OUR ENDORSED CANDIDATES
Running for Congress in New Jersey's 11th District
Mikie Sherrill served as a Navy helicopter pilot from 1994 to 2003, flying missions throughout Europe and the Middle East. She worked on the Battle Watch Floor in the European Theater during the Iraq invasion, and served as a Flag Aide to the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Sherrill also served as a Russian policy officer and worked on the implementation of nuclear treaty obligations and oversaw the relationship between the U.S. Navy and Russian Federation Navy. After leaving the Navy in 2003, Sherrill attended law school, earning a degree from Georgetown University. She worked in private practice and eventually joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey.
To learn more about Mikie and what you can do to help her campaign, visit her website.
Running for Congress in Virginia's 7th District
Abigail Spanberger served as a CIA operations officer from 2006 to 2014, traveling and living abroad collecting intelligence, managing assets, and overseeing high-profile programs in service to the United States. Prior to this, she worked as a federal law enforcement officer working narcotics and money laundering cases with the US Postal Inspection Service. After leaving government service, Spanberger worked at EAB – Royall & Company, helping colleges and universities to create diverse student bodies, increase graduation rates, and break down financial barriers to higher education.
To learn more about Abigail and what you can do to help her campaign, visit her website.
Running for Congress in Michigan's 13th District
Rashida Tlaib served in the Michigan House of Representatives representing Michigan’s 6th District from 2009 to 2014, where she became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature and only the second Muslim American woman to serve in an American state legislature. Born and raised in Detroit to Palestinian immigrants, she has worked for environmental justice in Michigan throughout her career as a lawyer and activist, most recently as a people’s lawyer at the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.
To learn more about Rashida and what you can do to help her campaign, visit her website.
Running for U.S. Senate in TEXAS
Rep. Beto O’Rourke is currently the representative for Texas’ 16th District, and serves on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and the House Armed Services Committee. In Congress, he has been a champion for diplomacy-based foreign policy and has written at length about the consequences of leaving the Paris Agreement and the Iran nuclear deal. O’Rourke has served as a Congressman representing the greater El Paso area since 2013. Prior to that, he served on the El Paso City Council from 2005-2011.
To learn more about Rep. O'Rourke and what you can do to help his campaign, visit his website.
Running for U.S. Senate in Virginia
Tim Kaine has been a U.S. senator from Virginia since 2013, and serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee. Together with John McCain, Kaine led a bipartisan effort to defeat proposed cuts to foreign aid and the State Department, and is a leading advocate for diplomacy first foreign policy in the Senate. In 2016, he was the Democratic vice presidential candidate, and from 2006 to 2010 he served as Governor of Virginia.
To learn more about Senator Kaine and what you can do to help his campaign, visit his website.
Running for Congress in Colorado's 2nd District
Joe Neguse served as the Executive Director of Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies, overseeing a $90 million budget. He also co-founded New Era Colorado, a nonprofit dedicated to youth voter engagement which also led the fight locally against climate change. He is an attorney and served on Colorado University’s Board of Regents.
To learn more about Joe and what you can do to help his campaign, visit his website.
RUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN COLORADO'S 6TH DISTRICT
Jason Crow enlisted in the National Guard and served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, attaining the rank of Captain, and was awarded a Bronze Star. He sat on the Colorado Board of Veterans’ Affairs where he made positive changes to the epidemics of veteran homelessness and substance abuse. Currently, Crow is an attorney specializing, in part, in business compliance and helping small and large businesses grow. He has advised state and federal officials on national security, military, and veterans issues.
To learn more about Jason and what you can do to help his campaign, visit his website.
RUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN FLORIDA'S 18TH DISTRICT
Lauren Baer is a foreign policy expert and litigator who served as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Kerry, Secretary Clinton, and Ambassador Power. During her tenure, she helped to develop and launch the Office of Religion and Global Affairs, advocate for and later establish a Special Envoy to promote the human rights of LGBT persons, and secure $650 million in corporate commitments to aid refugees globally. As a litigator, she upheld an active pro bono practice that included taking the fight to get money out of politics all the way to the Supreme Court.
To learn more about Lauren and what you can do to help her campaign, visit her website.
GINA ORTIZ JONES
RUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN TEXAS' 23RD DISTRICT
Gina Ortiz Jones most recently served as the Director for Investment at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Prior to this role, she worked as the Senior Advisor for Trade Enforcement and as a Special Advisor to the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. In her role with the DIA, Jones supported the Agency’s strategic planning, as well as operations in Africa, having served in the Libya Crisis Intelligence Cell. Before her time in the civil service, Jones served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer in Iraq.
To learn more about Gina and what you can do to support her campaign, visit her website.
Running for Congress in Kentucky's sixth district
Amy McGrath was the first female Marine to fly in an F/A-18 on a combat mission, and in her 20 years of service, was deployed to Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and East Asia. She was also a Marine Corps Congressional Fellow, serving as defense and foreign affairs policy adviser to Rep. Susan Davis of San Diego. Having reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, McGrath’s last assignment was teaching at the US Naval Academy, where she taught a course on Weapons of Mass Destruction (CBRN) Policy.
To learn more about Amy and what you can do to support her campaign, visit her website.
RUNNING FOR U.S. SENATE IN NEVADA
Rep. Jacky Rosen has lived in Nevada for nearly 40 years, and as Congresswoman for Nevada's 3rd district, she currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee. In this capacity, she has championed efforts to deter Russian aggression and strengthen American defenses against cyberattacks. Prior to politics, she worked as a computer programmer, software developer, and designer for some of the biggest companies in Nevada.
To learn more about Rep. Rosen and what you can do to support her campaign, visit her website.
RUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN CALIFORNIA'S TWENTY-FOURTH DISTRICT
Rep. Salud Carbajal, who immigrated from Mexico as a young child, is a freshman member of Congress. Before entering Congress, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for eight years, including active duty service in North Carolina during the Gulf War, and as Santa Barbara County’s first district supervisor for 12 years. Carbajal sits on the Armed Services and Budget committees.
To learn more about Rep. Carbajal and what you can do to support his campaign, visit his website.
running for congress in massachusetts' third district
Rufus Gifford and his family have called Massachusetts home for generations, in towns like Chelmsford, Andover, and Concord. As Ambassador to Denmark from 2013-2017, Gifford pioneered a highly successful public diplomacy strategy and sought to address global challenges of the future. A passionate public servant, he frequently engaged with youth and other non-traditional diplomatic audiences and promoted various areas of the bilateral relationship, including counter-extremism initiatives, business ties, and Danish military support in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gifford served as Finance Director for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012.
To learn more about Rufus and what you can do to support his campaign, visit his website.
running for congress in MICHIGAN'S EIGHTH DISTRICT
Elissa Slotkin, a third-generation Michigander, spent her early life on a beef cattle farm in Holly. She began her national security career in 2003 as an analyst in the CIA, where she served three tours in Iraq. Slotkin also worked for the Director of National Intelligence, the White House National Security Council, and the State Department before joining the Department of Defense in 2011. Slotkin concluded her Pentagon career as an acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, where she was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on strategy and policy related to NATO, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere.
To learn more about Elissa and what you can do to support her campaign, visit her website.
RUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN OHIO'S SEVENTH DISTRICT
Ken Harbaugh is a former Navy pilot and an Ohioan who has made public service his life’s work. The son and grandson of Air Force combat pilots, Harbaugh flew reconnaissance missions in the Middle East and off the coast of North Korea. Following his naval service, he earned a J.D. from Yale Law School and co-founded The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that empowers military men and women to keep serving in their communities. Harbaugh is the past president of Team Rubicon Global, a disaster relief organization that has helped train over 45,000 veterans to deploy in emergency response teams around the world.
To learn more about Ken and what you can do to support his campaign, visit his website.
running for congress in NEW JERSEY'S third DISTRICT
Andy Kim is a career public servant. He most recently served at the White House as the Director of Iraq in the National Security Council where he coordinated the crisis response to counter the rise of ISIS. Prior to his time at the White House, Kim served in Afghanistan as Strategic Advisor to Generals David Petraeus and John Allen, and also worked at the State Department, the Pentagon, USAID, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As a Rhodes Scholar and a Truman Scholar, Kim received his Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford.
To learn more about Andy and what you can do to support his campaign, visit his website.
running for congress in NEW JERSEY'S seventh DISTRICT
Tom Malinowski has spent his life in public service. As an Assistant Secretary of State under President Obama, he fought to protect America by defending our values of liberty, equality, and rule of law around the world. On President Clinton’s National Security Council, Malinowski worked to strengthen NATO and end conflicts around the world. As Washington Director of Human Rights Watch, he helped lead a bipartisan effort to stop the use of torture so we could stay safe from terrorism without losing sight of who we are as Americans.
To learn more about Tom and what you can do to support his campaign, visit his website.
running for congress in FLORIDA'S sixth DISTRICT
With over thirty years of leadership experience in foreign policy, former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg has served in the White House, the United Nations, the U.S. Senate, and on four presidential campaigns. She also has senior level experience in the nonprofit world. Nancy has a deep understanding of policy-making and negotiations at the highest levels of government and the United Nations, and has promoted democracy around the world. She has lived in Florida for more than a dozen years, teaching at the University of North Florida and running a small consulting business.
To learn more about Nancy and what you can do to support her campaign, visit her website.