Every year I try to round up endorsements from organizations I trust like Progressive Majority and Democracy for America as well as endorsements from environmental groups and labor groups. I try to find the best candidates in the country and publicize them. Coming up in November is a slew of elections around the nation, most of them ignored by too many voters. It is up to activists like us to publicize them, donate to them and to GOTV. Here is my 2011 round up. I am sure I am leaving some out and occasionally a candidate drops out and I publicize them before I notice, but these are the good folks. When we say we want better Democrats, THESE are the people we are talking about and if we don't get them elected, we are failing those better Democrats we talk so much about. So give them some love.
Divided up by state (for those states I can find info on). I will update this list if I get more info. AND DON'T FORGET TO VOTE NOVEMBER 8th!!!!!
Jonathan Rothschild for Tuscon Mayor (Progressive Majority Endorsement) (2011 endorsement)
Jonathan Rothschild has also been endorsed by:
Tucson Fire Fighters Association
Tucson Police Officers Association
Arizona Democratic Law Professionals Association
Arizona Multihousing Association
Arizona Pipe Trades 469
Arizona State Building & Construction Trades Council
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Local 933
Ironworkers Local 75
National Association of Letter Carriers
Rincon Group of the Sierra Club
Tucson Education Association
UFCW Arizona 99
Michigan Focus: Zack Stanton for New Baltimore City Council (Progressive Majority Endorsement) (2011 endorsement)
Joe Tatalovich for St. Louis Park School Board (Progressive Majority Endorsement, CRITICAL RACE) (2011 endorsement)...I feel all judicial and school board races are critical but too often ignored, and we need more progressives elected to these positions.
NEW JERSEY FOCUS:
More on Ed Zipprich and Juanita Lewis:
More on Dan Benson:
Jeff Coryell has also been endorsed by:
# Cleveland Heights Teachers Union
# Cleveland Stonewall Democrats
# North Shore AFL/CIO Federation of Labor
# NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
# Jewish Voters Association
# Black Women's Political Action Committee
More on Jeff Coryell:
David Bernard for State Senate - District 10 (Progressive Majority Endorsement, EMT) (2011 endorsement)...now more than ever I feel like it is important to support firefighters and EMTs running for office. We desperately need their point of view represented as a counter to the "Drown America in a Bathtub" attitude of modern Republicans
Gary West for Delegate (Democracy for America Endorsement)...Gary seems to be able to get bipartisan support while also getting the support of Democracy for America. Sounds like a valuable person to elect!
WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS
(LARGEST ENDORSEMENT LIST)
Joy Jones for Spokane City Council - District 3, Position 1 (Progressive Majority, Spokane Regional Labor Council, and Spokane Fire Fighters Local 29 Endorsements, CRITICAL RACE) (2011 endorsement)...this race is critical for achieving a Democratic and progressive majority in the Spokane city council
More on Joy Jones: Joy on Small Business
Christina Maginnis for Whatcom County Council - District 2, Position B (Progressive Majority, Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, Sierra Club and Democracy for America Endorsements, CRITICAL RACE) (2011 endorsement)...this race is critical for pushing back against Teabagger gains in Whatcom county. A true progressive vs teabagger race!
Stephanie Wright for Snohomish County Council - District 3 (Progressive Majority, Deputy Sheriff's Association, Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters, and AFL-CIO Endorsements) (2011 endorsement)
More on Richard Rush: Standing On Principles - Declining Council Pay Increase
More on Ben Stuckhart: