Breaking: LUCHA Backed Candidates Achieved Major Victories In Tonight’s AZ Primary!

PHOENIX — Earlier this year, our endorsement committee voted to support a slate of progressive candidates up and down the ballot. These candidates are grounded in their communities, dedicated to fighting for justice, and advocating for those most impacted by the issues we face today. We want to thank all of our endorsed candidates for running passionate campaigns and fighting for LUCHA values.

With major electoral victories in Maricopa County, Pima County, and Southern Arizona for candidates like State Rep Raquel Terán, State Senator Juan Mendez and State Representative Athena Salman, Gabby Cazares-Kelly for Pima County Recorder, Adelita Grijalva for Pima County Supervisor, and State Representative and House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez, one thing is clear. We have made some historic gains, and have set the groundwork for historic victories in key seats across the state of Arizona!

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic we have seen record-level turnout from the community. Per the Arizona Secretary of State over 700,556 voters showed up to vote by mail or in person, and in Pima County over 160,000 ballots were cast with still all precincts outstanding! Across the state, there has been a rejection of politicians funded by Dark Money Super PACs. Latinx and youth turned out by the hundreds of thousands in Arizona, they are single-handedly reshaping the electorate and will play a pivotal role in turning AZ #LUCHABLUE in November.

Tomas Robles, Co-Executive Director:

Alejandra Gomez, Co-Executive Director:

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Abril Gallardo |abril@luchaaz.org

Cesar Fierros | cesar@luchaaz.org

Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) is a nonprofit membership-led, grassroots organization that builds power with Arizona’s working families.