Elizabeth Warren demonstrated her fighting spirit long before becoming the first woman Senator from Massachusetts. In the Senate, she's pushed bank regulators to do their jobs, and fights for vital priorities like post office banking, a new Glass-Steagall, expanding Social Security, and debt-free college.
Pramila has spent the last 25 years as a Seattle organizer and activist — leading the charge for a $15 minimum wage, founding an immigrant rights’ organization, and passing legislation to help rape survivors. In 2016, she was elected to succeed retiring Congressman Jim McDermott, a huge progressive champion.
Before his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Jamie led the Maryland State Senate's fight for marriage equality, ending the death penalty, passing criminal justice reform, and opposing corporate spending in political campaigns. A former law professor, he’s an expert on the Constitution, voting rights, and gerrymandering.
The youngest of 11 children born to Mexican immigrants, Nanette worked her way through college and law school, and dedicated her legal career to helping communities like her own. As the first-ever Latina elected to the Hermosa Beach City Council, Barragán prioritized bold progressives values, including leading the fight against oil drilling in Santa Monica Bay. In Congress, she's working to ensure that every student has access to a debt-free education, to expand Social Security and Medicare, and to create a public option for every American to have access to quality health insurance.
Keith Ellison has never wavered from the four key priorities he first ran on: peace, prosperity for working families, environmental sustainability, and support for civil and human rights. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, he's one of the most progressive members of Congress, pushing fundamental legislation like the People's Budget and advocating for our nation’s working families. He's also an organizer and a great partner to grassroots groups across the nation who knows how to motivate people, build power, and win votes for Democrats on the local, state, and federal levels.
Carol Shea-Porter was the first woman elected to federal office in New Hampshire. She has never accepted corporate PAC or DC lobbyist money, and has spent her professional life serving others. Carol has been endorsed by nearly every major union because they know she is a fighter for American workers. New Hampshirites in her district know that she’s been a consistent voice for raising the minimum wage and expanding Social Security and Medicare benefits — benefits that people have worked their entire lives to earn.
Rick is a small-business owner and champion of working people who's consistently gone to bat for workers, seniors, and students. The 30 years Rick spent building his factory business in Emily, Minnesota, allowed him to see firsthand the grim consequences of a vanishing middle class. In Congress, he has been a reliable opponent of cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits, and even joined other members of Congress outside the White House gates to protest proposed cuts.
Attica has been a grassroots partner to the PCCC for years, culminating in our joint press conference at Senator McConnell's Kentucky office demanding that he ‘do his job’ and allow a vote on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. She is an activist, community leader, and a mother who prioritizes protecting women's rights, workers' rights, and fair wages in the Kentucky State Legislature.