The following statement is from Michelle Tremillo, executive director of the Texas Organizing Project, in reaction to Rep. Gene Green announcing today that he is retiring:
“For more than four decades, Rep Gene Green has tirelessly defended the working and immigrant families of his district and the country, standing with community and union members fighting for immigration reform and demanding health care resources for medically underserved communities.
“On behalf of TOP’s members and staff, many of whom live in the 29th, I’d like to thank Rep. Green for his service. He will be leaving big boots to fill.
“At TOP, we will be working to engage Latino voters in 2018 to ensure that any candidate looking to fill these boots will be as accountable and dedicated as Rep Green. We wish Congressman Green the best in his retirement.”
Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Latino communities in Harris, Bexar and Dallas 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.