Progressive candidates accept NO Super PAC funds, NO Big Money.
They are funded by small donations from real people, like you and me.
Progressive candidates serve YOU and ME.

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AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

(There are 3 Republican candidates in the mix. Can you spot them?)


Mid-Term Primaries

The 2018 mid-term primaries are fast approaching. Congress is one of the balancing powers of government, and electing members to U.S. Congress is as important as electing the President; perhaps more so, as only Congress can declare war. In any case, Congress makes the federal laws we must live by.

Many states require party registration long before the state primary election is held. The first state primary is in March. You may visit the following online voter tools to find details about your local elections.

Of course, state General Elections are held on the same day, all across the nation: November 6, 2018.

The Progressive Platform

Candidates may hold various views, but the following policies are distinctly Progressive — and have earned a great deal of nonpartisan popularity!

  • The progressive directionEnd Big Money in politics
  • Address income and wealth inequality
  • Universal health care is a right
  • Protect and expand Social Security
  • Climate change action & a renewable energy revolution
  • Diplomacy-first foreign policy
  • Racial, ethnic, LGBT, and gender equality
  • Empowering tribal nations and Puerto Rico
  • Take care of Veterans, and all disabled individuals
  • End the death penalty
  • Commonsense gun regulation
  • End homelessness, and boost affordable housing
  • Police and prison reform
  • Fair and humane immigration laws
  • Paid vacation time, sick time, family leave & childcare
  • Block bad trade deals and job outsourcing
  • Higher education is a right
  • Rebuild infrastructures & create good jobs
  • $15 living minimum wage, tied to inflation
  • Net Neutrality for a fair Internet

The more Members of Congress who are independent from Big Money, the sooner American voters gain the rights and benefits listed above.

Supporting Progressive Candidates

Most of the progressive candidates in this list have been endorsed by one of the following groups:

The list will be updated as I become aware of additions or changes. Please feel free to tell me, in the comments below, if I’ve missed a progressive candidate or ballot initiative.

If you don’t have a progressive, anti-corruption candidate to support in your area, please consider financial contributions to progressive candidates in other states. No matter where you live, a Progressive Congress benefits the entire country.

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The Progressive Candidates of 2018

Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)


Arizona (AZ) – Primary: August 28, 2018


Arkansas (AR) – Primary: May 22, 2018


California (CA) – Primary: June 5, 2018


Colorado (CO) – Primary: June 26, 2018


Connecticut (CT) – Primary: August 14, 2018


Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)


Florida (FL) – Primary: August 28, 2018


Georgia (GA)


Hawaii (HI) – Primary: August 11, 2018


Idaho (ID)


Illinois (IL) – Primary: March 20, 2018


Indiana (IN) – Primary: May 8, 2018


Iowa (IA) – Primary: June 5, 2018


Kansas (KS) – Primary: August 7, 2018


Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)


Maryland (MD) – Primary: June 26, 2018


Massachusetts (MA) – Primary: September 4, 2018


Michigan (MI) – Primary: August 7, 2018

Pending… Ballot Initiative:
Amendment ?
(End Partisan Gerrymandering in Michigan)

Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)


Missouri (MO) – Primary: August 7, 2018


Montana (MT) – Primary: June 5, 2018


Nebraska (NE)


Nevada (NV) – Primary: June 12, 2018


New Hampshire


New Jersey (NJ) – Primary: June 5, 2018

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D-NM) – 1st Congressional District


New York (NY) – Primary: September 11, 2018


North Carolina (NC) – Primary: May 8, 2018


North Dakota (ND)


Ohio (OH)  – Primary: May 8, 2018


Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)


Pennsylvania (PA) – Primary: May 15, 2018


Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)


South Dakota (SD) – Primary: June 5, 2018

Ballot Initiative:
Amendment W
(SD Anti-Corruption Act Amendment)

Krebs Certifies IM 22 2.0 as Amendment W for 2018 Ballot | Dakota Free Press

Ethics Measure Approved to Be on South Dakota’s 2018 Ballot | U.S. News & World Report

The background story…

South Dakota Fights Back: the Anti-Corruption Amendment

“The South Dakota legislature used emergency powers to overturn the will of the people and repeal the South Dakota Anti-Corruption Act [of 2016]. Now, we’re going back to the ballot in 2018 with the South Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment. And this time, self-serving politicians won’t be able to repeal it.

The South Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment fights corruption and puts the voters of South Dakota back in charge. It will ban foreign money in elections, fight corruption, and hold politicians accountable.”

~ Represent South Dakota


Tennessee (TN) – Primary: August 2, 2018


Texas (TX) – Primary: March 6, 2018

"Can 'Our Revolution' Build a Blue Texas?" ~ John Nichols, The Nation


Utah (UT) – Primary: June 26, 2018


Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)


Washington (WA) – Primary: August 7, 2018


West Virginia (WV) – Primary: May 8, 2018


Wisconsin (WI) – Primary: August 14, 2018


Wyoming (WY)


"Let's Wrench Power Back from the Billionaires" by Bernie Sanders

 


Last updated January 15, 2018

 

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