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VIDEO: Texas Organizing Project and Workers Defense Action Fund Launch Digital Campaign in Rinaldi’s District

Today, Texas Organizing Project and Workers Defense Action Fund released a new digital ad targeting voters in state Rep. Matt Rinaldi’s district. Rinaldi gained national attention when he called Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) on advocates who were protesting the passage of SB 4 on the final day of the 85th Texas Legislative Session.

Rinaldi represents the most diverse zip code in America, 75038, and narrowly won in 2016 by just 1,048 votes. In 2018, we can send a message that we don’t want hate in our state by mobilizing 5,000 more progressive voters to the polls.

“When Rinaldi called immigration agents a week ago in response to people fighting for their right to live free of harassment and racial profiling, he thought he was picking on people without a way to fight back. He was wrong,” said Michelle Tremillo, executive director of the Texas Organizing Project. “He’s about to learn that being brown and speaking Spanish doesn’t mean undocumented, doesn’t mean voiceless or powerless. We look forward to ushering him out of our state legislature.”

“One week ago, Racial Profiling Rinaldi started a fight with Texas families – now Texas families are going to finish it at the ballot box,” said Jose P. Garza, executive director of the Workers Defense Action Fund. “Voters from across the state are ready to hold SB 4 supporters accountable.”

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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.

Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) seeks to build a long-lasting infrastructure that will engage working Texans in the electoral and legislative processes that affect their lives. WDAF educates and informs voters about their rights, advocates for stronger protections for workers and engages historically under-represented voters in campaigns to elect representatives that care about working families’ needs.