Received this e-mail today from the progressive group, Indivisible:
We’ve talked to local groups, we’ve vetted candidates, and we’ve counted the votes. And now, we’re excited to announce Indivisible’s third round of national endorsements for the 2020 election cycle! These national endorsements elevate the candidates preferred by the grassroots, showcasing a new class of leaders who reflect the values of the Indivisible movement.
We’re so grateful to the local groups who nominated these candidates — this process wouldn’t have been possible without their help every step of the way. So without further ado, our third slate of nationally endorsed candidates are:
We’re proud to announce our endorsement of Melanie D'Arrigo (NY-03), Audrey Denney (CA-01), Josh Harder (CA-10), and Renee Hoyos (TN-02):
- Melanie D’Arrigo wants to represent New York’s 3rd district to restore power to the people whose voices have been drowned out by the agendas of corporate lobbyists. Her opponent is vice-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, whose members are more interested in weakening progressive bills than solving actual problems. Melanie wants to work for the benefit of the majority of Americans, not just the wealthy and the powerful. She understands the struggles of working and middle-class families, and we’re confident that Melanie will champion their needs in Congress.
- Audrey Denney is running for Congress with a single vision in mind: making our government work more effectively. She believes that is the best way to improve the lives of everyday people, and that too many of our elected officials care more about being career politicians than public servants. But for Audrey, it’s the issues — rural health care, wildfire prevention, getting money out of politics — that matter most, and her message resonates deeply with the people of northeast California.
- In 2018, Rep. Josh Harder flipped California’s 10th congressional district by defeating a Republican who had represented the district since 2013. This year, Josh is running for re-election to build on the progressive work he’s done for the district. Harder, who has held nearly 20 town halls, is committed to the grassroots that will help him win in November, and we are proud to back his re-election campaign.
- In 2018, Indivisible endorsed Renee Hoyos for Tennessee’s 2nd district, and we are proud to endorse her again. In a solidly red district, Indivisibles got behind Renee because they know she will stand up to powerful special interests and wealthy insiders to fight for working families. As the director of Tennessee Clean Water Network, Renee went against special interests to clean up the state’s rivers and streams. We know that as a Congresswoman she will fight for Eastern Tennessee families by raising the minimum wage, lowering health care costs, and investing in public education.
We’ll see this work through — by registering voters, door-knocking, text-banking, and much, much more. Indivisibles can help change the power landscape because endorsing progressive candidates is just the first step.
These four candidates are great, but we know that there are many more races out there where your groups’ endorsements, and a subsequent national endorsement, can make all the difference. Much like California, New York, and Tennessee Indivisibles, your initiative could catapult a local race into the national spotlight!
If your group has endorsed a candidate locally and would like to nominate that candidate for a national endorsement, we’ll have four more waves of endorsements announced in April, June, July, and October. We’ll accept nominations on a rolling basis throughout the election cycle. If you’d like to submit for the next round, groups have until 11:59pm PT on Thursday, April 2, to submit candidates for the fourth round of voting.
We’re thrilled that we’re able to get this cycle’s endorsement program up and moving and excited to see what comes next. As you can imagine, this has been a lot of work for both groups and our staff, and over the next twelve months, we’ve budgeted nearly a million dollars to support the program. If you can, please consider donating to support our Endorsements program and all of Indivisible Action’s work!
Can you tell just how excited we are about this? We’re ready to watch your groups throw all your political power behind these endorsed candidates, and bring real progressive change to your neighborhoods, districts, and states!