Julián Castro launches People First Future, spotlighting people of color and progressive candidates
Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julián Castro, has launched a new political action committee (PAC). People First Future PAC is focused on electing progressive candidates committed to prioritizing the needs of people, particularly those from marginalized communities, rather than special interests, which was a major tenet of Castro’s presidential campaign and platform.
“While hardworking families struggle to pay rent, get good health care, or send their kids to decent schools, well-connected and deep-pocketed special interests get in their way,” said Castro in an email statement. “I’m proud to launch People First Future to elect bold leaders across the country who will fight for an America where everyone counts and where people—not special interests—are put first in our politics.”