WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following Democrat Alex Askew’s victory tonight in Virginia House, District 28, PFAW Political Director and Director of PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program Lizet Ocampo released the following statement:
“Alex Askew’s victory tonight is great news for his Virginia Beach community and for the state. Alex is a strong advocate for public schools, for affordable health care, the environment, and economic justice. Those are the priorities he will bring to Richmond, and we are very proud to have supported Alex through PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund and our Latinos Vote! initiative.”
About Latinos Vote!
PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program exposes and counters anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies. Through electoral work, we hold groups, leaders and influencers accountable at the polls for the harm they do to immigrant and Latino communities.
About Next Up Victory Fund
People For the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund helps young progressive candidates win races for state and local offices across the country. Our goal isn’t just to help make sure progressives win key offices in the short term: we want to build a deep bench of progressive candidates well positioned to control state legislatures, win statewide, and run for federal offices in the years and decades to come. We’re committed to winning the elections that will lead to progressive outcomes that reflect our true American values and the American Way.
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.