The Congressional Progressive Caucus, at 72 members the largest single caucus in Congress, this afternoon announced its endorsement of Joseline Pena-Melnyk in the CD4 race. Press release from the campaign:
Today House Democrats’ largest group, the 72 member Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced its enthusiastic endorsement for Joseline Peña-Melnyk for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District. Joseline is running the strongest campaign in this race and is locking up support across the state, the Washington Post and now another national progressive organization. Peña-Melnyk is already endorsed by EMILY’s List, the PCCC, the Sierra Club, and nine labor unions, including AFGE, which have significant presence in the 4th District.
In a statement Chairman of the CPC, Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) said, “The Congressional Progressive Caucus is proud to endorse Joseline Peña-Melnyk for Congress. Joseline’s passion and tireless work on behalf of progressive values in Maryland make her a natural fit for our Caucus. We are excited to have an advocate like Joseline who will work tirelessly for our shared progressive values of creating economic security for all, protecting our civil rights and liberties, promoting global peace and security, and advancing environmental protections.”
Additionally, First Vice Chair of the CPC Congressman Mike Pocan (D, WI-02) added, “In Congress, we need progressive champions who are willing to fight for economic justice and security and stand against those who are looking to turn back the clock on our civil rights and liberties. In Congress, Joseline will bring a fresh perspective and a strong voice to these critical issues and more.”
Joseline Peña-Melnyk on the endorsement added, “I am honored to have the support of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Without a doubt I am the toughest progressive fighter in this race and in Congress I am going to fight for Maryland’s working families and seniors by fighting to protect and expand social security, ensure we are investing in priorities that will rebuild our middle class from raising the our minimum wage and college affordability and work to bring fairness back to our communities.”