Latino grassroots organization aims to GOTV for Youngkin
The LIBRE Initiative is an organization committed to empowering the Hispanic community to reach their full potential by promoting freedom-minded solutions at the state and federal level. Their efforts include identifying and supporting like-minded leaders and policy champions—like Glenn Youngkin—to drive legislation that breaks down barriers to opportunity.
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The Libre Initiative on Friday endorsed Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, who is competing to become the southern state’s first GOP governor since 2014.
Youngkin is in a dead heat against former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) in a race that could set the tone for the 2022 midterms.
Libre’s endorsement of Youngkin is aimed at turning out Virginia’s Latinos, who comprise 5.5 percent of the state’s eligible voters.
“Like many Latinos in Virginia Glenn Youngkin is a businessman, entrepreneur, and family man. He understands the consequences of misguided policies driving up prices in all facets of our lives,” said Daniel Garza, president of The Libre Initiative.
“Youngkin is the right choice for Latinos in Virginia because he is committed to breaking down barriers to affordable health care, educational options and economic opportunities, so all families in Virginia can thrive,” Garza added.
According to a recent Virginia Emerson College/Nexstar Media Group poll, the state’s Hispanic voters favor Youngkin over McAuliffe by a 55 percent to 45 percent margin.
“The Libre Initiative-Virginia is eager to mobilize its grassroots army to connect more Latinos in Virginia to Glenn Youngkin’s vision for the future of Virginia—a place where every person has the freedom and ability to afford and achieve their American Dream,” said Michael Monrroy, coalitions director for The Libre Initiative-Virginia.
“We are prepared to work relentlessly through November 2nd to help see his vision into fruition,” added Monrroy.