Whether you’re Democrat, Republican, or somewhere in between, everyone should vote in the upcoming election, but in order to do it, you need to register to vote. Why not make that process more appealing with a taco at hand? Austinites Audrey Maker and Jose Valera (who is a part-owner of Tamale House East) are making that happen with a tasty twist as part of the Guac the Vote initiative.
Because of Maker and Valera’s efforts, several Austin taco trucks will serve as voter registration centers on Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., which happens to be apt breakfast and lunch taco time. As KVUE reports, this includes:
- Bomb Tacos: 500 Comal Street
- Con Madre Kitchen: 628 East Oltorf Street
- La Traila: 8143 Mesa Drive; 5108 Balcones Woods Drive
- Mellizoz Tacos: 1503 South First Street
- Pueblo Viejo: 907 East 6th Street; 2000 East Cesar Chavez
- Taqueria San Luis: 2730 East Cesar Chavez Street
- Veracruz All Natural: 1704 East Cesar Chavez Street
They’re looking to expand the list with more taco trailers, too. Radio Coffee and Veracruz All Natural are tag-teaming to register voters Thursday and Friday evenings, October 6 and 7, and in the mornings over the weekend, October 8 to 9.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce wants to ramp up voter registration and place taco trucks outside of all polling locations. This was in response to the supposed threat of having "taco trucks on every corner," if Donald Trump wasn’t elected as president, as claimed by from Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez earlier this month.
Joe's Bakery registered voters yesterday in honor of the food holiday. Houstonians were able to register to vote at several taco trucks starting last month.