Endorsements

Congress

10th Congressional District

  • Eugene DePasquale is the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. After attending law school, DePasquale worked at a nonprofit helping young people with mental and physical disabilities. He has been serving as Pennsylvania’s Auditor General since 2017, and he was the state’s first public official to post all of their expenses online.

    DePasquale’s platform shows a commitment to the health and well-being of his constituents. He supports automatic enrollment in Medicaid for people who cannot afford private insurance and a public option to push down private insurance rates. He advocates for a $15 minimum wage and for tax credits that promote the use of clean energy. DePasquale’s goal is to have “a 100% clean energy economy” as quickly as possible. His plans for revitalizing the economy also include investment in infrastructure from highways and public transit to upgraded energy grids and broadband.

    Eugene DePasquale is challenging Republican incumbent Scott Perry. Perry is a member of the divisive and far-right House Freedom Caucus. He voted against lowering the costs of prescription drugs and raising the minimum wage. He also voted against legislation that would require the Trump administration to adhere to previously agreed-upon environmental regulations and protections under the Paris Climate Agreement. Additionally, Perry voted in favor of legislation that would prohibit the consideration of the social costs of carbon emissions in any environmental decision making process. In the middle of a pandemic, Scott Perry joined Republicans in their near unanimous vote against full extended unemployment insurance, stimulus checks, support for health care systems, protective gear and testing for frontline workers, mail-in election funding, funding for state budget shortages to prevent layoffs, and new small business loans.

    Eugene DePasquale is the clear progressive choice in this race.

    Eugene DePasquale

    Eugene DePasquale is the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. After attending law school, DePasquale worked at a nonprofit helping young people with mental and physical disabilities.

  • Endorsed By: CASA in Action , Planned Parenthood of PA , United Steelworkers, BAC Local 5 PA, IBEW Local 229, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, LCV, Democratic Jewish Outreach Pennsylvania, Blue Dog PAC, Pro Choice America, New Democrat Coalition Action Fund, Dauphin County Democratic Committee, NEA Advocacy Fund, Equality PAC, Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, Emgage PAC, PA AFL-CIO, SEIU PA, President Obama, PA Conference of Teamsters, UAW, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, The Jewish Democratic Council Of America, Progressive Turnout Project, Teamsters Local 776, AFSCME Council 13, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, Capital Region Stands Up, Swing From Home

State House

State Representative, District 104

  • Democrat
  • HD104 has been identified as a key swing district. Democrats must win this seat to flip the State House and make progress for working families in Pennsylvania.


    Patty Smith is the Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives seat in the 104th legislative district. Smith is a former small business owner with experience working at nonprofits and in local government management.

    Smith’s platform is progressive. She advocates for full funding of all public schools without raising taxes for Pennsylvanians. She is also in favor of closing the Delaware Loophole, a legal practice that allows large companies in Pennsylvania to evade taxes by having holding companies in Delaware. Smith pledges to pass the Marcellus Shale tax, which would prevent companies from exploiting natural resources. Smith’s platform also would ensure everyone has access to affordable healthcare.

    Patty Smith is challenging Republican Susan Helm. She has represented the 104th district since 2007. During her first term in office, Helm voted against the expansion of subsidized health insurance to cover uninsured Pennsylvanians. She has voted to defund poorer school districts in favor of wealthier ones. Despite being the first woman from Dauphin County to serve in the legislature, Helm has cosponsored legislation imposing harsh and unnecessary regulations on affordable healthcare clinics that largely serve women. In the middle of a pandemic, Susan Helm joined Republicans in their near unanimous vote against providing protective gear, testing, hazard pay, family leave, and preserving disaster declarations put in place to protect Pennsylvanians.

    Patty Smith is the clear progressive choice in this race.

    Patty Smith

    HD104 has been identified as a key swing district. Democrats must win this seat to flip the State House and make progress for working families in Pennsylvania.

  • Endorsed By: CASA in Action , Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania , Planned Parenthood of PA , Dauphin County Democratic Committee, EveryDistrict, PA AFL-CIO, HRC, Represent PA, Turn PA Blue, Capital Region Stands Up, Kennedy Democrats, Pennsylvania State Education Association