Citing his commitment to the future of the Democratic Party and progressive causes, Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week endorsed Congressman Joe Kennedy III in his bid for U.S. Senate. Speaker Pelosi is the highest-ranking female elected official in the United States.
“Never before have the times demanded that we elect courageous leaders as today, which is why I’m pleased to join so many of my colleagues in endorsing Joe Kennedy III for Senate,” said Speaker Pelosi. “In 2018, when we took back the House, Joe campaigned across America to make that victory possible and that’s why so many of his supporters are Freshman Members of Congress who Joe helped elect. He knows that to achieve progressive change, you must be on the front lines leading movements of people. Massachusetts and America need Joe Kennedy’s courage and leadership in the Senate.”
Speaker Pelosi continued: “We are at a watershed moment for our country. From climate change to health care to racial justice, Joe has been a leader in our Caucus organizing us around our core values. We need leaders who are willing to give every inch of themselves to the causes and concerns that unify Democrats. Joe Kennedy represents this Party’s future. He will help lead Democrats forward on the defining battles of our time.”
A fierce leader, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been front and center in the fight against Donald Trump’s dangerous agenda. She has led House Democrats for 17 years and has represented San Francisco in Congress for more than 33 years. Among her incredibly long list of achievements, Speaker Pelosi led the successful efforts to pass the Affordable Care Act and protect it from years of Republican efforts to repeal it. She did so by building a strong coalition of elected officials – including Kennedy – to mobilize and campaign to block House Republicans’ efforts as we continue our fight to expand health care to all Americans.
“I am honored to have Speaker Pelosi’s support in this race,” said Kennedy. “There is no one who has stood up to Donald Trump and defended our Party’s values and our country’s future more. I’ve seen that bold leadership up close when she fought back against Republican’s attempts to gut American’s health care and then during impeachment in some of our country’s darkest days. She is a force and a changemaker, and I’m beyond grateful to have her in my corner.”