Brooks named Bold Progressive Champion and is the most endorsed female candidate in the County Council At-Large Field of 33
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD (June 22, 2018) — Brandy Brooks, Democrat for Montgomery County Council At-Large, has earned the endorsement of Maryland State Senator Roger Manno (District 19), People’s Action, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. These latest endorsements from local and national progressive leaders demonstrate Brooks’ commitment to building progressive power through community organizing. Brandy Brooks is the most endorsed female candidate running At-Large and would become the first ever Afro-Latina to be elected countywide to the council.
People’s Action, a national multiracial, people’s organization, recognizes Brandy’s commitment to the “From Protest to Power” Platform that she has supported as a candidate and a member of Progressive Maryland, an affiliate of People’s Action. The platform focuses on creating “real change in people’s lives” by building community power to “shape an economy and democracy that works for all of us.”
“We are excited to endorse Brandy Brooks,” said Laurel Wales, Deputy Director of Movement Politics at People’s Action. “She will advance policies that will enhance the quality of life for everyday Maryland residents. We are proud to stand with her as she brings more communities into an inclusive democracy that works for all of us!”
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee named Brandy Brooks a 2018 Bold Progressive Champion. The committee recognizes candidates from around the country who are fighting for progressive priorities and looking out for the needs of everyday families. One hundred forty-seven candidates have been named 2018 Champions nationally – including Danielle Meitiv and Chris Wilhelm, fellow candidates in the At-Large field.
“Our 2018 Champions across the country are committed to solving big problems affecting their communities,” said Marissa Barrow, a spokesperson for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Selected for their bold vision, these candidates are highly capable leaders ready to make change.”
Earlier this week State Senator Roger Manno endorsed Brandy Brooks at Leisure World via Facebook Live, saying “we have a critical opportunity to elect strong progressive champions at every level of government who will fight for working people.” Brooks also endorsed Manno in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, citing his 12 years of progressive leadership in the General Assembly along with his experience working for three members of Congress.
The Primary is June 26.
Brandy Brooks is a public election fund candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large. She is an activist, educator, facilitator, and designer who has spent more than 10 years working on social and environmental justice. Brooks is the Leadership Development Organizer for Progressive Maryland, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization promoting social, economic, and racial justice.
Brandy has been endorsed by 18 local, state, and national groups including unions, progressive grassroots groups, and religious and immigrant advocacy organizations. She is the most endorsed female candidate in the at-large field out of 33 candidates.
To learn more about Brandy Brooks, go to www.brandy4montgomery.com.