Jordan received 54 percent of the vote in a six candidate field, more than double any other candidate

WASHINGTON, DC – A clear majority of DC for Democracy members voted last night to endorse Jordan Grossman to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council. Jordan received 54 percent of the vote in a six candidate field, more than double any other candidate. This is the second major indication of strong progressive support for Jordan’s campaign this week – the Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund endorsed Jordan yesterday.  Formal DC for Democracy endorsements require a two-thirds supermajority vote.

“I’m so thrilled by the momentum in DC’s progressive community for our grassroots campaign to make it possible for residents to stay and thrive in the neighborhoods that they love,” said Jordan. “Ward 2 deserves a councilmember that will stand for strong progressive values and fight to end the shameless corruption we’ve been seeing day after day.”

DC for Democracy is a progressive, all-volunteer grassroots organization that promotes the political empowerment of ordinary citizens. Members advocate for full citizenship for DC residents through statehood, engage in local and national campaigns, champion progressive issues, and serve their communities.

Jordan is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, and DC government official. He’s running for the Ward 2 seat on the DC Council to end corruption, fight for DC statehood, and make it easier for residents to afford a home, find high-quality child care, walk, bike, or take public transit, and pay off student loan debt. Jordan is challenging scandal-plagued incumbent Jack Evans in the Democratic primary in 2020. 

Jordan leads the six candidate Ward 2 field in support from progressive organizations and in grassroots fundraising – both in terms of the total amount raised and the number of donations of $50 or less from DC residents. Jordan has been endorsed by Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund and received support from 54 percent of DC for Democracy members in their Ward 2 endorsement vote.  He does not take money from corporations or political action committees (PACs) and the vast majority of his donors have never contributed to a DC Council campaign before this cycle. 

To learn more about Jordan, visit JordanforWard2.com.

To learn more about DC for Democracy, visit DCforDemocracy.org.

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