The People’s Policy Project is proud to announce the last of its three major endorsements for the 2020 congressional elections. The endorsement is for Rebecca Parson who is running for Congress in the 6th district of Washington. That seat is currently occupied by conservative Democrat Derek Kilmer.
Parson is running on key progressive agenda items like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and social housing. She has also endorsed the People’s Policy Project slate of family benefits, which includes paid parental leave, free child care and pre-k, free school lunches, and a monthly cash benefit paid to every family with children.
Parson’s opponent, Derek Kilmer, is one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, despite representing a safely Democratic district. He is the chair of the third-way New Democrat Coalition and a member of the ridiculous Problem Solvers Caucus. In 2016, he used his superdelegate vote for Hillary Clinton even though Bernie Sanders won his district. If we want to get anything done in this country, we need more Parsons in elected office and less Kilmers.
In addition to endorsing Parson, we are asking all of our supporters to please make a donation to her campaign. This will help Parson win the race and send a message to potential progressive challengers across the country that candidates running on these ideas can count on getting financial support from those who care about social and economic justice.