2020 ENDORSED HOUSE CANDIDATES
Incumbents' Congressional websites are included in text. Click on all names to see linked videos.
Bradley Byrne, the incumbent, is running for the Senate so this is an open seat. James faces four Republican and one Democratic challengers. He unfortunately doesn't have a video and though his position on healthcare isn't the best, the number and scope of the other issues listed on his website, combined with his impressive military career adding to his electability, and the fact that he could flip a traditionally Republican seat earned our endorsement.
Dan is running as an Independent for the Senate against Republican Tom Cotton. As a former copy editor, the correct use of English language is HUGE to me. It should therefore say a lot to you about Dan that his honesty, authenticity, and vision for the future, made me overlook many mistakes, including saying "memorized" when he meant "mesmerized." His mind moves faster than his fingers - not a bad thing in a Senator - and I hereby volunteer to edit his website or at least urge him to get someone else to do it!
His website is https://danwhitcongress.us/ and I highly recommend you keep scrolling and see the scope of his issues.
Celeste is a nurse practitioner running against Steve Womack,(R) who has occupied the 3rd District seat since 2011. Unlike Independent Senate candidate Dan Whitfield, Celeste is a Democrat in a red state so she will probably never say the words we want to hear about Healthcare for All, but it's clear that she fully understands the dysfunction of our current system. Watch the linked video and visit her website http://www.CelesteWilliamsForArkansas.com
AUDREY DENNEY CA-1
More later, but visit her website to learn more!
Chris shifted to the right a bit when incumbent Republican Paul Cook decided not to run again, but it was the linked video launching her campaign that grabbed us. It's our hope that her involvement in the ACA will evolve, and that her more Progressive concerns about the environment, immigration, reproductive choice, and more will serve her well.
Check out her website. https://www.chrisbubser.com/
This is Shahid's second run against Nancy Pelosi and we're endorsing him for the first time though he violates one of our standards - if you're a serious candidate, LOOK like a serious candidate. But we like that he's a Democratic Socialist, and love his Progressive positions, But seriously - a man bun and scraggly mustache? When you're going up against a Chanel, pearl-wearing, steel-belted bitch who's Speaker of the House, you better be serious. But ya never know and, like we did with AOC, we'll back an honest underdog over a corrupt power broker any day! Watch his great video and visit his website!
Phil is one of 2020's courageous candidates challenging one of the most heinous Republican Trump Puppets - Devin Nunes. Phil has come up with a creative way to counter Nunes' absurd lawsuits against his own constituents. Watch the linked video to see what it is.
Go to his website to learn that defeating Nunes isn't his only plan! https://philarballo.com/
ANGELICA DUENAS CA-29
We endorsed Angelica when she ran for the Green Party in 2018. We were glad to see she's updated her website to include more issues and a cleaner look. She does a great job with Healthcare for All, among other issues.
Visit her new website to see the improvements! https://www.angelica4congress.com/
AMMAR CAPA-NAJJAR CA-50
I'm so sorry to have gotten this far and not found a video from this year for Ammar. We endorsed him in 2018 when voters were stupid enough to re-elect indicted Duncan Hunter by 3-some% of the vote. This time, Hunter's guilty plea on 12/3 should be enough to boost Ammar to victory. He is determined to run a positive campaign and has the Progressive platform and political experience to do it.
Visit his website https://www.campacampaign.com/ to learn more!
This is Marie's second try after being narrowly defeated by DINO (anti- choice, homophobic, misogynistic) Dan Lipinski. She was one of the first victims of DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos whose strategy to forbid vendors to work for new Progressive candidates was an epic fail. Marie has shifted a bit to the Left, but she prioritizes the needs of her district above ideology.
The sound quality on the video is bad, but this was the only 2019 video we could find.
I have observed Chuy Garcia's political career since he served as Alderman for the Little Village area where the HIV/AIDS agency where I worked was located; I voted for him in the first-ever run-off election for Mayor that resulted in the second term of Rahm Emmanuel - Chuy lost by 10 points; and I was thrilled when Luis Gutierrez decided to pass the baton to Chuy when he chose to retire to help the people of Puerto Rico. DUH enthusiastically endorsed Chuy in 2018 and now we endorse him again.
Watch the linked video of Chuy nailing big bank CEOs in a Financial Services Committee hearing. His Congressional website is https://chuygarcia.house.gov
This is Anthony's second run against establishment Dem Danny Davis. It is also the second time we've endorsed him. He has wasted no time since 2018, relentlessly serving his community, his special ed students, and running his non-profit. Watch the linked video of Anthony being interviewed at the Dyke March and be blown away by his mind, heart, and spirit!
His website is https://www.voteanthonyclark.com/
Rachel is running to bring change to Congress for the 11th District after 11 years of Bill Foster centrist representation. Rachel is a true Progressive and we applaud her stands on healthcare and the Green New Deal
Watch the linked video and visit her website - https://www.rachelfventura.com/ - to learn more!
Full disclosure - I have a personal stake in Stefanie. Not only am I in awe of her incredible journey to get to this point, but when she wins, I will finally have a Congresswoman who represents ME. Compared to the Republican incumbent Trump-puppet and the elitist, doesn't-even-have-an-Issues-page corporate Democrat, Stefanie supports Healthcare for All, the Green New Deal, LGBTQ and reproductive rights, tuition-free public universities and respect for teachers and public education, and several things that most of the general public are unaware of but should know about.
Though 30 minutes long,, watch the linked interview with Stefanie by David Johnson on his Labor's World View
Her website is https://www.stefanie2020.com/ - be sure to watch the videos and note her list of issues!
Congressman McGovern has served in the House for 22 years and is ranked among the top liberal Representatives. As Chairman of the Rules Committee, he is also a quiet warrior, as evidenced by the reverence he demonstrated to Ady Barkan when opening a Rules Committee hearing on Healthcare for All. Though the linked video is over 2 hours long, Jim's speech starts at 24:00 and goes on for 9:17 minutes.
His campaign website is https://www.jimmcgovern.com/
CHRIS BELL SENATE
More will follow soon, but visit Chris' website to learn about his experience!