WASHINGTON - Our Revolution on Wednesday announced that half of its 23 endorsed candidates won primary elections in Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, and Washington with more results yet to come. Notable victories include Rashida Tlaib, who could become the first Muslim American woman in Congress and the defeat of Proposition A in Missouri, which sought to end collective bargaining rights for public employees. From Medicare for All to workers' rights to a $15 minimum wage, the progressive platform is a winning platform when candidates fight for an agenda that centers on the needs of working people, black, brown and white, not moneyed interests.
“What we saw last night is that progressive, non-traditional, and first-time candidates like Rashida Tlaib and James Thompson can win at the statewide and federal levels by talking about the issues that matter most to voters--Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage and reducing income and wealth inequality,” said Larry Cohen, Board Chair for Our Revolution. “Like so many of our other endorsed candidates, Rashida and James chose to embrace progressive values rather than play it safe. Their victories and the success of many of our other endorsed candidates shows that when we double down on progressive issues and talk to voters of all races and backgrounds, we can win change for the people.”
Our Revolution's August 7 victories:
With over 600 groups in 49 states and nine countries, Our Revolution members organized to ensure substantive change.
In states across the country, Our Revolution is empowering people where they are to get organized and have a real, lasting effect in their communities. In an atmosphere where the largest checks get the most say, people power remains the tried and true way to transform this nation, ensuring it is a democracy of, by, and for working families. Our Revolution is empowered and backed by hundreds of thousands of members. The political revolution is just getting started.
Our Revolution supports progressive champions at every level of government. By supporting candidates backed by people, not corporations, we are aiming to transform American politics to make our political and economic systems responsive to the needs of working families.