People For the American Way

People For the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund Endorses Spencer Thibodeau for Portland Mayor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2019

Contact: Derrick Crowe at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 512.516.5067

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People For the American Way’s (PFAW) Next Up Victory Fund today announced that it endorsed Spencer Thibodeau for mayor of Portland, Maine.

“We have known and worked with Spencer Thibodeau for years and know him to be a dynamic community leader and elected official, and we are thrilled to endorse his candidacy,” PFAW President Michael Keegan said. “With the national conversation now finally focused on addressing climate change, Thibodeau’s work to cut Portland’s carbon emissions and protect the local environment shows he’s the leader we need right now. Spencer is a champion for quality education and for building an inclusive economy. He’s the right choice for the citizens of Portland.”

About Next Up

PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund helps young progressive candidates win races for state and local offices across the country. In 2018 alone, Next Up helped elect 117 candidates across the country at all levels of government. Learn more about Next Up:

About PFAW

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. Learn more at