Latinos are largely disenfranchised nonvoters in Texas. These efforts aim to change that
Jazmin Gonzalez, field canvasser with MOVE Texas, chats with students about voter registration during a Spanish Heritage Month event at the TCC South Campus in Fort Worth, Texas. - Yffy Yossifor/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

Jazmin Gonzalez had a hard time talking about voter registration because of the booming sound of Selena songs. Gonzalez, a field canvasser for MOVE Texas, had a table set up in the dining hall at Tarrant County College South last week to talk to students about voting and to help them register. The dining hall was the site of a Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off event, with free tacos and a live band performing covers of the late Tejana legend. As students danced and the music blared, students came up to the table, and Gonzalez helped inform them about their civic duty, no matter how difficult it...