Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Derrick Crowe in his race for the U.S. Congress in Texas’ 21st congressional district.
Democracy for America has 79,226 members in Texas and more than one million members nationwide.
Here’s DFA Chair Jim Dean on their decision to back Derrick Crowe for Congress:
“Derrick Crowe’s campaign for Congress shows that standing up for American values like liberty and justice for all leads directly to policies like climate change action, Medicare For All, and tuition-free college. He’s showing Democrats that the path to victory in Texas isn’t in chasing Republican votes, but in championing a bold, progressive vision for the future.
“Derrick doesn’t just talk about fighting for progressive values — he puts himself on the line. He went to jail in protest of the GOP attempt to slash health coverage. He’s stood with the Latinx community against Republican attacks like S.B. 4 and the DACA repeal. And, he’s taking progressive populism back to its rural roots on issues like broadband Internet access.
“Derrick’s small-town background, Capitol Hill experience, and grassroots organizing history will make him Rep. Lamar Smith’s worst nightmare. We’re proud to back this ‘nerd for science’ as he takes on Congress’ worst climate science denier.” — Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America
Quote from Derrick Crowe on receiving DFA’s endorsement:
“We’re taking on Big Money and entrenched special interests in my district, and that’s why Democracy for America’s support is so important.
“Our campaign is fighting corporate power with people power, and DFA’s support as a strong, progressive, grassroots network will be indispensable. Together, we will unseat a Trump-backing science denier in a district that is ground zero in the fight against climate change.” — Derrick Crowe, Candidate for Congress (TX-21)
Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $40 million and made more than 11.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 915 progressive candidates nationwide.
Derrick Crowe is a self-professed “science nerd” with extensive professional experience on Capitol Hill who is committed to taking on the fringe right and start delivering for all the people of Texas’ 21st Congressional District. In Congress, Crowe will be a fearless champion for ending the rigged economy, fighting climate change, passing Medicare for All, and confronting structural racism. Learn more about Derrick Crowe’s run for Congress, and support his campaign with your financial contribution.