For many of us, the images and videos of police violence we’ve seen over the last few years can feel like too much to bear. The sad reality is that these images are only glimpses into systems of racism that extend back to the beginnings of our country and into every layer of our society and government.
Academy award-nominated documentary filmmaker Josh Fox and Our Revolution on Wednesday announced a series of #ClimateRevolution rallies, scheduled to take place in cities, towns and campuses across America this fall.
"Candidates endorsed by Our Revolution are making 'inevitable' races competitive, with three of our progressive champions taking down incumbents who have served for 20 years or more," said Political Outreach Manager Erika Andiola. "These candidates are winning because they put working families first and embody the progressive values that continue to fuel the political revolution. We're honored to stand by this latest round of candidates as they fight for social and economic justice in their own backyards."
"Over the past week, candidates endorsed by Our Revolution have won important races in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Of the 10 races Our Revolution backed, eight progressive champions came away victorious. Three of those candidates took down incumbents who had been serving for 20 years or more," said Executive Director Shannon Jackson.
“We must continue to fight for economic, social, racial and environmental justice—and this diverse group of progressive candidates have proven their commitment to the future of our country and their own communities,” said Executive Director Shannon Jackson. “We are proud to support these leaders, who are fighting at the grassroots level to respond to the needs of working families.”