MADISON – Nada Elmikashfi received the endorsement of one of the nation’s largest progressive electoral organizing and movement-building organizations, People for Bernie.

The People for Bernie endorsement is a clear indicator of the momentum that Nada for Wisconsin is building for a working-class platform in the Wisconsin State Capitol. People for Bernie will use its social media and organizing presence to support Nada’s historic run.

Having immigrated from Sudan at 6 years old, Nada would become the first African Immigrant or Muslim ever elected to the Wisconsin State Capitol. Additionally, she would become the first womxn and black person to represent District 26, and the first new senator for the district since 1963. Nada grew up in Madison, has experienced inequities that afflict the working class first-hand, and is proposing bold solutions.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of People for Bernie,” said Nada Elmikashfi. “In light of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests, more and more Madisonians are beginning to notice and take action against the inequities in our community. We are tired of the status quo. Our system needs bold and progressive change—that is the underlying principle behind People for Bernie, our campaign, and the activists in our community.”

People for Bernie is the latest of a long list of progressive organizations that have consolidated around Nada’s historic candidacy. The list includes: Run for Something, the Madison-Chapter Democratic Socialists of America, Pride in Running, and the Youth Climate Action Team.


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