FACT SHEET: More Than 45 Leading National Advocacy Organizations Endorse Nancy Pelosi for Speaker


As Democrats move to achieve their bold agenda to lower health care costs, increase workers’ pay and clean up corruption in Washington, over 45 leading groups – ranging from labor, health care, environmental, gun reform and more – have come out in support of Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.  As the groups conclude, Leader Pelosi is battle-tested and has a proven track record of delivering results For The People.

For the complete updated list, see below:

LABOR GROUPS

AFL-CIO

“Nancy Pelosi has always been an effective advocate for working families as a leader of her party and I’m confident she will continue as such in the new Congress.”

AFSCME

“I value your constant leadership on behalf of working families across this nation and support your continued leadership as Speaker of the House, as together we confront many of the gravest challenges of our times…. AFSCME stands with you.”

SEIU

“SEIU supports your continued leadership as Speaker of the House and is eager for the opportunity to work with you and all of Congress to create an economy and democracy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy special interests.”

United Farm Workers

“In the face of presidential and congressional hostility toward immigrants, Nancy Pelosi stands out for her willingness to fight on everyone’s behalf.  After eight years of animosity against immigrants in the House of Representatives, last week’s elections give us a chance to elect a champion as Speaker.”

American Federation of Teachers

“When you look at the situation right now, today there is no candidate that is better than Nancy Pelosi. Unequivocally, we support her.”

National Education Association

“Nancy Pelosi is a proven, effective Speaker and that’s what this moment calls for. We join her in fighting for students, educators and working families.”

United Steelworkers

“Nancy Pelosi has the support of working people, and deserves the support of the Democratic Caucus as it chooses its candidate to be the next Speaker of the House.”

Communications Workers of America

“During your term as Speaker whenever you addressed a gathering of CWA members, and since, you have been greeted with the chant ‘Best Speaker ever.’… we can think of no one better to serve as Speaker of the House when the next Congress convenes in January.”

Air Line Pilots Association, American Federation of Government Employees, United Auto Workers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, United Food and Commercial Workers, and National Association of Letter Carriers

“Throughout your career, you have been an unquestioned champion for the interests of working men and women and their families, and we are confident that we will have much in common to work on beginning in January… We can think of no one better suited to be Speaker at this critical moment in history. We stand ready to work with you and the entire Congress on behalf of the tens of millions of working men and women and their families who are looking to us, and to you, to address their critical concerns.”

International Association of Fire Fighters

“For that leadership on our issues, for standing strong for America’s fire fighters and paramedics in one of the toughest, most vitriolic political periods in our country’s history, the IAFF once again strongly supports your candidacy to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the forthcoming 116th Congress.”

National Union of Healthcare Workers

“The National Union of Healthcare Workers stands in full support of electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. We have seen firsthand Rep. Pelosi’s commitment to working people… She has always been a strong ally and effective leader on behalf of NUHW members.”

International Longshore & Warehouse Union

“Leader Pelosi’s commitment to advancing the interests of labor is resilient and unbreakable.”

GUN REFORM GROUPS

Brady Campaign

“She has our complete, unqualified support, and we look forward to working with Speaker Pelosi to advance a gun violence prevention agenda in Congress.”

Moms Demand Action

“There is no other lawmaker who whips the votes, fundraises and leads like Nancy Pelosi. I’m looking forward to calling her Madam Speaker again.”

Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence

“As an advocate for gun violence prevention, she has no equal. I was honored to serve alongside her and look forward to calling her Madam Speaker.”

100+ Gun Violence Prevention Organizations and Advocates

“Leader Pelosi has prioritized gun violence prevention throughout her career, and her leadership team is the most qualified to shepherd life-saving legislation in the coming Congress.”

WOMEN’S GROUPS

NARAL

“Now more than ever, we need strong leaders who will fight passionately to defend and proactively expand our rights. That’s Nancy Pelosi. We are proud to support her and look forward to working hand in hand together in the fight for gender equity and reproductive freedom.”

Feminist Majority

“Nancy Pelosi is a role model who knows every issue from A to Z, and always stands for the people. She has our unequivocal support to serve as the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.”

National Partnership for Women & Families

“Pelosi has tirelessly promoted an economic agenda that would increase equity and economic security for women and families… As the highest ranking woman in our government, we look forward to working with Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House and with the amazing women leaders who triumphed in this past election.”

MomsRising

“Nancy Pelosi is a force of nature, a brilliant strategist and a powerful champion for moms and families… MomsRising is proud to support Rep. Pelosi to serve as Speaker of the House.”

HEALTH CARE GROUPS

Little Lobbyists

“Nancy Pelosi is THE reason the ACA passed. Her leadership last year ensured that NO Dems voted for repeal or for the tax bill. Her focus on health care is why we won back the House. She’s the best & we need her to lead us right now”

Protect Our Care

“No one is better prepared to lead a united Democratic caucus in protecting and improving American health care than Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives”

Health Care Voter

“She made access to health care a priority and I am proud to support her bid for Speaker of the House.”

National Breast Cancer Coalition

“NBCC knows that your proven and effective leadership, your strength and vision are needed at this time, more than ever. We stand ready to work with you and the entire Congress to end breast cancer, and are proud to endorse you for Speaker of the House.”

Alliance for Retired Americans

“Retirees could not have a better champion or more tireless advocate than Nancy Pelosi.”

IMMIGRATION GROUPS

UnidosUS

“Nancy Pelosi has demonstrated all of these qualities and is by far the best person to lead to new Congress as Speaker of the House.”

CHIRLA

“I write urging you to support Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House of Representatives… She has proven to us that your words of support are matched by courageous actions in support of our community.”

DEMOCRACY GROUPS

End Citizens United

“We’re so proud to endorse Leader Pelosi for Speaker of the House. She will work to restore Americans’ confidence in our government and put the interests of PEOPLE ahead of special interests.”

People For the American Way

“Last time Nancy Pelosi held the Speakers’ gavel, she led the most productive, progressive Congress since the New Deal. PFAW believes there is no one better to lead the House as we stand up to Trump and his ugly, extreme agenda.”

Demand Justice

“Nancy Pelosi has been in the trenches with us in the fight against Trump’s assault on the rule of law. Demand Justice is proud to support her bid to be our next Speaker of the House.”

Alliance for Justice Action Campaign

“At this moment experience counts, and Leader Pelosi has that experience.”

Center for Popular Democracy Action

“With this endorsement of Nancy Pelosi for speaker we are making the commitment to mobilize our communities behind her leadership and the leadership of the new women of color elected to Congress. We look forward to helping Speaker Pelosi and the most diverse Congress in our nation’s history advance an agenda rooted in our deepest aspirations for America and our democracy.”

LGBTQ GROUPS

100+ LGBTQ Advocates & Leaders

“We encourage Democratic House Members to support Leader Pelosi in her bid for Speaker and hope that these Members, whether they be new to Capitol Hill or not, embrace and emulate Leader Pelosi’s tireless work on behalf of the LGBTQ community.”

Equality California

“In order to achieve the results that LGBTQ Californians, our allies and all Americans deserve, we strongly believe that the House must elect a Speaker with vision, experience and a deep commitment to both our California values and our shared values as Americans. That leader is Nancy Pelosi.”

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

League of Conservation Voters

“Nancy Pelosi was the most pro-environment Speaker of the House in our nation’s history, including making climate action a top priority. We look forward to working with her as the next Speaker of the House.”

National Wildlife Federation

“Nancy Pelosi is a proven & unparalleled champion for clean water, clean air, wildlife & public lands. She passed the most significant climate bill in US history & will deliver again for conservation. We urge Members to support her as our next Speaker.”

The Wilderness Society

“Over her long, remarkable career, Nancy Pelosi has stood with public lands, working to #SaveLWCF, opposing attacks on places like the Arctic Refuge and fighting to address #climate change. As House Speaker, she would be an effective champion for conservation and all Americans.”

RELIGIOUS GROUPS

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

“I urge all members of Congress to support Leader Pelosi for Speaker”

FOREIGN AFFAIRS GROUPS

J Street

“Leader Pelosi has demonstrated time and again that she will fight for the goals and values of our community. As a newly-elected House of Representatives prepares to act as a check on President Trump’s dangerous agenda both overseas and at home, we need her leadership now more than ever. We look forward to working with her as the next Speaker of the House.”

PROGRESSIVE GROUPS

MoveOn

“We strongly support and call on all members of the Democratic caucus to support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. Were it not for her skilled and effective leadership, the ACA would not be law today.”

Indivisible

“Through fights like passing the ACA, Nancy Pelosi has shown to be a strong and progressive leader, and we shouldn’t let a small group of white, moderate men sabotage her. We support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.”

Tax March

“Tax March is unequivocally proud to endorse Nancy Pelosi as our country’s next Speaker of the House… No one is better equipped than Nancy Pelosi to undo the damage Republicans have caused on our economy, stop the corruption that led to this disastrous tax law, and put working families first.”

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