Sankofa.org and The Latino Community Foundation Join Forces with The Young Turks in Final Push to Reach 125 Million Latinx Voters Before Nov. 3rd Election

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Tu Música, Tu Voz, Tu Voto features star-studded lineup of Latinx artists in music and TV including Carlos Santana, Rosario Dawson, Aida Rodriguez, Amara La Negra

- Streaming on The Young Turks on October 20th at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT -

With the presidential election just over two weeks away, Sankofa.org, founded by Harry Belafonte, and the Latino Community Foundation have joined forces with The Young Turks in a final push to get out the vote among Latinx youth.

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Together, the organizers have convened one of the largest non-partisan voter mobilization event in the country, dubbed "Tu Música, Tu Voz, Tu Voto." The event will be streamed on The Young Turks Facebook channel at 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST (4:30pm - 6:00pm PST) on October 20, 2020. The Tu Música, Tu Voz, Tu Voto event will include some of America’s most talented Latinx artists in music and TV, including Rosario Dawson, Carlos Santana, Amara La Negra, Frankie Negron, and many others. Comedians Aida Rodriguez and Gadiel Del Orbe will be the hosts.

The event is predicted to reach over 125 million Latinx youth from across the country, with a special focus on California, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

"This is one of those moments at a critical time in history when the stars align providing incredible collaborative partners and artists who want to ensure the voices of the voiceless are heard," says Sankofa.org Executive Director and event organizer Gina Belafonte. "TMTVTV has given us a way in which to culturally engage the artistic and influencer community to inspire the Latinx vote. It has been an ongoing intention in the work of Sankofa.org to unify our Black and Brown community, and our partnership with the Latino Community Foundation resoundingly exemplifies building power together."

"Latinos are the second-largest voting bloc in the nation with 32 million are eligible voters," says Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation. "With all that 2020 has thrown at us, we are ready — to dance, sing, and laugh our way to the ballot box or the mailbox. This is our time. And we will show up in historic numbers."

Over 30 allied partner organizations throughout the U.S. are involved in the program and will be engaging and mobilizing their membership to make sure Latinx youth voters are ready to cast their ballots.

"At TYT, we pride ourselves in being able to amplify diverse voices and causes through our platform. We’re the #1 most engaged network in news and politics and hope we can translate that into increased voter participation as viewers watch Tu Música, Tu Voz, Tu Voto," says TYT founder and CEO, Cenk Uygur. "Change is possible when groups of people work together and that’s why I’m honored that TYT was selected as a streaming partner for this event presented by Sankofa.org, in partnership with the Latino Community Foundation, to support voter turnout on Election Day."

About Sankofa.org

Sankofa.org is a social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte that enlists the support of today's most celebrated artists and influential individuals in collaboration with grassroots partners to elevate the voices of the disenfranchised and promote justice, peace, and equality.

Sankofa.org is fiscally sponsored by Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs. Through art, culture, and media Sankofa.org addresses injustice and creates change at multiple levels. In support of our grassroots partners, we enlist artists, performers, and prominent individuals to deliver messages of moral and political consequence. We stage a wide range of events to further amplify our message and elevate the voices of those already doing this critical work. Additionally, we employ online and offline media to increase the awareness and spirit of activism.

Sankofa focuses on issues of injustice that disproportionately affect the disenfranchised, the oppressed, and the underserved, which left unaddressed will continue to impact the lives of too many individuals and remain a scar on our nation’s moral character.

About Latino Community Foundation:

The Latino Community Foundation is on a mission to unleash the civic and economic power of Latinos in California. LCF has the largest network of Latino philanthropists in the country and has invested $10 million to build Latino civic and political power and leadership in the state. It is the only statewide foundation solely focused on investing in Latino youth and families in California. For more info, please visit: www.latinocf.org.

About The Young Turks/TYT

TYT is America's largest online progressive news network and the #1 most engaged news and politics network. The award-winning network is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 250 million views a month.

Most recently, Cenk Uygur was recognized by Mediate on their list of Most Influential in News Media 2019. Host Ana Kasparian was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List and The Daily Dot’s 20 Women of YouTube list. The Young Turks won the Audience Honor for Overall YouTube Presence in the 2018 Shorty Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Award for News and Politics - Series. In 2017, The Young Turks received best in News and Culture at the 7th Annual Streamy Awards, won the 21st Annual People’s Voice Webby Award for Online Film & Video - News & Politics series, and was also recognized with the Audience Honor at the 10th Annual Shorty Awards under Overall YouTube Presence. The Young Turks was awarded the Imagen Vision Award and the Vote It Loud Fifth Estate: Champion in Media Award for Best in New Media in 2016. In 2015, The Young Turks was named to Variety’s FameChangers List (No. 7) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen List (No. 1 in the News category).

TYT includes owned and operated and partner shows such as The Young Turks, The Damage Report, TYT Investigates, Happy Half Hour, and more.

TYT’s 24/7 programming is available on YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Xumo, Twitch, Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Samsung TV Plus, and more.

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Contacts

Sankofa/Eldin L. Villafañe: evillafane@barrales.co
Latino Community Foundation: Victoria S. De Alba, C: 650-270-7810 E: victoria@dealba.net
TYT: Praveen@TYT.com, Julie@TYT.com