WASHINGTON-- Our Revolution on Tuesday announced its endorsement of former U.S Congressman Dennis Kucinich for Governor of Ohio. Kucinich is also endorsed by Our Revolution Licking County.
“Our Revolution is proud to endorse Dennis Kucinich for Governor of the great state of Ohio,” said Our Revolution President Nina Turner. “Dennis Kucinich and Tara Samples' campaign slogan, #PowerToWeThePeople, is exactly the kind of change we need in Ohio. Their campaign, like that of Sen. Sanders, is bringing together people from all cities and backgrounds to say that we the people have the power to create a government that provides health care, fair wages, a fair criminal justice system, and clean land, air and water for all people.”
Kucinich got his start in elected office at the age of 23 when he was elected to the Cleveland City Council. He was elected to represent Ohio’s 10th District in 1999. During his sixteen years in Congress, Kucinich was the principal author of several landmark pieces of legislation, including Medicare for All, the National Emergency Employment Defense Act (a monetary policy, infrastructure and jobs bill), and a Universal Pre-Kindergarten bill.
Our Revolution supports progressive champions at every level of government. By supporting candidates up and down the ballot, we are aiming to transform American politics to make our political and economic systems responsive to the needs of working families.