For over 50 years, South Texas has been well below the state average for voter turnout. Reaching the community in a meaningful way has proven to be a difficult task to many in state and out of state organizations. As a result, a group of concerned leaders from the South Texas community came together to form the Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas (AACT).
This organization was envisioned by all as a nonprofit, nonpartisan entity. On October 3, 2011, AACT filed with the State of Texas to officially request their 501(c)(3) status. The goal of this endeavor was to forge a single organization to serve as a uniting “table” for all nonpartisan, charitable voter registration and turnout efforts in the community.
The formation of AACT and its nonpartisan nature of work allows us to effectively send a message that what we do will stay in our community. AACT is committed to a year-round effort to educate, engage, and empower the citizens of South Texas.
Through integrated coordination and micro‐targeting, AACT will partner with large employers, community organizations, hospitals, schools and universities, as well as state and national entities, to coordinate a unified voter outreach effort that avoids duplication and streamlines messaging. As South Texas's population grows at record pace, our proportional representation in the electorate does not.
To change this outcome, AACT has crafted a 65% voter turnout campaign for the Rio Grande Valley, a four county area in the southernmost region of Texas with a population of over 1 million. The 65% voter turnout campaign goal will help AACT reach a voter turnout parity with other counties in the state.
Educate Texas/Communities Foundation of Texas
Cantu Construction & Development Company
Edinburg Regional/Children's Hospital
Godinez Law Firm
Driscoll Hospital & Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Valley Land Title Company
Magic Valley Electric Coop
Dean of Business and Technology
South Texas College
Rio Bravo Pictures
CEO & President
IDEA Public Schools
VP for Govt./Community Relations
UT-Rio Grande Valley
Special Projects Coordinator
La Union del Pueblo Entero
AACT Project Coordinator
AACT Database Outreach Manager