Our Revolution Backs 60 Candidates and 1 Ballot Initiative in 2017 General Election
WASHINGTON — On Monday, Our Revolution announced our endorsement of 59 candidates and one ballot initiative in the 2017 General Election. Earlier this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders held a rally in Somerville, Massachusetts to highlight some of the endorsed candidates with elections this November. Watch the video here.
“Our organization is committed to supporting local elections because local policymakers are directly involved in the lives of the communities they serve,” said Our Revolution President Nina Turner. “By electing progressives to local office, we can build a country that is responsive to the needs of the people, not just the very wealthy.”
Our Revolution supports progressive champions at every level of government. By supporting candidates backed by people, not corporations, we aim to transform American politics to make our political and economic systems accountable to the needs of working families.
“We could not do any of this work without the lifeblood of our organization, the nearly 500 local groups and thousands of dedicated members of Our Revolution,” continued President Turner. “As we look forward to November and the elections to come we will continue fighting to elect candidates who support a $15 minimum wage, Medicare for All, workers’ rights, criminal justice reform, quality public education, and tuition-free college.”
In the 2017 General Election Our Revolution endorsed:
- 59 candidates in eighteen states including,
- 26 women candidates
- 11 African and African-American candidates
- 7 Latinx candidates
- 4 Asian American/Pacific Islander candidates
- 4 openly LGBTQ candidates
- 1 ballot initiative, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act
For a full list of all 2017 endorsements visit: https://ourrevolution.com/candidates/