vote:
You do not have to meet any special qualifications to vote early in person – if you are registered and qualified to vote on Election Day, you can also cast a ballot during the early voting period.
More information:

https://www.votetexas.gov/voting/early-voting.html

Voters with Disabilities:
Voters may use interpreters, curbside voting, or assistance if needed by an approved provider.
More information:

https://www.votetexas.gov/voters-with-special-needs/index.html

Military or Overseas voters:
More info:
https://www.votetexas.gov/voting-by-mail/military-and-overseas-voters.html

Local elections occur in odd years State, county, and federal elections occur in even years.

Click here to find the current election in your county.

https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/links.shtml#County

List of the acceptable forms of photo ID:

Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
United States Passport (book or card)

Areas Of Focus

Latinos your chance of developing type 2 diabetes is greater than 50%. Diabetes complications also lead to higher rates of kidney failure as well as diabetes-related vision loss and blindness.

To help, we brought badly needed services and nutrition education to the community through TLC’s Salud a Ti. There were liver screenings, blood sugar tests, vision screening, and clinics from the community. We had fun exercising and watching healthy cooking demonstrations.

Our partners at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office provide classes year-round. Please visit their site at https://harris.agrilife.org/family-and-community-health/ to see how you too can work towards a healthy lifestyle.

School choice gives families an opportunity to choose their child’s school either with vouchers or by a system with selection opportunities. Competing for students will lead to school administrators and teachers quickly learning the importance of listening to parents’ needs and providing a better education focused on the basics, not social topics that have no place in the classroom.

Being informed is the best way to ensure your kids are given every opportunity to be successful—but it can be overwhelming. For help in evaluating public schools in Texas, we recommend you start here: https://texasschoolguide.org

TLC has worked to create a Family Stabilization plan. This plan would provide for families that are in the US, have jobs, and have never broken the law except for coming here illegally. We would provide work and allow legal immigrants to return home while being able to come back to their families here.

In many ways, Latinos are the engine that drives our Texas economy and we want to recognize people who came here and participated in community life, had families and paid taxes. Our plan does not provide a path to citizenship for those that came here illegally, and we fully support the need for strong border control. To become a legal citizen, we believe you must go through a legal process.

 

We believe that the first responsibility of any government is the protection and well-being of its citizens. Unfortunately, we have lost sight of this and in many communities, lawlessness seems to have taken over.

Whether we blame open borders, no cash bonds, defunding the police, or any of the other liberal initiatives, what we know is that things must change. Our community wants, and deserves, to feel safe in our homes and the first step is understanding that elections have consequences! Do your research and vote for candidates who will uphold the law, provide law enforcement the resources they need, and keep violent criminals in jail.

The Podcast

News and information from Texas Latino Conservatives, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, motivating and encouraging Texas Latinos to be involved in the political process and to helping them understand public policy.