About our Endorsed Candidates

In DC, we are proud to endorse

Elissa Silverman for Council At Large (elissa2018.com)

Brianne Nadeau for Ward 1 (briannefordc.com)
Kenyan McDuffie
for Ward 5 (kenyanmcduffie2018.com)
Charles Allen
for Ward 6 (charlesallen2018.com)

Karl Racine for Attorney General (karlracine.com)

Elissa Silverman is a fierce champion of economic and social justice. As a Councilmember she has worked tirelessly to support renters, seniors, and low-income residents by fighting for funding for rental subsidies, public transit, and unemployment insurance. She is an author of DC’s groundbreaking paid family and medical leave law and a loud voice on behalf of workers’ rights and affordable housing.

Brianne Nadeau (Ward 1) has a strong record of supporting affordable housing, economic justice, and accountable government — with one of the highest scores on our recent Council voting record scorecard. She has been a key partner with progressive organizations in DC in advancing affordable housing, passing paid family & medical leave, and prioritizing investments in key services over tax cuts for millionaires and businesses.

Kenyan McDuffie (Ward 5) is committed to racial justice and criminal justice reform, and authored the groundbreaking NEAR Act. This legislation seeks to address DC’s serious problems with racially biased policing and racist police brutality, by treating violence prevention and policing as matters of public health and investing in community engagement. He has also played a key role in advancing juvenile justice reform, campaign finance, and fair elections.

Charles Allen has worked hard to bring affordable housing to Ward 6, which has created the most affordable units of any Ward over the past three years. He has also been a solid supporter of paid family leave. He championed the recently passed Fair Elections legislation, which will help more diverse and representative candidates to win office, by providing matching funds to candidates who rely on small donors instead of large corporate donations.

Karl Racine has used his office to protect vulnerable residents, especially people of color and those who are affected by poverty. As DC’s first elected Attorney General, he has prioritized criminal justice reforms that keep thousands of young Black and brown DC residents out of prison and supported with the social services they need.

To learn more about how the current DC Council is doing, check out our brand new DC Council Scorecard at dccouncil.net, where we have analyzed the work of the current Councilmembers based on their votes on affordable housing, economic justice, and a government that works for the people.

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