Wendy Davis - Governor of Texas
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis captured the attention of the nation with her courageous filibuster against the proposed bill that would decimate women’s access to health clinics in Texas. Standing up for justice is nothing new for Davis, and PAC+ was proud to support her last year in her run for State Senate. Now Davis is poised to potentially run for Governor in 2014, and she is the leader best-positioned to translate the enthusiasm in Texas into real political power. And even if she doesn’t go for Governor, Davis will have a tough re-election fight next year, so she needs our help either way. You can read more about Wendy HERE.
Michelle Nunn - U.S. Senate, Georgia
Georgia is increasingly on the cusp of flipping from Red to Blue (Obama got 47% of the vote in 2008 without even contesting the state), and the retirement of the incumbent Republican Senator makes this an open seat that Democrats could win with a compelling candidate. Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light (the country’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service) and the daughter of former Democratic Senator Sam Nunn, is likely to be the Democratic standard-bearer for Senate in 2014. Michelle’s political credentials will enable her to run the kind of campaign that creates a statewide network of organizers and volunteers in every county, helping her win and also lay the foundation for lasting change in Georgia.
Cory Booker - U.S. Senate, New Jersey
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is one of the leading voices in the country for addressing poverty, and he is making reducing poverty the signature issue of his campaign for the U.S. Senate. With his national following (1 million Twitter followers), Cory’s inspirational leadership style will enable him to carry the “Obama coalition” forward with strong social justice politics at its core. You can read more about Cory HERE.
Felix Arroyo - Mayor of Boston
Boston has the chance to elect its first ever Mayor of color, and PAC+ is proud to support City Councilman Felix Arroyo in his bid for the top job. A proud and unapologetic champion of working people, Felix comes from humble roots and connects with families and communities who have often been ignored. And as the country begins to appreciate the political potential of Latino voters, it is imperative to identify and elevate the most progressive viable Latinos in politics, and a Mayor Arroyo would set a shining example for the country. You can read more about Felix here. To donate to his campaign, click here.
Suzanne Lee - District 2, Boston City Council
A lifetime social justice organizer and leader, Boston public school educator Suzanne Lee ran for City Council in 2011 attempting to become the first Chinese American to ever serve on the Boston City Council. Running an inspiring and well-organized campaign, Suzanne fell just 97 votes short. Undeterred, she is back again and determined to win. A victory by Suzanne will finally give Boston’s Asian community a long-overdue seat at the table of power. You can read more about Suzanne here.
David Alvarez - Mayor of San Diego
Councilmember David Alvarez is running for Mayor of San Diego. Seeking to become San Diego's first Latino mayor, he's already received endorsements from some prominent entities like the San Diego County Democratic Party, California Nurses Association, San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, and Environmental Health & Justice Campaign. Not to mention, he's accomplished a good deal in his first-term representing District 8, such as increasing funding for libraries, a Property Value Protection Ordinance, revitalizing commercial corridors, and focusing on economic growth and development in Barrio Logan. With its growing People of Color community, San Diego is the eighth largest city in the US and second largest in California. The political potential is there, and this is why we've decided to participate in this race. Donate to his campaign here.
Click here for a list of past endorsements.