CLEVELAND – Shontel Brown for Congress announced the endorsement of the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC (CPC PAC) today. The monumental endorsement from the CPC PAC comes at the height of the incumbent’s May 3 Primary re-election campaign.
Since November, Rep. Brown has served as an active member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and co-sponsored flagship progressive bills, including the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Act, the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 and Medicare for All. Notably, ProgressivePunch ranks Rep. Brown as one of the most progressive members of the House of Representatives based on her voting record.
“We need to end poverty, dismantle systems of discrimination, and deliver results for workers and families who are struggling,” said Congresswoman Shontel Brown. “Progressive Caucus members are on the frontlines of the critical fights for a fairer economy, universal health care, and environmental justice. I am thrilled to have their endorsement in my re-election campaign.”
“As a member of the CPC, Congresswoman Shontel Brown has enthusiastically supported key progressive priorities and legislation, including Medicare for All, gun safety legislation, and a higher minimum wage,” said Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC Co-Chairs Mark Pocan, Pramila Jayapal, and Jamie Raskin. “We look forward to supporting Congresswoman Brown’s campaign and continuing to work with her to deliver for working families in Ohio and across the country.”
About Shontel Brown
Congresswoman Shontel Brown proudly serves the 11th Congressional District of Ohio, including Akron, Cleveland, and its eastern suburbs. Before being sworn into Congress in November 2021, Rep. Brown served as a Cuyahoga County Council Councilmember. She instituted a countywide 911 text message system; wrote the bipartisan bill that declared racism a public health crisis; worked to end no-bid government contracts; and protected residents from lead exposure and poisoning.
In her first week in Congress, Rep. Brown supported the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Signed into law by President Biden, the Infrastructure Law will bring good-paying, union jobs to Northeast Ohio and provide Ohio with $9 billion to repair roads, $1.2 billion to modernize public transit, $1.4 billion to deliver clean water to families, and $100 million to expand access to high-speed internet. Rep. Brown has been a coalition builder in Congress, working across the aisle and across the party to introduce legislation to improve veteran health and expand access to school meals. She has also co-sponsored legislation to protect Ohio workers against unfair trade practices, raise the minimum wage, and provide affordable healthcare for all. In Congress, Rep. Brown is carrying forth the legacy of her mentor and predecessor, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge.