The Voter Protection Project announces early support of Marine Veteran John Lira in Texas Battleground District
WASHINGTON – 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, issued their first challenger House race endorsement of the 2022 election cycle throwing their early support behind John Lira for Texas’ 23rd Congressional district.
With uncertain district boundaries and a desperate Republican party attempting to obstruct and gerrymander their way back to the majority in 2022, VPP will be investing early on behalf of formidable candidates in battleground districts.
“The Voter Protection Project is proud to endorse John Lira for Congress,” said Heather Greven, Executive Director for the Voter Protection Project. “John’s strong background of service to this country and deep commitment to our sacred right reflect the best ideals of our Democracy. He’s exactly the type of candidate we need to flip critical seats in areas with a history of rampant voter suppression. We are honored to be early supporters of this campaign and look forward to helping John become a member of Congress that will make Texans proud.”
“Voting is a critical component of our rights as American citizens and the health of our constitutional democracy,” said John Lira, candidate for TX-23. “These rights, which so many have fought and died for, remain under attack and must continue to be defended and expanded. I will work to expand access to voting and to advance the principles of the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. I am honored to have the support of the Voter Protection Project.”
After an $8 million dollar inaugural cycle as an organization, the Voter Protection Project is doubling down for the 2022 cycle and has already endorsed powerhouse candidates Tim Ryan for Senate, Melanie Stansbury running in a special election in NM-01, and Jennifer Carrol Foy for Virginia’s Governor race. VPP has also made early investments to protect the democratic house majority by supporting frontline Democrats that have been crucial allies in the fight to restore integrity to our elections
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-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.