FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2018
Houston, Texas – Democratic candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced her endorsement today from the Black Economic Alliance, a coalition that “aims to drive economic progress and prosperity in the Black community with a specific focus on work, wages, and wealth.”
“I am proud to earn the endorsement of the Black Economic Alliance, a group that fights for economic equality for all Americans,” said Fletcher. “Working with allies like the Black Economic Alliance, I will be an advocate in Congress for access to capital, increased financial education, and level a playing field for everyone.”
“Houston families–and families across the country–need champions like Lizzie Fletcher in Congress to make sure that each and every Houstonian has a fair shot at achieving the American Dream,” said Akunna Cook, Executive Director of the Black Economic Alliance. “We’re proud to endorse Lizzie today, and we can’t wait to work with her over the coming months and years as we fight together for work, wages, and wealth for Black communities across America. Especially in Houston, home to some of this country’s biggest innovators, her support for STEM education and vocational schools will increase access to good-paying tech jobs and ensure that every Houstonian can participate in the new economy.”
Lizzie is the Democratic nominee in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a district that Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 election. CNN, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, and Daily Kos have identified Texas’ 7th Congressional District to a key “toss-up” race in their 2018 election rankings. Lizzie is the first woman partner at AZA, a Houston law firm, where she has represented businesses and Houstonians from all walks of life, helping them find solutions to complex problems. She has been recognized by her peers as one of the ‘Best Lawyers in America’ in U.S. News and World Report. She co-founded Planned Parenthood Young Leaders, and currently serves on the boards of directors for Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Open Dance Project.