Mandela Barnes is a historic candidate running in a historic moment. Poised to become the youngest ever and first Black Senator from Wisconsin, and having grown up in one of the poorest zip codes in the state, Mandela is the kind of transformative leader we need. Getting Mandela to the Senate would bring us all that much closer to winning structural changes that create a future working families deserve.
Mandela knows how important it is to eliminate the Senate filibuster so we can implement those bold, progressive, and transformational ideas. Most important is passing vital democracy reforms to protect voting rights, outlaw gerrymandering, and end pay-to-play politics. Mandela understands the urgency of this moment, and will be a trusted ally in safeguarding and strengthening our democracy.
Mandela’s commitment to grassroots organizing, embrace of transformative progressive policy, and ability to energize young voters and voters of color make him the strongest candidate to take on an increasingly anti-democratic GOP and win this important Senate seat. We’re proud to endorse Mandela and excited to work with him to change the game for regular folks across Wisconsin.