‘It’s time for us to have her back’: Sunrise movement supports Nina Turner for Congress
Citing its long history of fighting for climate and economic justice, the youth-led Sunrise movement approved former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner for Congress on Monday.
“Ohio’s 11th deserves a member of Congress who will be a strong supporter of the Green New Deal and progressive policies amid the twin economic and climate crises we must face. Nina is that leader.”
“For years, Nina Turner has been a champion for people around the world on a myriad of issues that impact our communities, while inspiring so many to join the fight for what they believe in. Now it’s time for us to get it back, ”Shanté Wolfe, director of electoral policy for the Sunrise Movement, said in a statement.
“Ohio’s 11th [Congressional District] deserves a member of Congress who will be a strong supporter of the Green New Deal and progressive policies in the midst of the dual economic and climate crisis we are facing, ”added Wolfe. afraid to stand up and work against the grain when it comes to helping his people. “
The future of our planet depends on leaders who have the courage to ask for more. This is why I am proud to receive the endorsement of @sunrisemvmt
When it comes to Mother Earth, it’s not enough to be ambitious, we have to be transformative. pic.twitter.com/P0qEI23kpA
– Nina Turner (@ninaturner) May 17, 2021
Turner – who has also served as Cleveland City Councilor, National Campaign Co-Chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Presidential Campaign (I-Vt.) And founding chair of the pro-Sanders Our Revolution Political Action Committee – presents herself in a special election to fill the vacant seat in the House by the appointment of Marcia Fudge as US secretary of housing and urban development.
In a statement, Turner praised his latest major endorsement. “I am honored to have the endorsement and support of the Sunrise movement,” she said. “We must fight for environmental justice and these bold and progressive leaders have called on us to take immediate and necessary action against climate chaos. I am excited about their vision to protect Mother Earth.”
“Together, we will organize ourselves around a fossil fuel-free economy that creates the jobs of the future (with dignity) and responds to the existential threat of climate change by passing a Green New Deal,” Turner added.
Last week, Turner reaffirmed his commitment to fighting for racial and environmental justice in a interview with CNN.
“The Green New Deal has many facets. Not only does it force us to meet the needs of Mother Earth, it will also help create jobs, and we need those jobs, ”she said. “The Green New Deal also has a racial justice component because we can really go to the communities that are suffering the most and revitalize those communities in a way that will not only green those communities, but also get the jobs they need. we need. “
“The Green New Deal is multi-faceted. It not only forces us to meet the needs of Mother Earth, but it will also help create jobs, and we need those jobs.”
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Turner already has marked recommendations progressive powers like Sanders and Reps. Jamaal Bowman (DN.Y.), Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.), Mondaire Jones (DN.Y.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif. ).), Andy Levin (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) And Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).
Individual endorsers include former Kentucky state lawmaker Charles Booker, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin and a host of religious leaders.
Actors and activists Danny Glover, Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon also backed Turner.
It has also been supported by organizations such as many unions and environmental groups, Justice Democrats, Our Revolution, Progressive Democrats of America, Roots Action and the Working Families Party.
In addition to renowned funders, Turner enjoys grassroots support both within Ohio and far beyond its borders. In the first quarter of 2021, his campaign raised more than $ 1.5 million, part of which was $ 2.2. million dollars in fundraising from when she launched her home run last December to the end of March.