Washington, D.C. – United We Dream Action (UWDA) is excited to endorse Michelle Vallejo in Texas’ 15th Congressional district. Texas’ 15th District is a highly competitive district where, with its current boundaries, Trump would have won by over 2 percentage points in 2020. This year, with a MAGA Republican opponent vying for control of both the seat and the narrative around immigration in border communities, our work to elect Michelle Vallejo is critical to both growing the power of our pro-immigrant champions as well as fighting back against the encroachment of xenophobia and white supremacy in Congress.
At the core of our civic engagement campaign is the goal of empowering millions of youth voters, Latinx voters, and high potential voters with tools to defend their friends and neighbors against disinformation, racism and voter suppression. As Trump and MAGA Republicans increasingly attempt to run candidates that peddle disinformation about immigration to Latinx voters and other voters of color, Michelle Vallejo’s victory in Texas’ 15th District would be a victory not just for this cycle but for decades to come.
Michelle Ming, Political Director for United We Dream Action, said:
“United We Dream Action is thrilled to endorse Michelle Vallejo in what will be a competitive race that could help determine control of the House. Michelle Vallejo is an unapologetic progressive leader committed to fighting for so many of the issues that are top of mind for working people in TX-15 and across the country. From fighting for abortion rights, Medicare for all, free college education, and immigrant justice, Michelle Vallejo has shown that she will be a crucial pro-immigrant champion in Congress. She is a true community leader co-funding groups and organizations that seek the advancement of women of color in public life and business.
Vallejo’s opponent is an extreme, anti-abortion, Trump-backed Republican who is supported by xenophobes weaponizing dangerous anti-immigrant rhetoric that harms our community. We need to ensure we have pro-immigrant champions, like Michelle Vallejo, in Congress who will work alongside us to make the world we all deserve a reality. United We Dream Action is excited to talk to voters to ensure Michelle Vallejo, a business owner and daughter of immigrants becomes the newest young voice in Congress.”