Lateefah Simon

A veteran activist with decades of experience, Lateefah Simon is a demonstrated champion for environmental justice and the only candidate in this race with a clear understanding of our climate crisis. Simon’s career of advocacy, lived experience, and expertise as an elected director of Bay Area Rapid Transit has showcased her ability to tackle our most pressing environmental issues with progressive policies.

Simon will continue Rep. Barbara Lee’s legacy of principled progressivism. Lateefah knows first-hand the human cost of burning fossil fuels, and she’ll work with our movement to fight for environmental justice.

Sue Altman

Sue Altman has a long record of championing progressive issues in Trenton, and challenging political leaders on both sides of the aisle – qualities that will be essential to running an energetic, forceful campaign in a battleground district.

The former Executive Director of New Jersey Working Families Alliance, Altman has proven that she isn’t afraid to speak truth to power to advance the fight for a fairer, healthier, and more just society. Winning a high-profile race in a battleground district like this will require a determined and passionate voice for social change. Sue Altman is the kind of candidate who can articulate a vision that will motivate voters to show up this November.

Luz Rivas

As a state legislator and electrical engineer, Luz Rivas has an unmatched understanding of the dangers of scam policies like carbon capture and sequestration, and she has the technical expertise needed to serve as the spokesperson we need in the nation’s capital where, unfortunately, far too many elected officials remain uneducated on the issue.

Jan Schakowsky

Rep. Schakowsky is the author of the Future Generations Protection Act, which would ban fracking, stop LNG and crude oil exports, and prohibit any new fossil fuel power plants. As one of the first members of Congress to call for a ban on fracking, Rep. Schakowsky has been at the forefront of the fight for a transition off of fossil fuels.

Susheela Jayapal

As Multnomah County Commissioner, Susheela Jayapal fought to shut down the Zenith Oil Terminal. As a member of Congress, she’ll fight to shut down fossil fuel infrastructure around the country. 

Susheela understands the dangers of climate change are already here, because she saw a climate-caused heat dome kill over 70 of her constituents in 2023. Again, she took action, leading her county to take legal action against fossil fuel corporations for causing this heat dome. We need to elect Susheela to Congress so that she can take this fight to the most impactful scale possible.

Ruben Gallego

Representative Ruben Gallego is running for U.S. Senate after serving in Congress since 2015. Gallego has been a champion for preserving water resources in Arizona, authoring the Domestic Water Protection Act, which would block foreign companies from growing water-intensive crops in drought-stricken regions.

As a Senator, Gallego would do away with the filibuster, empowering Democrats to pass legislation needed to address the climate crisis, rebuild our country’s water systems, and fix our broken food system.