Progressive youth vote organization endorses Democratic candidate in Arizona
Phoenix, AZ — Today, NextGen PAC endorsed Mark Kelly for Senate. Ahead of the election this November, NextGen PAC will leverage its grassroots organizing infrastructure in Arizona by mobilizing thousands of young voters to defeat his Republican challenger, who is yet to be determined.
NextGen PAC’s endorsement of Kelly is due to his commitment to stronger gun safety legislation, climate justice, and LGBTQIA+ rights. During his time in the Senate, Kelly has advocated for working-class Arizonans, and young voters know that Kelly is a leader who will truly represent and reflect their vision for the future. Re-electing Kelly will protect the state from GOP rollback and will continue to create a more just and equitable Arizona for decades to come.
“As NextGen PAC mobilizes young voters in Arizona and works to get out the vote for progressive candidates, we are excited to announce our endorsements for Senate Democrat Mark Kelly,” NextGen PAC President and Executive Director Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez said. “Since he entered office, Kelly has fought to create a more equitable economy, pass comprehensive immigration reform, and enact climate protections. Each of the GOP candidates competing against Kelly are committed to rolling back and endangering the civil liberties voters have fought hard for, and we must organize, mobilize, and speak out for the future we wish to create in Arizona.”
To keep Arizona blue, NextGen PAC will invest in organizers in communities and campuses across the state to ensure young people are ready to turn out for Democrats up and down the ballot. In 2020, NextGen contributed to the highest youth voter turnout in history, reaching more than 10.5 million people across nearly a dozen states and motivating nearly 4.7 million to cast ballots in the November election. Across the country in 2020, NextGen reached one in every nine voters under 35 who cast a ballot.
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.