Recount could secure win for Jessica Cisneros

07
Jun

Recount could secure win for Jessica Cisneros

Austin, Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

CONTACT: Christine Bolaños, christine@jolttx.org, (512) 767-2978

Jolt Action proudly endorsed Jessica Cisneros for the U.S. Congress to represent Texas’ 28th Congressional District. From the Rio Grande Valley to San Antonio, Texans from all walks of life deserve a Representative who shares our values and understands our communities. 

The Democratic primary challenger to Rep. Henry Cuellar announced on Monday that she plans to file for a recount of their May runoff election. As of Tuesday morning, Cuellar currently leads by 192 votes out of more than 45,000 counted thus far, according to CNN

“With just under 0.6 percent of the vote symbolizing such stark differences for the future in South Texas, I owe it to our community to see it through to the end,” Jessica said in a statement. 

Born and raised in the same district she seeks to serve, Jessica is a champion for Texas workers and families. We believe she is the future of Texas and can lead us to a better future where our communities no longer live paycheck to paycheck, have access to quality health care, aren’t burdened by student debt and have confidence restored in our power grid. 

“Jessica Cisneros is a powerful Latina advocate with deep ties to border communities in Texas and a history of using her voice to uplift our communities. We have the opportunity to send a fearless Latina to Congress, and Jolt Action is proud to endorse Jessica to help Texans elect the kind of leader we deserve,” said Jolt Action’s Executive Director Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia.

As a lawyer, Jessica has fought for the legal rights of immigrants, higher wages for Texans in her district and workers across the country, and championed voting rights for all Texans regardless of where they live. Our futures depend on electing strong leaders like Jessica. 

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, contact our Communications Team at media@jolttx.org

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