Today, I’d like to tell you about a few of the candidates Onward Together has been able to support in their historic campaigns, thanks to the support of our official members like you.
If you’re ready to elect Lucy, Gina, Stacey, Deb, and hundreds more Democrats this fall, make a donation right now.
- Lucy McBath is a mother, wife, businesswoman, and activist who is running for Congress in the 6th district of Georgia. After her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a gas station in Florida by a man objecting to the music Jordan was playing in his car, Lucy turned her grief into action by fighting for both gun safety and criminal justice reform. I was honored to get to know Lucy on the campaign trail in 2015 and 2016, and I’m honored now to support her in her campaign.
- Gina Ortiz Jones is an American Iraq War veteran, intelligence officer, and candidate for Congress in the 23rd district of Texas. Gina’s focus is on creating good-paying jobs and expanding health care options in Texas. If Gina wins in November, she could become the first lesbian, Iraq War veteran, and first-generation Filipina-American to hold a US House seat in Texas. It was a joy to spend some time with Gina recently at a fundraiser for first-time female candidates.
- Stacey Abrams is a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia who has served as House Minority Leader, founded a voter registration organization, and written eight romance novels. Now she’s running for governor to expand education opportunities and strengthen the economy in Georgia. I was thrilled to endorse Stacey before her primary win in May — if she wins in November, she’ll be the first black woman governor in America.
- Deb Haaland is a lawyer, the daughter of two veterans, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and a candidate for Congress in the 1st district of New Mexico. If Deb wins in November, she’ll be the first Native woman elected to Congress. In addition to being a longtime volunteer on Democratic campaigns, Deb is also a proud alum of the New Mexico affiliate of Emerge America — one of our Onward Together partners.
Not only has this team remained committed to our values and to this fight, but we’ve been able to support more than thirty smart, strong candidates across the country in their campaigns to make our country more fair and more equal. Make a donation today to help Onward Together find and support even more candidates like these — and cross even more firsts off of our list: