September 21, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Joe Neguse in his race for U.S. Congress in Colorado’s 2nd congressional districts.
Democracy for America has more than 61,550 members in Colorado and more than one million members nationwide.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the organization’s endorsement of Joe Neguse for Congress:
“The Colorado’s second congressional district is a critical power base for progressives in the Mile High State and our country, which is why it’s so important that it gets a Representative in Congress like Joe Neguse who will champion bold ideas like Medicare for All in Washington.
“From his experience on Colorado University’s Board of Regents to his battles for citizens at the State’s consumer protection agency, Joe Neguse has built a career dedicated to standing up for progressive values. Democracy for America members are thrilled to support Joe Neguse for Congress because he’s already done great things for Colorado and our country needs the next generation of progressive leaders like him on the national stage.” — Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America
Quote from Joe Neguse on receiving DFA’s endorsement:
“I am humbled and honored to have the support of DFA. People-driven campaigns are how we can fight back against what’s been happening in Washington D.C. With your support, we can truly change the face of Congress and fight for real progressive change, like a Medicare-for-all system, a $15/hour minimum wage, and overturning Citizens United.” — Joe Neguse, Candidate for Congress (CO-2)
The son of hardworking immigrants from Eritrea, Joe Neguse is the co-founder of New Era Colorado, the state’s largest youth voter registration and mobilization nonprofit in Colorado. In 2008, Neguse was elected by 2nd district voters to serve on the Colorado University’s Board of Regents, becoming the second African-American to be elected Regent in Colorado history. Following his service as Regent, Neguse was appointed to lead the state’s consumer protection agency where he achieved a number of key victories for Colorado consumers and was awarded the 2017 “Consumer Protection Award” by the international Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation. In Congress, Neguse is focused on expanding opportunities for all Coloradans and delivering on big, bold populist progressive reforms like Medicare for All.
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.