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2020 WINNING ENDORSED CANDIDATES

ARIZONA

  • Mark is a retired U.S. Navy combat pilot, engineer, and NASA astronaut, having spent more than 50 days in space, and has lived on the International Space Station. In addition, he has survived cancer and helped his wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recover from a gunshot wound, making healthcare and gun safety issues of personal importance to him. We were impressed by the skills he learned in space - as he says, "Unlike the federal government, the International Space Station can’t just shut down when people don’t get along. And when you’re orbiting the Earth at 25 times the speed of sound and bad stuff starts to happen, you have to work the problem as a team, and you can’t dismiss ideas based on the politics of the person offering them." We need that kind of wisdom as we continue to fight the coronavirus! Watch the linked video and then go to his website https://markkelly.com/ to learn more about what he stands for.

  • Representative Grijalva is a quiet warrior, but watch him talk about theU.S. Postal Service in the linked video. You can see more at his YouTube channel. With his chairmanship of the Natural Resources Committee he's fighting the climate crisis. Visit his campaign website at https://standwithraul.com/ His Congressional website is https://grijalva.house.gov

CALIFORNIA

  • Congratulations to Representative Huffman for his primary win! He may not be the strongest advocate for H4A, but he is a bulldog when it comes to the environment! Watch the linked video of his grilling of Daniel Jorjani, the Principal Deputy Solicitor of the Department of the Interior. His campaign website, https://www.jaredhuffman.com/, is old, but you can visit his FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/RepHuffman/. His Congressional website is https://huffman.house.gov

  • ELECTION HAS NOT BEEN CALLED. Running in a strong Republican district, Chris shifted to the right a bit when incumbent Republican Paul Cook decided not to run again. We congratulate her for making it through the primary. She'll have a good chance to flip the seat! It was the linked video launching her campaign that grabbed us. It's our hope that her position on 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/

  • CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWAWELL CA-15

    CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWAWELL CA-15Representative Swalwell was right to withdraw from the presidential race - his excellent work on the Judiciary Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is exemplified by the way he goes after Corey Lewandowski in the video here https://youtu.be/jFWOphLsSlg. We look forward to more since he ran unopposed in the primary! His campaign website is https://ericswawell.com and his Congressional website is https://swalwell.house.gov

  • CONGRESSMAN RO KHANNA CA-17

    CONGRESSMAN RO KHANNA CA-17Always a winner in our book, we're cheering his primary victory. He is a champion for Healthcare for All, a leader in the Progressive Caucus and was a true (as opposed to transient) ally to Bernie. Watch Ro's great floor speech on Healthcare for All here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1k4W4XaUxI. He got our endorsement in 2018 and will continue to get it! We trust him to carry on Bernie's vision as Republicans and establishment Democrats continue to try to eradicate it. We would love to see him as Speaker of the House! His campaign website is: https://www.rokhanna.com/ and his Congressional website: https://khanna.house.gov

  • Congratulations to Representative Barragan on her primary win! We've been impressed with her tenacious work on the Energy & Commerce Committee and on Homeland Security. Watch the linked video to see her take down Kirstjen Nielsen. Her campaign website is: http://barraganforcongress.com/ and her Congressional website: https://barragan.house.gov

  • Representative Porter is another incumbent candidate who we missed endorsing in 2018, but certainly won't miss this time around! I doubt that anyone would've predicted that this "coupon-clipping, mini-van driver" would turn out to be the most feared whiteboard-wielding interrogator of CEOs testifying in a Financial Services Committee hearing. Watch the linked video to see her "doing the math" with JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and he still doesn't get it. I recommend you go to C-SPAN's channel on YouTube and search for her - there are plenty more like this! Her campaign website is http://katieporter.com; her government website is https://porter.house.gov.

  • CONGRESSMAN HARLEY ROUDA CA-48

    CONGRESSMAN HARLEY ROUDA CA-48Rep. Rouda's won the top spot in his primary and is on the ballot in November. We are glad to endorse him and sorry we missed putting him on this page earlier. We have been impressed by his bi-partisan work on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, as well as the Oversight Committee. Watch the linked video to see his questioning of the panel about the intersection of infrastructure and the climate crisis. His website is https://harleyforcongress.com/. Volunteer, donate and let's keep him working on the issues we care about! His government website is https://rouda.house.gov.

  • ELECTION HAS NOT BEEN CALLED. We endorsed Ammar in 2018 when voters were stupid enough to re-elect indicted Duncan Hunter. This time, Hunter's guilty plea on 12/3 should be enough to boost Ammar to victory. He won 35.9% of the vote to incumbent Republican Darrell Issa's 23.8%. We're declaring him the winner of the top spot with Issa in the second! Watch the linked video of news coverage of his victory.
    Visit his website https://www.campacampaign.com/ to learn about his positions and more! He bills himself as a moderate, but we believe he has some progressive leanings. In any case, he has a real chance to flip a Republican seat against Issa who isn't from the district and has some political baggage of his own.

COLORADO

  • We endorsed Joe in 2018 and proudly endorse him now. He is the son of parents who fled Eritrea, a war-torn country in East-Africa, and immigrated to the U.S. as refugees, becoming naturalized citizens. Joe’s parents never took for granted the freedom and opportunities the U.S. gave their family. Their experience motivated Joe to be an active participant in democracy and to give back through public service. Prior to being elected to Congress, Joe served as an attorney, civic leader, and public official who spent his career fighting to expand opportunities for families across Colorado. Before becoming a Congressman, Joe co-founded New Era Colorado, the state’s largest youth voter registration and mobilization non-profit in Colorado. The organization has since registered over 150,000 young people to vote across the state, secured successful passage of progressive legislation at the state level, and has led the fight locally against climate change. Joe is the first African American elected to serve in Congress in Colorado history and he serves as a Vice-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is a Vice-Chair of the Medicare for All Caucus, and was elected by his peers to be the Freshman Co-Representative to Leadership. Watch the linked video to see one of the reasons he got our endorsement. His campaign website is https://www.joeneguseforcongress.com/ and his government website is https://neguse.house.gov/.

CONNECTICUT

  • Rosa is the daughter of parents who both served as New Haven aldermen - her father Ted was known as the “Mayor of Wooster Square. and her mother Luisa became the longest-serving member of the New Haven Board of Aldermen. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Rosa has served as the first Executive Director of EMILY’S List, as Executive Director of Countdown ‘87, the national campaign that stopped U.S. military aid to the Nicaraguan Contras, and then as Chief of Staff to Senator Christopher Dodd. In 1990, Rosa was elected to the House of Representatives and has served Connecticut’s 3rd District ever since. IMHO, Rosa is the Queen of Fashion, Glasses, Hair, and Footwear and I applaud her daring individual style! Watch the linked video to see her prove that there's a pit bull underneath the "look!" Currently, Rosa is Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and serves on the subcommittee responsible for FDA and agriculture, which oversees drug and food safety. She is Dean of her delegation and a founding member of the Progressive Caucus. She is the lead sponsor of H.R.2452, the Medicare for America Act. While it's not a Healthcare for All single-payer bill as H.R. 1384 is, we believe it's the most acceptable first step toward achieving that goal. Her website is https://rosadelauro.com and her government website is https://delauro.house.gov

  • In her first term, Jahana has proven to be a true fighter for her constituents. A former teacher, education is an issue she's particularly passionate about. Unfortunately, her website has no About or Issues pages, but you can see recent news on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jahanahayesct/. Watch the linked video for her fierce questioning of Betsy DeVos and you can see some of her best moments in Congress at https://www.c-span.org/person/?jahanahayes. Her Congressional website is https://hayes.house.gov. Volunteer. donate, and VOTE for Jahana on August 11!

GEORGIA

  • ELECTION HAS NOT BEEN CALLED. Jon is a native Georgian, investigative journalist, media executive, and politician. His time in Washington as a national security staffer and aide to Rep. Hank Johnson for five years inspired him to fight corruption and injustice and he left Johnson's office in 2012 to earn a master's degree at the London School of Economics. Since 2013, Jon has been managing partner and CEO of Insight TWI, a small business based in the UK, which produces investigations targeting corrupt officials and organized crime for international news organizations. His company has produced internationally broadcast investigations of such topics as extrajudicial killings by security forces in several countries; the West African Ebola outbreak; money laundering and bribery; and high-level corruption in international sports. Who better to "drain the swamp? Watch the linked video to see his anti-corruption ad. Go to his website - https://electjon.com/ to see his launch video. Then volunteer, donate, and VOTE for him so he can help Democrats take back the Senate!

  • ELECTION NOT CALLED YET, BUT CAROLYN LEADS BY 2.4 POINTS. Carolyn won her primary by almost 53% and will face first-timer Rich McCormick in November. Incumbent Republican Rob Woodall chose not to run in 2020. Visit her website www.carolyn4congress.com. Watch the linked video to see why we endorsed her!

  • Raphael is running to unseat the appointed Kelly Loeffler, a Trump devotee. He is a minister at the church Martin Luther King belonged to and he hopes to take the compassion, understanding and love for humanity that he also embodies to the Senate. There is much more to learn about Rev. Warnock - go to his website warnockforgeorgia.com and please volunteer and, if you can, DONATE! Most of all, VOTE on January 5 for Raphael, as well as Jon Osshoff and Daniel Blackman!

HAWAII

  • Kai has an impressive record in Hawaii's state government. He currently serves as the Majority Floor Leader of the Hawaiʻi State Senate and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Water and Land. Kai is also an 18-year veteran, pilot and commissioned officer in the Hawai'ian Air National Guard, United States Air Force where he continues to serve as a Lt. Colonel with the 201st Air Operations Group. Watch the linked video to hear about his ideas for higher education and please visit his website's extensive Priorities page at https://www.kaikahele.com/. Volunteer, donate and VOTE for Kai on August 8th!

ILLINOIS

  • Congratulations to Marie for being the winner against DINO (anti- choice, homophobic, misogynistic) Dan Lipinski. She was one of the first victims of DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos' strategy to squelch new Progressive candidates, but she wasn't deterred! Marie has shifted a bit to the Left, which we welcome, but she prioritizes the needs of her district above ideology. Watch the linked video to hear her positions on the issues. Marie's website is https://www.marienewmanforcongress.com/

  • 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 congratulate him for his primary victory and continued good work in the House!

    Watch the linked video of Chuy nailing big bank CEOs in a Financial Services Committee hearing. Be sure to visit his website at http://jesuschuygarcia.com/chuy!
    His Congressional website is https://chuygarcia.house.gov

MAINE

  • CONGRESSMAN JARED GOLDEN ME-2

    CONGRESSMAN JARED GOLDEN ME-2We missed endorsing Jared in 2018, but are glad to endorse him now. After the September 11th attacks, he enlisted in the Marine Corps infantry and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After returning home, Jared used his veterans’ benefits to attend Bates College. His career then turned toward politics and Jared was elected to represent Lewiston in the Maine House of Representatives in 2014, and in 2016, was chosen by his peers to serve as the Democratic Assistant Majority Leader. Jared defeated Republican Bruce Poliquin in 2018, helping Democrats to win the House. Though his stance on healthcare would normally disqualify him from our endorsement, his integrity impressed us, as well as his strong position on ending Citizens United and campaign funding reform. His website is https://jaredgoldenforcongress.com/ and his Congressional website is https://golden.house.gov.

MARYLAND

  • A lifelong resident of Maryland, John has served the 3rd District for 13 years and we think he should continue his work there. Before he was elected to Congress, John worked in the Maryland State Department of Education to improve Maryland's school system. As an attorney, he represented doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to build a high-quality health care system, as well as working with organizations like the Public Justice Center to protect the environment and ensure equality and opportunity for all Marylanders. John has been a co-sponsor of Medicare for All bills since it was the Expanded & Improved Medicare for All, as well as a fighter for the environment, civil rights, and other progressive issues. The linked video is about getting the money out of politics. John won his primary on June 2nd, but go to his campaign website https://www.johnsarbanes.com/ to learn more and vote for John in November! His government website: https://sarbanes.house.gov.

  • Jamie was a freshman in the 115th Congress and was re-elected to the 116th. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Before he was elected to Congress, Jamie was a three-term State Senator in Maryland, where he also served as the Senate Majority Whip. He quickly earned a reputation for building coalitions in Annapolis, and delivered a series of landmark legislative accomplishments. He was also a professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law for more than 25 years. He's authored several books, including the Washington Post best-seller Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People and the highly-acclaimed We the Students: Supreme Court Cases For and About America’s Students. Watch Jamie enumerate the damage Trump has done in the linked video. His passion and fearless speaking of truth is why he will always have our vote! Visit his website at https://jamieraskin.com to learn more and see the best home page photo we've seen in a long time! His Congressional website is https://raskin.house.gov. Vote to send him back to Congress to continue his good work.

MASSACHUSETTS

  • In what could be the most closely watched primary between an incumbent and an establishment House member, Ed is defending his Senate seat from Establishment Dem Joe Kennedy III. Ed served 18 terms in the House (to Joe's 2.5) before moving up to the Senate in 2013. He is just more proof that the DNC is dead set on defeating Progressives - they tried to do it with the Squad and I'm sure they thought a Kennedy could never lose, especially when challenging a progressive who is facing his first re-election. Fortunately for Ed, THIS Kennedy has neither the experience nor the speaking skill of his great-uncle JFK or the consistency of Ed Markey. We'll add more about Ed, but in the meantime, go to his website edmarkey.com and volunteer or DONATE. Watch the linked video and VOTE for Ed on September 1!

  • Jim has been into politics since he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Public Administration degrees from The American University, working his way through college by serving as an aide in the office of U.S. Senator George McGovern. He went on to manage Senator McGovern’s 1984 Presidential campaign in Massachusetts, and delivered his nomination speech during the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Jim spent 14 years working as a senior aide for the late U.S. Representative John Joseph Moakley. In 1989, Moakley tapped him to lead the investigation into the murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador. The investigation ultimately led to a seminal change in U.S. foreign policy towards El Salvador and Jim’s time in El Salvador strengthened his personal and political beliefs. Jim has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace. 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. Watch the linked video to hear him speak through his mask about the COVID-19 relief bills. Go to his website https://www.jimmcgovern.com/ to learn more and VOTE for him on September1!

  • We missed Rep. Pressly in 2018, having endorsed someone else too early. We will not make the same mistake this year because she has proven herself to be just the kind of truthful warrior we need. This is also reflected in her personal and inspiring choice to embrace her own truth about her alopecia. We not only applaud her courage, but we think she's even more awesome without her hair! Her work in Congress has been fierce - you can watch her eviscerate Ben Carson in the linked video and learn about her first year as a Congresswoman at her website, https://ayannapressley.com/

MICHIGAN

  • Elissa is another incumbent who flew under our radar in 2018 but who caught our eye in committee hearings, earning our endorsement this time around. Elissa is a third-generation Michigander and spent her early life on a working farm in Holly, Michigan where she currently lives today. The values of hard work, decency, and integrity that she learned from her family ultimately guided her into a life of service. The 9/11 attacks occurred during her first week of graduate school in New York City, and Elissa decided that she wanted to work in national security. She was recruited by the CIA to serve as a Middle East analyst, and served three tours in Iraq which led to neing part of George W Bush's national security team and she was asked to stay on when President Obama took office. She took on a series of leadership roles at the Defense Department, and oversaw defense policy for Africa, the Middle East, and Europe at the Pentagon as the acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Watch the linked video of Elissa questioning Kirstjen Nielson about border security. Visit her website and volunteer, donate, and VOTE to keep Elissa doing her great work! https://elissaforcongress.com/ Her government website is http://slotkin.house,gov

  • Congressman Levin was onr of our endorsees in 2018 and he has proven, in his first term, to deserve it again. His position on healthcare is personal, having dealt with the medical needs of his two sons. He has also been a strong supporter of public education while serving on the Education & Labor Committee - Watch the linked video to hear his grilling of Betsy DeVos on the issues of student loan debt collection from those defrauded by their colleges.
    He's also strong on the environment being a former green energy entrepreneur and state workforce officer, and with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez they introduced the Electric Vehicle (EV) Freedom Act, a bill "that will create good-paying jobs nationwide, electrify America’s highway system and take necessary steps to combat climate change." Visit his website (same as in 2018) at https://www.andylevinforcongress.com/. His government website is https://andylevin.house.gov/.

  • Not one to toot her own horn, people know Debbie as "John Dingell's wife," but hardly ever know the activism and experience she brought to Congress after winning the seat her husband had held. Debbie’s activism started at a young age in her passion for issues important to women and children. She is a founder and past chair of the National Women’s Health Resource Center and the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. A lifelong advocate for young people, Debbie chaired the Michigan Infant Mortality Task Force that reduced infant mortality rates in the state, in addition to serving as Co-Chair of the Children’s Leadership Council, a business-led advocacy group that promotes investment in early childhood education. In her professional career, Debbie was an executive at General Motors before continuing her dedication to supporting charitable causes as President of the GM Foundation. Watch the linked video to see how she carried on for her husband with dignity when Trump insulted them both at a rally, proving his cruelty and classlessness. Visit her website debbiedingellforcongress.com/!

  • We missed endorsing Rashida in 2018 but aren't about to make that mistake again! If you don't already know her story, she is the eldest of 14 children born to working-class Palestinian immigrants in Detroit. Rashida came to Congress already made famous by the mainstream press and social media for her "impeach the motherfucker" remark. But some of us loved her for that and for her passion, be it expressed through anger or tears. Her work on the Oversight & Reform and Financial Services Committees has been fantastic and her questioning of the panel at a hearing on white supremacy was rivetingly powerful. Watch the linked video, not because she "got emotional" (media code for "watch her cry"), but because she was speaking from her own experience. Go to her website at https://www.rashidaforcongress.com/. Her government website is https://tlaib.house.gov/

MINNESOTA

  • Ilhan was one of our stars in 2018 and we are pleased to endorse her again with hope that the bigots and xenophobes within and outside of Congress will stop trying to scare her away. Her work on the Foreign Affairs Committee in the linked video is emblematic of her power and growth in her freshman year. Her government website is https://omar.house.gov and her campaign website is https://www.ilhanomar.com/ - make sure she can continue her good work and volunteer, donate, and VOTE for her on August 11 AND in November!

MISSOURI

  • Cori's 2018 loss was heartbreaking and we're so happy to endorse her again in 2020. She has learned from her first campaign and now has a better chance, we believe, of unseating corporate-owned Democrat Lacey Clay. Watch the linked video to hear about her participation in the Black Lives Matter movement and if you have Netflix, watch Knock Down the House, in which she is featured. Visit her website https://coribush.org/platform and if you live in MO-1, sign up to volunteer and anyone inspired by her, please donate! Most of all, VOTE for Cori on August 4!

NEW MEXICO

  • A Congressman since 2010, Ben Ray is now going for the seat of retiring Democrat Tom Udall. He was born and raised on a small family farm in Nambé, New Mexico by a union ironworker and a public school employee, Ben learned the values of hard work and community service from a young age. As a representative, he has been a consistent, thoughtful voice for his constituents as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. As Assistant Speaker of the House, Ben Ray is the highest-ranking Hispanic in Congress and has helped put forward a people-first legislative agenda that addresses disparities to help all Americans achieve equity. In 2018, Ben Ray successfully chaired the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, leading the Democratic effort to take back the majority in the U.S. House while electing the most diverse and youngest Congress in history. A passionate supporter of the Equality Act, Ben Ray believes that all individuals, regardless of how they identify or who they love, should be protected from discrimination under the law. Ben Ray has also worked to combat the opioid epidemic in New Mexico by securing millions of dollars in treatment, education, and prevention funds for rural communities plagued by addiction. A staunch advocate of campaign finance reform, Ben Ray has refused to accept corporate PAC money for his U.S. Senate campaign. Watch the linked video for proof of his views. The bottom line is that Ben Ray has been a strong voice for the People while in the House - now New Mexico should send him to the Senate! His campaign website is https://benrlujan.com/ and his governmental website is https://lujan.house.gov

  • We were thrilled in 2018 to endorse Deb and even more thrilled when she won and became one of the first Native American women in Congress, She has served on the Armed Services Committee, as well as the Natural Resources Committee. Before winning her Congressional seat, Deb built a reputation of organizing for the benefit of Native Americans, getting them to register and vote, passing legislation to provide in-state tuition at state colleges for all Native Americans, regardless of where they live. But she not only fights for indigenous rights - in 2017, she partnered with state LGBTQ civil rights leaders to help pass a ban on Conversion Therapy in New Mexico - one of few progressive bills in the State Legislature that was signed by the Governor. In Congress, Deb has continued her passionate fight for the rights of tribal peoples, as you can see in the linked video during a hearing about copper mining on sacred Apache land. Please visit her website https://debforcongress.com/ to learn more, volunteer, donate, and VOTE to send Deb back to Congress. Her government website is https://haaland.house.gov.

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NEW YORK

  • What can we say? We're so proud that we endorsed AOC in 2018 and even prouder to do it again now. Unlike typical liberals who evidently don't understand the concept of loyalty and are now in knee-jerk mode, insisting on dimming their own brightest lights, DUH will be on her and Bernie's sides until there is no more DUH. There are so many videos I could link, but I chose my favorite, her speech to her colleagues on the Oversight Committee about the Green New Deal. Her website - revamped from 2018 despite the URL - is https://ocasio2018.com. When you are a change-maker, the forces who want the status quo paint a target on your forehead and Wall Street puppet Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has been sucking up cash from billionaire donors and trying to sell herself as a "centrist." Our confidence in Alexandria comes from her constituents who see her fighting for THEM every day, not how much money she's raised from their small donations. Her government website is https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov. Keep kicking ass, AOC!

  • Though we'd endorsed Eliot Engel originally, the more we learned about Jamaal, the more we wished we had endorsed him and now that he has won the primary, we're excited to add him to our endorsed New Yorkers! Jamaal was born and raised in New York City and spent his early years in public housing and later in rent-controlled apartments. He didn’t have much growing up, but his mother provided him with love, a stable family, and a sense of community that remains today. Jamaal is an innovative middle school principal and has been a teacher and public school advocate for twenty years. His passion for edication has inspired him to lead in dismantling Common Core in NY and decoupling teacher evaluations from student test scores. He has also been a member of the New York State Early Childhood Blue Ribbon Committee, where he championed early childhood learning standards. He worked with Bronx Legal and Visiting Nurse Services to push for policy that trains every teacher in New York State in trauma-informed practices. He worked with Avenues the World school, Negus World, and Hip Hop Saves Lives to implement innovative design thinking and social justice curriculum. He has also led efforts to educate elected officials on the impact of toxic stress on health and education outcomes. Jamaal recently earned his doctorate in education, focusing on the benefit of the community school model, which is an alternative to charter schools and, he believes, the roadmap to fixing our public school system. Watch the linked video of his victory speech, as well as the video on his website, https://www.bowmanforcongress.com/. Volunteer, donate, and vote for Jamaal on November 3!


    Jamaal now lives in Yonkers with his wife and three kids. His approach to being a teacher and principal at a Bronx middle school has been grounded in service, love, and empowering each person to transform our communities. Over the past ten years, he has led community organizing efforts against standardized testing, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the corporate-driven privatization and chronic underfunding of our public schools.

  • Mondaire is rinning against a crowded field seeking to take over from long-time Democrat Nita Lowey who's retiring. He is a Harvard Law School graduate who chose to put his legal skills to work serving his community, first as a public defender and most recently, as an attorney in Westchester County’s Law Department. Mondaire is the co-founder of the non-profit Rising Leaders, Inc., which teaches leadership skills to underserved middle-school students in three cities. Watch the linked video to see that he is a man with authentic integrity. And please visit his website to learn about his Progressive priorities. https://mondaireforcongress.com/ Volunteer, donate, and VOTE for Mondaire

PENNSYLVANIA

  • DUH endorsed Mary Gay in 2018 and we're pleased to do so again. We've been impressed by her defense of trans people in the military, her pro-choice stance, and her work on the Judiciary Committee during the hearings leading up to impeachment. Watch the linked video addressing the Attorney General and Trump being in contempt of the process and the request by Congress to turn over crucial documents. Her campaign website is https://www.scanlonforcongress.com/ and her government website is https://scanlon.house.gov

TEXAS

  • Veronica is another 2018 endorsee who we're proud to endorse again. She has served during her first term on the Armed Services and Judiciary Committees, bringing her experience as a judge to her work in Congress. She has also been an unflagging supporter of immigration reform. Watch the linked video to see her passionate speech on the House Floor. Her campaign website is https://veronicaescobar.com and her Congressional website is https://escobar.house.gov

  • ELECTION HAS NOT BEEN CALLED AND CANDACE IS ONLY1.3 POINTS BEHIND (via BallotPedia). The daughter of U.S. Army veterans, Candace was born and raised in El Paso, Texas into a family with generations of military service. After her mother left the military, her family struggled financially and, for a time, they were homeless. Despite these challenges, Candace persevered and excelled, earning a full scholarship at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA, becoming the first in her family to graduate from college. Candace pursued work in education, including mentoring youth, tutoring, and working with special-needs students. She has since devoted her life to fighting for opportunities for others. Since, becoming the first Latina and first African-American woman to serve on the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school board, she has been an advocate for greater fiscal transparency, expansion of STEM education, vocational training, and coding academies in district schools. Go to her website www.candace24.com, watch her launch video as well as learning more about her extensive progressive platform. If you want to watch a great interview (16 minutes), click on her name.

  • Sylvia Garcia is a native of Palito Blanco, a South Texas farming community. The eighth of ten children, Sylvia saw her parents struggle to raise her and her siblings, but her parents taught her that with hard work and a good education she could accomplish anything. She earned a degree in social work and political science at Texas Woman's University and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston. Before being elected to the House in 2018, Sylvia built up an impressive legislative resume, starting with serving as Director and Presiding Judge of the Houston Municipal System for an unprecedented five terms under two mayors. In 1998, she was elected City Controller and in 2013, Sylvia Senator Garcia was elected to the Texas State Senate, where she served three terms. In Congress, she serves on the Judiciary Committee and was a member of the impeachment House Managers. Watch the linked video to see her in action. Visit her website http://sylviaforcongress.com/ to learn more. Her government website is https://sylviagarcia.house.gov

  • Serving the people of the 35th District since 1995, Congressman Doggett has been a consistent co-sponsor of H.R. 676 and now H.R.1384. He serves on the House Ways & Means Committee and is also the Chair of the Subcommittee on Health, working to lower the costs of prescription drugs and make healthcare more accessible and affordable. He is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal and as you'll see in the linked video, a fighter for those harmed by Trump's cruelty at our Southern border. His campaign website is https://www.votedoggett.com and his government website is https://doggett.house.gov

VERMONT

  • First elected in 2007, Peter has gained a reputation for working well with Republicans though he is a member of the Progressive caucus and supports most of the progressive agenda. He serves on the Energy & Commerce, Oversight & Reform Committees, as well as the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Watch the linked video to see his service during the impeachment hearings when the odious Jim Jordan tried to distract from the point of the hearing. Peter calmly brought the focus back and demonstrated his effectiveness as a voice of reason. Go to his website to learn more. https://www.welchforcongress.com/. His government website is https://welch.house.gov

WASHINGTON

  • Congresswoman Jayapal has always been a supporter of Healthcare for All, immigration reform, and many other social justice issues. In 2019, she introduced H.R. 1384, the House bill for Medicare for All. Watch the linked video to see Democracy Now's coverage. We have also been impressed by her work on the House Judiciary Committee, especially during the impeachment process. She has no Democratic challengers, but go to her website and help her defeat the Republican one! - https://www.pramilaforcongress.com/ Her government website is https://jayapal.house.gov

WISCONSIN

  • There is so much that Mark Pocan has done, first in the Wisconsin legislature, and now in Congress where he is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. But we chose to link a video that reveals one of - in our opinion - the most important qualities; his commitment to the separation of Church and State. On a personal note, I like him because of his dimply smile which is seen more often than not. He is too overlooked, not a seeker of the limelight, but a quiet, effective leader with the courage to endorse Bernie! His campaign website is: https://pocanforcongress.com and his government website is: https://pocan.house.gov.