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30 Candidates Ran People-Powered Campaigns, Pledging to Put People and Planet First, and Won

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, press@peoplesaction.org

WASHINGTON, D.C.People’s Action today announced that 30 progressive candidates it endorsed won their races and will hold elected offices across the country. The candidates ran movement politics, people-powered campaigns and the non-judicial candidates will fight for the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. Each of these candidates is also endorsed by a People’s Action member organization.

“At the beginning of this election cycle, we wanted to endorse a slate of candidates who were brave enough to fight for the poor and working class and take a stand against wealthy, corporate interests,” People’s Action Director of Movement Politics Ryan Greenwood said. “We’re proud of all of our candidates and are excited to work with those elected to cogovern and build a government that cares about all of us.”

A full list of victorious candidates is below:

California

  • Nithya Raman, Los Angeles City Council, District 4
  • Connie Chan, San Francisco Supervisor, District 1

New Hampshire

  • Cam Kenney, State House, Strafford County District 06
  • Mark King, State House, Hillsborough County District 33
  • Nicole Klein Knight, State House, Hillsborough County District 11
  • Michelle Sawyer Moge, State House, Rockingham County District 06

New York

  • Jamaal Bowman, U.S. House, NY-16
  • Diana C. Richardson, State House, District 43

Maryland

  • Gladys Weatherspoon, Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge
  • Raaheela Ahmed, Prince George’s County Board of Education

Michigan

  • Rashida Tlaib, U.S. House, MI-13
  • Abraham Aiyash, State House, District 4
  • Laurie Pohutsky, State House, District 19

Minnesota

  • Ilhan Omar, U.S. House, MN-05
  • Scott Dibble, State Senate, District 61
  • Erin Murphy, State Senate, District 64
  • Kaohly Her, State House, District 64A
  • Athena Hollins, State House, District 66B
  • Lindsay Port, State Senate, District 56

Pennsylvania

  • Nikil Saval, State Senate, District 1
  • Rick Krajewski, State House, District 188

Wisconsin

  • Melissa Sargent, State Senate, District 16
  • Kristina Shelton, State House, District 90
  • Marisabel Cabrera, State House, District 9
  • Dave Considine, State House, District 81
  • Jodi Emerson, State House, District 91
  • Lisa Subeck, State House, District 78

Vermont

  • Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, State House, Chittenden 6-2
  • Taylor Small, State House, Chittenden 6-7
  • Tanya Vyhovsky, State House, Chittenden 8-1

People’s Action’s Movement Politics program recruits, runs, and elects progressives into local and statewide offices across the country. Since 2016, People’s Action has helped elect over 350 movement politics candidates. The program focuses on electing women, people of color, and low-income people who are grounded in progressive movement building with our member organizations.

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People’s Action is a national network of 37 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. People’s Action and its member organizations are coordinating one of the biggest distributed organizing programs in rural areas this election season. 

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Press Contact
Johanna Kichton

(202) 660-0605

About People’s Action

People’s Action is a national network of 38 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. Our organization recently released a vision for a national Homes Guarantee that has already prompted major legislation from champions including U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. Prior to endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, we completed a national forum series that The Nation called “the most in-depth, people-powered forum” of the 2020 cycle.”