Today Raising Our Future PAC (ROFPAC) announced its endorsement of Conor Lamb in the Pennsylvania 18th District special election, taking place on March 13th. ROFPAC, which launched in July of 2017, previously endorsed Doug Jones in the Alabama special election for U.S. Senate.
“We are proud to make Conor Lamb our first endorsement of the 2018 election season,” said ROFPAC Chairman Matthew Erwin, “Conor Lamb is the better choice for working families in southwestern Pennsylvania.”
At the conclusion of vetting by a thirty-eight person nomination committee, the final vote was in unanimous support of endorsing Lamb.
“Lamb’s platform offers the best path forward for working families,” said ROFPAC Treasurer Jewelyn Cosgrove. One of Lamb’s priorities is a focus on the need for reforming the student loan system. “He recognizes that crippling student loan debt hurts families by preventing college graduates from buying homes and saving money. We think his proposal to allow pre-tax dollars to pay for some portion of student debt is a step forward for American families and students.”
Lamb is a Marine and a former federal prosecutor. While working as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he helped the U.S. Justice Department’s Pittsburgh office work to build partnerships between law enforcement and communities to combat the opioid epidemic. “In addition to Lamb’s focus on higher education, we appreciate his commitment to other family friendly policies such as affordable healthcare, support for unions and commitment to jobs and infrastructure,” Erwin noted.
In addition to this endorsement, ROFPAC will be encouraging its supporters to volunteer for the Lamb campaign and provide any assistance possible to ensure Conor Lamb is elected on March 13th.
“We firmly believe that Pennsylvania’s 18th district, like much of America, needs a Representative who will prioritize the needs of working families,” said ROFPAC Vice Chair Marni Stewart, “and we are going to work to ensure this just the first victory of many in 2018.”
ROFPAC is an independent Political Action Committee dedicated to the concerns of progressive working families.
For more information on the platform, the board members, or to contribute to the Raising Our Future PAC, visit www.raisingourfuture.org.