NBC News @NBCNews The leading source of global news and info for more than 75 years. Jul. 04, 2019 1 min read

A quinceañera is a rite of passage, celebrating a girl's 15th birthday and move into womanhood.

Aleida Ramos used her celebration to encourage guests to register to vote.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/quincea-era-adds-voter-registration-her-celebration-boost-latino-voting-n1019236  (1/7).

Ramos partnered with Jolt initiative, a nonprofit that organizes Latinos to build political power.

"We are building a culture of voting empowerment through one of the most important traditions that exist in our community," Jolt's founder said.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/quincea-era-adds-voter-registration-her-celebration-boost-latino-voting-n1019236  (2/7)

Ramos said she was intrigued by the organization’s previous protest against an immigration bill, in which 15 girls showed up to the Texas Capitol in their quinceañera gowns.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/group-launches-effort-make-latina-quincea-eras-voter-engagement-event-n1002546  (3/7)

She liked the idea of mixing voter registration with a happy occasion that didn’t center around politics, taking the pressure off of people looking to get more involved.
 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/quincea-era-adds-voter-registration-her-celebration-boost-latino-voting-n1019236  (4/7)

“Our vote ensures we continue to protect our community and those who matter to us most,” Ramos told her guests.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/quincea-era-adds-voter-registration-her-celebration-boost-latino-voting-n1019236  (5/7)

One 17-year-old guest learned she could register before she turned 18, and found it “cool” she had had the opportunity. Another party-goer got the chance to update the address on her registration (6/7)
 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/quincea-era-adds-voter-registration-her-celebration-boost-latino-voting-n1019236 

“When we use the power of Latino culture, we can shape the narrative, reach millions of Latinos and build long-term voting power to win our community, the dignity and respect we deserve,” Jolt's founder said. (7/7)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/quincea-era-adds-voter-registration-her-celebration-boost-latino-voting-n1019236  #NBCNewsThreads


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