The following statement is from Brianna Brown, Co-Executive Director of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), in response to the electoral showings of congressional candidates Jessica Cisneros (TX-28), Jasmine Crockett (TX-30), and Greg Casar (TX-35) in the Texas Democratic Primary:
“On Tuesday, Democratic voters across the state made clear they are hungry for people-powered change and progressive leadership in the halls of Congress. We saw this as clear as ever in congressional districts 28, 30, and 35 – races where TOP endorsed.
“We congratulate Greg Casar on his resounding primary win, as well as Jessica Cisneros and Jasmine Crockett for their impressive election performances that have them one step closer to championing bold policies at the federal level to uplift Black and Latino families.
“This progressive wave in Texas didn’t just happen overnight; it’s been years in the making. Coordinating with strategic statewide partners, TOP has worked over the last decade to organize Black and Latino communities in Texas with the goal of transforming our state into a place where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve.
“These results for Cisneros, Crockett, and Casar further show that this vision is being manifested in real time, with working-class communities of color leading the way.”
Eric Mata, TOP board president, added:
“The results of these congressional primaries prove that young progressive leaders are taking charge, and that they are ready to fully represent the interests of working-class Black and Latino Texans.
“Jessica Cisneros, Jasmine Crockett, Greg Casar will be powerful change-makers once elected to Congress, and TOP is prepared to kick our voter outreach efforts into an even higher gear to ensure all three make it there.”
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.