Congressional candidate Derrick Crowe today welcomed the endorsement of Our Revolution Texas, a statewide affiliate of the nationwide grassroots organization inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders' historic 2016 presidential campaign.
"Right now, our government thinks it's more important to double the exemption from inheritance taxes for the very wealthy--and index it to inflation!--than it is to double the minimum wage for folks struggling in this economy," Crowe said. "This is an oligarchy agenda. Beating it will require a slate of Democratic candidates with a rock-solid commitment to progressive values. That's why I'm so proud to be among the first of the Our Revolution Texas endorsed candidates. These folks walk the walk."
Our Revolution Texas was the first statewide affiliate of Our Revolution. Regarding today's endorsement, the group said:
"Following city and county level wins in San Antonio, Houston, and the Dallas area in 2017, the organization plans to not just make paper endorsements but to mobilize its broad, active membership of 9,000 activists to build dynamic grassroots campaigns for progressive populist candidates throughout the state in 2018."
Today's endorsement follows Crowe's recent endorsements by University Democrats (University of Texas) and Circle C Area Democrats, the largest Democratic club in Travis County. Crowe's full list of group endorsements can be found at https://www.electcrowe.com/endorsements/.
Crowe is a progressive organizer, former senior staffer for top Democrats in Congress, and a former small business owner. His platform includes fighting corporate power and Wall Street influence through policies like College for All, Medicare for All, a $15/hour minimum wage, and urgent climate change action. Learn more about Crowe’s candidacy: https://electcrowe.com.