Fighting for the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, free college, ending mass incarceration and deportation and rejecting all corporate PAC money. It’s time to usher in a new generation of Democrats who represent our communities and will fight for solutions that match the scale of our crises.
Marie Newman is taking on Congressman Dan Lipinski. Newman ran against Lipinski in 2018 where she lost by just 2145 votes. Lipinski opposes abortion and reproductive rights, Medicare for All, a Green New Deal. Lipinski has also taken very conservative stances on LGBTQ rights and immigration.
Alex Morse is the 30-year old mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts and is challenging powerful 30-year incumbent Congressman Richard Neal, a centrist establishment Democrat and one of the top recipients of corporate PAC dollars in Congress. Since being elected at age 22, he’s revitalized the city of Holyoke, once a thriving paper mill town, with investments in green energy and the arts.
Betsy Sweet is taking on Senator Susan Collins. Sweet was the executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby. In 2017, she wrote and helped pass the first Family Medical Leave Act in the country, and helped create the first Clean Elections system in the country in Maine because she saw first-hand the corrupting influence of money in politics and policy making. Outside of the statehouse, she worked to create the Civil Rights Team Project, an anti-bullying program that is now in over 400 schools. She is a proud single mother with three daughters, and a life-long resident of Maine.
Cori Bush is a working nurse, a community activist, an ordained pastor and a mother, born, raised and educated in Missouri's 1st district. Cori has spent the last several years as a bold and courageous leader, advocating for the most vulnerable communities across the district. She is a fighter for economic, racial, environmental and health care justice. Not a stranger to hard work, Cori will do whatever is necessary to ensure a brighter future for the next generation.
Kara Eastman is running against Republican Congressman Don Bacon in Nebraska’s second congressional district. In 2018, Eastman lost by two points (less than 5,000 votes) in an R+4 district. Despite her success, the DCCC is reportedly attempting to recruit a candidate to run against Eastman in 2020. In 2018, the DCCC supported former Rep. Brad Ashford, who had a record as an anti-choice state legislator.
Jamaal Bowman is an educator, husband, father of three, and champion of children and working families. Jamaal has fought on behalf of the working families of the Bronx to ensure their children have the best education. He envisions a future where all students have an equal shot at a fulfilling life, career, and future, regardless of where they grew up.
Morgan Harper was a senior advisor at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) protecting consumers against predatory lenders, and most recently served as a Vice President at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which invests in under-resourced communities.
Jessica Cisneros is an immigration and human rights attorney. As the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and a human rights lawyer, Jessica is fighting to build an America for all of us -- no matter who we are, or where we come from.
Raúl Grijalva of Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District has served in Congress for over a decade fighting for Medicare for All, $15/hour living wage, free college, taking on mass incarceration, and making sure Wall Street, large corporations and the billionaire class pay their fair share.
As the Congressman representing California's 17th District, Ro is focused on getting special interest and lobbying money out of politics, making college affordable and fighting for renewable energy and the environment.
Ayanna Pressley is the congresswoman for Massachusetts’ 7th district. Ayanna has a robust record of fighting for politically marginalized communities in Boston, having served on the city council since 2009. She has been nationally recognized for her work on the forefront of economic and racial justice.
Rashida Tlaib is the congresswoman for Michigan's 13th district. Rashida is a social justice lawyer and former State Representative, fearless in her work to protect working families and take on the billionaires and corporations hijacking our government. Rashida's people-powered campaign knocked doors across the entire district and spread her message of fighting for Medicare for All, protecting the environment, and ending corporate welfare.
Ilhan Omar is the congresswoman for Minnesota's 5th district. Born in Somalia, Ilhan and her family fled the country's civil war when she was eight years old. They lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years before coming to the United States, and eventually settling in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, in 1997. In 2016, Ilhan became the first Somali-American, Muslim legislator in the United States. She has been a devoted progressive activist for many years, advancing important issues like educational access, environmental protection, and racial equity.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the congresswoman for New York's 14th district. Running a fiercely progressive, grassroots campaign, her primary victory in June 2018 shocked the political establishment. Alexandria is a tireless campaigner for social justice, advocating in Congress for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and support for Puerto Rico.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal represents Washington’s 7th District and is focused on ensuring income equality, access to education, from early learning to higher education, including debt-free college, expanding Social Security and Medicare, protecting our environment for our next generation, and ensuring immigrant, civil and human rights for all.