Michael Grochowski February 21 2020.
In February 2020 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launched her own political action committee to boost challengers in 2020 congressional races.
The move shows the 30-year-old New York freshman's intentions to continue battling with her party's establishment.
Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the website for her group — dubbed "Courage to Change PAC" — along with a slate of seven endorsements for female candidates who in some cases are competing against other Democrats backed by party campaign committees.
Her new group's mission statement says it "seeks to reward challengers and incumbents who display political courage — people who refuse to bow to establishment pressure, who advocate ferociously for working-class families, and who have lived the same struggles as the people they seek to represent."
Ocasio-Cortez touted House and Senate candidates who haven't served in Congress before; five are women of color.
The others — Jessica Cisneros of Texas, Georgette Gomez of California, Samelys Lopez of New York, Kara Eastman of Nebraska, Marie Newman of Illinois and Teresa Leger Fernandez of New Mexico — are running in House races.
Two are running against current House Democratic incumbents — Cisneros is attempting to beat Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, a moderate eight-term member who stresses his appeal to independents and Republicans. Newman is running for the second time against Illinois Rep. Daniel Lipinski, also serving his eighth term, who some liberals have criticized for his anti-abortion rights voting record.
Brand New Congress
Kara Eastman September 28 2019.
Great turnout for our first canvass! Excited about hitting the doors and talking with voters in #ne02 about the issues that matter most! #canvassbeforekickoff — with Jake Seeman, Giselle Bergmeier, Jaden Perkins, Fatima Flores-Lagunas and Lee Nakamoto.
Socialist field director
Fatima Flores-Lagunas is a Field Director at Kara Eastman 2020. Also worked on 2018 campaign.
Campaign finance director
Dave Pantos, who is Kara Eastman's campaign finance director.
Kara Eastman NE 02 was endorsed by Justice Democrats for 2018 and 2020.
Vote Common Good 2018 endorsements
Vote Common Good 2018 endorsements included Kara Eastman.
Mahmud Fitil May 21, 2018 · I will be working to get Kara Eastman elected to congress. Join us...
Learn how you can get involved with Kara Eastman’s campaign-electing a female congressional representative for #NE02 focused on the real issues facing this nation!
Mahmud Fitil May 16, 2018 · Tebrikler/Congrats on the Primary win yesterday Kara Eastman!
I am elated the people decided the progressive choice for congress. Kara Eastman for Congress. Hayırlı olsun... ✊🏼💂🏼❤️💧
Socialist canvassers for Kara
Tom Tilden October 6, 2018:
Had a great canvass for Kara Eastman today! Looking forward to having this Nebraska progressive representing us in Congress. #EastmanForCongress — with Sarah Jane Teetzel, Scott Burger, Tom Tilden and Alex Garrison.
Tom Tilden — with Kathy Savory and Janet Tilden, Sarah Jane Teetzel, Rachel Carraher, Rob Carraher, Kara Eastman. November 3, 2018 · Look who was at the #KaraEastmanForCongress campaign headquarters to see us off before the morning canvass!
November 3, 2018 ·
Progressive Democrats of America #PDA #PDANebraska is proud to endorse and support Kara Eastman for Congress! Nebraska needs a Representative who will fight for Medicare for all, for our environment and who will address the problem of Income Inequality! #KaraForCongress.
2018 campaign manager was Ben Onkka.