Latino Donors Come Together To Put Pressure on House Republicans Opposing Immigration Reform Bill
November 1, 2013 By Latinovations Staff
A new political advocacy organization named The Latino Victory Project has designed a plan to spend up to $20 million on campaigns focusing on members of Congress who have good-sized Latino communities in their districts but oppose comprehensive immigration reform. The plan is designed to concentrate on next year’s midterm elections if Congress does not pass a bill.
Leaders of the group met last Friday in Washington DC to discuss how to move forward. “There was agreement in the room that if we don’t see action in the House, we know who we’re going after,” said Tom Snyder, the AFL-CIO’s immigration campaign manager.
The group is compiled of a network of Latino donors that has grown from the Futuro Fund, a fundraising committee that brought in more than $30 million for Obama’s reelection. The fund represented the strongest and most influential group of Latino’s to come together and generate money for a presidential campaign, to date.