DC Working Families cites Jordan’s progressive values and commitment to rooting out corruption in DC government

CONTACT: Allie Boyer, 202-594-8310, Allie@JordanForWard2.com

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Working Families Party today announced its endorsement of Jordan Grossman for Ward 2 Councilmember, citing his progressive values and commitment to rooting out corruption in DC government.

“I’m so honored to have the support of the DC Working Families Party. From affordable housing to public financing of elections to high-quality child care for all, DC Working Families is leading the way on making DC a more progressive and equitable place,” Jordan said. “I look forward to working together to fight for a DC government that works for all of us, not the same old wealthy lobbyists and insiders.”

“Before the council even considered taking action against Jack Evans, Jordan launched a progressive grassroots campaign to put power back in the hands of everyday people because, unlike the incumbent, he’s not for sale,” the DC Working Families Party said. “We’re excited to back Jordan because we know he will fight for a government that will work for everyday residents, not just those that can cut big checks.”

Jordan is the clear progressive choice in the Ward 2 DC Council race. In addition to today’s endorsement by the DC Working Families Party, he has also been endorsed by the Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund and earned the support of 54 percent of DC for Democracy members – more than double any other candidate. Community leaders Rebecca Hollister, Immediate Past Chair of the Georgetown University College Democrats, Madeleine Stirling, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District 2F05 (Logan Circle/Thomas Circle), and Zach Israel, National Committeeman for the DC Young Democrats and member of the DC Democratic State Committee, have also endorsed his campaign.

Jordan also leads the six candidate Ward 2 field in grassroots donations by a wide margin, with over 300 more contributors than the next closest candidate. As of the December 10th fundraising report, he has received more than 950 contributions of $50 or less. Jordan does not accept contributions from corporations or political action committees (PACs).  

D.C. Working Families is a progressive organization that fights for racial and economic equity and justice and supports candidates with a bold vision of change. This includes creating good jobs at decent wages, investing in public goods—from public schools to fair elections and from environmental justice to affordable housing—and defending the rights and safety of all people, including immigrants, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.

Jordan is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, DC federal district court, and DC government official. He’s running to represent Ward 2 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.

To learn more about Jordan, visit JordanForWard2.com.

To learn more about DC Working Families, visit workingfamilies.org/states/district-of-columbia/