Progressive Maryland and Montgomery County Education Association Endorse Brandy Brooks
Brooks will appear on the Apple Ballot and continues to stand out as a “dynamic, passionate, and inspiring” leader in the at-large contest.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD (March 09, 2018) — Brandy Brooks, at-large candidate for Montgomery County Council and community organizer, has received endorsements from Progressive Maryland and the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA). Progressive Maryland is a statewide advocacy organization promoting social, economic, and racial justice, with more than 120,000 members, supporters, and organizational affiliates. MCEA is the largest local affiliate of the National Education Association, representing over 14,000 teachers and education professionals. These are Brooks’ second and third endorsements, respectively.
“Brandy is a Progressive Maryland member and a former leader within the Montgomery County chapter,” said Progressive Maryland’s Montgomery County chapter in their endorsement recommendation. “She now works with the Statewide organization to help train leaders in chapters across Maryland. Those of you who have had the opportunity to meet Brandy in person or to hear her speak already know what a dynamic, passionate, inspiring person Brandy is. A tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, Brandy has a unique ability to galvanize nearly everyone she meets.”
“MCEA is beyond excited to extend the Apple Ballot recommendation to Brandy Brooks,” said Nikki Woodward, Chair of the Political Action Community Engagement (PACE) committee and member of the Board of Directors for MCEA. “Ms. Brooks brings an excitement, energy, and breadth of knowledge regarding the needs of students, families, communities, and schools. We strongly believe the addition of Ms. Brooks and her wholistic and thoughtful priorities and policy ideas will ensure that all learners will have access to a high quality education and enrichment opportunities.”
Brooks, a Democrat, is Progressive Maryland’s Leadership Development Organizer as well as a member. Brooks also has several years of experience teaching in higher education, and has been an instructor or guest lecturer at the Boston Architectural College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, MIT, Suffolk University, and Tufts University. She received the endorsement of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America in January.
“It is a tremendous honor to be endorsed by these progressive champions in Montgomery County,” said Brooks. “Progressive Maryland has been my organizing home and where I have developed as a leader and a powerbuilder. It means so much to have the support of my colleagues in Montgomery County and around the state. And the time and energy MCEA members devoted to this endorsement process so clearly illustrates what our county’s teachers demonstrate every day: their passion and commitment to providing the best education for the students of our county. I’m proud to work alongside such exceptional advocates for Montgomery County’s families and communities.”
Brooks is committed to fair elections and is participating in the new public financing system in Montgomery County. The campaign is preparing to file for certification of matching funds this month.
The Democratic Primary is June 26, 2018.
Brandy Brooks is a public election fund candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large. Brooks has been endorsed by the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America, Progressive Maryland, and the Montgomery County Education Association. She is an activist, educator, facilitator, and designer who has spent more than 10 years working on social and environmental justice.
To learn more about Brandy Brooks, go to www.brandy4montgomery.com.