These Are Some Ground Breaking Women
They hold the political future of the nation in their hands. Supporting these women now could make them the next political superstars!
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From: Our Revolution
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:09 am
This Mother’s Day weekend, Our Revolution wants you to meet five progressive women who are running for office and putting families first. Once you’ve been introduced, we’re going to ask you to make a donation to fund Our Revolution’s work electing them and more progressive candidates across the country.
Tiffany Cabán is the only public defender running for Queens County District Attorney on a basic premise: imprisonment should not be the first solution to social problems. Our society spends $143,000 per prisoner to lock them up. Tiffany wants to put that money toward jobs and education, not jails and incarceration.
Her race is a continuation of our fight to make the Empire State more just. Just last fall, we swept the so-called Independent Democratic Conference out of power in the New York Senate with 6 Our Revolution-endorsed state senators. Let’s take the next step revolutionizing New York City and the criminal justice systems of these major American cities.
Yasmine Taeb is running for the Virginia Senate on a platform of protecting a woman’s right to an abortion, the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, and paid parental leave – an issue that her opponent ignores. Control of the Virginia Senate may swing to Democrats in this fall’s election, and we need to make sure progressives are in power to drive the agenda in a unified state government – electing Yasmine is a critical piece of that mission.
Helen Gym and Erika Almirón are running for Philadelphia City Council.
Helen is an activist who co-founded Parents United for Public Education, and in her first term on the city council, she led the effort to pass a Fair Work Week law so that 130,000 workers could have stable schedules, a path to full-time work, and the opportunity to support themselves and their loved ones.
Erika is the daughter of house cleaners and a champion of the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which includes overtime, paid sick leave, and fair contract protection. Together, Helen and Erika will give Philadelphia progressives a voice on the City Council and the District Attorney’s office with Larry Krasner, who has transformed Philadelphia’s criminal justice system in part thanks to your help electing him as an Our Revolution candidate in 2017.
Jackie Goldberg is running for the Los Angeles School Board on a platform of promoting public schools and fighting for social services within educational institutions. In America’s second largest city, electing champions for public schools will have an impact on millions of families.
Together, these candidates running for local and state government have the opportunity to affect change for millions of people in their communities. Putting your support behind local races is critical. We’re not just going to elect a president, we’re going to lead a political revolution.
Thanks for reading, and for your support of these extraordinary women.
The Team at Our Revolution