NextGen PAC Endorses State House Candidates in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania

Largest youth vote organization endorses Democratic candidates for New Hampshire House and Pennsylvania House

Washington, DC – Today, NextGen PAC announced the endorsement of Hal Rafter for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 1 and Lindsay Powell for Pennsylvania’s 21st House of Representatives District ahead of this year’s special elections. These endorsements are a critical part of NextGen PAC’s efforts to mobilize thousands of young voters across the country in support of Democratic candidates in this election cycle and beyond.

NextGen PAC’s endorsement of Hal Rafter is due to his commitment to protecting abortion rights, investing in clean energy, and bolstering public education. An experienced civil servant and community advocate, Rafter is committed to building a more just and equitable New Hampshire. NextGen PAC is endorsing Lindsay Powell for her commitment to social justice and addressing inequality. With a specific focus on economic equity and making the local economy work for working class families, Powell is a candidate committed to the growth of her community.

“NextGen PAC is proud to endorse Hal Rafter and Lindsay Powell for their respective state house seats in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania,” NextGen PAC President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez said. “In our fight to build a better, more representative future, every race is critical. From abortion rights to economic justice, these candidates are showing up and working on behalf of young people to build better communities. As NextGen works to mobilize young voters in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania to elect progressive candidates, we know Rafter and Powell are people who will fight for and represent young voters’ values and beliefs.”

In 2020, NextGen PAC helped mobilize 1 in every 9 young voters who cast a ballot, leading to the largest youth voter turnout in history. Leading up to 2024, NextGen PAC is focused on empowering young voters to fight for a better future, this includes endorsing progressive candidates and ballot measures, among other activities.


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.