We’re partnering with Build the Wave to support 25 candidates across 16 states in must-win, toss-up races that also need the most grassroots help. We’re having half a million conversations with low-propensity Democratic voters in these districts to ensure they vote.


Our Strategy

We’re fortunate to have a tremendous groundswell of insurgent candidates who are challenging incumbent Republicans or running in Open Seats. We not only used common metrics like party enrollment, past midterm results, and fundraising to select races, but we also targeted candidates with robust social media buzz that’s already stronger than that of their opponents. We’re proud to be supporting a cohort of candidates that is majority minority, female, and distinctly progressive.

Our Candidates

California 25, Katie Hill

Katie is the daughter of a local registered nurse and police officer. She graduated from CSUN with a Masters Degree in Public Administration, and served as Executive Director of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), California’s largest non-profit provider of homes for the homeless.

California 39, Gil Cisneros

Gil is of Hispanic heritage and the son of a public school cafeteria worker and a Vietnam veteran. He was the first in his family to graduate from college and, as a parent to twin boys, is a strong education advocate.

Colorado 6, Jason Crow

After the 9/11 Attacks, Jason signed up for the 82nd Airborne Unit and won a Bronze Star serving in Iraq. As a civilian, he took is passion for servcie in a similar direction and served as an Advisor to President Obama on Veterans Affairs issues.

Florida 18, Lauren Baer

Lauren served as an official in the Obama Administration from 2011-2017, acting as a senior advisor to Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. Lauren was raised in Florida’s 18th Congressional District and calls Palm Beach Gardens home along with her wife and daughter.

Florida 26, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell immigrated to the United States as a young girl with her mother and sisters. She has spent the last twenty-years dedicated to improving the lives of underserved communities in Miami-Dade, working for non-profit organizations such as the Hope Center, Zoo Miami Foundation, and the Coral Restoration Foundation, and since 2003 at the College of Health at Florida International University.

Georgia 6, Lucy McBath

Lucia “Lucy” McBath is a mother, wife, businesswoman and activist for social justice. She is a breast cancer survivor and lost both her sons, one to gun violence.

Iowa 1, Abby Finkenauer

Abby comes from a working class family in Dubuque County. Her father was a Union Pipefitter Welder, her mother worked for the Dubuque Community Schools. In 2014, Abby was elected to represent Dubuque in the Iowa Legislature. She has become known as a staunch defender of working families and a vocal advocate for women. She was named one of the “10 women running for office to watch in 2018.”

Illinois 14, Lauren Underwood

Lauren grew up in Naperville and is a registered nurse, with hands-on experience in America’s healthcare industry. Lauren was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Kansas 3, Sharice Davids

Sharice is the the daughter of a single mother Army veteran, and is Native American. She identifies as LGBTQ and has competed professionally in Mixed Martial Arts.

Kentucky 6, Amy McGrath

Amy is a former Marine fighter pilot and was the first female Marine to fly in an F/A-18 on a combat mission. In 2011, Amy was assigned to Washington D.C. as Marine Corps Congressional Fellow, serving as defense and foreign affairs policy advisor to Rep. Susan Davis of San Diego. Following her time on Capitol Hill, she served in the Pentagon as the Marine Corps’ liaison to other federal government agencies such as the Department of State and USAID.

Maine 2, Jared Golden

Jared served as in both Iraq and Afghanastan in the Marine Corps. Upon arriving home, he continued to serve his community in various volunteer capacities. He is currently a member of the Main House of Representatives.

Michigan 8, Elissa Slotkin

Elissa is a third-generation Michigander and spent her early life on a farm in Holly, Michigan where she currently lives and runs a small consulting business. After 9/11, she was recruited to join the Central Intelligence Agency as a Middle East analyst, and within a year of joining the agency, was deployed to Baghdad to serve alongside America’s soldiers and diplomats. She’s served in various defense and intelligence roles at the White House, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the State Department.

Minnesota 2, Angie Craig

Angie worked two jobs in college to pay the bills and eventually became a newspaper reporter. Over time, she became head of Global Rescources for a major Minnesota Manufacturer. She and her wife have four sons.

North Carolina 2, Linda Coleman

Linda grew up in eastern North Carolina. She’s served in many public service roles for the state, including Wake County Commissioner, State Legislator, and State Director of Human Services.

North Carolina 9, Dan McCready

Dan is a Marine Corps veteran, small business owner, husband, and father of four. Dan led 65 Marines in the 2007 Iraq surge, and after being honorably discharged as a Captain, graduated from Harvard Business School, worked at McKinsey & Company, then started a company in Charlotte with another Marine that helped build dozens of solar farms throughout North Carolina.

New Jersey 3, Andy Kim

Andy served as a White House counter Terrorism Advisor for two presidents. He is raising his two boys in the South Jersey where he grew up because of all the tremendous opportunities it has provided him and his family.

New Jersey 11, Mikie Sherrill

Mikie is a former Navy Pilot turned Federal Prosecutor. She has dedicated her career to fighting crime, improving communities and keeping guns off our streets.

New York 11, Max Rose

Max is the first post-9/11 combat veteran of the war in Afghanistan to seek office in New York City, having served as an active duty officer in Afghanistan from 2012-2013. During his service, he earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman Badge.

New York 19, Antonio Delgado

Anthonio is a native son of the district who went on to become a Rhodes Scholar and Harvard-Educated Attorney. His working class roots helped inspire him to run for Congress because he believes in making the American Dream available to everyone.

Ohio 1, Aftab Pureval

Aftab is the son of Indian-Tibetan immigrants and the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. Prior to that, he served as the Ohio State University Student Body President. He has dedicated his career to fighting waste, fraud and abuse and he will bring those skills to Congress.

Pennsylvania 7, Susan Wild

Susan is a mother, lawyer, community advocate and a strong fighter for Pennsylvania’s working class. She is known throughout the City of Allentown as someone who isn’t afraid to take on big corporations and special interests.

Texas 23, Gina Ortiz-Jones

Gina Ortiz Jones is an American Iraq War veteran and former intelligence officer for the U.S. Air Force. She served as the Senior Advisor for Trade Enforcement and as Director for Investment at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative where she led the portfolio that reviewed foreign investments to ensure they did not pose national security risks.

Texas 32, Colin Allred

Collin is a former NFL Linebacker and a native son of North Texas who believes in opportunity for all people. He returned home after his playing days ended to work for the Department of Housing and Ubran development and as an attorney in private practice, fighting to improve his community and ensure affordable housing for all at every step along the way.

Virginia 1, Vangie Williams

Vangie found herself homeless several times as a teenager. She currently works full time for a major government contractor as a Strategic Planner/Senior Project Control Principal where she strengthens national security, manages critical infrastructure projects and ensures the services we rely on every day run smoothly.

Wisconsin 1, Randy Bryce

Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce is an Army Veteran and a Union Ironworker. He helped organize the resistance to Governor Scott Walker’s Act 10, which worked to destroy teachers and other public sector unions in the state. After that loss, Randy realized he couldn’t sit on the sidelines anymore and he’s been fighting for working families ever since.

Make a difference by supporting 25 candidates in 16 states who can help us flip the House in 2018.