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Endorsements

Monica Vernon is committed to helping create jobs and championing commonsense policies like equal pay for women that give working families a fair shot. The EMILY’s List community – now more than three million members strong – is thrilled to endorse Monica’s strong campaign to represent Iowa’s First District in Congress.

Stephanie Schriock
President of Emily′s List

Monica Vernon knows what it means to be a working mom.  She started a successful small business from her kitchen table while raising three girls.  When she saw that there was no shelter for homeless women and children in Cedar Rapids, she took it upon herself to get one built.  That tenacity and determination for getting things done is exactly what we need to make Washington work.  I’m throwing my full support behind her.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Monica Vernon is among the top Democratic candidates in the country.  Her deep ties to northeastern Iowa, her hard work helping rebuild Cedar Rapids after the flood, and her experience building a small business from scratch is exactly the type of problem solving that is needed in Congress today. I’m proud to support Monica’s strong, grassroots campaign.

Rep. Steny Hoyer
Democratic Whip

I enthusiastically endorse Monica Vernon for Congress in Iowa’s 1st district.  Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Monica on a number of projects.  I’ve seen firsthand her deep commitment to Iowa families. Monica Vernon has proven time and again that when she sees a problem, she rolls up her sleeves, and brings people together to solve it. I need Monica with me in Congress to fight for every Iowan to have a fair shake.

Rep. Dave Loebsack
IA-02

As the neighboring Congresswoman to Iowa’s 1st district, I’m proud to endorse Monica Vernon for Congress. I’ve known Monica for years and have watched her work on a grassroots level to help re-invent and grow our bi-state region. From her successful small business to her work on the City Council, Monica knows what it takes to get things done. I need her voice in Congress with me fighting for hardworking American families.

Rep. Cheri Bustos
IL-17

As Attorney General, my job is to make sure all Iowans get a fair shot and we need to see more of that kind of thinking coming out of Washington.   I know Monica Vernon is exactly what we need in Congress, fighting for every day families in Northeast Iowa.  She’ll work tirelessly to expand economic opportunities, create jobs, and put Iowans first. I look forward to working hard to get her elected.

Tom Miller
Iowa′s Attorney General

As Treasurer, I help hard-working Iowa families save for their kids’ college educations, but the system isn’t set up for all of our kids to have equal access to a quality education.  We need Monica in Congress to actually get something done on education in America, so that every child in Iowa has a greater opportunity to achieve their dreams and succeed.

Michael Fitzgerald
Iowa′s State Treasurer

Monica has been a driving force in the re-building of Cedar Rapids after the floods of 2008. She has stood strong with the Teamsters on issues like supporting collective bargaining and opposing fast track. We are proud to support her in her run for congress in 2016.

Gary Dunham
President of Teamsters Local 238

I am thrilled to be supporting Monica Vernon for Congress. In Rod Blum’s first few votes in Congress, he has shown his loyalty to Steve King and the extreme right and has proven he’s out of touch with everyday Iowans. Monica will always put our needs ahead of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Pam Jochum
President of the Iowa State Senate

Monica Vernon has the determination and drive to make a real difference in Congress for Northeast Iowa – she’s run a small business, raised three daughters, and been a strong leader for Iowa. I’m so excited to be supporting her for the First Congressional District race in 2016.

Sen. Liz Mathis

Monica Vernon will be a wonderful Congresswoman who will work together to make progress for our country.  She has been making progress for Cedar Rapids for years, as a mother, as a small businesswoman, and as a city council member.

Sen. Rob Hogg

I’m supporting Monica Vernon because she’ll be a leader and strong voice for the working men and women in the district; will advocate for raising the minimum wage; and will protect workers’ and their ability to collectively bargain.

Sen. Bill Dotzler

Our campaign has already been endorsed by:

  • The Cedar Rapids Gazette
  • The Des Moines Register
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Red-to-Blue Candidate
  • EMILY’S List
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • National Education Association
  • American Federation of Government Employees
  • International Association of Fire Fighters
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 431 & 1149
  • United Steelworkers
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 263
  • Iron Workers Local 89
  • Great Plains Laborers’ District Council
  • Teamsters Local 238
  • Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building Trades Council
  • Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and HVAC Service Techs Local 125
  • Carpenters Local 308
  • Communications Workers of America
  • United Auto Workers
  • End Citizens United
  • Council for a Livable World
  • Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs
  • Tri-State Maxed Out Women
  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
  • U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (IA-02)
  • U.S. Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22)
  • U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
  • U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-9)
  • U.S. Representative Ann McLane Kuster (NH-2)
  • U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10)
  • Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller
  • Iowa’s Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald
  • Iowa’s First Assistant Attorney General and former Iowa House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
  • Former First Lady of Iowa Christie Vilsack
  • Former U.S. Representative Berkley Bedell
  • First Female Lieutenant Governor of Iowa JoAnn Zimmerman
  • Former Democratic Party Chair Tyler Olson
  • State Senator and President of the Senate Pam Jochum
  • State Senator and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Steve Sodders
  • State Senator Tom Courtney
  • State Senator Joe Bolkcom
  • State Senator Jeff Danielson
  • State Senator Bill Dotzler
  • State Senator Bob Dvorsky
  • State Senator Rob Hogg
  • State Senator Wally Horn
  • State Senator Kevin Kinney
  • State Senator Liz Mathis
  • State Senator Rich Taylor
  • State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad
  • State Representative Marti Anderson
  • State Representative Liz Bennett
  • State Representative Timi Brown-Powers
  • State Representative Dave Jacoby
  • State Representative Jerry Kearns
  • State Representative Dan Kelley
  • State Representative Vicki Lensing
  • State Representative Mary Mascher
  • State Representative Helen Miller
  • State Representative Todd Prichard
  • State Representative Patti Ruff
  • State Representative Kirsten Running-Marquardt
  • State Representative Art Staed
  • State Representative Sally Stutsman
  • State Representative Phyllis Thede
  • State Representative Cindy Winckler
  • Former House Democratic Leader Dick Myers
  • Former State Representative Jane Teaford
  • Former State Senator Bev Hannon
  • Former State Senator Jack Hatch
  • Former State Senator Bob Rush
  • Former State Senator Jack Kibbie
  • Former State Senator Jean Lloyd-Jones
  • Former State Senator Tom Flynn
  • Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers
  • Former Linn County Supervisor Lu Barron
  • Mayor of Marion Snooks Bouska
  • Cedar Rapids City Councilmember Ann Poe
  • Cedar Rapids City Councilmember Justin Shields
  • Former Mayor of Cedar Rapids Lee Clancey
  • IA01 2014 Candidate for Congress Dave O’Brien
  • Gary Kroeger