Washington, D.C. – Today, Latino Victory Fund endorsed Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García for Mayor of Chicago.
Nathalie Rayes, Latino Victory Fund president and CEO, released the following statement: “We’re endorsing Jesús “Chuy” García because, throughout his career, he has consistently prioritized the issues that matter to Latinos. Chicago’s thriving Latino community has shaped the city’s economy and culture for decades, which is why electing a Latino mayor will be a historic moment for all Chicagoans. Chuy will work to unite all communities and champion policies that will create a more prosperous Chicago where the doors of opportunity are open for everyone. We’re proud to stand alongside Chuy García for better jobs, safer communities, accessible health care, and ensuring our Democracy works for everyone.”
Congressman García released the following statement proudly accepting the endorsement: “As a proud Mexican-American, I’m honored and humbled to receive Latino Victory Fund’s endorsement. Too often, Latino communities are overlooked and our votes taken for granted. That’s why Latino Victory Fund’s work is critical to strengthening the political power and amplifying the voices of Latino communities across this country. Together, we will keep fighting for the full representation our community deserves.”
Latino Victory Fund’s endorsement comes just weeks after IUOE Local 150 committed $1 million to García’s campaign. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García has received over 10 key endorsements since formally launching his campaign for mayor of Chicago.
You can watch Congressman García’s launch video here.
You can learn more about Congressman García’s campaign here.
The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee with the mission of growing Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government – from the school board to the Senate to the White House.