Endorsements

44th President of the United States

Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

Mayor of Dallas

Mike Rawlings

Mike Rawlings is the current mayor of Dallas. Formerly, Rawlings served as CEO of Pizza Hut from 1997 to 2002 and was chief executive of Tracy-Locke.

Former Texas State Senator

Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis grew to national prominence after her historic 13-hour filibuster in 2013. She subsequently ran for Texas Governor in 2014 and currently runs a non-profit organization in Austin.

U.S. Representative

Joaquín Castro

Castro serves in the United States House of Representatives for Texas’ 20th district since 2013. From 2003 to 2013, Castro was a member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 125.

U.S. Senator of California

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris currently serves as the United States Senator from California since 2017. Previously, she was the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017.

Former U.S. Representative

Martin Frost

Martin Frost represented parts of Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington in the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas' 24th congressional district from 1979 to 2005.

Former Secretary of HUD

Castro served as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017. Castro was mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014.

Former U.S. Trade Representative

Ron Kirk

Ron Kirk is the former mayor of Dallas and served as Secretary of State under governor Ann Richards. Kirk was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as U.S. Trade Representative.

Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair

Chris Turner

Chris Turner has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2013. Turner also served from 2008 to 2010 and previously worked for former Congressman Chet Edwards.

DISD Board of Trustees

Miguel Solis

Miguel Solis is a DISD Board Trustee representing District 8. He has served the students of Dallas as a teacher, administrator, trustee, and advocate.

Fmr. Missouri Sec. of State

Jason Kander

Jason Kander served as Secretary of State of Missouri from 2013–17. He had previously served as a state representative in the Missouri House of Representatives. Kander ran for U.S. Senate in 2016.

Former State House Representative

Allen Vaught

Allen Vaught is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. He represented District 107 from 2007 to 2011. Vaught is a retired Captain from the U.S. Army Reserve*.

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas is an organization of politically active individuals working for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community in the city of Dallas and the state of Texas.

Texas AFL-CIO

The Texas AFL-CIO is a state labor federation consisting of 235,000 affiliated union members who speak up together in support of working families in Texas.

Human Rights Campaign

HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Opportunity First

Opportunity First is providing candidates with the resources they need to become the leaders of tomorrow to build and support a nationwide bench of young, progressive Democrats.

Dallas AFL-CIO

The Dallas County AFL-CIO represents the interests of working families — to bring economic and social justice to the workplace.

Mexican American Bar Association of Dallas

The Mexican American Bar Association exists to provide a forum and a means for lawyers to promote the social, economic and educational advancement of the people of Dallas.

Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that women have the right to access the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund fights to protect that right.

Equality Texas

Equality Texas works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.

Congressional Black Caucus PAC

The Congressional Black Caucus PAC works to increase the number of African Americans in the U.S. Congress, support non-Black candidates that champion their interests, and promote African American participation in the political process.

NARAL Pro-Choice American PAC

NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorses pro-choice champions and challengers in federal and state races across the country.

The Collective

The Collective PAC is working to fix the challenge of African American underrepresentation in elected seats of power throughout our nation.

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JStreet PAC

The PAC’s goal is to demonstrate the depth and breadth of political support that exists for candidates who speak out in favor of a diplomacy-first approach to advancing US interests in the Middle East and promoting peace and security for Israel.

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LCV Action Fund

League of Conservation Voters PAC, works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies, and defeat those who stand in the way of progress.

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Council for a Livable World

Council for a Livable World Candidate Fund endorses candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives throughout the country, and keeps them informed on national security and foreign policy issues once elected.

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Black Economic Alliance

​Advance an economic policy agenda focused on improving economic outcomes in work, wages, and wealth. Support candidates for office who are aligned with that agenda by providing endorsements and funding key elections

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LiUNA

Laborers’ International Union of North America—is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.

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New Dem PAC

Founded in 1997, the New Democrat Coalition is a group of 68 forward-thinking, pro-growth lawmakers committed to seeking pragmatic solutions that will foster a new era of American prosperity at home and keep our families secure from threats around the world. 

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Jolt Texas

Jolt is a Texas-based multi-issue organization that builds the political power and influence of Latinos in our democracy.

Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence

Giffords is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives from gun violence. Led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Captain Mark Kelly*, Giffords inspires the courage of people from all walks of life to make America safer.

End Citizens United

End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee funded by grassroots donors that is dedicated to countering the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reforming our campaign finance system.

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MoveOn

MoveOn members are a force for social justice and political progress using grassroots organizing to work towards their goals. 

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Humane Society Leg. Fund

HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal levels, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office.

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Feminist Majority PAC

The Feminist Majority PAC supports Congressional candidates that will fight for women’s issues, reproductive rights and family planning, civil rights, lesbian and gay rights, as well as economic and environmental justice.

Red to Blue

Red to Blue is a highly competitive and battle-tested program at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that arms top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to run strong campaigns.

*Use of military rank, job titles and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.

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