WASHINGTON-- Our Revolution on Tuesday announced the endorsements of Jess King for U.S. House of Representatives (16th Congressional District), Sara Innamorato for Pennsylvania State Representative (21st District), and Summer Lee for State Representative (34th District). They are also endorsed by Our Revolution local groups, Pittsburgh Democratic Socialists of America and Lancaster Stands Up.
“We are proud to endorse three strong and talented candidates who are running to give power back to the people of Pennsylvania,” said Our Revolution President Nina Turner. “They are taking on incumbent elected officials who stand in opposition to a woman’s right to chose. These seats are the people’s seats and we need officeholders who will work for all Pennsylvanians, not just special interests. From my conversations with people as I travel across the country, I am reminded that people want public servants who will govern with the will of the people first - not rely on gerrymandering districts to stay in power. Sara Innamorato, Summer Lee, and Jess King are all proven leaders who will work to ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to a good paying job, affordable housing, and quality health care.”
Jess King was motivated to run for Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional district because the wealthy and well-connected in Washington have rigged the game to favor themselves. She is a working mother who believes it’s time for America to work for all of us, not just a privileged few. King has spent her entire career fighting for working Pennsylvanians and small business owners to get a shot at the American dream. King is also endorsed by Our Revolution local group, Lancaster Stands Up.
Sara Innamorato is a community-minded organizer, a graduate of Coro Pittsburgh’s Women in Leadership Program, and co-founder of She Runs, a project of the Women and Girls Foundation that enables women in southwestern Pennsylvania to run for political office. Innamorato is running on a platform to create universal health care, reduce economic inequality, and make state government more transparent. Innamorato is also endorsed by Our Revolution affiliate group, Pittsburgh Democratic Socialists of America.
Summer Lee is a lifelong resident of the 34th district. She grew up in the North Braddock and Rankin neighborhoods, and currently resides in Swissvale. During law school, Lee worked with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she was an Oliver White Hill Fellow. Since graduating law school, she has been a dedicated organizer, activist, and advocate for social justice. Lee is also endorsed by Our Revolution affiliate group, Pittsburgh Democratic Socialists of America.
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.