For Immediate Release:
Friday, March 3, 2023
Pennsylvania — The Working Families Party endorsed State Rep. Sara Innamorato for Allegheny County Executive today.
“We couldn’t be more excited to support Sara,” said Shoshanna Israel, Mid-Atlantic Elections Director for the Working Families Party. “She has a bold vision for justice in this county, whether it’s tackling the human rights abuses at the Allegheny County Jail or fighting for clean air by bringing an end to fracking and other pollution.”
As a native of Ross Township, Sara overcame the destabilizing impact of the opioid epidemic on her family, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Pitt. Starting her career as an organizer and advocate, Sara teamed up with Summer Lee to unseat the powerful Costa dynasty in 2018. As a State Representative, Sara introduced dozens of bills supporting working families, culminating with the historic $125 million Whole Home Repairs legislation.
“I’m a proud Working Families Democrat fighting to ensure all Allegheny County residents can thrive,” said Innamorato. “I’m ready to work alongside movement organizations like WFP as well as federal, state, and local officials to clean up our air and water, reform our unjust criminal justice system, and make our economy work for everyone.”
Innamorato stands out as the clear progressive champion in this race. Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb has accepted support from fossil fuel executives and police unions, while County Treasurer John Weinstein has raised six figures from wealthy Republican donors.
“The stakes in this race are high,” said Israel. “Allegheny County deserves better than the status quo, where corporations are the only winners and working people get the short end of the stick. It’s clear that Sara is the only candidate with the bold progressive vision that working families in Allegheny County deserve, and we’re thrilled to have her back.”
The Working Families Party is building a movement of everyday people fighting for a nation that cares for all of us. It is organizing in more than a dozen states and wages and wins electoral campaigns in every part of the country. It has emerged as a powerful force in Philadelphia, and last year it played a pivotal role in helping Summer Lee win a heavily contested primary and general election in Congressional District 12.