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Our voice, our vote | Nuestra voz, nuestro voto

They say there’s strength in numbers: Latinos make up more than 30 percent of Tarrant County’s population. Yet, historically, the community’s political influence has not matched the growing size of its population. However, it’s essential to our democracy that every voice is heard during elections.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will explore ways Tarrant County Latinos can strengthen their political voice. The panelists exploring this challenging issue include:

  • Sal Espino, former Fort Worth City Council member. Espino has lived in North Fort Worth most of his life – he served 12 years as the Fort Worth council member for District 2. He has an extensive record of service to his community and city, including service at the Reader Advisory Council of the Fort Worth Report, the City of Fort Worth Redistricting Task Force and the Fort Worth ISD School Board Redistricting Committee.
  • Roxanne Martinez, Fort Worth ISD board member. Martinez is a small business owner, nonprofit leader, community advocate, wife and mom. She is civically engaged, previously serving on the city of Fort Worth’s Race and Culture Task Force and on the city’s Community Action Partners Council.
  • Ricky Rodriguez, executive director of Tarrant County’s Republican Party. Rodriguez began his career as a janitor at Bell Helicopter. He then started volunteering for Judge Alex Kim before working for Congressman Ron Wright and later Texas State Rep. Jeff Cason. Rodriguez believes in community service, family values and a strong work ethic.

When: 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 

Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107

What: FREE community event with FREE parking. Complimentary breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., and the program will begin promptly at 8 a.m.

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