VICTORY: DFA celebrates Mondaire Jones history-making victory in NY-17

Mondaire Jones was just officially elected to represent New York’s 17th Congressional District.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Jones, who is now the first openly gay, Black man ever elected to Congress, early on in his primary campaign and supported him during the general election.

DFA CEO Chair Chamberlain on Mondaire Jones’ win in New York’s 17th Congressional District:

“Mondaire Jones has won his race for New York’s 17th Congressional District tonight the same way he won his primary -- with skill, grace, and the kind of bold, inclusive populist agenda that inspires the New American Majority of Black, brown, and progressive white voters.

Democracy for America backed Mondaire early in this race and worked closely with his team in the primary not only because we knew he’d make history as the first openly gay, Black man elected to the U.S. House, but because we knew he’d be an unrelenting leader for big, bold progressive ideas when he got there.

“An outspoken champion throughout the general election on some of progressives’ top priorities including the right’s attack on the postal service and the desperate need for systemic reform in our criminal justice system, Mondaire has already distinguished himself as a rising star in the Democratic party who all of us at Democracy for America can’t wait to fight alongside for many years to come.” -- Charles Chamberlain, Chair, Democracy for America

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