Cisneros has proven herself a fighter for Black and Latino Texans
Texas Organizing Project (TOP) PAC is proud to announce the endorsement of Jessica Cisneros in Texas Congressional District 28. A product of South Texas, Cisneros is a fierce believer in the power of community, and as an immigration and human rights attorney, she has shown her commitment to fighting for and improving outcomes for working-class families like her own.
Her campaign is rooted in progressive values ― the belief that all who call this country home should have access to quality health care, good-paying jobs, decent affordable housing, thriving schools, a clean environment, and economic opportunity. She understands the drivers of injustice in our nation, and is equipped with the knowledge and conviction to deliver meaningful change in CD-28.
“Electing Jessica is about making clear that our communities deserve better, that we deserve forward-thinking leadership that centers working-class Black and Latino Texans who historically have had their needs neglected by lawmakers across our state,” said Michelle Tremillo, Co-Executive Director of TOP. “Jessica is the candidate in this race who will exhibit this leadership and proudly advocate for her constituents – not for big corporations and special interests.”
Cisneros is challenging Congressman Henry Cuellar, a politician who has raked in donations from corporate PACs, private detention facilities, and the NRA since he took office in 2005. On Wednesday, the FBI conducted a court-authorized search of Cuellar’s Laredo home.
“It’s time CD-28 had a real fighter for the people representing it, not a power-hungry politician who upholds the status quo,” said Dr. Doshie Piper, a TOP board member in San Antonio. “Henry Cuellar doesn’t stand for progress, he stands for more of the same. Jessica Cisneros is a leader who will listen to and be a bold champion for our underserved communities, and TOP is proud to support her.”
Texas Organizing Project PAC runs the largest, independent Get-out-the-Vote political field programs in Texas, focusing on expanding the electorate of color, with an emphasis on turning out Black and Latino voters. To date, TOP PAC has mobilized hundreds of thousands of voters across the state with the aim of building a reflective democracy–one that looks like us and shares our values.
This press release was sent out January 21, 2022.