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.