WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following Democrat Dan Helmer’s victory tonight in the election for Virginia House of Delegates District 40, PFAW Political Director and Director of PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program Lizet Ocampo released the following statement:
“Dan Helmer’s victory, in what was the final remaining Republican-held district in Northern Virginia, is great news for his district and for Virginia. Dan won with a strong message about protecting reproductive rights and combating gun violence. PFAW is proud to have supported Dan through our Next Up Victory Fund, and we know he will do a great job in Richmond on behalf of his constituents.”
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: https://www.pfaw.org.