Ed has a 20-year track record of fighting and winning on issues of economic, racial, and social justice in DC. Thats why he’s earned the endorsements of DC’s progressive and grassroots leaders:
DC Attorney General
Karl A. Racine
“I am endorsing Ed Lazere because competence, expertise, and empathy matter today more than ever. Ed has meticulously studied the budget and finances of the District of Columbia for 20 years, always with a focus on a balanced budget that prioritizes the needs of our most vulnerable communities. Ed’s expertise and consistent advocacy for District residents is exactly what the Council needs at a challenging time.”
DC for Democracy
“This election cycle the choice is crystal clear, Ed Lazere is the progressive champion we need on the DC Council for the At-Large DC Council seat. Progressives [must] unite behind a bold candidate who has the experience to tackle the inequities that exist within DC and champion solutions that will lead to structural change. Ed Lazere is that candidate with 20+ years of experience, and he is that champion we need on the DC Council at this moment.” —Jeremiah Lowery, Chair of DC for Democracy
Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund
“Ed Lazere is the progressive, values-driven budget expert that DC needs in this moment. For two decades, he has been a local leader in demanding policy changes that put people first, not big business profits. When he ran for Council Chair in 2018, his campaign helped stop Chairman Mendelson from undermining paid family and medical leave — and he is already putting pressure on the current Council to make sure that they don’t take much needed support from working people or small businesses to fund a recovery for the wealthiest corporations in the city.”
Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America
“Ed Lazere, a lifelong progressive and D.C. resident for more than three decades, has consistently impressed our chapter with his commitment to racial, environmental, and economic justice and his firm belief that the D.C. government should work for all of its residents, not just the wealthy or well-connected few. Lazere understands that our political and economic systems are fundamentally flawed and that we need a system that shifts power back into the hands of D.C. workers.”
Working Families Party
“Ed Lazere has been fighting to make the District a more fair and equitable place for more than two decades. In that time, he fought against corporate tax subsidies, pushed to strengthen the city’s Paid Family Leave program, and fought to make taxes for families living on low-income the lowest in the nation. He is running on a progressive platform that includes eliminating D.C.’s health care deserts and ensuring every worker in the District earns a fair, living wage.”
National Organization for Women, DC Chapter
“Ed Lazere is an experienced leader who has fought for economic and racial justice in DC and won. Ed has partnered for two decades with community organizations across the city in successful fights for fair wages, affordable housing, access to health care, and more.”
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Public Works Employees,
AFGE Local 1975
“Endorsing Ed Lazere for DC Council is a no brainer. Ed has a deep understanding of DC’s budget and finances, which he has put to use fighting for hard-working DC families for two decades. Ed Lazere has been there working side by side with labor unions and community groups in so many fights for good wages and benefits, affordable housing, or better schools.”
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