Leading National Voting Rights Organization Endorse Senator Tony Vargas

SACRAMENTO – The Voter Protection Project (VPP), the largest national PAC focused on electing voting rights champions and holding Republicans accountable for their attacks on the ballot box, proudly announces support for Tony Vargas in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. 

“State Senator Tony Vargas has proven himself as a lifelong public servant and as someone who knows how to win at the ballot box,” said Heather Greven, Executive Director of the Voter Protection Project. “Tony has built the strong campaign it will take to flip this newly redrawn seat from red to blue. We are honored to be a part of the coalition supporting his run for Congress.”

“As a state senator, I have been a strong advocate for legislation that protects the right to vote and keeps our elections secure,” said Tony Vargas, Congressional Candidate for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. “I am proud to be supported by the Voter Protection Project and look forward to working with them to win this seat so I can work to strengthen voting rights and protect our democracy.” 

After an $8.9 million dollar inaugural cycle as an organization, the Voter Protection Project is doubling down for 2022. State Senator Vargas joins other recently endorsed powerhouse candidates like Cheri Beasley for Senate, Daniel Hernandez in AZ-06, Michelle Vallejo in TX-15, Hillary Scholten in MI-03, Max Rose for NY-11, Quaye Quartey for CA-25, and Christina Bohannan in IA-02. VPP will continue to make critical investments to protect and elect Democrats who will make voting easier, not harder.

Founded in 2019, the Voter Protection Project works to confront the architects of voter suppression directly at the ballot box. Following the Supreme Court’s Rucho v. Common Cause ruling, which stated that federal courts cannot regulate partisan gerrymandering, VPP has taken on the fight to defeat voter suppression state-by-state. During the 2020 cycle, they raised over $8.9-million to support candidates for office at the federal and state levels that champion fair and representative elections. Learn more about VPP by visiting, www.protectvoting.org