Bernie Sanders will be in Allentown this weekend to personally endorse community organizer Dr. Greg Edwards in his run for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional district. The event, America for All of Us,” will take place at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are free and available HERE.
Senator Sanders, following his historic run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has remained a leading progressive voice on many issues that line up very closely with Edwards’ campaign platform.
“For the past 25 years, Greg Edwards has worked tirelessly to organize for justice in healthcare, education, and economic dignity throughout the Lehigh Valley,” said Sanders in a press release from the Greg Edwards campaign. “From his work in the nonprofit sector to his practice of nonviolent direct action, Greg is a proven progressive leader who has had the courage to speak out and fight for those left behind. The powerful grassroots movement behind Greg Edwards is championing Medicare for All, universal pre-k, debt-free college, and raising the minimum wage, and he is living his values of unwavering inclusion by building the diverse coalition Democrats need to win in his district.”
“Greg is exactly the voice we need in Washington,” Sanders said. “He brings with him the courage to fight for what’s right, the vision to build an America that works for all of us, and the experience to represent his district.”
In accepting the nomination, Edwards praised Sanders’s steadfast support of working families and struggles for justice – issues Edwards has been championing in the Lehigh Vally for decades. “Senator Sanders has been a tireless advocate in interrupting systems of injustice, by putting the American people before the profits of corporations,” said Edwards. “He recognizes Washington is in desperate need of leaders with vision rooted in progress, not more politicians paying lip service. I’m humbled and honored that Senator Sanders endorsed my candidacy and sees me as a colleague ready to fight alongside him to restore power to the people.”
In addition to Senator Bernie Sanders, Greg Edwards has received national endorsements by Congressional Progressive Caucus, Food and Water Action, Justice Democrats, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), Common Defense, Working Families Party, The Collective PAC, Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) Democracy For America, Food & Water Action, 350 Action and locally from the Monroe County Young Democrats, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) State Council, Bethlehem City Council Vice President Olga Negrón, Allentown City Councilman Julio Guridy, Easton City Councilman Ken Brown and former Fountain Hill Mayor Jose Rosado, Representative Dwight E. Evans (PA-2), Women’s March PA and Make the Road Action in Pennsylvania.
Greg Edwards is a human and civil rights activist running as a Democrat for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. He believes we need a bold new vision for America where families have greater opportunities, our children have a brighter future, companies provide good jobs that last, and doing what is right comes before power and profits. He has lived and worked to improve the well-being of Allentown and the greater Lehigh Valley for 25 years.