The following is a statement by Michelle Tremillo, executive director of the Texas Organizing Project, on tonight’s election of Ron Nirenberg as San Antonio’s mayor:
“We congratulate Ron Nirenberg on his win, and look forward to working with him in making San Antonio a.more equitable city where all families are able to thrive.
“Our members endorsed and worked hard with our labor allies, the Communication Workers of America and SEIU Texas, to elect Nirenberg because they saw him as the candidate who would fight for underserved neighborhoods and would lead the effort to close the greatest-in-the-nation economic inequality gap.
“During the runoff, TOP talked to more than 13,000 voters, at their doors and on the phone to get out the vote and have our community’s voice heard.
“It’s clear from tonight’s results that a majority of voters share our view that San Antonio needs new leaders that when faced with a justice crisis like SB4, won’t say not now.
“At TOP, we believe that electing our endorsed candidates is just the beginning. Now comes the hard work of keeping all of our elected officials accountable. We’re ready to work with Mayor-Elect Nirenberg to create a city that works for ALL San Antonians.”
Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Brown communities in Texas’ three largest counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. For more information, visit organizetexas.org.