When I first announced my campaign for Congress, people told me it wasn’t possible for someone like me to run and win. They said we couldn’t raise enough money or earn the endorsements needed to unseat a powerful incumbent.
We proved them wrong. We showed that the grassroots could beat the big money and establishment insiders. This year, I became the youngest woman to serve in Congress — and I want another young progressive woman to shatter that record in 2020.
That’s why I’m proud to endorse Jessica Cisneros for Congress. She’s a progressive fighter running up against an entrenched incumbent. She can’t win this race on her own — but with the people behind her, she’ll be unstoppable. That’s why I’m asking you to help her right now:
Jessica was born and raised in the border town of Laredo. The daughter of immigrant farmworkers, she grew up watching her parents work hard but still struggle to get by. While her parents fought to keep their small business afloat, she saw firsthand how many of the laws written in D.C. weren’t written to protect people like her. And she noticed that the people elected to represent her were more accountable to corporate donors than to the members of her community.
Just like us in 2018, Jessica is running against a powerful incumbent as an unapologetic advocate for her community. Her opponent, Henry Cuellar, has more than $3,000,000 in his campaign bank account, and these funds aren’t coming from the grassroots. They’re coming from corporate PACs, Big Oil, and private prison corporations like GEO Group.
I need your help to bring Jessica to Congress so we can fight together for a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and fixing our broken immigration system. Together we can shift the center of gravity in Congress away from the privileged, powerful few and towards the many.