DFA endorses 6 progressive House members for reelection

(Vermont) -- Ahead of the 2022 election cycle, Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Reps. Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), Cori Bush (MO-01), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Joe Neguse (CO-02), Marie Newman (IL-03), and Katie Porter (CA-45) for reelection. Previously, DFA has endorsed all six candidates, with the exception of Kim, across the 2018 and 2020 cycles.

All six candidates have proven to be fierce advocates for progressive values during their time in the House and subsequently have been targeted by conservatives and corporate Democrats alike. DFA is endorsing in their respective races early as part of a continued commitment to being the tip of the spear in backing progressive candidates who run, fight and lead with a people-powered agenda.

“House progressives, like these six candidates, are a beacon of hope amidst the sea of complacency and business-as-usual we’re seeing from Washington these days,” said CPO, Chris Scott. “Rep. Cori Bush slept outside for five days in the fight to extend the eviction moratorium and keep our families housed. Reps. Joe Neguse and Andy Kim summoned remarkable courage and political will to challenge his Republican colleagues in the aftermath of the insurrection. Rep. Katie Porter continues to go toe-to-toe with industry tycoons and corrupt corporate entities with unshakeable convictions. Rep. Marie Newman fearlessly champions LGBTQIA+ rights, and Rep. Jamaal Bowman continues to center climate justice in conversations about education, the economy, and infrastructure.”

“Individually, their actions are commendable and make DFA proud to endorse them for re-election – collectively, they symbolize the bold and populist agenda we exist to lift up. This group of lawmakers is reflective of the New American Majority not just because of their diverse backgrounds, but because of their deeply held beliefs in putting people first. DFA looks forward to working towards getting all six candidates reelected next year.”

DFA has more than 28,262 members spread across their six congressional districts, and more than a million members nationwide.

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