Endorsements

Current Endorsements

Shervin Aazami (CA-30)

Shervin is a son of two Iranian asylum seekers who faced religious persecution and fled for their lives in the wake of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. He grew up watching his mom work long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays at a department store to make ends meet for the family, while his dad took the bus to and from California State University Northridge and studied to become a family doctor. Today, Shervin is a public health professional who worked on HIV prevention and harm reduction within the LGBTQ+ community and later became invested in Indigenous healthcare advocacy.

Alexandra Hunt (PA-03)

A daughter of teachers and a sister to a twin brother who grew up with a learning disability, Alexandra is a public health researcher, a girls’ soccer coach, and an advocate for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. She volunteered in the frontline at testing sites, worked with grassroots organizations to provide groceries and menstrual items to those in need, and advocated for housing access, rent freezes, universal healthcare, and criminal justice reform in her local community. Having provided health aid in Ecuador and Ghana, Alexandra also understands and is committed to global justice, solidarity, and peace. She leads from the heart and is prepared to sponsor that love and compassion into law as the next Congresswoman from PA-03.

Jason Call (WA-02)

Jason is a lifelong community activist and organizer and a former high school math teacher of almost two decades. His first involvement in activism was protesting the Iraq War in 1990 when he was a student at the University of Washington. He has continued his antiwar activism for 30 years. As a healthcare advocate, he currently serves on the board of Whole Washington, a volunteer led group seeking to bring single payer healthcare to Washington State. As a teacher, Jason represented his local union at the state assembly for many years.

Christine Olivo (FL-24)

Christine Olivo brings forth a burst of new energy and leadership into the political fold. The outspoken advocate, wife, and mother of two boys, is running for U.S. Representative for Florida’s 24th Congressional District. Christine is the daughter of Haitian immigrants and the second oldest of eight children. Christine was elected in August of 2020 as the Broward Democratic Committeewoman. Her goal is to be a voice for the progressives and challenge the establishment to rally behind progressive policies. In December of 2020, Christine was recognized by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s most prominent and influential black women. She is compassionate and a thoughtful leader. If she wins, she will be the first Haitian American to win this seat.

Junaid Ahmed (IL-08)

Junaid is a small business owner and a proud immigrant, who has served for years as a progressive fighter for Illinois’ 8th District. With an activist background in youth and social services, Junaid understands the struggles working families face in his district — that’s why Junaid believes in a bold progressive vision that includes Medicare for All, College for All, comprehensive immigration reform and getting money out of politics. In order to bring genuine change to the district, Junaid has partnered with several local progressive activist networks to build grassroots power and has vowed to not accept any special interest or corporate PAC money. Junaid holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Junaid and his wife Shirin have four children who attend local public schools.

Bryan Osorio (CA-21)

Bryan Osorio is running for California’s 21st Congressional District, because his story is the story of California’s Central Valley. He is the son of Mexican immigrants, the first in his family to graduate from high school and college, and now the first in elected office. Bryan is the current Mayor for the City of Delano, in Kern County, California. Elected in 2018 at the age of 22, he is one of the youngest elected council members in Delano’s history. Bryan has put people over politics in his first term in office, from advocating for marginalized communities to leading relief efforts during the pandemic. He currently works at the Community Water Center as a Community Solutions Advocate. Bryan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Master of Public Policy from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Rachel Ventura (IL State Senate - 43)

With two working class parents, Rachel grew up understanding the power of hard work and the value of unions. She proudly attended public school and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and later, a second degree in biology. In 2018, she was elected to the Will County Board and as a county board member, Rachel helped secure long-term clean water for the 800 families living in Fairmont. Due to her hard work and perseverance, Will County became the second county in Illinois to adopt the Greenest Region Compact. She continues to advocate for affordable housing, recovery homes, housing for the homeless, an end to systemic racism, and the creation of opportunities for jobs with livable wages. In 2020, Rachel ran for Congress (IL-11) and secured an impressive 41.8% of the vote in the Democratic Party primary. Rachel is also Catch Fire Movement’s advisory board member.

Christine Olivo (FL-24)

Christine Olivo brings forth a burst of new energy and leadership into the political fold. The outspoken advocate, wife, and mother of two boys, is running for U.S. Representative for Florida’s 24th Congressional District. Christine is the daughter of Haitian immigrants and the second oldest of eight children. Christine was elected in August of 2020 as the Broward Democratic Committeewoman. Her goal is to be a voice for the progressives and challenge the establishment to rally behind progressive policies. In December of 2020, Christine was recognized by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s most prominent and influential black women. She is compassionate and a thoughtful leader. If she wins, she will be the first Haitian American to win this seat.

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