2020 Endorsements

Sam Branscum

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives (Michigan – District 7)

Sam Branscum is running for Congress in the Michigan 7th Congressional District. Branscum is a young progressive who was inspired to run for Congress because of this work on the Sanders for President campaign in 2016. His campaign is dedicated to “putting the country back on the right track.” For the health of our country and planet Branscum’s policy agenda includes supporting the Green New Deal to fight climate change and create jobs in the renewable energy sector, guaranteeing affordable health care for everyone with a Medicare-for-all option, overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and getting big money out of politics, closing the Gun Show Loophole and requiring background checks for all firearm purchases, decreasing income inequality by increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure that will also create jobs and help stimulate our economy. Branscum is a humanist.

Jeanne Casteen

Running for: Maricopa County (AZ) Superintendent of Public Instruction

Jeanne Casteen is running for Maricopa County (AZ) Superintendent of Public Instruction. She has been a teacher for over 10 years and a member of the Creighton (AZ) School Board since 2012. Casteen currently serves as the school board president. With this background she is eager to take the next step to ensure that students, parents, and the community are best-served by the education system in Maricopa County. Casteen says, “This means encompassing the whole child in education, equity for students across zip codes, and respect and dignity for the adults making their education possible.” Casteen is an atheist.

Delina DiSanto

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives (Arizona – District 4)

Delina DiSanto is running for Congress in the Arizona 4th Congressional District. As a registered nurse, DiSanto cares deeply about healthcare. She says, “Everyone has the right to affordable care – it is our moral obligation as a country to provide healthcare and I view it as a human right. I support the path to Medicare for all.” Her other policy priorities include: protecting Social Security, addressing climate change, immigration reform to secure the border while protecting Dreamers and creating an understandable and less intimidating path for citizenship, respecting our veterans by creating exception healthcare and other services at the VA, cutting taxes for small businesses and making investments in our infrastructure, increasing teacher pay and benefits to improve public education, and decriminalizing marijuana. DiSanto is a recovering Catholic.

Jillian Freeland

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives (Colorado – District 5)

Jillian Freeland is running for Congress in the Colorado 5th Congressional District. With a background as a midwife and the service industry, Freeland is a leader who will work tirelessly for her constituents to make sure they have the support and policies they need to succeed. This includes basic government programs and protections that make healthcare affordable, provides quality public education that is debt-free for families from pre-school to college or trade school, and ensures a minimum wage that actually covers the current cost living. As a “coupon clipping, solar-powered millennial mom of two gorgeous daughters” Freeland is committed to investing in the next generation by addressing climate change with energy independence through renewable resources, implementing universal background checks for all firearm sales and banning equipment like bump stocks and high capacity magazines, and supporting democratic reforms to make voting easier and reduce the influence of large donors and corporations. Freeland is a humanist.

Carol Iannuzzi

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives (Texas – District 26)

Carol H. Iannuzzi is running for Congress in the Texas 26th Congressional District. Following a strong family tradition fighting for civil rights in Texas, Iannuzzi is running for office to fulfill “a vision of the future where all have equitable human rights.” She says, “I am passionate about human rights and this is a major reason for my running for the U.S. Congress.” Her policy priorities include: strengthening the Affordable Care Act and Medicare, protecting Social Security, ensuring access to affordable reproductive health services including a woman’s right to choose, reducing student loan debt, addressing climate change, and ending the stigma on mental healthcare. She is a strong supporter of the separation of church and state and is also a member of a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Iannuzzi is a humanist.

Ike McCorkle

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives (Colorado – District 4)

Ike McCorkle is running for Congress in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. Ike is a combat wounded, retired Force Reconnaissance Marine, Officer, and father of three. He is running for office to “ensure that we set conditions that will lead to a prosperous economy that serves us all, a sustainable environment, and a flourishing democracy for our kids future.” His policy priorities include: investing in rapid, sustainable, clean energy transition, building a more proportionally representative electoral process, and passing fair tax policy and subsidies legislation that will incentivize reinvestment in our economy. Ike wants a truly representative government that we can trust and depend upon and an economy that works for us all. We need a government with integrity, that will honestly serve and fight for the best interests of our neglected blue collar citizens. Ike McCorkle is a person that believes in service above self! Ike thinks that we all play a role in fighting for the greater good. Ike is a member of the Prairie Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Parker Colorado.

Christopher Rowe

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives (Tennessee – District 1)

Christopher Rowe is running for Congress in the Tennessee 1st Congressional District. Rowe was compelled to run for office after seeing his father struggle to maintain his family home because of poor health and the inability to obtain the healthcare he needed. An Air Force veteran, Rowe believes “in equality for everyone, people first, and honesty and transparency in all aspects of the political process.” His policy priorities include: affordable and universal healthcare, increasing funding and reducing class sizes in public schools, making public higher education affordable, ending discrimination against the LGBTQ community, addressing climate change, protecting reproductive rights, legalizing recreational marijuana, and restoring net neutrality. Rowe is agnostic.

Greg Sagan

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives (Texas – District 13)

Greg Sagan is running for Congress in the Texas 13th Congressional District. Sagan is a former Navy officer and a veteran of Vietnam with a private sector career as a consultant in human performance, teamwork and leadership. Outraged at the actions of the Administration and the failure of the Republican Congress to stand up to Trump, Sagan is offering an alternative voice to deal with real issues and not the manufactured ones intended to keep our country divided. His policy issues range from addressing climate change to the wealth gap. He says that “climate change is the single greatest non-nuclear threat to all life on Earth, and the widening gulf in American wealth distribution is the single greatest threat to our democracy.” Sagan is religiously unaffiliated.

Liz Wahl

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives (Texas – District 23)

Liz Wahl is running for Congress in the Texas 23rd Congressional District. As a news anchor and reporter, Wahl made news herself when she resigned on-air from RT following the Russian invasion of Crimea. She is proud that her action “helped to spark awareness about Russian disinformation and foreign meddling in democracies.” She is regularly asked to speak about fighting disinformation and protecting democracy in this digital age. Her other policy priorities include: implementing humane immigration policies, improving the Affordable Care Act to achieve universal healthcare, protecting reproductive rights and improving maternal healthcare, investing in our teachers and students to improve public education, increasing the minimum wage, addressing climate change, advancing equal rights for the LGBTQ community, and improving services for Veterans. Wahl was raised Catholic, but is now religiously unaffiliated.