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Congrats to Elizabeth Velasco

Voces Unidas Action Fund extends its warm congratulations to Elizabeth Velasco, the business owner, daughter of first-generation immigrants, and public servant who earlier tonight won the Democratic Party’s primary election for House District 57.

As of 10 p.m. tonight, Elizabeth had secured 64% of the vote, compared to almost 36% for Cole Burger. Elizabeth won Democrats in all three counties that make up the district by the same margin.

The Action Fund endorsed Elizabeth early in the race as the organization’s top strategic priority in the June primary election and executed an intensive, unprecedented campaign across the district’s three counties to help secure her victory.

Since the start of the campaign, the Action Fund has invested more than $120,000 in base-building work, training future candidates and directly engaging Latino and all other progressive voters in House District 57. This includes raising more than $80,000 for Voces Unidas Victory Fund, an independent expenditure committee, to support local races, especially House District 57.

In Elizabeth's race, the Victory Fund reached close to 25,000 voters in various forms, including the following:

  • Several mail pieces, mailed to 14,905 voters across 12,814 households

  • 23,899 text messages sent and received with almost 10,000 voters

  • Almost 90,000 phone calls and 29,986 conversations with 16,856 voters

  • 656,802 digital impressions directed at 25,000 voters

Thank donors to the Action Fund, the first $50 of all eligible donations went to Voces Unidas Small Donor Committee, which made a direct financial contribution to Elizabeth’s campaign.

We want to thank COLOR Action Fund and Colorado Working Families Party, two of our strategic partners that also contribute financially to our Victory Fund.

Alex Sánchez, CEO of Voces Unidas, said the following in reaction to today's victory:

"We are proud of Elizabeth. We know she will be a strong candidate in the General Election, in a now left-leaning district. The Action Fund looks forward to continuing to support her as one of our endorsed champions."

"We also hope that Elizabeth’s victory tonight serves as a model for how the Latino community can not only turn out to vote, but build issues-based coalitions across ethnic/racial lines to elect qualified leaders who will represent the entire community."

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