Honoring people over politics

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As we continue to endorse game-changing candidates around the country, we need to pause to share the sad news that Representative Gary Knopp of the Alaska House recently passed away. Representative Knopp, a Republican, was a key part of the bipartisan coalition that governs in the Alaska House, beating back some of the most radical policies in the country. Knopp signed on to America’s Goals and was endorsed for re-election by Future Now Fund just days before his death. He worked to build a better future for his community, his state, and our country.

A friend of Representative Knopp recently wrote, “Gary was humble enough to know that he didn’t have all the answers and that solving complicated problems takes working together. He was genuinely curious about other people and looked for the good in them. Again, he was someone who believed that doing the job means getting the job done.”

We’re committing to getting the job done. We’re proud to support candidates across the country who, like Gary, have a commitment to building the power to improve lives and are willing to put that commitment above partisan politics.

Today, we’re announcing these candidates who are ready to fight to improve lives and put people over politics. They are leaders in their own states, and are each committed to fighting for all of the people they represent.


Domingo DeGraziaHD-10
A native Tucsonian, Domingo has spent his career as a fierce advocate for Arizona’s youth and those in the foster care system. As a Representative, he has worked to protect children and advance Arizona’s working families. 


Emily SkopovHD-28
The founder of a non-profit, Emily is running to advocate for a more healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future by advancing good jobs and quality education for all Pennsylvanians. 

Marlene Katz,HD-29
Marlene has deep experience as a small business owner, community leader, and advocate for gun safety. Now, she is running to advance working families by ensuring quality education and good jobs across the state. 

Lissa Geiger ShulmanHD-30
A former educator and current advocate for students, Lissa is running to advance working families through good jobs and quality education for all Pennsylvanians. 

Nick PisciottanoHD-38
A lifelong resident of the 38th District, Nick is an accountant, auditor, and community leader. He is running to advance good jobs for his community.

Lindsay DrewHD-106
The owner of a small business, a single parent, and community advocate, Lindsay understands the challenges faced by her neighbors. She is running to advocate for quality education and good jobs for all Pennsylvanians. 

Ann Marie MitchellHD-178
Using her expertise from her 25 years as a business attorney, Ann Marie knows how the law is impacting her community, and will stand up and give her district a voice at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.

North Carolina

Gail YoungHD-83
Gail has deep experience in local government and leadership development and served as an advocate against voter suppression. She is running to bring accountability and transparency to Raleigh. 

These candidates are ready to put people over politics and improve lives.

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Future Now Fund is building the power to improve Americans’ lives — by winning state legislative majorities and working with them to achieve goals for the common good.

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