PFAW President Michael Keegan: “Paulette Jordan is the visionary leader that Idaho needs.”
Washington—People For the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund today announced its endorsement of Paulette Jordan for governor of Idaho. If elected, Paulette Jordan would be the first Native American governor in American history.
Statement from People For the American Way President Michael Keegan:
“Paulette Jordan is the visionary leader that Idaho, and America, needs. We don’t often endorse in primaries, but this year we have an opportunity to support a candidate who will transform the Democratic party and lead us in a new direction. She is a powerful progressive champion and a tireless advocate for public schools and healthcare. She has the skills and common sense to get things done. We are thrilled to endorse her and look forward to helping her become the next governor of Idaho.”
Statement from People For the American Way Political Director Lizet Ocampo:
“The Next Up Victory Fund helps strong progressive candidates age 40 and under run and win tight critical local and state races, and we plan to do that with Paulette in Idaho. Paulette an extraordinary progressive leader, and she also represents the future of Democrats and America. Not only would Paulette make history as our country’s first Native American governor, she’s an effective leader who can help Idaho lead the nation on a wide range of critical issues. We are thrilled to put all of our resources, connections, and support behind Paulette Jordan.”
Statement from Paulette Jordan on the endorsement:
“I am thrilled to receive this endorsement from People For the American Way. Together, I know we can build a more inclusive Idaho and America where everyone who works full time gets a living wage, healthcare is a right not a privilege, and our public schools get the investment they need for our kids to succeed.”
Note to press: Paulette Jordan and PFAW spokespeople are available for interviews on this historic race. To schedule, please contact Molly Haigh at [email protected].
People For the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund helps young progressive candidates age 40 and under win races for state and local offices across the country. The goal of Next Up is to build a deep bench of progressive candidates well positioned to control state legislatures, win statewide, and run for federal offices in the years and decades to come. We’re committed to winning the elections that will lead to progressive outcomes that reflect our true American values and the American Way.
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.
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