BOLD PAC, The national progressive hispanic organization, is backing Juana Matias for Congress in MA-03.
“Juana Matias has dedicated her life to fighting for working people and for an America that leaves no one behind.”
PODER PAC‘s mission is to increase the number of Democratic, Pro-Choice Latinas serving in Congress.
There are eight Latina Democrats currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Latinas make up less than 2% of the 435 House Members and 1% of the 100 Senators.
They are supporting Juana’s effort to make Congress more reflective of the population and the growing Latino demographic.
NEW POLITICS is a bipartisan organization helping bring a new generation of leadership to politics by helping promising servant leaders run for public office.
“Juana believes that it’s time we send someone to Congress who will put people over politics. She will fight to ensure every person has an opportunity to achieve the American dream, including access to a first-class education, good paying jobs, and retirement security.”
Latino Victory Fund: The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee with the mission of growing Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government – from the school board to the Senate to the White House.
They are supporting Juana’s campaign because:
“Juana Matias understands the challenges facing working families, because she’s lived them. In Congress, she’ll fight to ensure that every family has a fair shot at the American Dream. We’re proud to support her in this effort.”
Justice Democrats: Justice Democrats is a national organization that is dedicated to getting everyday, working people elected to Congress and changing the face of politics.
They are supporting Juana’s campaign because:
“As a working class candidate, Juana knows what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck, to have college debt, and how difficult it is to navigate our healthcare system when a loved one is ill. She is exactly the kind of fighter and voice we need in Washington, and we are thrilled to support her historic campaign for Congress.”
Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera
“I’m incredibly proud to support Juana Matias in her run for Congress. As a first-generation American, Juana knows what it means to work hard for the American Dream. She has spent her life serving others, tirelessly fighting for families. As our State Representative, she’s been a leader, a relentless advocate and positive force for change who understands what it takes to create good, 21st century jobs and ensure every kid has access to a great school. Although I’ll be sad to lose her voice in the State House, I’m thrilled that veterans, and families across this District will have the opportunity to have Juana fighting on our behalf in Congress. It’s been 31 years since Lawrence has sent someone to defend it in Congress, it is way past time and every community in the 3rd District would have a great member of Congress in Juana!”
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
“I am proud to endorse Juana Matias in her campaign for Congress,” said Congresswoman Sanchez (D-CA), the Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. “Juana’s story is relatable to so many people across this country, and when I first met her, I was inspired by her drive and passion to create better opportunities for working people. Juana truly embodies the next generation of leaders we need in Washington, and I can’t wait to call her a colleague in Congress.”
State Representative Frank Moran
“Serving alongside Juana Matias on Beacon Hill has been an absolute honor and I am proud to endorse her campaign for Congress. Juana is one of the most dedicated public servants I know and a fighter for working people. Already, she’s led on legislation that will make our communities safer and expand economic opportunity for all. Although I’ll miss her as a colleague in the State House, she will fight harder than anyone else for our communities and I know she is exactly who we need representing us in Congress.”
State Representative Pat Haddad
“Juana came into the State House ready to work for her constituents and the people of this commonwealth, and she’s dedicated every day since then to bringing people together, finding solutions to our toughest problems, and putting working families first. As a member of Congress, I know she’ll work tirelessly with our delegation to make progress for our communities and is someone everyone in Massachusetts would be proud to see in our nation’s capital.”
State Representative Sarah Peake
“Juana is a powerhouse, and I am so excited to endorse her in her campaign for Congress,” Peake said. “She has established herself as one of the hardest working legislators, and has an ability to work with people of every opinion and background to bring progress to her community and constituents. She will make a great addition to our delegation, and an amazing congresswoman for working people across the Third District.”
State Representative Claire Cronin
“She established herself early on as a strong advocate for those who don’t have a voice at our State House, and it has been an immense pleasure to work alongside her, get to know her, and now cheer her on in her historic campaign to represent the Third District as their next Congresswoman.”
State Representative Marjorie Decker
State Representative Joan Meschino