CANDIDATES WE LOVE
We are determined to keep our democracy whole by taking back the US Senate and retaining the House of Representatives in 2020. It is our goal to find and support qualified candidates who exemplify our Core Values: Truth, Courage, Empathy, Inclusivity and Service to Others. An additional trait we look for is resiliency, having the ability to weather the inevitable political storms of today.
Lauren Underwood - IL-14 Congressional District
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood serves Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. She is the first woman, the first person of color, and the first millennial to represent her community in Congress. She is also the youngest African American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives.
Lauren is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University. She is a registered nurse, with hands-on experience in America’s healthcare industry. She is committed to fighting for families and believes that strong jobs, smart investments and access to affordable health care will put the country back on track.
Sean Casten - IL-6 Congressional District
Sean Casten represents Illinois' 6th Congressional District, located in Chicago's western suburbs. He serves as a freshman in the 116th Congress and is the first Democrat to represent the 6th District in nearly 50 years.
Sean Casten is a scientist and clean energy entrepreneur who brings an outsider's common-sense approach to Washington. In Congress, Sean is an independent check on Trump, makes combating climate change a top priority, and pursues economic policies that put the middle class first. He also supports common-sense gun laws and advocates for affordable and accessible health care, including protecting a woman's right to choose.
Marie Newman - IL-3 Congressional District
Born in Beverly and raised in Palos Park, Marie Newman attended Carl Sandburg High School and the University of Wisconsin. After years as a partner at an ad agency, she started her own consulting business.
Marie has spent her life embracing challenges and working with others on solutions. She’s running for Congress to stand up for the values we share; fighting for middle-class families, growing and protecting small businesses, promoting education and training programs that lead to real jobs, reducing healthcare costs, advancing and protecting rights for all, protecting Social Security, worker’s rights, women’s healthcare, veterans, and Medicare.
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Amy McGrath - US Senate, Kentuky
Amy McGrath, a retired US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel raised in Kentucky, is running for the US Senate to fix Washington and give Kentuckians back their voice.
Amy became a Marine combat pilot to fight and defend her country and now she is taking the fight to Washington to solve the problems Kentuckians face in their every-day lives. Amy was a registered independent for 12 years, so she always prioritizes practical solutions over partisan interests. She’s not running for Senate to get rich and join the Washington swamp. Amy is ready to take on career politicians like Mitch McConnell and bring accountability and leadership back to Kentucky.
J.D. Scholten - IA-4 Congressional District
Born in Ames and raised in Sioux City, J.D. Scholten is a 5th generation Iowan. J.D. served as the 2018 Democratic nominee against Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s 4th District, earning nationwide attention for his grassroots campaign that fell just 3 points short in a district that Donald Trump won by 27 points. He played baseball at Morningside College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After college, he pursued a professional baseball career and pitched in 7 different countries. He then worked as a paralegal, specializing in Intellectual Property and trials law, but found his true passion in helping others through pro-bono cases. He later launched his congressional campaign and continues to be a powerful voice for rural, working, and underserved communities in Iowa.