The Working Families Party (WFP) is endorsing Anthony Lorenzo Green for councilmember in the Ward 7 Democratic Primary!
Green, who serves as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Ward 7, is running a grassroots, people-powered campaign organized around a progressive platform. He is fighting for bread and butter issues like bringing more grocery stores and food co-ops to the ward, affordable housing to changing the rules of game-like expanding rent control, and increased accountability for local police to balance the scales of power in favor of working people. Notably, Green has already qualified for Fair Elections, DC’s public financing of elections program that provides matching funds for qualified small-dollar contributions. It is a testament to his strength as a candidate and demonstrates his broad support in the community.
“It is my honor to accept the Working Families Party endorsement in the race to be the next Ward 7 Councilmember,” Green said. “We’re going to tackle the issues that keep all of us up at night. Whether it’s how to pay our bills, where to access healthcare services, ensuring our children have a good quality education, and how we keep our communities safe. We are facing a crisis, not from a lack of resources but from a lack of political will. This is our collective fight and we will win together!”
The endorsement comes with additional organizing muscle. WFP will martial its resources to help Green canvass and directly support organizing efforts in Ward 7 to reach as many voters as possible before the Tuesday, June 2, primary.
“Anthony Lorenzo Green is a proven champion of progressive values and we’re excited to endorse him in the Ward 7 Democratic Primary,” said D.C. Working Families Party Director, Mat Hanson. “He is running a grassroots, people-powered campaign and isn’t afraid to stake out unapologetic and bold positions to confront the challenges facing our city. This is exactly what we need to build a government that works for everyone.”
The D.C. Working Families Party has also endorsed Jordan Grossman in the Ward 2 Democratic primary and Janeese Lewis George in the Ward 4 Democratic primary.
Nationally, the Working Families Party has driven a progressive wave in local elections across America during the last two cycles. The party won a historic victory last year in Philadelphia when Kendra Brooks became the first third-party candidate elected to the city council in 100 years. The WFP helped elect longtime tenant organizer and progressive champion Jumaane Williams as Public Advocate in New York City, swelled the ranks of Chicago city council progressive caucus, put public education champions on the school board in Milwaukee, helped insurgent Latinx LGBTQ activist Candi CdeBaca oust a longtime incumbent on the Denver City Council, and elected other council members from Morgantown, W.Va., to Phoenix. In 2018 it helped to drive the progressive wave up and down the ballot, flipping state senate chambers in New York and Colorado, and ousting Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.).