Progressive youth vote organization endorses nearly two dozen candidates in eight key battleground states
Austin, TX — Today, NextGen PAC announced a new wave of endorsements for a series of progressive candidates in the key battleground states of Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. These endorsements are a critical part of NextGen PAC’s efforts to mobilize millions of young voters across the country in support of Democratic candidates in this election cycle and beyond.
Today’s endorsements include: Arizona’s AZ-2 incumbent Tom O’Halleran, AZ-4 nominee Greg Stanton, AZ-6 nominee Kirsten Engel, Michigan’s MI-3 nominee Hillary Scholten, MI-7 incumbent Elissa Slotkin, MI-8 incumbent Dan Kildee, Nevada’s NV-1 incumbent Dina Titus, NV-3 incumbent Susie Lee, NV-4 incumbent Steven Horsford, New Hampshire’s NH-1 incumbent Chris Pappas, NH-2 incumbent Annie Kuster, North Carolina’s NC-1 nominee Don Davis, NC-6 incumbent Kathy Manning, NC-13 nominee Wiley Nickel, NC-14 nominee Jeff Jackson, Texas’s TX-15 nominee Michelle Vallejo, TX-34 nominee Vincente Gonzalez, Jr., Pennsylvania’s PA-7 incumbent Susan Wild, PA-8 incumbent Matt Cartwright, PA-12 nominee Summer Lee, PA-17 nominee Chris Deluzio, and WI-3’s emerging Democratic nominee.
“Our endorsements today reflect the vision of young people across the country who are energized by this slate of progressive candidates,” NextGen PAC President and Executive Director Cristina Tzinzún Ramirez said. “In the coming midterms, every single race counts in the fight against Republicans who wish to send us back in time. Young people are the leading voice of progressive politics, and when they come together and vote they have power to decide elections up and down the ballot. NextGen PAC is proud to provide them with the resources and knowledge to make these decisions and we won’t stop fighting until we deliver meaningful, structural change.”
In 2020, NextGen mobilized 1 in 9 young voters to the polls and propelled Democrats across the country to victory. Activating voters age 18-35 is exceptionally important as over 70 million Americans in this group are now eligible to vote, more than any other age group. NextGen is committed to growing the political voice of young Americans and is connecting with people online and on the ground to make sure they engage in elections and elect representatives that fight for and reflect their values. NextGen PAC’s historic mobilization efforts for 2022 are based in Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Nevada and North Carolina.
About NextGen PAC
NextGen PAC’s mission is to empower young voters to engage in elections and ensure our government is responsive to the largest and most diverse generation in American history. We invite 18-to-35 year olds into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our country. NextGen PAC fights for a progressive future by growing and wielding the grassroots political power of young people on the ground and online.