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Justice Democrats is an American progressive political action committee[3][4] founded on January 23, 2017, by Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, and former leadership from the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Kulinski and Uygur are no longer affiliated with the group, but remain active supporters. Alexandra Rojas became executive director of the organization in May 2018. The organization formed as a result of the 2016 United States presidential election and has a stated goal of reforming the Democratic Party by running "a unified campaign to replace every corporate-backed member of Congress" and rebuilding the Democratic Party from "scratch" starting in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.[5][6]

Justice Democrats
Justice Democrats.jpg
AbbreviationJD
FormationJanuary 23, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-01-23)
FoundersCenk Uygur
Kyle Kulinski
Saikat Chakrabarti
Zack Exley
TypePolitical action committee
Registration no.C00630665
HeadquartersKnoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Key people
Saikat Chakrabarti
Zack Exley
Tara Reilley[1]
Alexandra Rojas, Executive Director
AffiliationsBrand New Congress
National Nurses United
Former affiliation:
The Young Turks
Revenue (2017)
$1.46 million
Disbursements$1.32 million[2]
WebsiteJusticeDemocrats.com

Justice Democrats describes its views as being held by most Americans, but deemed "politically impossible" by the current political establishment because of systemic political corruption.[7][8] Members of the Justice Democrats comment that as all campaigns need donations and that candidates who hold policies viewed as unfavorable by corporate interests and wealthy individuals will be denied funding by corporations. Therefore the system actually ends up forcing politicians to change their policies to suit the current business environment.[9][10]

In the 2018 elections, 26 of the 79 candidates endorsed by Justice Democrats won their respective primary elections. Seven of these candidates won in the general election: Raúl Grijalva, Ro Khanna, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Pramila Jayapal. Districts won ranged from D+13 to D+34 on the Cook PVI, indicative of a majority Democratic voting population. No swing districts were won.

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HistoryEdit

After the 2016 presidential election resulted in a victory for Donald Trump, many progressives pointed to the perceived loyalty of politicians to large donors as a major contributing factor to Hillary Clinton's loss to Trump. These critics contend that a campaign finance model more similar to that of Bernie Sanders, whose 2016 presidential campaign was funded by small individual donations, will increase public trust in politicians and accountability to constituents.

On January 23, 2017, Cenk Uygur and Kyle Kulinski founded Justice Democrats with ten others, including former staffers from the Sanders campaign such as its Director of Organizing Technology, Saikat Chakrabarti, and MoveOn.org fundraiser Zack Exley.[11][12][13] According to the organization, they seek to create a left-wing populist movement to support alternative Democratic candidates beginning with the 2018 mid-term elections, in order to either defeat the incumbent Democrats or cause them to become accountable to their constituents. They require their candidates to take a pledge to refuse financial contributions from billionaires and corporations.[5] In addition, they hope to rebuild the Democratic Party on a national level and to defeat President Trump if he runs for re-election in 2020.

The Democrats used to represent something wonderful – voters. We want you to represent just us, not your donors.

— Cenk Uygur explaining the name of the group[14]

Justice Democrats announced in March 2017 they had teamed up with Brand New Congress, a PAC established by former Sanders campaign supporters, to further their goals.[13]

As of March 20, 2017, Justice Democrats have reported they have received 8,300 nominations and raised $1 million.[15]

Representative Ro Khanna of California's 17th congressional district announced on May 9, 2017, that he had become a Justice Democrat, and the first sitting member of Congress to join the organization.[16] On November 1, 2017, Justice Democrats announced on social media that fellow progressive group AllOfUs had merged with the group.[17][18]

Uygur's resignationEdit

On December 22, 2017, it was announced that Uygur had resigned from his position at the organization, following the revelation of previously deleted but archived controversial blog posts he had written.[19] The following day, Kulinski announced that he had stepped down from the organization as he disagreed with the opinions of the Justice Democrats staff members that pressed for Uygur's dismissal over the blog posts. He said his decision came as a result of a personal dilemma as he saw the posts in question upon re-reading them as being satirical due to them dealing with Uygur complaining about his inability to attract women. Kulinski noted that the decision to ask for Uygur's resignation came from Justice Democrat staff, not the candidates, and as such he asked his supporters to continue backing the organization's candidates.[20]

Ideology and political issuesEdit

According to Justice Democrats, their highest priority is to effectively eliminate the role of money and conflicts of interests in politics. As such, any candidate running with Justice Democrats must pledge to refuse any donations from billionaires or corporations.[21] Declining money from corporate PACs and supporting Medicare For All have both been described as litmus tests for the organization.[22] Justice Democrats support the idea of publicly funded elections, banning Super PACs as well as banning private donations to politicians and campaigns. In addition, they advocate the reinstatement of provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and a ban on gerrymandering for partisan gain. Several members have voiced support for a constitutional amendment aimed at removing money from American politics.[23]

To accompany its launch, Kulinski and Uygur published the following set of progressive founding principles for the coalition.[24] Adjustments have been made since 2017, resulting in a slightly different platform appearing on the Justice Democrats webpage at a given time.[25]

Political activityEdit

2018Edit

As of August 22, 2018, there were 79 candidates officially endorsed by Justice Democrats in the 2018 election cycle.[27]

GubernatorialEdit

Candidate State Office Primary date Primary result % General result %
Ben Jealous   Maryland Governor of Maryland 2018-06-26 Won 39.8% Lost 43.5%
Abdul El-Sayed   Michigan Governor of Michigan 2018-08-07 Lost 30.2% Did not qualify N/A
Cynthia Nixon   New York Governor of New York 2018-09-13 Lost 34.4% Withdrew[n 1] N/A
Matt Brown   Rhode Island Governor of Rhode Island 2018-09-12 Lost 34.3% Did not qualify N/A
Christine Hallquist   Vermont Governor of Vermont 2018-08-14 Won 48.4% Lost 40.4%

Lieutenant GovernorEdit

Candidate State Office Primary date Primary result % General result %
Aaron Regunberg   Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island 2018-09-12 Lost 49.2% Did not qualify N/A

U.S. SenateEdit

Candidate State Office Primary date Primary result % General result %
Deedra Abboud   Arizona U.S. Senator from Arizona 2018-08-28 Lost 19.5% Did not qualify N/A
Alison Hartson   California U.S. Senator from California 2018-06-05 Lost 2.1% Did not qualify N/A
Kerri Evelyn Harris   Delaware U.S. Senator from Delaware 2018-09-06 Lost 35.4% Did not qualify N/A
Paula Jean Swearengin   West Virginia U.S. Senator from West Virginia 2018-05-08 Lost 30.3% Did not qualify N/A

U.S. HouseEdit

Candidate State Office Primary date Primary result % General result %
Mary Matiella   Arizona Arizona's 2nd congressional district 2018-08-28 Lost 9.1% Did not qualify N/A
Raúl Grijalva[n 2]   Arizona Arizona's 3rd congressional district 2018-08-28 Won[n 3] 100% Won 63.39%
Brianna Westbrook   Arizona Arizona's 8th congressional district 2018-02-27[n 4] Lost 40.4% Did not qualify N/A
2018-08-28 Withdrew[n 5] N/A Did not qualify N/A
Audrey Denney   California[n 6] California's 1st congressional district 2018-06-05 Advanced 17.5% Lost 43.2%
Roza Calderon   California[n 6] California's 4th congressional district 2018-06-05 Lost 6.2% Did not qualify N/A
Dotty Nygard   California[n 6] California's 10th congressional district 2018-06-05 Withdrew 0.9% Did not qualify N/A
Ro Khanna[n 2]   California[n 6] California's 17th congressional district 2018-06-05 Won 59.1% Won 73.2%
Bryan Caforio   California[n 6] California's 25th congressional district 2018-06-05 Lost 18.3% Did not qualify N/A
Laura Oatman   California[n 6] California's 48th congressional district 2018-06-05 Withdrew 1.4% Did not qualify N/A
Doug Applegate   California[n 6] California's 49th congressional district 2018-06-05 Lost 13.2% Did not qualify N/A
Ammar Campa-Najjar   California[n 6] California's 50th congressional district 2018-06-05 Advanced 16.3% Lost 48.3%
Saira Rao   Colorado Colorado's 1st congressional district 2018-06-26 Lost 29.1% Did not qualify N/A
Stephany Rose Spaulding   Colorado Colorado's 5th congressional district 2018-06-26 Won[n 3] 100% Lost 39.3%
Chardo Richardson   Florida Florida's 7th congressional district 2018-08-28 Lost 13.8% Did not qualify N/A
Sanjay Patel   Florida Florida's 8th congressional district 2018-08-28 Won[n 3] 100% Lost 39.5%
Pam Keith   Florida Florida's 18th congressional district 2018-08-28 Lost 39.7% Did not qualify N/A
Michael Hepburn   Florida Florida's 27th congressional district 2018-08-28 Lost 6.1% Did not qualify N/A
Lisa Ring  Georgia Georgia's 1st congressional district 2018-05-22 Won 67.6% Lost 42.2%
Kaniela Ing   Hawaii Hawaii's 1st congressional district 2018-08-11 Lost 6.3% Did not qualify N/A
Marie Newman   Illinois Illinois's 3rd congressional district 2018-03-20 Lost 48.8% Did not qualify N/A
Sameena Mustafa   Illinois Illinois's 5th congressional district 2018-03-20 Lost 23.9% Did not qualify N/A
Anthony Clark   Illinois Illinois's 7th congressional district 2018-03-20 Lost 26.1% Did not qualify N/A
David Gill   Illinois Illinois's 13th congressional district 2018-03-20 Lost 14.4% Did not qualify N/A
Dan Canon   Indiana Indiana's 9th congressional district 2018-05-08 Lost 30.7% Did not qualify N/A
Courtney Rowe   Iowa Iowa's 1st congressional district 2018-06-05 Lost 7.5% Did not qualify N/A
Pete D'Allesandro   Iowa Iowa's 3rd congressional district 2018-06-05 Lost 15.6% Did not qualify N/A
Brent Welder   Kansas Kansas's 3rd congressional district 2018-08-07 Lost 33.9% Did not qualify N/A
James Thompson   Kansas Kansas's 4th congressional district 2018-08-07 Won 65.3% Lost 40.2%
Roger Manno   Maryland Maryland's 6th congressional district 2018-06-26 Lost 10.2% Did not qualify N/A
Juana Matias   Massachusetts Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district 2018-09-04 Lost 15.2% Did not qualify N/A
Ayanna Pressley   Massachusetts Massachusetts's 7th congressional district 2018-09-04 Won 58.6% Won 98.2%[n 3]
Matt Morgan   Michigan Michigan's 1st congressional district 2018-08-07 Won[n 3][n 7] 100% Lost 43.7%
Rob Davidson   Michigan Michigan's 2nd congressional district 2018-08-07 Won[n 3] 100% Lost 43.0%
David Benac   Michigan Michigan's 6th congressional district 2018-08-07 Lost 21.3% Did not qualify N/A
Fayrouz Saad   Michigan Michigan's 11th congressional district 2018-08-07 Lost 19.4% Did not qualify N/A
Rashida Tlaib   Michigan Michigan's 13th congressional district 2018-08-07[n 8] Lost 35.9% Did not qualify N/A
2018-08-07 Won 31.2% Won 84.6%
Ilhan Omar   Minnesota Minnesota's 5th congressional district 2018-08-14 Won 48.4% Won 78.2%
Cori Bush   Missouri Missouri's 1st congressional district 2018-08-07 Lost 36.9% Did not qualify N/A
Jamie Schoolcraft   Missouri Missouri's 7th congressional district 2018-08-07 Won 40.6% Lost 30.0%
John Heenan   Montana Montana's at-large congressional district 2018-06-05 Lost 31.7% Did not qualify N/A
Kara Eastman   Nebraska Nebraska's 2nd congressional district 2018-05-15 Won 51.4% Lost 49.0%
Amy Vilela   Nevada Nevada's 4th congressional district 2018-06-12 Lost 9.2% Did not qualify N/A
Tanzie Youngblood   New Jersey New Jersey's 2nd congressional district 2018-06-05 Lost 19.2% Did not qualify N/A
Peter Jacob   New Jersey New Jersey's 7th congressional district 2018-06-05 Lost 19.1% Did not qualify N/A
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez   New Mexico New Mexico's 1st congressional district 2018-06-05 Lost 20.6% Did not qualify N/A
Michael DeVito   New York New York's 11th congressional district 2018-06-26 Lost 19.0% Did not qualify N/A
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez   New York New York's 14th congressional district 2018-06-26 Won 57.5% Won 78.2%
Jeff Beals   New York New York's 19th congressional district 2018-06-26 Lost 13.2% Did not qualify N/A
Patrick Nelson   New York New York's 21st congressional district 2018-06-26 Lost 9.2% Did not qualify N/A
Ian Golden   New York New York's 23rd congressional district 2018-06-26 Lost 13.5% Did not qualify N/A
Jenny Marshall   North Carolina North Carolina's 5th congressional district 2018-05-08 Lost 45.6% Did not qualify N/A
John Russell   Ohio Ohio's 12th congressional district 2018-05-08[n 9] Lost 16.7% Did not qualify N/A
2018-05-08 Lost 16.3% Did not qualify N/A
Greg Edwards   Pennsylvania Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district 2018-05-15 Lost 25.6% Did not qualify N/A
Jess King   Pennsylvania Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district 2018-05-15 Won[n 3] 100% Lost 41.4%
J. Darnell Jones   Texas[n 10] Texas's 2nd congressional district 2018-03-06
First round
Lost 22.1% Did not qualify N/A
Lorie Burch   Texas[n 10] Texas's 3rd congressional district 2018-03-06
First round
Advanced 49.6% Runoff N/A
2018-05-22
Runoff
Won 75.0% Lost 44.2%
Laura Moser   Texas[n 10] Texas's 7th congressional district 2018-03-06
First round
Advanced 24.4% Runoff N/A
2018-05-22
Runoff
Lost 32.1% Did not qualify N/A
Vanessa Adia   Texas[n 10] Texas's 12th congressional district 2018-03-06 Won[n 3] 100% Lost 33.9%
Adrienne Bell   Texas[n 10] Texas's 14th congressional district 2018-03-06 Won 79.8% Lost 39.2%
Derrick Crowe   Texas[n 10] Texas's 21st congressional district 2018-03-06
First round
Lost 23.1% Did not qualify N/A
Mary Wilson   Texas[n 10] Texas's 21st congressional district 2018-03-06
First round
Advanced 30.9% Runoff N/A
2018-05-22
Runoff
Lost 42.1% Did not qualify N/A
Rick Treviño   Texas[n 10] Texas's 23rd congressional district 2018-03-06
First round
Advanced 17.5% Runoff N/A
2018-05-22
Runoff
Lost 31.9% Did not qualify N/A
Linsey Fagan   Texas[n 10] Texas's 26th congressional district 2018-03-06 Won 52.7% Lost 39.0%
Darlene McDonald   Utah Utah's 4th congressional district 2018-06-26 Eliminated[n 11] N/A Did not qualify N/A
Dorothy Gasque   Washington[n 6] Washington's 3rd congressional district 2018-08-07 Lost 4.9% Did not qualify N/A
Pramila Jayapal[n 2]   Washington[n 6] Washington's 7th congressional district 2018-08-07 Won 82.7% Won 83.4%
Sarah Smith   Washington[n 6] Washington's 9th congressional district 2018-08-07 Advanced 26.9% Lost 32.1%
Randy Bryce   Wisconsin Wisconsin's 1st congressional district 2018-08-14 Won 59.6% Lost 42.3%

2020Edit

U.S. SenateEdit

Candidate State Office
Betsy Sweet   Maine U.S. Senator from Maine

U.S. HouseEdit

Candidate State Office
Raúl Grijalva[n 2]   Arizona Arizona's 3rd congressional district
Ro Khanna[n 2]   California[n 6] California's 17th congressional district
Marie Newman   Illinois Illinois's 3rd congressional district
Ayanna Pressley[n 2]   Massachusetts Massachusetts's 7th congressional district
Rashida Tlaib[n 2]   Michigan Michigan's 13th congressional district
Ilhan Omar[n 2]   Minnesota Minnesota's 5th congressional district
Cori Bush   Missouri Missouri's 1st congressional district
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez[n 2]   New York New York's 14th congressional district
Jamaal Bowman   New York New York's 16th congressional district
Jessica Cisneros   Texas[n 10] Texas's 28th congressional district
Pramila Jayapal[n 2]   Washington[n 6] Washington's 7th congressional district

Summer for ProgressEdit

Several progressive organizations, including Our Revolution, Democratic Socialists of America, National Nurses United, Working Families Party, and Brand New Congress, announced in July 2017 a push to encourage House Democrats to sign on to a #PeoplesPlatform, which consists of supporting "eight bills currently in the House of Representatives that will address the concerns of everyday Americans."[30] These eight bills and the topics they address are:

  1. Medicare for All: H.R. 676, the Medicare For All Act[31]
  2. Free College Tuition: H.R. 1880, the College for All Act of 2017[32]
  3. Worker Rights: H.R. 15, the Raise the Wage Act[33]
  4. Women’s Rights: H.R. 771, the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017[34]
  5. Voting Rights: H.R. 2840, the Automatic Voter Registration Act[35]
  6. Environmental Justice: H.R. 4114, the Environmental Justice Act of 2017[36]
  7. Criminal Justice and Immigrant Rights: H.R. 3227, the Justice Is Not for Sale Act of 2017[37]
  8. Taxing Wall Street: H.R. 1144, the Inclusive Prosperity Act[38]

Congressional membersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Despite losing the primary, Nixon had a slot in the general election as the nominee of the Working Families Party. On October 3, the Working Families Party offered their party's ballot line to the incumbent governor (and winner of the Democratic primary), Andrew Cuomo, and he accepted on October 5.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Incumbent
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Ran unopposed
  4. ^ Special election to replace Trent Franks, who resigned on December 8, 2017
  5. ^ Running for the Arizona Senate in the 22nd district
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m California and Washington use a jungle primary system, where all candidates run on one primary ballot, regardless of party affiliation, and the top two finishers advance to the general election.
  7. ^ Due to a logistical error in his campaign filing, Morgan was unable to appear on the primary ballot. As he was the only Democrat to file to run in this district, he was able to win the primary with write-in votes.
  8. ^ Special election to replace John Conyers, who resigned on December 5, 2017
  9. ^ Special election to replace Pat Tiberi, who resigned on January 15, 2018
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Texas uses a two-round primary system. If a candidate receives above 50% of the vote in the first round, they become the party's nominee; otherwise, the top two finishers advance to a second round.
  11. ^ In Utah, a state convention was held on April 21; of the 381 delegates present from the 4th district, McDonald won 25% of the votes and Salt Lake County mayor Ben McAdams won 72%. Since McAdams cleared the 60% threshold, he became the party's nominee, with no primary election taking place on June 26.[28][29]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FILING FEC-1195264". Justice Democrats. Federal Election Commission. December 22, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "FEC, Form 3X, Justice Democrats", p. 2, [1], accessed January 17, 2019
  3. ^ "Justice Democrats - committee overview". Campaign Finance Data. Federal Election Commission.
  4. ^ "Justice Democrats: Frequently Asked Questions". Justice Democrats. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Platform". Justice Democrats. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  6. ^ McKay, Tom (January 23, 2017). "Cenk Uygur, Bernie Sanders staffers team up to take over the Democratic Party". Mic. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  7. ^ "Progressives Are the New Silent Majority – BillMoyers.com".
  8. ^ Tesfaye, Sophia (July 5, 2015). "5 'Radical' Bernie Sanders Ideas Many Americans Strongly Support" – via AlterNet.
  9. ^ Schwarz2015-07-30T16:23:50+00:00, Jon SchwarzJon. ""Yes, We're Corrupt": A List of Politicians Admitting That Money Controls Politics". The Intercept.
  10. ^ "One graph shows how the rich control American politics".
  11. ^ Weigel, David (January 23, 2017). "Progressives launch 'Justice Democrats' to counter party's 'corporate' legislators". The Washington Post.
  12. ^ Scott Hough (January 23, 2017). "Justice Democrats: Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks, Progressives Launch Party Takeover". Inquisitr.
  13. ^ a b Tom McKay (January 23, 2017). "Cenk Uygur, Bernie Sanders staffers team up to take over the Democratic Party". Mic.com. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  14. ^ Haines, Tim (January 24, 2017). "Cenk Uygur Launches A "New Wing" Of Democratic Party: Justice Democrats". The Young Turks. RealClearPolitics.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  15. ^ Seitz-Wald, Alex (March 20, 2017). "Democrats Beware: Sanders 'Movement' Turns to Midterms". NBCNews.
  16. ^ a b Wire, Sarah (May 12, 2017). "California politics updates: Gov. Brown's adds cash to budget; McClintock calls for independent prosecutor for Russia investigation". Los Angeles Times. Khanna's decision to join Justice Democrats, along with his pledge not to take PAC or lobbyist money, are unexpected establishment-flouting moves for a man who just started his political career and hopes for a long term role in the party.
  17. ^ "Justice Democrats candidates". Twitter. November 1, 2017.
  18. ^ "Justice Democrats Merge With AllOfUs.org". YouTube. November 1, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  19. ^ "Justice Democrats". Facebook. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  20. ^ Secular Talk (December 23, 2017). "Statement On Cenk Uygur & Justice Democrats". YouTube. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  21. ^ Godfrey, Elaine (August 23, 2018). "Why so many Democratic candidates are dissing corporate PACs". The Atlantic. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  22. ^ Harding, Douglas (February 25, 2017). "Justice Democrats becoming the (actual) party of the people". Charleston Gazette-Mail. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  23. ^ Eggerton, John (January 23, 2017). "Ex-Sanders Officials Launch Justice Democrats". Multi-channel news. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  24. ^ Uygur, Cenk (January 24, 2017). "Justice Democrats Platform". Medium. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  25. ^ "Platform for Justice". Justice Democrats. 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  26. ^ Stuart, Tessa (November 21, 2018). "Can Justice Democrats Pull Off a Progressive Coup in Congress?". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  27. ^ "Candidates". JusticeDemocrats.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  28. ^ Taylor, Anderson; Tanner, Courtney (April 28, 2018). "Utah Democratic front-runners Ben McAdams and Jenny Wilson defeat challengers to avoid primary elections". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  29. ^ Roche, Lisa Riley (April 28, 2018). "McAdams, Wilson, easily win nominations at Democratic state convention". KSL.com. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  30. ^ "Summer for Progress Petition". Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  31. ^ 115th Congress (2017) (January 24, 2017). "H.R. 676 (115th)". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved July 23, 2017. Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
  32. ^ 115th Congress (2017) (April 4, 2017). "H.R. 1880 (115th)". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved July 23, 2017. College for All Act of 2017
  33. ^ 115th Congress (2017) (May 25, 2017). "H.R. 15 (115th)". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved July 23, 2017. Raise the Wage Act
  34. ^ 115th Congress (2017) (January 31, 2017). "H.R. 771 (115th)". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved July 23, 2017. Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017
  35. ^ 115th Congress (2017) (June 8, 2017). "H.R. 2840 (115th)". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved July 23, 2017. Automatic Voter Registration Act
  36. ^ "H.R.4114 - Environmental Justice Act of 2017". Congress.gov. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  37. ^ 115th Congress (2017) (July 13, 2017). "H.R. 3227 (115th)". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved July 23, 2017. To improve Federal sentencing and corrections practices, and for other purposes.
  38. ^ 115th Congress (2017) (February 16, 2017). "H.R. 1144 (115th)". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved July 23, 2017. Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2017
  39. ^ Justice, Democrats (December 6, 2017). "BIG NEWS: Progressive populist @RepRaulGrijalva is joining the Justice Democrats! Grijalva has a career fighting for working families, immigrant rights, and taking on the billionaires who want to divide us. Unity!". Twitter. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  40. ^ Justice, Democrats (April 16, 2018). "We are excited to announce today, one of Congress' most fearless progressive has joined our Justice Democrats family. Please welcome @RepJayapal – a champion for women of color, immigration rights, and racial and economic justice". Twitter. Retrieved April 16, 2018.

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