2020 endorsements


Rise Up WV endorses Stephen Smith for governor in 2020. His responses to our questionnaire and his commitment to not take corporate money show his willingness to stand up to wealthy interests and support healthcare for all, quality public education and other programs that benefit working families. He also has a clear track record of organizing to combat poverty in West Virginia and standing with striking school employees.

Moreover, we know that Smith shares our belief that lasting change comes from people organizing to articulate their demands and hold politicians accountable, and we are excited about the growing WV Can't Wait movement.

WV Legislature

Rise Up endorses the following candidates for the Charleston area districts of the WV legislature:

House 35th District: Kathy Ferguson, Rusty Williams, Kayla Young

House 36th District:  Amanda Estep-Burton, Larry Rowe

House 37th District:  Mike Pushkin

Senate 8th District:  No endorsement at this time.

Senate 17th District:  Jon Hague

U.S. House of Representatives, District 2

Rise Up endorses Cathy Kunkel for the House.

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