MIAMI – The SPLC Action Fund today endorsed Marvin Tapia for commissioner in the upcoming Miami-Dade County Municipal Election. Mr. Tapia is a long-time local advocate and chairman of the Miami-Dade County’s Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board.
“Local elected officials have a tremendous impact on the everyday lives of citizens in their community,” said Madison Hollon, program manager of political campaigns for the SPLC Action Fund. “It is essential that those who sit in these positions are truly devoted to serving the community. Mr. Tapia has demonstrated his commitment to these principles including addressing the affordability crisis happening in Miami.”
Tapia has pledged to focus on improving access to affordable housing and supporting local efforts to drive the cost of living down.
The SPLC Action Fund is focused on lifting up communities of color, particularly in the Deep South, who face systemic oppression, poverty and structural racism. To overcome these injustices, the organization is committed to reimagining the political, economic and social systems that sustain them to create a world where all people can thrive.
In pursuit of this bold agenda, the SPLC Action Fund supports candidates who share its commitment to addressing the deep inequities that plague our nation.
About the SPLC Action Fund
SPLC Action Fund is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people. SPLC Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate organization to the Southern Poverty Law Center. For more information, visit www.splcactionfund.org.