State Representative C. Denise Marcelle, Baton Rouge
State Representative Mandie Landry, New Orleans
State Representative Larry Selders, Baton Rouge
State Representative, Retired Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, Baton Rouge
Councilman Cleve Dunn, Baton Rouge
EMILY’s List is thrilled to endorse Karen Carter Peterson for Congress. A tireless champion for working families with a long history of public service, she will be a phenomenal representative for Louisiana’s women and working families. We know that the bravest thing a woman can do is to put her name on the ballot – something that Karen accomplished at just 18 years old. Karen has never stopped fighting to ensure that her community’s voice is heard in the State Legislature, and EMILY’s List is confident she will bring the same grit and drive to Washington as the next representative of Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District.
— Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List
Higher Heights is proud to endorse Karen Carter Peterson for Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District. The time is now to elect more Black women to be at decision-making tables to represent us. Karen represents the possibilities that exist to create more responsive, and representational leadership.
— Glynda C. Carr President and CEO of Higher Height for America PAC
Whether it was protecting voting rights as a Vice Chair of the DNC, or standing up to Republicans in the state legislature to deliver health care and defend women’s reproductive rights, Karen has never been afraid to speak truth to power on behalf of working families.
Karen understands that true change comes from the bottom up, and that advancing progressive issues means engaging with -- and never hiding from -- the people she intends to serve.
— Stacey Abrams
“As the devastating COVID-19 crisis continues, it’s clearer than ever that we need more leaders in Washington who will fight for bold action...
Karen Carter Peterson is exactly the kind of fearless leader we need because she’s already spent years at the forefront fighting for working families and progressive change across Louisiana.
She’ll be an ally in our shared struggle for progress, justice, opportunity, and equality. We’re proud to throw our support behind her in this race.”
— Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Mark Pocan, and Jaime Raskin
Now more than ever, we need progressive leaders in Congress who will fight for working families. Karen understands what workers need for a just economic recovery from this crisis, and she has the grit, drive, and experience to get it done. From protecting union rights, to fighting to raise the minimum wage, to working to end the gender pay gap, Karen has always stood up for Louisiana’s most vulnerable and marginalized. I know she’ll bring her fight to Washington for legislation that helps union members and workers across Louisiana.
— Stuart Appelbaum, President RWDSU
“Karen stood with me throughout my career in public service and has been a trusted and compassionate champion for the people of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. She stands for what she believes to be right and will not compromise her principles. I know something about that, and I heartily approve of her efforts to meet people where they are and work diligently to improve their quality of life.
She will be the fighter that we need on so many levels, to not only lift our voices, but to make sure that our voices are heard and taken seriously. Karen’s experience makes her ready from day one and I am proud to stand with this daughter of our great city."
— Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell
“As a state senator, Karen Carter Peterson has been a strong advocate for climate action, clean energy, and drinking water protections for all Louisiana communities. She has been a leading voice for environmental and climate justice in a state where communities of color have long suffered from the devastating impacts of environmental racism, from Cancer Alley and beyond.
We are thrilled to support her campaign in this special election because we know she will continue her fight to advance racially, economically and socially just environmental and climate policies when she gets to Congress.”
— Tiernan Sittenfeld Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
“We are pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club officially endorses Karen Carter Peterson for Congress. We are confident that she will work to protect Louisiana’s families’ health, air and water, and build a clean energy economy that works for Louisianans in Congress, just as she has here in the state senate."
— Dave Stets, Chair of the Sierra Club Delta Chapter.
— New Orleans Coalition
Sen. Carter Peterson knows just how much Black communities in New Orleans need to be liberated from police violence and white supremacy, and how until then, our voices, our potential and our joy may never fully come to be. We can’t afford to merely survive in our society, we need to thrive and that comes through investments in education, healthcare and housing for Black people. Sen. Carter Peterson is just the person needed in Congress at this time to lift up the lives of Black people in New Orleans, and ensure they are valued, respected and honored.
— Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter PAC
I believe that Karen Carter Peterson is the best person in this race to have the opportunity to go fight for those values for us, the people… She is a progressive fighter who will go to D.C. and champion the issues that are important to us
— Gary Chambers, Jr.
— State Representative Matt Willard, New Orleans
— City Councilman Jay H. Banks, New Orleans
— City Councilwoman Erika L. Green, Baton Rouge
— State Representative Candace Newell, New Orleans
— Metro Councilwoman Carolyn Coleman, Baton Rouge
— Parish Councilman Clyde Cooper, St. James
— Chief of Police Sherman Jackson, Gonzales
— Parish Councilman Travis Turner, Ascension
— State Representative C. Denise Marcelle, Baton Rouge
— State Representative Mandie Landry, New Orleans
— State Representative Larry Selders, Baton Rouge
— State Representative, Retired Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, Baton Rouge
— Councilman Cleve Dunn, Baton Rouge
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