El Paso — In response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's executive orders re-opening parts of the state, the El Paso Young Democrats are launching a social media campaign, #StillAtHome. As cases in El Paso County continue to rise, and more and more El Pasoans die because of COVID-19, it is now more important than ever for El Pasoans to stay at home.
#StillAtHome will encourage El Pasoans to continue remaining at home by sharing videos, photos, and stories of why El Pasoans are still at home. While this is coming from our organization, we want this campaign to focus on our community, community members, and community organizations. We’re encouraging all El Pasoans to take part and share their stories with the community.
"The governor may have re-opened parts of the state, but we understand that now is not the time to re-open El Paso," J.J. Martinez, the organization's president said. "We're imploring El Pasoans across our county to share why they're still at home — for their family, loved ones, essential workers, for everyone. The only way to return to normalcy quicker is by everyone still at home."
The El Paso Young Democrats are the official chapter of the Texas Young Democrats — one of the largest partisan youth organizations in the nation — in the Borderland. As the official voice of young Democrats in El Paso County, the organization strives to empower young El Pasoans through community activism and policy involvement locally, statewide, and nationally.