Latino Victory Head to Join Presidential Campaign
Latino Victory, a progressive organization working to grow Latino political power, announced that Cristóbal Alex would step down as head of the organization effective March 15th, after five years at the helm. Under his leadership, Latino Victory has become one of the top players in Latinx politics. Through its three projects -- Latino Victory Fund, Latino Victory Project, and Latino Victory Foundation -- the organization raised $6.1 million in 2018. "I want you to know how hard it is to leave an organization that I love and a team that I think is the very best in Latino politics," Alex wrote. "It’s been an incredible five years helping to build this effort, and I know that you will carry on our work to increase political power as we enter the most consequential election of our lifetime." Luis Miranda Jr., Latino Victory Board Chair, bid Alex a fond farewell. “Cristóbal is a visionary leader who for the past five years — with the support of a dedicated team who believe in the mission — built an impactful Latino progressive political organization unlike any other,” he said. Alex will be heading to work on a presidential campaign. Whose you ask? He wouldn’t tell us just yet. But he’s close to several 2020 presidential campaigns including former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who recently headlined the Latino Victory summit in Puerto Rico earlier this year. He’s also close to Senator Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) Campaign Chairwoman and sister, Maya Harris. He has previously joined former VP Joe Biden on the campaign trail. And he’s an El Paso native and close to its former Congressman, Beto O'Rourke, who is still considering a WH bid. C’mon, Cristóbal! Give us the goods! We’ll keep you posted. More here.