We’re committed to getting African Americans and non-Black allies elected to the highest positions in Congress and activated at the polls to advance issues that matter in our communities.
Increasing the number of African Americans in Congress
Supporting non-Black allied candidates who champion our interests
Promoting political participation from African Americans and young voters
Antonio Delgado lives in Rhinebeck with his wife Lacey and two kids, Maxwell and Coltrane. His story is the story of the American Dream. A dream that once existed for people in the Hudson Valley and Catskill region, and a dream that Antonio is committed to bringing back. That’s why he’s running for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional District.
Deb Haaland is running to be the first Native American woman in Congress (New Mexico 1st District). Deb is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, a former small businesswoman, a UNM Law School graduate, and a single mother. Deb is a powerful voice for racial and gender equality and will be a champion for all working families in Congress.
Joe Neguse, is an attorney who previously served as a member of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, representing the Second Congressional District for six years from 2009 through 2015. He also co-founded New Era Colorado, the state’s largest youth voter registration and mobilization organization and he served in the cabinet of Governor Hickenlooper running the state’s consumer protection agency.
Lauren Underwood is a registered nurse from Naperville, Illinois, running for Congress in the Illinois 14th Congressional District. She is committed to working across the aisle to bring strong, high-paying jobs to northern Illinois and will champion health and economic security as she serves the people of the 14th district.
Steven Horsford is a proven champion for Nevada’s working families. He is running for Congress to stand up to the reckless agenda of Donald Trump and the Congressional Republicans that is hurting our families. They voted to take health care away from millions, passed a tax scheme to benefit the richest among us, and undermine our basic American freedoms.
Colin Allred is a civil rights attorney and Dallas native who is inspired by the many grassroots voices that have stepped forward to defend this nation's common values since the 2016 election. Colin is running for Congress to represent Texas's 32nd Congressional District because he believes that now, at a time when the nation has never been more divided, we need leaders who will stand up for all communities. Colin is fighting to empower Texas's 32nd District by improving public education, encouraging economic growth, ensuring access to quality healthcare for all, and protecting our civil rights and liberties.
Linda Coleman is an issues-based candidate with a passion for public service, who has spent her career working in the public sector for the people of North Carolina. Her focus has continuously been on fighting for improved education and healthcare, and better-paying jobs for all American citizens. Linda believes too many opportunities have been missed because of the poor presentation in the North Carolina 2nd District, and she believes her constituents deserve better. As a member of Congress, she will fight for more investment in the public education system, affordable workforce training programs, and improvement in infrastructure. It is her belief that policies supporting these improvements will help meet the needs of working families and ensure a better future for all of America.
Jahana Hayes is a lifelong resident of Connecticut, who is running to represent the 5th District. She is a former teacher at John F. Kennedy High School and currently serves as the Talent and Professional Development Supervisor for Waterbury Public Schools. She has dedicated herself to being of service in the city of Waterbury and has traveled the country engaging stakeholders on topics related to education and equity. Through her experiences, she has learned that many people face similar challenges; and she welcomes the opportunity to become a more well-rounded advocate in facing these challenges for the 5th District. Inspired by the people of her community, Jahana decided to run because she sees herself in every person she encounters; she sees their story as her own. If elected, Jahana wants to earn the trust of her constituency and be the person to carry their concerns to Washington.
Stephany Rose Spaulding was raised on Chicago’s South Side by public school teacher-parents. Her parents’ love of education was passed on to Stephany, whose studies culminated in a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University and the pursuit of a teaching career that would examine many of the issues she confronted as an African-American girl on the southside of Chicago. In 2010, Stephany joined the faculty of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where she would succeed as a scholar and eventually rise to chair the Women’s and Ethnic Studies program. Her experience and passion for uniting people make Stephany uniquely qualified to take her place in Washington as a “can-do” congresswoman who will represent the interests of all constituents in Colorado's 5th Congressional District. She is proud to join the 430-plus women running for Congress who, like her, believe that the surest way to bring greater equality, justice, and opportunity to their communities is to take the lead.
Lucy McBath is a mother, wife, and businesswoman running to represent Georgia's Sixth Congressional District. After a 30-year career with Delta Air Lines, Lucy began her second career with a focus on legislative reform. Lucy’s passion for public service was awakened by the senseless shooting of her son, Jordan Davis, in 2012. Since then, she has held dual roles as the national spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Her work has included testifying in state capitols and speaking with lawmakers, activists, universities and community organizers across the county about gun violence prevention. She is also a two-time breast cancer survivor and daughter of a former NAACP chapter president. After the Parkland shooting, Lucy knew that she had to do more. She decided to run for Congress on a platform of expanding access to quality and affordable health care, fighting for civil and human rights, and protecting families from gun violence.
Xochitl Torres Small is a water attorney and former staffer for Senator Tom Udall who is running to represent New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District. After attending college, she returned home to work Representative Udall's Senatorial Race. Following his victory, she helped to set up his southern New Mexico district office, which was responsible for serving much of the current 2nd Congressional District. As a Field Representative for Senator Udall, Xochitl worked on issues ranging from water conservation and infrastructure development to education and health care accessibility. Inspired by her work on water, Xochitl left Senator Udall's office to attend law school at the University of New Mexico (UNM), where she specialized in water and natural resources. Immediately after completing her degree, she clerked for a New Mexico federal judge with one of the heaviest criminal dockets in the country. Most recently, Xochitl practiced law at Kemp Smith.
Gina Ortiz Jones is an Iraq War veteran who went to college on an ROTC scholarship and served as a U.S. Air Force intelligence officer under "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." After her career in the Air Force, she advised on intelligence operations in Latin America and Africa, before working on economic and national security issues in the Executive Office of the President. Gina grew up knowing hard work, not the circumstances to which we were born, should determine our trajectory. She believes in a country that focuses on well-paying, competitive jobs that strengthen our middle-class, and that all citizens should have access to quality healthcare that leads the world in medical breakthroughs. In Congress, Gina plans to embrace our immigrant history and our collective responsibility to ensure that the American Dream remains a possibility for all that dare to achieve it. She has dedicated her life to public service, and that is why she is running to serve Texas' 23rd Congressional District.