Largest youth vote organization endorses Democratic candidates in mayoral races in Arizona and North Carolina
Washington, D.C. — Today, NextGen PAC announced the endorsement of Regina Romero for Tucson mayor, Vi Lyles for Charlotte mayor, and Barbara Gaskins for Greenville mayor ahead of this November’s elections. These endorsements are a critical part of NextGen PAC’s efforts to mobilize millions of young voters across the country in support of Democratic candidates in this election cycle and beyond.
NextGen PAC’s endorsement of Romero is due to her commitment to climate justice and economic justice. An experienced civil servant and community advocate, Romero is committed to building a more just and equitable Tucson. NextGen PAC is also endorsing Lyles and Gaskins for their commitment to bettering their communities. As the first Black woman Mayor in Charlotte, Lyles is a proven advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and affordable housing. In Greenville, Gaskins is a candidate committed to the growth of her community with a specific focus on economic equity and criminal justice reform.
“NextGen PAC is proud to endorse Regina Romero, Vi Lyles, and Barbara Gaskins for their respective mayoral seats in Arizona and North Carolina,” NextGen PAC President and Executive Director Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez said. “Ahead of Election Day NextGen PAC will be connecting and educating young voters on the stakes of these races. In our fight to build a better, more representative future, every race is critical. From climate justice to economic justice, these candidates are showing up and working on behalf of young people to build better communities.”
In 2020, NextGen PAC helped mobilize 1 in every 9 young voters who cast a ballot, leading to the largest youth voter turnout in history. Leading up to 2024, NextGen PAC is focused on empowering young voters to fight for a better future, this includes endorsing progressive candidates and ballot measures, among other activities.
About NextGen PAC
NextGen PAC’s mission is to empower young voters to engage in elections and ensure our government is responsive to the largest and most diverse generation in American history. We invite 18-to-35 year olds into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our country. NextGen PAC fights for a progressive future by growing and wielding the grassroots political power of young people on the ground and online.
Paid for by NextGen Climate Action Committee; nextgenpac.org; not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.