In a Show of Force, Coalition of Leading Progressive Organizations Endorse Jessica Cisneros’ Primary Challenge to Rep. Henry Cuellar

JStreetPAC, LCV Action Fund, MoveOn Political Action, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund Put Political Muscle Behind Progressive, Pro-Choice Challenger in TX-28 Race

December 3, 2019

A coalition of leading progressive organizations announced today their joint endorsement of Jessica Cisneros in her campaign to represent Texas’ 28th Congressional District. This group includes JStreetPAC, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, MoveOn Political Action, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF). Collectively, these groups represent millions of progressive, grassroots members nationwide, and tens of thousands in Texas’ 28th Congressional District.

Cisneros is seeking to unseat Representative Henry Cuellar, an anti-choice, anti-environment, and anti-immigrant Democratic incumbent, who regularly votes in support of an extreme and out-of-touch agenda pushed by President Trump.

“The people of South Texas are ready to have a new voice in Congress who will fight for the needs and concerns of our community,” said Cisneros. “We’re ready to show up for our planet, for our democracy, for our reproductive freedom, and most importantly, for our future. I’m proud to stand alongside so many incredible organizations leading the fight against the Trump administration’s hatred and bigotry — I’m grateful to receive the endorsements of JStreetPAC, LCV Action Fund, MoveOn, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund in our effort to bring true representation to South Texas.”

Rep. Cuellar — who Cisneros has described as “Trump’s favorite Democrat” — has received an A rating from the National Rifle Association, has voted to defund sanctuary cities and reproductive health services, and has accepted thousands of dollars in contributions from the Koch brothers.

The joint endorsement comes as the Cisneros campaign continues to gain momentum, recently earning the endorsements of Democratic Party heavyweights including Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley.

Statement from Ben Shnider, Vice President of Political Affairs at JStreetPAC

“Jessica Cisneros is a dynamic young leader who understands the importance of diplomacy, opposes disastrous wars of choice and is committed to promoting peace, justice and self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians. JStreetPAC is proud to do everything we can to help bring Jessica’s bold and principled voice to Congress.”

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