WASHINGTON--Our Revolution on Tuesday congratulated their endorsed candidate, Christine Pellegrino on her election to the New York State Assembly. In the 2016 election, the Republican candidate in the 9th District won by over 22,000 votes.
“Christine Pellegrino's victory tonight proves what supporters of Our Revolution have long understood: that a populist progressive message offering ideas and solutions, embodied in real people with true character, can win in even the most entrenched Republican districts,” said New York activist Nomiki Konst. “I'm grateful to call Christine a friend and I'm proud to have her as our new progressive champion in the NY State Assembly. I look forward to seeing how Christine's win will inspire many more progressive activists to rise up and challenge the status quo, bringing real change to Albany.”
In early April, Our Revolution endorsed Pellegrino for the 9th District Assembly seat. Since then Our Revolution volunteers and local groups have emailed, texted, and called New Yorkers urging them to support her campaign.
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.