Democracy for America endorses Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate in Iowa

Today, just days after the conclusion of the sham impeachment trial, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate in Iowa.

The endorsement of Greenfield is part of DFA’s 2020 “Flip the Senate” strategy, which aims to (a) hold Senate Republicans accountable for the role they played in helping cover up Donald Trump’s White House crimes and (b) end Republican control of a body that could halt inclusive populist reform, even with a Democrat in the White House.

To take the majority in the U.S. Senate, Democrats need to gain just four additional seats. DFA has also endorsed Teresa Tomlinson and Rev. Raphael Warnock today in 2020’s two U.S. Senate races in Georgia. Earlier this cycle, DFA endorsed Jamie Harrison and Betsy Sweet in their seat-flipping U.S. Senate races in South Carolina and Maine, respectively.

Statement from DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on the grassroots group’s endorsements of Greenfield for U.S. Senate in Iowa:

“Theresa Greenfield understands the struggles that Iowa working families face first hand, and that’s why Democracy for America is excited to back her in Iowa’s race for U.S. Senate.

“While Joni Ernst has had corporate lobbyists licking their chops ever since she made it to DC, Theresa Greenfield would be a voice for Iowa’s working families and an unequivocal champion for protecting Medicare and Social Security from the cuts that Mitch McConnell craves.

“While the battle for the White House grabs the headlines, it’s the makeup of the U.S. Senate that will decide whether we remain locked in a right-wing death spiral or have a Congress that’s willing to work with a progressive president to move towards Medicare for All, make a Green New Deal, and reform our broken criminal justice system.

“The fight to flip the U.S. Senate in 2020 runs through Iowa and we’re confident that Theresa Greenfield, from the life she’s lived to the fights she’s willing to wage, is the best candidate equipped to send Joni Ernst packing.” -- Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America

DFA has 10,477 members in Iowa and more than one million members nationwide.

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