Marcy Winograd Is in the Race and Will Be the Best Member of Congress Our Nation Has
Here's her website. She's not asking for money yet, but is asking people to sign up and keep informed. She won't spam you. You will want to know what she's doing. Please sign up now!
What: Winograd to Kick Off Campaign for Harman's Vacated Seat
When: Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 am
Where: In front of Fox Drug of Torrance (Old Town), 1327 El Prado, Torrance, 90501
Marcy Winograd, a veteran high school teacher and anti-war activist, will announce her candidacy in the June Special Election in California's 36th congressional district race.
In the recent June, 2010, Democratic Party primary, Winograd received 41% of the vote against now-resigning representative Jane Harman.
Says Winograd, "Our platform, then and now, is Jobs, Not Wars. Each week we spend 2-billion taxpayer dollars on the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, while people at home are suffering without adequate jobs, housing, or health care. In Congress, I will fight to put people back to work in productive ways and to protect our social safety net from corporate greed and war profiteering."
Winograd adds, "Now is the time to join the international call for greater democracy, and to restore the people's voice to the people's House."
The founder of Progressive Democrats of America's Los Angeles chapter, Winograd calls herself "the true progressive" in the race.
An educator for fifteen years, Winograd teaches English at Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles, where she engages her students in civics, journalism, and debate.
Says Winograd, "I am not a career politician, jumping ship in search of a better opportunity. I am a long-time community organizer, rooted in the labor and peace movements. I am here to serve."
Anti-War Activist Enters California Special Election
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Marcy Winograd, an anti-war activist, will join the special election race for California’s 36th district Saturday in Torrance, toward the southern end of the coastal, Los Angeles-area district.
In 2010, Winograd held Rep. Jane Harman to just 59 percent in the Democratic primary. Harman will resign her seat Monday to take over a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
Winograd enters a crowded primary field that includes Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn (D), California Secretary of State Debra Bowen (D) and Redondo Beach City Attorney Mike Webb (R). A handful of other Democrats are expected to run as well.
The top two finishers in the all-party primary will advance to the general. Gov. Jerry Brown has two weeks from Monday to set the date for the special election.
Founder of the Los Angeles chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America, Winograd teaches English at Crenshaw High School in South Central Los Angeles.
In a press release, Winograd said her platform would focus on shifting the billions of dollars spent on the military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan to domestic issues that need more funding. “In Congress, I will fight to put people back to work in productive ways and to protect our social safety net from corporate greed and war profiteering,” she said.
“I am not a career politician, jumping ship in search of a better opportunity,” Winograd said. “I am a long-time community organizer, rooted in the labor and peace movements. I am here to serve.”