The following statement is from Michelle Tremillo, Co-Executive Director of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), congratulating TOP-endorsed candidates on their victories in Tuesday’s primary runoff election:
“From the statewide to local level — in all corners of Texas — Tuesday’s election results once again show that progressive values, policies, and leaders are the future of our state.
“TOP PAC is proudly building this future in each election cycle through not only our voter engagement work, but our year-round issue-based organizing that connects the priorities of working-class Black and Latino Texans to the ballot box.
“We congratulate TOP-endorsed candidates Rochelle Garza (Texas Attorney General), Jasmine Crockett (Congress, TX-30), Jolanda Jones (Texas House, Dist. 147), Melissa Saenz (Bexar County Court #2), and Steve Duble (Harris County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Pl. 2) on their hard-fought runoff wins Tuesday night. Their strong electoral performances speak to the popularity and necessity of a progressive agenda that puts working-class people’s needs first.
“This people-powered agenda and vision is needed now more than ever as we counter Republicans’ unprecedented attacks on our basic rights, while paving the road to the future Texans need and deserve.”
Ray Brackens, TOP board member in Houston added:
“The results of these primary runoffs made clear that progressive power is expanding across our state, and Black and Latino Texans are unapologetically leading the way.
“Midterm elections will be here before we know it, and TOP PAC is more than ready to harness this progressive power to meaningfully connect with voters and further shift the political landscape of our state.”
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 statement was sent out May 26, 2022.