Native Vote SA Early Voting Rally

Location: 
guadalupe theatre
723 S. Brazos
San Antonio , 78207
Date(s): 
October 22, 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

On the day that early voting in Texas’ mid-term elections kicks off, American Indians in Texas (AIT), through its Making the Invisible Visible initiative, is organizing a rally.

The FREE voter engagement event features the preeminent Native comedy troupe, the 1491s, along with local musicians and dance troupes representative of diverse indigenous roots.  The 1491s are a Native American sketch comedy group.  Members from Oklahoma, Minnesota and Montana will make a rare visit to San Antonio for the Native Vote SA rally. Bombasta is a San Antonio “barrio big band” that blends horns with cumbia rhythms and relaying lyrics with a message.

Natives have some of the lowest voter turnout in the nation, due to legal, cultural and physical barriers preventing them from voting. This rally is to stimulate mid-term voter engagement, especially during the October 22-November 2 early voting period in Texas, which makes it easier for many to get to the polling places.