Folks across Alabama just want to know that the people they vote into office to represent them will also Fight like hell for them. I plan to do just that. Fighting for all of us has been the foundation of my life's work. I have no plans to stop.

MoveOn.Org

Congratulations on your MoveOn endorsement! Resist and Win: MoveOn’s “Resist and Win” campaign is focused on ending GOP control of the House and electing progressive candidates at the state and local level, as well as supporting candidates in key gubernatorial and Senate races. The power we build together in 2018 will carry forward beyond Election Day. Once these candidates are in office, millions of MoveOn members will continue to hold them accountable to a progressive vision that works for all Americans. Our vision is of a country and world with a place of honor and dignity for everyone whether white, Black, or brown, Native or 5th generation or newcomer — one where we take care of each other, where everyone is set up to thrive. We envision a world marked by equality, sustainability, true justice, and love.


Progressive Change Campaign Committee Boldprogressives.org

Cara McClure, Receives National Recognition Named a Bold Progressive Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee Aug 13, 2018 — Cara McClure, who is running for Public Service Commission Place 1 in Alabama, was named a 2018 Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which recognizes candidates from around the country who are fighting for progressive priorities and looking out for the needs of everyday families. One hundred ninety-seven candidates have been named 2018 Champions nationally. “Our 2018 Champions across the country are committed to solving big problems affecting their communities,” said Marissa Barrow, a spokesperson for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Selected for their bold vision, these candidates are highly capable leaders ready to make change.” The candidates on our Champions List are running great campaigns powered by the grassroots, not corporate interests, said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. We're proud to support them as they take power back for their communities and turn big ideas into action for working families. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels, and advocating for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and the public option. The PCCC has raised over $25 million to support progressive candidates and committees from small-dollar, grassroots donations, including $1.1 million to support Elizabeth Warren’s Senate run in 2012. In 2017, 50 PCCC-supported candidates won across the country, flipping 26 seats from red to blue. Find out more at BoldProgressives.org.


Working Families Party

The Working Families Party is pleased to endorse Cara McClure for Public Service Commission Place 1 for the election on November 6. The Working Families Party will mobilize its grassroots supporter base to volunteer for Cara McClure in advance of the election. The Working Families Party endorsement is a “seal of approval” for progressive voters. The Working Families Party is a national political organization that is recruiting, training, and electing the next generation of progressive leaders to office. The WFP plans to work in hundreds of races this year, large and small, in an effort to elect more progressive leaders and end Republican control of Congress and in state houses.


Hometown Action

Hometown Action is committed to building inclusive and sustainable communities across the state of Alabama. Unfortunately, much of our rural population lives in poverty and a disproportionate share of their income goes to paying utility bills. All Alabamians deserve fair prices and representatives on the Public Service Commission (PSC) who will balance corporate profits with the needs of the people. “The PSC has responsibility for so many aspects that affect Alabamians’ lives, including regulating utility rates for energy, water, and wastewater. Many voters are unaware they have the power to elect someone to balance the public interest with profits of corporate utility monopolies,” said Hometown Action Executive Director Justin Vest. “We are looking for bold, progressive candidates who will stand up for Alabama's working families. Our members overwhelmingly voted to endorse Kari Powell and Cara McClure for seats on the Public Service Commission.” Based on their commitment to bringing true democratic representation to the Public Service Commission which is charged with regulating utility companies, Hometown Action members support electing both candidates to secure a majority for working families on the 3-member body. Electing these two candidates would ensure a better balance of representation in the people’s interests rather than that of corporate utility monopolies. “The people of Alabama deserve true public servants who will put Alabamians first, not corporate profits,” said Powell. “Alabamians deserve fair utility rates, transparency, energy independence and the jobs that come with it.” “My first goal is to bring immediate relief to the people who need it most – the poor rural folks who are often paying disproportionately higher electric bills than the average Alabama resident,” says McClure. “As an elected member of the Public Service Commission, I can help bring the change to Alabama that we urgently need.” Many of Alabama’s poor rural communities have suffered health and environmental injustices for decades, but are recently getting more media attention at the regional and national level. There are many examples of inadequate wastewater treatment, contaminated drinking water, and the second highest residential electricity bills in the country and inefficient, unhealthy housing in our state - and our neighbors living in poverty are disproportionately affected. Barriers to a clean energy economy are also holding Alabama back from new jobs in energy efficiency and solar development that are proving to be economic development drivers in other states. Powell and McClure understand these issues and are ready to represent the interests of all Alabamians. Hometown Action members will be working alongside McClure and Powell campaign volunteers to contact voters in key rural communities where relief from high utility bills and environmental injustice is critical.


Black to the Future Action Fund

Black to the Future Action Fund has endorsed Cara McClure for Public Service Commission, Place 1. Congratulations Cara! Cara is an incredible candidate who is personally invested in making sure that Black communities can live with dignity. And in the 4th poorest state in the nation, a person like Cara having your back is important -- especially when it comes to keeping the lights on.


Alabama Democratic Conference

Alabama State Council of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

The Alabama State Council of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, during their annual conference, met and unanimously voted to endorse Cara McClure for Public Service Commission, Place 1. Cara has proven her dedication to and support of labor and we emphatically request the support of all of our members across Alabama.


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