Democracy For America Endorses Tishaura Jones for St. Louis Mayor
BURLINGTON, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones to be the next mayor of St. Louis. Jones is the first mayoral endorsement of the year for the progressive grassroots organization, which has 25,782 members in Missouri.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement:
“As the St. Louis Treasurer, Tishaura Jones has created innovative solutions to empower residents who have too long been neglected by their city. Right now, our country desperately needs leaders in our cities who will fearlessly speak truth to power and ensure it's not just the wealthy and powerful who have access to justice. Tishaura Jones is exactly the kind of courageous progressive we need leading a great American city like St. Louis and we couldn't be more excited to be supporting her campaign for mayor.”- Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America
Tishaura Jones on the endorsement:
“I am tired of hearing that problems other cities are successfully addressing are intractable in St. Louis. Or that the best way to solve them is to do more of what we have always done. And I am past tired of hearing that building stadiums for billionaires is the only economic activity that can get a majority at City Hall. Democracy for America’s endorsement represents thousands of grassroots leaders determined to bring change and I am proud to have them fight alongside me”. - Tishaura Jones, Treasurer of St. Louis and candidate for mayor
The St. Louis mayoral primary is on March 7. Jones’ track record includes creating a program that grants each public school kindergartener in St. Louis $50 in a college savings account. She has also received national attention for her letter to a local newspaper editorial board calling out systemic racism.
Democracy for America is a people-powered political action committee with 1 million members nationwide. In the past it has helped elect progressive leaders to municipal leadership across the country, including Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton (CA), Vice Mayor Regina Romero of Tucson, and City Councillor Helen Gym of Philadelphia.
Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $40 million and made more than 11.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 907 progressive candidates nationwide.