Valley Voter Awareness Month began after the 84th Texas Legislature passed a 10-year resolution proposed by AACT to designate September as a month to raise voter awareness in the Rio Grande Valley. It’s about celebrating democracy by creating efforts to educate about the importance of voting, engage people to register, and empower them to participate in every election. Since 2015, the movement has been endorsed by election administrators, businesses, large employers, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, financial institutions, veteran groups, religious entities, nonprofits, as well as other community organizations.