Elizabeth Warren demonstrated her fighting spirit long before becoming the first woman Senator from Massachusetts. In the Senate, she's pushed bank regulators to do their jobs, and fights for vital priorities like post office banking, a new Glass-Steagall, expanding Social Security, and debt-free college.
As a County Commissioner and County Judge, Veronica took on the local police chief when he called Black Lives Matter “a radical hate group,” and sued the state of Texas over a bill that would have allowed local police officers to become de facto border patrol agents. She also led the effort to build public health clinics in El Paso, and has been visiting detention centers where children have been separated from their parents.
Pramila has spent the last 25 years as a Seattle organizer and activist — leading the charge for a $15 minimum wage, founding an immigrant rights’ organization, and passing legislation to help rape survivors. In 2016, she was elected to succeed retiring Congressman Jim McDermott, a huge progressive champion.
Andy is the son of immigrants, and became a Rhodes Scholar and diplomat, spending his early career as a strategic Pentagon advisor on the war against ISIS. But his experience with homeless advocacy shaped him the most, as he saw how many working families are living one paycheck away from catastrophe. He is running against Republican Tom MacArthur, who led the congressional push for Trump’s terrible health care proposal.
Andy is a former union organizer, and one of the main architects of the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for anyone to join a union if they wanted to. He’s running for Medicare-for-All, free college for poor and working-class kids, and to stop global warming. As he says, “We can build a new politics of solidarity that will help working class people vote in their economic interests and take and hold power.” Fun fact: Andy learned Haitian Creole during his days organizing nursing home workers. He’s running for the open blue Congressional seat in Michigan. The current congressman is his dad, New Deal Democrat Sandy Levin, who is retiring this year.
Mike is a clean energy entrepreneur and non-profit director. He believes strongly in the power of clean energy to create jobs, and will also fight for Medicare for All, debt-free college, and a $15 minimum wage. Mike says he is proud to be part of the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics! He’s running to take on Darrell Issa, one of the most vulnerable Republicans in Congress, and he’s been participating in local protests outside Issa’s office each week — and then inviting protestors back to his office to call voters! We believe in this type of grassroots organizing, and the way he’s turning the Resistance into electoral power.
Alexandria received national attention when she beat longtime incumbent Joe Crowley in a primary, and since then she's ignited a movement. She is a proud Democratic Socialist, running on a strong platform of single payer healthcare, a federal jobs guarantee, end to private prisons, and campaign finance reform.
Ilhan emigrated from Somalia with her family when she was 8 years old. After spending 4 years in a refugee camp, they arrived in Minneapolis. Years later, she worked for the City Council as a policy analyst, where she fought for paid parental leave for municipal employees, restricted the use of pesticides in the city, and formed a task force to examine pollution’s impact on communities of color. She’s now a 36-year-old mother of three, a state representative — and the first Somali-American Muslim woman to hold public office in the United States. (She’s also a past PCCC Champion, and alumni of our training program!) She’s running for the open blue Congressional seat in Minnesota vacated by Keith Ellison, who is running for Attorney General of Minnesota.
Katie has spent twenty years fighting Wall Street and powerful interests as an attorney and consumer advocate. She was one of the first to sound the alarm about the big foreclosure crisis, and served as California’s watchdog on the banks. She even wrote a book with Senator Elizabeth Warren! Katie is taking on Mimi Walters, one of the most vulnerable Republicans in Congress.
Rashida was born and raised in Detroit, the daughter of working-class immigrants and the oldest of 14 kids. She became the first Muslim woman ever to serve in the Michigan legislature -- where she fought predatory lenders, big polluters, and big corporations. She also fought for free health clinics and Meals on Wheels. Rashida talks about “taking on corporate billionaires, crony capitalists, industrial polluters, and government officials who would prefer to be unaccountable.” She’s running for an open Democratic seat.
Before his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Jamie led the Maryland State Senate's fight for marriage equality, ending the death penalty, passing criminal justice reform, and opposing corporate spending in political campaigns. A former law professor, he’s an expert on the Constitution, voting rights, and gerrymandering.
Mandela, a Milwaukee native, was born in the city’s poorest and the nation’s most incarcerated zip code. He was elected to the state assembly at the age of 25, where he championed working family economic and criminal justice reform issues. He’s also traveled the country helping other state legislators fight back against the regressive corporate ALEC agenda. Now he’s running for lieutenant governor of Wisconsin for free two-year college and debt-free four-year college, a BadgerCare public option, and an end to corporations abusing Wisconsin’s natural resources.
Jocelyn is running for Michigan Secretary of State to protect voting rights, especially during the all-important elections in 2020. She is also running on a smart platform of the “30 minute guarantee” — pledging that no one will have to wait more than 30 minutes to renew their drivers' license, register their vehicle, or cast their ballot. Oh yeah, and she's a former Elizabeth Warren student! She’s focused on running a strong race to beat the Republican.