Díaz gets the nod from national Latino group
The Latino Victory Fund (LVF), a non-partisan organization created to build political power within the Latino community, announced their 2015 slate of endorsed candidates among them Nelson Díaz for mayor of Philadelphia.
The only previous endorsement Díaz had received was from State Rep. Angel Cruz, state Rep. Leslie Acosta, former Rep. Ralph Acosta and Former City Councilman Angel Ortiz.
"I'm honored and humbled to receive this outpouring of support from the Latino community," said Diaz. "We need to create a city of opportunity that works for all Philadelphians, and that's exactly what I've spent my career fighting for. Too many of our communities are trapped in a cycle of poverty and stuck in a failing school system. This endorsement is recognition that our campaign to change that sad reality is catching on."
LVF was founded by Henry Munoz III, National Finance Committee Chair for the Democratic National Committee, and actress Eva Longoria. The organization also endorsed Jesús "Chuy" García for mayor of Chicago, and M. Lorena González for Seattle City Council.
“We are proud to endorse Nelson Diaz for Mayor of Philadelphia," said Cristobal Alex, President of the Latino Victory Fund. "Nelson’s record as a civil rights activist and a dutiful public servant with over four decades of experience speaks to his character and level of commitment to lifting all Philadelphians up.”
Diaz also released a new campaign video, called "City of Opportunity," highlighting his career as a civil rights activist and his plan to start building a better Philadelphia.