DFA endorses Greg Edwards for U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Greg Edwards in his race to secure the Democratic nomination and election to the U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional district.
Edwards is the second endorsement DFA has made in the Keystone State during the 2018 election cycle. In January, DFA endorsed Jess King in her race for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District.
DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots organization’s decision to support Edwards in the PA-7 race:
“Unapologetic in the battle against income inequality and for economic opportunity for all, Greg Edwards is the kind of bold advocate the people of Pennsylvania 7th Congressional district need fighting for them in Washington.
“The grassroots campaign that Greg Edwards is building in the Lehigh Valley is not only focused on fighting for Medicare for All, universal pre-k, debt-free college, and raising the minimum wage, he’s constructing precisely the kind of inclusive populist coalition Democrats need to win in his district.
“While party bosses and their DC consultants might not see the obvious, we do and that’s why Democracy for America is so excited to endorse Greg Edwards in his race for Congress in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.” -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America
Greg Edwards on receiving DFA’s endorsement:
"There are too many people in the Lehigh Valley who are working hard to get ahead, but our economic stagnation continues to push them further behind. Democracy for America understands the challenges facing working people and the importance of fighting for public policy that alleviates economic hardships. I'm honored by their endorsement, and look forward to fighting alongside them." -- Greg Edwards
DFA has 83,748 members in the state of Pennsylvania and more than one million members nationwide.
Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $54 million and made more than 21.9 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 917 progressive candidates nationwide.