Action: Democracy for America Endorsement

September 19th, 2016

The first transgender major-party nominee for U.S. Senate, Misty Snow is looking to bring her message of economic and social justice to Washington. Unlike the majority of members of Congress, Snow understands the difficulties that poverty imposes on working families; she works as a cashier for a grocery store and grew up in a working family. Furthermore, she empathizes with minority communities that face marginalization and discrimination. Her experiences have given her a unique sense of empathy and perspective, as well as the determination to help those who need it most. After losing a parent at a young age, she ended up in foster care. Since then, she has fought against societal discrimination and the struggles of living on minimum wage. However, these struggles have not defined Misty. Instead, they have empowered her to be the voice for the voiceless, and a leader for those marginalized by establishment politics and oppressive forces.

Now, she looks to take on economic and social injustices as a U.S. Senator for the state of Utah. Enraged by the economic inequality that plagues the country, she will look to bring the issues of marginalized communities to a legislative body insulated from the struggles of the masses. Noting the political landscape of Utah, in which progressives have risen to challenge Republicans across local, state, and federal races, Snow seeks to challenge Mike Lee and encourage a wave of progressivism in the state. Believing that progressive values can succeed, she hopes that she and fellow progressives can win big in one of the most conservative states in the U.S. Her campaign structure further supports her progressive message. She is running entirely on grassroots organization and small donations. Her views also mirror those of Sen. Bernie Sanders, as she looks to tap into the excitement surrounding his campaign. As one of the leaders fighting to continue the “political revolution,” Misty Snow will advocate for working class families and challenge special interests as a progressive champion in Washington, D.C.