Latino Victory Project
A network of Latino donors that played a pivotal role in raising money for President Obama’s reelection is now focused on a new campaign: an effort to oust lawmakers who stand in the way of overhauling immigration laws.
The Latino Victory Project, a new political advocacy organization modeled after the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, is planning to spend as much as $20 million on campaigns targeting members of Congress who have sizable Latino communities in their districts but oppose comprehensive immigration reform.
The Project will also develop a direct line to Latino voters between themselves and Latino candidates for federal, state and local offices. The group offers assitance and training to help Latinos launch their respective political campaigns, including campaign and leadership workshops. The organization will also identify who it supports for office and provide voters with information about the candidates and foster a relationship between Latinos and their political representatives. It is unclear when the Latino Victory Fund will be fully operational.
At the helm of the project are DNC Finance Chair Henry Muñoz and actress Eva Longoria, both of whom chaired the Futuro Fund, a project that focuses on empowering young Latinos to become entrepreneurs.
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