People For the American Way

PFAW: Close Finish in NC-9 Sends a Strong Message for 2020

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.—Following Dan McCready’s narrow loss to Dan Bishop tonight in the special election in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District, People For the American Way Political Director and Director of PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program Lizet Ocampo released the following statement:

“The fact that Dan McCready came so close to beating his Republican opponent, Dan Bishop, in a historically red Congressional district sends a strong message about shifting political winds as we head into 2020. This is especially true since Donald Trump himself came to the district to campaign for Bishop: Republicans pulled out all the stops and yet Bishop barely squeaked by. This is a sign that voters are fed up with the Trump agenda and that big changes are coming next year.”

People For the American Way is proud to support candidates who represent the future of our country. PFAW engaged our members in North Carolina and around the country in the North Carolina Ninth Congressional District race and, through our Latinos Vote! program, ran ads in support of Dan McCready in Spanish-language media.

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: