ICYMI: Local “Unrig Our Economy” Campaigns Launch in Four House Districts
Each campaign has a seven figure budget to fight for an economy that works for working people
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the recent launch of Unrig Our Economy, a multi-year, national campaign to rewrite the rules of our economy and fight for working Americans, local partners launched multiple campaigns in House districts across the country — including Unrig Our Economy Central Valley, Unrig Our Economy Iowa, and Unrig Our Economy Nebraska. Through grassroots organizing, storytelling, and paid media, these campaigns will uplift the stories of hardworking district residents and shine a light on where each of their representatives stand — with working people or with corporations and the wealthy who have rigged our economy.
Unrig Our Economy Central Valley, located in California’s newly redistricted 22nd House district, launched on Friday, April 1st with a press conference at the Liberty Bell historical landmark outside the Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield, CA. Speakers included Erica Capp, Unrig Our Economy Central Valley’s organizing director; Skye Dent, a local teacher; and other advocates. The launch was covered by local broadcast station KBAK and by the Bakersfield Californian.
Unrig Our Economy Iowa, operating in Iowa’s second House district, launched on Thursday, March 31st with a virtual press conference. Speakers included Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa; Charlie Wishman, president of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO; Tanya Street, a small business owner; Rev. Abraham Funchess, director of Waterloo Commission on Human Rights and pastor of Jubilee United Methodist Church in Waterloo; and Sue Dinsdale, executive director of Iowa Citizen Action Network. Additional partners of the campaign include Indivisible Iowa and the Hawkeye Area Labor Council AFL-CIO. The launch was covered by Iowa Starting Line.
Unrig Our Economy Nebraska, focusing on Nebraska’s second House district, launched on Saturday, April 2nd with an in-person press conference at Turner Park in Omaha. Speakers included Kevin Cass, Unrig Our Economy Nebraska’s campaign director, and two local storytellers, who spoke about their struggles to keep up with higher costs and stagnant wages. The launch was covered by local broadcast station KETV and by the Nebraska Examiner.
About Unrig Our Economy
Unrig Our Economy is a multi-year, national campaign to fix the rules of our economy to make it work for working people. We know that when the middle class does well, all of us do well — which is why we’re fighting on behalf of working Americans and holding corporations, their wealthy executives, and the politicians who enable them accountable.