Latino Victory Fund Endorses Members of Congress Under “Our Champions” Program to Protect and Preserve the Progress Made in Latino Representation at the Federal Level

Influential national organization announces support for an initial slate of 7 Members of Congress

WASHINGTON – Today, Latino Victory Fund, the most influential national organization helping to build political power within the Latino community at every level of government, endorsed 7 Latino Members of Congress as part of the organization’s “Our Champions” incumbent protection program. This effort focuses on preserving the progress made by the organization in helping to elect members of Congress across the country. As part of the initiative, Latino Victory will invest resources in helping to re-elect these members by raising funds, recruiting volunteers, and educating and mobilizing voters in key districts. 

The initiative was launched by Latino Victory in 2019 and it’s been renewed as the organization gears up to play a pivotal role in the 2024 Presidential Election and campaigns across every swing state. 

The following initial slate of champions will be supported by Latino Victory as part of the program:

  • U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo
  • U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez
  • U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
  • U.S. Rep. Mike Levin
  • U.S. Rep. Delia Ramirez
  • U.S. Rep. Andrea Salinas
  • U.S. Rep. Gabe Vasquez

“We are proud to support these Latino members of Congress for re-election because they don’t just represent districts – they represent communities,” said Sindy Benavides, President and CEO of the Latino Victory Fund. “By investing in their re-election in key districts, we are preserving progress that has been made to ensure real representation in our nation’s capital. Latino Victory will work aggressively to boost those who champion our causes, help to increase Latino voter turnout, and strategically invest in areas that help secure victories from the White House to the State House.  We know that when the Latino electorate is energized, our communities and our country win – and this is why we are excited to reelect “Our Champions” so that the policies implemented at the federal level can represent the needs and values of our community.”

Latino Victory released the following statements in support of these endorsed candidates:

Rep. Yadira Caraveo

“Congresswoman Caraveo is a respected community leader raised in an immigrant family driven by the value of hard work and altruism. As a pediatrician and state legislator, Congresswoman Caraveo fought for her community, with legislative wins that included lowering prescription drug costs, expanding funding for preschool, and limiting toxic pollution. The people of Colorado knew they were sending a true and tried leader to Congress in 2022, and Latino Victory Fund is proud to endorse her to ensure she is reelected.”

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez  

“As a small-business owner and mother, Congresswoman Gluesenkamp-Perez knows first-hand the challenges working families face to secure health care, affordable childcare, and a living wage. Her first-hand experience inspired her to run for Congress to fight for more economic opportunity and to ensure families in her district have access to low-cost health care. As a member of Congress, her priorities are those that matter to Latinos—supporting workers’ rights, lowering health care and prescription drugs, and addressing the cost of day-to-day items the average American needs—the cost of food, gas, and rent. Latino Victory Fund is proud to endorse Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp-Perez.”

Rep. Jimmy Gomez

“With our democracy on the line, we need members of Congress like Jimmy Gomez, who have stood up to defend immigrant rights and civil rights and pushed back on attacks against the Latino community. Congressman Gomez is a seasoned legislator who, since his days in the California State Assembly, has fought for progressive issues that strengthen and support the Latino community. From his advocacy for access to affordable health care, legislation to combat climate change, and protecting women’s reproductive rights, Congressman Gomez will continue to fight for equitable and just policies. Latino Victory Fund first endorsed Congressman Gomez in his first bid for Congress, and we are proud to continue supporting him in this high-stakes election.”

Rep. Mike Levin 

“We are proud to endorse Congressman Levin because he is a dedicated public servant and an effective legislator. He’s a staunch supporter of working families and has worked tirelessly to support efforts to strengthen his district’s Latino community and all communities. His priority issues reflect the issues that matter to working families and Latinos, including combating climate change, supporting small businesses, and strengthening our economy, as well as supporting women’s reproductive rights. We are committed to ensuring Congressman Levin is re-elected and that we protect this key Democratic seat.”  

Rep. Delia Ramirez

“Congresswoman Delia Ramirez has spent her life and career advocating for Illinois’ working families. She’s part of a rising generation of Latina leaders running for office to level the playing field for disadvantaged families.  Growing up, Delia’s family experienced the need for housing assistance, and her father and mother worked two jobs to provide for their children. Her family’s experience is the meat and bones of the American Dream, and Delia understands how critical social services and progressive policies are to helping families break the cycle of poverty. It’s why she’s been such an effective community leader and powerhouse legislator in Congress, fighting for affordable housing, and immigration reform, and defending our nation’s imperiled democracy. Latino Victory Fund is proud to endorse Congresswoman Delia Ramirez for reelection.”

Rep. Andrea Salinas

“Congresswoman Salinas has been a formidable champion for workers’ rights, reproductive rights, and environmental protections throughout her extensive career. She’s a fighter dedicated to advocating in Congress for labor rights, access to health care, and women’s rights. Congresswoman Salinas has proven herself as a steadfast supporter of Oregon’s 6th District, and Latino Victory is proud to support her to ensure she returns to Washington to continue her fierce advocacy for working families.”

Rep. Gabe Vasquez 

“Latino Victory Fund is proud to support Congressman Gabe Vasquez in his re-election bid to represent New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. Congressman Vasquez’s priorities have been focused on working for his district and in doing so, he’s fought for access to affordable health care, environmental protections and land conservation in New Mexico, immigration reform, and protecting women’s reproductive rights during these challenging times. New Mexico’s 2nd is one of the most competitive districts in the country, and we’re committed to helping keep Congressman Vasquez in Congress and this seat Democratic.”

“Our Champions” was originally launched in 2019 as a first-of-its-kind program. Since then, Latino Victory has used “Our Champions” and other initiatives to help progressive elected officials organize toward victory.


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 county board to the Senate to the White House.

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