Former DNC Finance Chair Shifts Focus to 2020 Latinx Turnout
Henry Muñoz III has turned his focus to mobilizing Latinx voter turnout in 2020. During his six-year tenure as DNC Finance Chair, he raised more than $600 million for Democrats. Now, Muñoz is returning to the Latino Victory Project (LVP) -- which he founded with actress Eva Longoria Bastónin 2014 -- in an advisory capacity, according to The Hill. “It’s not going to be good enough this time around to wait until a few months before the election to reach out to the Latino community,” Muñoz said. “We have an incredible opportunity to grow our support, but we can’t treat it like just a fundraising or get-out-the-vote opportunity, we need programs that make us an integral part of the everyday lives of Latinos.” At LVP, he will undertake a new effort to raise money from Latinx donors and to mobilize Latinx voters. Muñoz will also lead the search for LVP’s new leader and organize its mobilization and registration strategy for Latinx voters. The former head of the organization, Cristóbal Alex, left in March to join former VP Joe Biden's presidential campaign. Muñoz is also not fully pulling back from the DNC. Chair Tom Pérez asked him to stay on in an emeritus role and as a DNC member-at-large, with "broad responsibilities for the design of Latino engagement and fundraising toward the 2020 election cycle." More here.