On Wednesday, September 12th Mexican-American singers Jesse and Joy were honored with the Vision Award presented by Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Awards in DC. The brother and sister duo have become committed to supporting causes and organizations that fight for immigrant rights and Latinos in the U.S. They recently embarked on an acoustic series called “Electrify The Vote,” that will be taking place in California, Texas, and Arizona. The mission behind it is to encourage Latinos of all ages and background to make it out to the ballots this November for the midterm elections. Tickets officially went on sale today.
The purpose behind the acoustic series is to encourage Latinos to not only use their voices to bring attention to issues that are affecting marginalized communities such as Latinos, immigrants, Black Americans, Muslim Americans, women, the LGBTQIA community and more but also to get them to vote. Jesse and Joy also believe that this year’s midterm elections are going to be especially important for Latinos. Here are a few ways these two are working as advocates for Latinx rights!