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.
Dana is running to flip the congressional seat held by Republican John Katko. She’s a professor, community organizer, and researcher into election reform and government accountability. She’s also a lifelong advocate for people with disabilities, starting with her beloved younger brother Jonathan. She’s running for Medicare for All, women’s rights, universal pre-K, and higher wages.
Jamaal is a public school teacher and principal who founded the highest-ranked middle school in New York for improving students’ test scores. He has a strong sense that America’s families are struggling with an emergency of high rent, high debt, and high health care costs — and he’s running to do something about it. He’s running in a primary against a Democratic incumbent, Eliot Engel, and recent polls show him rising in popularity. He’s endorsed by Working Families Party, Justice Democrats, and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
Beth Doglio is a state representative and climate activist running for Congress in Washington’s 10th district. As an activist, she led the Power Past Coal campaign for over a decade, working hand in hand with grassroots and tribal leaders to stop coal from being moved through Seattle ports. In the state legislature, the very first bill she introduced was a police accountability bill. She also helped pass a bill to move Washington to 100% clean electricity by 2045, and to make it easier for part-time state employees to organize. She’s running on a platform that includes Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and permanent federal funding for affordable housing. She’s endorsed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Bernie Sanders, the Sunrise Movement, and local unions, among others. This district is an open blue seat, due to the retirement of current Representative Danny Heck. Her primary is August 4.
Kara Eastman is a social worker who runs the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, working on issues like getting lead out of drinking water and standing up to the big corporations on issues like fracking and pipelines. She decided to run after watching her mom, dying of cancer, struggle to afford medicine that cost thousands of dollars a month. That’s why she’s a strong advocate for Medicare-for-All. The current Republican congressman is considered one of the most vulnerable in the nation, and Kara came within one point of beating him in 2018.
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.
Georgette Gómez is a first generation American, the daughter of immigrants. As she says, she had "the privilege of documents" and her parents did not, and as a result, she saw how much they struggled against the system. She spent a decade as a community organizer working on environmental justice, land use decisions and the impacts of heavy industry, and then became the first queer Latina member of the San Diego city council, where she chairs the transit system and put forward a resolution against the border wall. She is endorsed by the California Democratic Party, the California Federation of Teachers, SEIU, and UNITE HERE.
Jon Hoadley is running against Fred Upton, former chair of the Energy Committee and one of the worst Republicans on climate. Jon is one of the few openly gay members of the Michigan state legislature and has been a champion for progressive issues throughout his career. He supports Medicare for All, expanding Social Security, and the Green New Deal.
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.
Mondaire Jones was born in his district, and raised in Section 8 housing by a single mom who worked multiple jobs. He earned a Stanford BA, worked at the Department of Justice, graduated from Harvard Law School, founded a nonprofit, and then returned home to work as an attorney in Westchester County. He’s running on a platform that includes Medicare for All, universal child care, student debt forgiveness, and the Green New Deal. He’s endorsed by Democracy for America, Collective PAC, the Victory Fund -- and Elizabeth Warren!
Kahele is a state senator and former nonprofit director running for Congress in Hawaii’s 2nd district. In the senate, he has proven himself to be a champion of the environment, including fighting corporations to protect public water rights and other natural resources. He has also worked to lower the cost of tuition and textbooks for Hawaii students. His platform includes Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and a $15 minimum wage. This district is an open blue seat, due to the decision of current Representative Tulsi Gabbard not to run for re-election. His primary is August 8.
Pam Keith is a lawyer and Navy veteran running to flip a Florida Congressional seat from red-to-blue. She is running on a platform that includes Medicare for All, opposition to fracking and offshore drilling, student loan forgiveness for national service, and reforming veterans’ care. She is an alumni of the PCCC candidate training program! She is endorsed by the Working Families Party, the Democratic Environmental Caucus, SEIU Florida, and Warren Democrats.
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.
Sen. Ed Markey (U.S. Senate - Massachusetts) was the first senator to endorse a Green New Deal, the first senator to reject campaign cash from the Fraternal Order of Police that opposes reform, and one of the first members of Congress ever to fight for Net Neutrality. He’s facing a September 1 primary against Joe Kennedy III, who is running for no reason whatsoever. Markey is a lifelong progressive fighter who has been endorsed by Elizabeth Warren and AOC.
We endorsed Marie Newman alongside a group of allies like EMILY’s List, MoveOn, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Democracy for America. Marie is running once again in a primary against eight-term congressman Dan Lipinski, a Democrat, in this deep blue district, after a narrow 1% primary loss in 2018. Why is she taking him on again? Because Dan Lipinski inherited this seat from his father and then voted against Obamacare, voted to deregulate Wall Street, chairs the Pro-Life Caucus, and was the only Democrat in Congress to oppose an LGBTQ equality bill. Meanwhile, Marie is running on progressive values -- for Medicare For All, reproductive rights, and equal rights in this district that Clinton won by 15 points.
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.
Julie Oliver overcame a tough childhood to become a lawyer and health care advocate, and now she's running to flip a Texas congressional seat from red-to-blue. Her bold platform includes Medicare for All and a Green New Deal. She's also calling for an end to private prisons, the cancellation of all student debt, and the humane treatment of animals. She's pledged to take on corporate money in politics, and she's not accepting any PAC money in her campaign. She's racked up an impressive list of endorsements, including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and many others.
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.
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.
J.D. is a populist former baseball player who came 3 points from defeating white nationalist Congressman Steve King in 2018! J.D. says "a Green New Deal to pursue environmental justice, create jobs, improve infrastructure, and combat climate change must bring rural communities to the decision-making table and address Big Ag monopolies that are squeezing out small and family farmers." He tells supporters, "If you're lucky enough to be in the 1%, this government is working for you" and that America must move toward a goal of Medicare For All, ensuring that all Americans have comprehensive, affordable, and quality health care coverage.
Mike Siegel is a former union organizer, public school teacher, and an Austin city attorney who took on Texas Republicans to demand gun reforms. He has also sued employers on behalf of women who experienced discrimination in the workplace and whistleblowers who suffered retaliation. Mike is endorsed by local and national unions, and by the Sunrise Movement for his commitment to the Green New Deal.
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.
Candace Valenzuela grew up in a military family that struggled financially, and for a time, they were homeless. She went on to become an educator, and then was the first Latina and African-American woman elected to her local school board. Candace is endorsed by Elizabeth Warren! One of our training alums, she’s running in a primary in TX-24, one of the most flippable races in the country in 2020.
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.