All six schools in the Tolleson Union High School District participated in a voter registration drive through Mi Familia Vota, a grassroots organization that works to ensure increased access to the electoral process for Latino voters, amongst some of their other charges.
The school that garnered the most voter registrations would receive a visit from Latina actress Diane Guerrero from the hit TV show “Orange is the New Black”.
That winning school was Copper Canyon High School in Glendale.
On Thursday, September 29th, the actress visited seniors at the school to talk about her life and the importance of doing your civic duty and registering to vote.
It is part of Hispanic Heritage Month and Register to Vote Month throughout the United States.
“We are so thrilled to have a Hollywood actress on our campus,” said Copper Canyon Principal Mindy Marsit.
“Our students did a great job of registering themselves and their family members. We are honored to have Ms. Guerrero come speak to our students.”
“We are thrilled that Diane Guerrero is part of this movement to engage the youth to exercise their right to vote,” said Nancy Herrera, Arizona State Coordinator for Mi Familia Vota.
“We also want to thank the Tolleson Union High School District for welcoming our efforts at their high schools”