Our Progressive Future is excited to endorse young, exciting candidates with strong progressive platforms running for state and local office! Endorsed candidates will receive campaign support from our organization and graduates of Campaign Fellow class when possible, in addition to social media coverage. If you are interested in an endorsement from Our Progressive Future, please email us at email@example.com.
Matthew Mitnick - Running for Madison City Council, District 8 Alder
Matthew Mitnick is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison running for the Madison City Council. He is running based on a belief that students at UW-Madison should be represented by a peer in local government who will advocate on their behalf. He recognizes that students do not have a large enough voice in local government, and is working actively to change that! He strongly believes that everybody should feel welcome to get involved and make a change.
Amanda Farias - Running for New York City Council, District 18
Amanda Farias is a lifelong Bronxite with a passion for public service. Born and raised in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx, Amanda is a second generation Puerto Rican-Dominican who understands firsthand the hardships of living in one of the most underserved areas of the United States. Born the oldest of three children in a single parent household, Amanda learned at an early age the value of hard work as she helped to support her family. She is running against Rev. Ruben Diaz, an anti-choice and homophobic City Council member from the Bronx.
Kat Brezler - Running for Common Council in the City of White Plains, NY.
Kat Brezler has been a staunch advocate for policies that work for New York public education, having collaborated with the Alliance for Quality Education and Citizen Action of New York in efforts to ensure public schools receive fair funding. She has been an activist for young students before she became a second grade teacher in 2005, showing deep dedication to shaping the next generation of leaders. Coming from a family of healthcare professionals, Kat also cares deeply about providing single-payer healthcare that is accessible to all people. She values fighting for the many, not just the few.
Jasmin Sanchez - Running for Female District Leader, 74th Assembly District Part A; Manhattan.
Jasmin is a lifelong resident of the Lower East Side with a passion embedded in me for public service. She was born & raised in NYCHA and is am proud to be a product of the NYC Public School system. Raised by an army of women at home, she learned the value of hard work, commitment, advocacy and love. She has worked diligently in the Lower East Side & East Village to strengthen our youth through the development and management of DYCD contracts and community based organizations, to start community gardens and care for our parks, and founded a nonprofit, the Ana Luisa Garcia Community Center, which focuses on youth and community development, work readiness, service learning and education. She believes this city is not working for working class people, families. A minimum wage is not a living wage, rents are skyrocketing, development is taking over, NYCHA is falling apart and no one seems to be listening. I am running to represent the 74th Assembly District Part A to educate and empower my community with the leadership and change it needs. It’s not about me, it’s about each one of us! Collectively we can create a community that represents us and our values.
Tiffany Cabán - Running for Queens District Attorney
Tiffany Cabán is a career public defender who is running to actually bring positive and progressive change to the borough she has long called home. She has helped people with few other resources fight against the brutal system of mass incarceration that has always unjustly impacted communities of color and those from underprivileged backgrounds. She believes that justice must truly be progressive, and wants to bring this change to Queens.
Daphne Frias - Running for County Committee Representative, Election District 81 (Manhattan)
Daphne Frias is a 21-year-old college student and a proud resident of Hamilton Heights. For over 50 years, her family has has made the neighborhood their home, between the intersection of Broadway and Riverside. Daphne has been a social advocate for over a year and in the past year has been a vocal participant in the movement to stop gun violence in America, working with the March for Our Lives movement.
"My community has empowered me to create change on a large scale. I want to return that strength by uplifting those in my community by listening to their voices."
Shaun Scott: Running for Seattle City Council, District 4
Shaun Scott is an advocacy journalist and historian. Once a member of UAW 4121--the University of Washington's union for academic and student employees--he has spent over a decade studying how cities can make good on the promise of economic equity, race, gender, and disability* fairness, and climate justice. As a labor organizer with the Campaign Workers Guild, member of Seattle DSA, and a former Pramila Jayapal staffer, he will be a new voice for Seattle City Hall, and will advance a new, truly progressive vision for District 4 on the Seattle City Council.