Our 2015 and 2016 candidates are creating change and leading on progressive issues all over the country. Here’s what they’re up to now:
Yousef Rabhi, MI State House, won his race with 85% of the vote in the primary and 80% in the general, after running a campaign focused on the environment, economy, equity and education. He hasn’t yet been inaugurated, but he’s already standing up for the people of Michigan: he has recruited over 70 Michigan elected officials to sign a statement affirming they will do all in their power to ensure that Washtenaw County is a safe and welcoming community for all.
Jamal Fox, Greensboro City Council, has worked to spur economic growth in Northeast Greensboro, helping to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in investments into the neighborhood. Jamal has also helped make great strides for working families in Greensboro, introducing and passing legislation to offer 6 weeks of paid parental leave for all municipal employees--a policy that has been shown to narrow the wage gap between men and women.
Jillian Johnson, Durham City Council has continued to organize for all Durham residents as a member of the City Council. She passed legislation to raise the minimum wage for Durham workers to $15 per hour and advocates for a national $15 minimum wage. Jillian helped draft Durham’s pledge to be a city for all Americans in the aftermath of the November 2016 elections and has started a Durham Community Resilience Fund to protect the groups most targeted by the current political climate.