South Jersey Women for Progressive Change is pleased to endorse Andy Kim in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, as part of the Blue Wave of 2018. We are confident that Andy Kim, a Rhodes scholar, will bring his in-depth experience as national security advisor to General Petraeus under the Obama administration to this office. He has already demonstrated an understanding of the issues that women in the 3rd Congressional District face. He is building a grassroots campaign that will work for the voters of CD3, not the corporate interests of millionaires.
During our endorsement process, two campaign pledges stood out for us. Kim will not accept a dime from corporate PACs and his campaign has an average donation of $57. He also is pledging to be the most accessible, transparent member of Congress by committing to holding at least one meeting a month with constituents. SJWPC supports a candidate who knows that the Democratic Party needs to take leadership in transparency, because our suffering democracy depends on it. Once elected, we know that Andy Kim will make that happen in the 3rd district and he will become a role model for other Democrats in the Garden State.
SJWPC agrees with Kim on the environment, on the economy, on transportation infrastructure and on healthcare and on a women’s right to choose. We are impressed with his background as a Rhodes Scholar and an advisor to the State Department under the command of General Petraeus. In that role, Andy said, “We didn’t look at problems as Democrats or Republicans. We looked at how to save lives and do what was best for the American people.”
Andy Kim has pledged to vote no on offshore drilling along the Jersey shore and will work to respond to climate change and treat it as a national security crisis. He will work to fix our tax laws that President Donald Trump and Representative Tom MacArthur have voted for, GOP regressive taxes that dramatically hurt NJ voters and their families. Kim will vote to make changes to these draconian GOP tax laws and will boost the middle class. He will vote to rebuild New Jersey’s roads, bridges, tunnels and ports which will create jobs and stimulate our state’s economy. Andy Kim will vote to make healthcare affordable and accessible for all and he recognizes the right of women to make their own decisions about their own healthcare.
SJWPC will be on the ground in the coming months to support Andy Kim. Look for us at events, door knocking in neighborhoods, at phone banks and on social media. We’re enthused to help Andy Kim win this race!