SAN BENITO, Texas – With early voting underway in Texas, one Rio Grande Valley organization is helping the community with transportation to the polls.
La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) caravaned a group of people to cast their ballots. The organization has set up three early vote caravans in Hidalgo and Cameron County to encourage people to vote. Many, who now have the opportunity to have their voices heard.
Agripina Gomez, LUPE Community Organizer, “Right now we have a lot of first time voters. They became citizens through our citizenship program so we have our first time voters, they are very eager, they are very excited to go vote for the first time.”
LUPE is hosting other caravans on Feb. 25 in San Juan, and Feb. 28 in Alton. The last day for early voting is Feb. 28, but registered voters can still cast their ballot on election day on March 3.