Atlantic County Our Revolution has endorsed Will Cunningham for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey 2nd district, giving the former congressional aide a boost among progressive activists leading into the July 7 primary election.
“In a race beset by machine politics and Super PACs, no amount of platitudes can replace firm policy stances on what matters most,” said Mico Lucide, the local Our Revolution chairman. “In the COVID era, our district deserves someone who will fight for Medicare for All.”
Our Revolution was formed four years ago by supporters of Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“We insist on someone with a strong stance on people-focused immigration reform, who unabashedly stands with DREAMers. We need someone who will demand a Green New Deal to protect our vulnerable shore communities,” Lucide said. “We cannot tolerate compromising lives, livelihood, and justice for political expediency or hollow votes.”
The group cited Cunningham’s story: growing up homeless and in poverty, he became an ivy league graduate, lawyer, and the chief investigator for the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
“Those closest to the pain must be closest to the power of influencing impactful policy,” Cunningham said. “Atlantic County Our Revolution understands that and I am thrilled to fight alongside them for real progressive change across South Jersey.”