DFA Endorses Malcolm Kenyatta ahead of 2022 Senate race in PA


(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Malcolm Kenyatta in the 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race. The election will be a decisive one as it will help determine who controls the United States Senate in 2023, Democrats or Republicans. 

DFA supported Kenyatta in his 2017 successful bid for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he still serves, becoming the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color and one of the youngest members elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

In the legislature, Kenyatta has advocated initiatives that would address generational poverty, raise the minimum wage, protect workers' rights, increase access to mental healthcare, and stem gun violence.

“Representation matters. Not only does Malcolm represent the New American Majority, he represents the new American family,” said Yvette Simpson, CEO of DFA. “People need to see themselves in the highest levels of government, and those in the highest levels of government need to look like, live like, speak for, and fight for the needs of ordinary people. 

“Malcolm is an ordinary Pennsylvanian with an extraordinary desire to change the world, stop the rise of hate, and make life a little bit better for people like him and his family: those from humble beginnings, those who have faced tough times financially, and those who just want to be treated fairly and get a fair shot,” said Simpson. 

DFA has 68,693 members in the state of Pennsylvania, and more than one million members nationwide.

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