Texas AFL-CIO Statement on Manny Garcia, Cliff Walker

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay posted this statement on the decisions by Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia and Deputy Executive Director Cliff Walker to leave the state party at the end of the month:

“The nearly quarter-million working people of the Texas AFL-CIO have always been able to count on Manny Garcia and Cliff Walker to have our backs. Whether they were recruiting candidates up and down the ballot who support the labor movement, or fighting to expand voting rights in the Legislature and the courts, or standing up for immigrants and working people of color, Manny and Cliff always led the Texas Democratic Party with their heartfelt beliefs that every Texas working family deserves a fair shot to get ahead and a voice in government. We know Manny and Cliff will continue to do mighty work to build a better Texas, and we can’t wait to see what they do next.”