The African-American Democratic Club of Montgomery County (AADCMC) voted last night to endorse Jamie Raskin in CD8. This was something of a surprise, my sources report, as it was expected that there was going to be a joint endorsement of Raskin and Will Jawando. Whether it rose to the level of “fascinating” is for my readers to decide.
Here’s the press release.
African American Democratic Club of Montgomery County Endorses Jamie Raskin for Congress
Citing a “proven record of getting things done,” AADCMC President says, “we look forward to getting out the vote and throwing our support and energy behind Jamie’s campaign”
The African-American Democratic Club of Montgomery County (AADCMC) last night endorsed Senator Jamie Raskin’s campaign for Congress in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, adding more organizing muscle to a campaign that has been piling up endorsements from elected officials, labor unions and environmentalists.
“The AADCMC membership voted last night to support Senator Raskin’s campaign for Congress. Jamie has shown a real willingness to engage and work with our organization, and to include our voices and perspectives to introduce landmark progressive bills that benefit all families in Montgomery County. He has a proven record of getting things done, including fighting economic injustices of predatory lending in communities of color, fighting to reduce excessive standardized tests, banning assault weapons, abolishing the death penalty, and passing sweeping criminal justice reforms like decriminalizing marijuana and the Second Chance Act. Jamie has been a champion for women and working families and we’re confident he will fight for us in Congress,” said Laurie-Anne Sayles, President of the AADCMC.
“After careful deliberation and a majority vote of our membership, we look forward to getting out the vote and throwing our support and energy behind Jamie’s campaign for Congress to secure a win on April 26th,” Sayles continued.
Founded in 2000, the AADCMC has become the leading home for political activity in the African-American community. The goals of the AADCMC are to increase black voter participation and educate elected officials on issues of importance to African American citizens in the county.
“This is an important and especially meaningful endorsement for me, as I’ve worked closely with the AADCMC over the last 10 years to ban assault weapons, abolish the death penalty, and pass sweeping criminal justice reforms like decriminalizing marijuana and the Second Chance Act,” said Senator Raskin. “I’m honored to have the club’s support in this campaign for sweeping Democratic victory and I look forward to working with the great activists in the AADCMC for the next generation of progressive change in America.”