Deidre DeJear, candidate for Iowa Secretary of State, and Zach Wahls, candidate for Iowa Senate District 37
Washington, DC — People For the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund today announced its endorsement for Deidre DeJear, candidate for Iowa Secretary of State, and Zach Wahls, candidate for Iowa Senate District 37. PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund works to change the current political landscape by helping candidates 40 and under win state and local office.
“We’re excited to endorse progressive leaders who are positioned to make an important positive difference in the lives of their communities,” said PFAW Political Director Lizet Ocampo. “Deidre DeJear is a proven leader dedicated to making sure all Iowans have a voice in our democracy. She’s made clear that she can help ensure a trustworthy and accessible electoral process for every eligible voter, including folks in rural communities, students, the elderly and people with disabilities. Zach Wahls is an advocate for all families who will lead the charge against attacks on health care, higher education, and workers’ rights. He is a proven champion of equality for women and the LGBTQ community and has demonstrated his willingness to speak truth to power. We are proud to endorse these candidates who have a track record of defending progressive values and uplifting working families in their state.”
Note to press: PFAW spokespeople are available for interviews on this historic race. To schedule, please contact Inarú Melendez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-331-9530.
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.
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.