People For the American Way

PFAW Endorses Donna Edwards for Senate


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Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) announced its endorsement of progressive leader Rep. Donna Edwards for Maryland Senate.

“Donna Edwards has developed a remarkable record of progressive leadership in Congress and she’ll be a powerful addition to the United State Senate” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “Edwards stands up for everyday Americans, fighting back against the undue power that Wall Street and the NRA yield in Washington. Edwards, who if elected would become only the second ever African American woman in the Senate, will protect a woman’s right to choose, push for essential reforms to limit the influence of money in politics, and advocate for equal rights for all Americans.”

"I am honored to receive the endorsement of an organization that has a long legacy of standing up for all Americans," said Rep. Donna Edwards. "Since its founding, PFAW has fought for a more inclusive, free, and just America. Together, we'll fight to make sure every American can realize his or her dreams, regardless of race, gender, or economic background."

A single mom first elected to Congress in 2008, Edwards knows personally the importance of giving everyone a fair chance and making sure that no voice, no matter how powerful or how wealthy, outweighs the voice of any other American. That’s why she’s used her time in Congress to support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, launch “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families’ with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, work with local leaders to pass the DREAM Act ballot initiative in Maryland, and so much more.

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.