PLATFORM ISSUES PLEDGEMAKER DISTINCTION TO NEW HAMPSHIRE REPRESENTATIVE MINDI MESSMER, CANDIDATE FOR U.S. CONGRESS

I am thrilled to announce that Pledgemaker has sought me out to give me this award based on my body legislative work fighting for women, people of color, and other gender and social justice issues. In a time when so many rights and values are under attack, I am thankful that Pledgemaker realizes the importance of supporting candidates that do the hard work fighting back. Pledgemaker released this press today:

PLATFORM ISSUES PLEDGEMAKER DISTINCTION TO NEW HAMPSHIRE REPRESENTATIVE MINDI MESSMER, CANDIDATE FOR U.S. CONGRESS

WASHINGTON—Platform is thrilled to announce New Hampshire Representative Mindi Messmer, candidate for U.S. Congress in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, took the Platform Pledge. Platform celebrates Representative Mindi Messmer’s commitment to progress and to making space for young women-identified, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and femme voices in the political process. Representative Messmer is the latest to take the Pledge, joining Candidates for U.S. Congress including Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Stephany Rose Spaulding (CO-05), and Anita Malik (AZ-06).

As young women across the country rise up to take ownership of our democracy and of our future, Platform is proud to launch our Pledgemaker Distinction series. These Distinctions are based on the alignment between elected officials or candidates and the Pledge Platform delegates created at our 2018 National Convention. The purpose is to connect our community to lawmakers and candidates who will work as partners in progress so we can make informed decisions at the voting booths, and get to work creating the tomorrow's young women deserve.

By taking the Pledge, lawmakers and candidates agree to make space for young women-identified, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and femme voices in the rooms where decisions about their bodies, lives, and futures are made. They also pledge to pursue solutions to:

  • End racial profiling and the criminalization of women and girls-identified people of color
  • Protect immigrant’s rights and opportunities
  • Secure economic justice for all women-identified people
  • End sexual violence and guarantee protections for all survivors
  • End gun violence
  • Ensure access to and protection of reproductive justice
  • Preserve, protect, and respect the humanity, equality, dignity, identity, and rights of each person

"In the State House, Representative Messmer demonstrated through tireless leadership that to be a champion of women’s rights is to fight against hate and discrimination in all forms and ensure individuals have control over their own bodies and lives as a means of securing their futures. For Representative Messmer, this is not just talk and politics; this is about doing the work to serve and do right by her community. From singularly defeating conversion therapy and abortion registry legislation to introducing and passing an Anti-Hate resolution, Representative Messmer not only fights back against injustice but also fights forward toward progress. We are truly honored to have her as a Pledgemaker,” said Jennifer Mandelblatt, Executive Director at Platform.

In Solidarity,

Team Mindi for Congress

Kimberly Sychterz