Waxahachie, TX, USA – April 6, 2017 – Candidate for US Congress TX-06, Jana Lynne Sanchez, will attend the United Lowrider Council meeting tonight to congratulate the members on their contributions to the community. The group is gearing up to raise funds for Cook Children’s for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research through its Dreaming the Cure Car Show, which will take place on April 9. Last year the group raised some $58,000 through this annual event.
The charity organization is known for its distinct custom classic cars, trucks, and lowrider bicycles and for its many community contributions.
“Lowriders are more than a car club or car organization. They are proud Americans. They are leaders in the community, including at the ballot box – they vote,” said Sanchez. “I am asking for their help in increasing the awareness for the need to vote throughout the Latino community in Tarrant County,” she added. “They are the best examples of the American Dream in action.”
Latinos make up 22% of Congressional District 6 and could be the defining voice in any election in Tarrant, Ellis and Navarro Counties, if they voted at the same rates as non-Hispanic Whites (45%). Only 27% of Hispanics vote on average in the US.
“We need to raise our voice every opportunity we get. We need to show the forces that would seek to marginalize Latinos that we represent the best of the American dream and that we are a force,” said Sanchez.
The regular ULC meeting will be held at Chuyitos, 1521 N. Main Street, Ft Worth from 6 pm to 8.30 pm. Ms. Sanchez will speak towards the end of the event.
Dreaming the Cure will take place April 9, 10 am to 5 pm, T&P Station, 316 Vickery, Fort Worth.