NEW HAVEN, CT. — Today, Students for a New American Politics (SNAP PAC), the nation’s largest student-run political action committee, released the remaining destinations for their summer organizing fellows, as they announced their endorsements of Tammy Baldwin (WI-Sen), Ami Bera (CA-07), Lois Frankel (FL-22), David Gill (IL-13), Martin Heinrich (NM-Sen), Tim Kaine (VA-Sen), Joe Miklosi (CO-06), Manan Trivedi (PA-06), Elizabeth Warren (MA-Sen), Rob Zerban (WI-01), and Angela Zimmann (OH-05), as well as endorsing the Maine same-sex marriage referendum.
“These candidates are a collection of some of the strongest voices we have for progressive policy in the country today,” said Executive Director Matthew Breuer. “For six years now we have been working around the country to elect leaders who understand the challenges American families are facing, and can bring the ideas and experience to bring that change to this country. This year we are supporting more candidates than ever before because on too many issues – declining middle-class wages, our continued dependence on fossil fuels, the destruction of our most precious natural resources – Americans can’t afford to wait any longer.”
These candidates join Chris Donovan (CT-05), Eric Griego (NM-01), Annie McLane Kuster (NH-02), and Chris Murphy (CT-Sen) as part of the largest endorsement class in SNAP PAC’s history. As a result, SNAP will have provided over 30 college students with the opportunity to work as paid field organizers on the most competitive progressive campaigns in the country, with plans to extend that number beyond 40 in the fall.
SNAP PAC will be sending SNAP Organizing Fellows to work as field organizers on the campaigns of every endorsed candidate. SNAP Fellows are selected from a pool of hundreds of the most talented student organizers in the country, many of whom would not be able to afford to work full time on a campaign without SNAP’s financial support. For more information on SNAP’s fellowship program and how support SNAP, visit at www.snappac.org.
Contact: Matt Breuer