Houston, TX—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) was endorsed by 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.” The Black Economic Alliance also endorsed Fletcher in 2018.
“I am proud to earn the re-endorsement of the Black Economic Alliance, a group that fights for economic equality for Black Americans,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “Working with the Black Economic Alliance and other allies, I will continue to advocate for policies that break down institutional barriers to economic opportunity and bring economic prosperity for all. Together, we can advance policy that makes a real difference in the lives of Black Americans.”
“We need the leadership of these candidates in the halls of Congress now more than ever as we do the hard work to break down the barriers that have blocked Black economic mobility for far too long,” said David Clunie, Executive Director, Black Economic Alliance. “The Black Economic Alliance PAC supports the re-election of these qualified candidates because of their proven track record of tackling issues that impact the Black community. At a time when the wealth gap has drastically widened and the unemployment rate continues to rise at disproportionate levels, particularly for Black workers, these candidates have prioritized economic equity, increased access to capital, and championed opportunities for Black Americans to build lasting wealth.”
The Black Economic Alliance is a nonpartisan association of business leaders and supporters focused on driving economic progress for the Black community through public policy, advocacy, and political engagement.
Today’s endorsement by the Black Economic Alliance builds on a broad coalition of support for Fletcher’s re-election campaign. On Monday, she was endorsed by President Barack Obama. She has also been endorsed this election cycle by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, EMILY’s List, Everytown for Gun Safety, Giffords, Human Rights Campaign, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, among others.