UPDATE: We were excruciatingly close to winning all seven of our races (including Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate, and she won)! We were instrumental in helping Dems win back control of the Minnesota House, Oregon House & Colorado House!
Progressive Kick has identified 6 rock star progressives running viable races for state legislature in swing districts. These stupendous six are our future Congressional candidates!
We’re financing door-to-door canvasses and online video advertising – and making a critical difference.
Our spending in each race will depend on our ability to raise money from donors within each of the six states we are targeting. We will then supplement those budgets with funds raised in the other 44 states.
Meet our rock star progressives
Here’s a little about each of these great candidates. We hope you’ll contribute to our independent expenditure on behalf of each candidate with a secure donation through ActBlue.
Shemia Fagan (Oregon House 51) Shemia is a small business attorney and a member of her local school board. Shemia’s work ethic is exemplified by her rigorous door-to-door canvassing in the district almost until the day she gave birth to her son just days ago. Donate now.
Zach Dorholt (Minnesota House 14B) Zach Dorholt is a mental health counselor who helps people get back into the workforce and co-owns a natural foods restaurant with his mom. Zach’s platform includes restoring education funding, supporting workers’ rights and livable wages, investing in sustainable energy sources, ensuring equal rights for everyone, and reforming campaign finance. Donate now.
Marci Blaze (New Mexico House 23) Marci Blaze’s strong progressive ethos includes support for government transparency, clean energy, reproductive choice, raising the minimum wage, early childhood education, & safeguarding seniors. Donate now.
Bud Sizemore (Washington House 47-1) Bud Sizemore’s an 18 year veteran firefighter and city councilman whose priorities include ensuring children’s services, parks & open space, making taxes fairer and of course public safety. Donate now.
Sheila Leslie (Nevada Senate 15) Sheila Leslie is the leading progressive in the entire Nevada legislature, the go-to woman whenever a progressive group needs anything accomplished by the Nevada government. For 14 years she’s been a passionate advocate for child welfare and has fought to protect the state’s environment and achieve better health care for all. Donate now.
Daniel Kagan (Colorado House 3) Daniel Kagan is a successful small businessman & environmental champion who’s been a state rep for three years. He’s fought for public education funding, giving Colorado companies the first crack at state contracts, and increasing jobs training for under- and unemployed people. Donate now.
Note: Progressive Kick has ultimate authority to control its budget, and will seek to win all six races efficiently and effectively. Thank you for your support!
We are an organization of pragmatic progressives, dedicated to construction of a society that values the needs/rights/responsibilities of all of its members-from the most powerful to the least. Since the most powerful are already being taken care of, our capacity building focuses on the rest of us.
Our activities include:
Spotlighting the betrayal of citizens’ interests by elected office holders on both the Congressional and State levels with the idea of informing & capacitating citizens to make more intelligent decisions about their relationship with their Federal and respective State governments.
Exploring 21st Century Technologies for use as innovative new tools, we reach people who are often not reached by conventional messaging technologies &/or reach people in more cost effective ways.