Today, April 2nd, 2020, the Voter Protection Project is announcing their endorsement of Kristine Reeves in Washington’s 10th Congressional District.
Founded in 2019, the Voter Protection Project is a leading political arm working to end partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression across the country. In light of the Supreme Court’s Rucho v. Common Cause ruling last year, which stated that federal courts cannot regulate partisan gerrymandering, VPP has been taking the fight to Republicans state-by-state supporting candidates for office at the federal and state levels that are champions for voter equality.
“Kristine is an historic candidate for Congress with a proven track record as a progressive lawmaker of delivering results for those in need,” said Voter Protection Project President Matt Liebman. “We know that in Congress, Kristine will continue to be a champion for working people and ensure that their voice and vote won’t be left behind.”
Kristine was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 2016 as the first African American woman elected to the Washington house in 18 years. During her time in office, she had a hand in several progressive efforts to help families, including passing a robust paid family leave policy and creating long-term health care benefits for seniors.
Washington’s 10th Congressional District is open following Democratic Rep. Danny Heck’s recent announcement that he will not seek re-election. Kristine Reeves is the best candidate to take his place and would be the first African American elected to Congress from Washington.
The Voter Protection Project plans to put their full weight behind Kristine’s candidacy. To learn more about the Voter Protection Project, visit protectvoting.org.