Lemi Tilahun Selected as Bold Progressive Champion.

Lemi Tilahun Receives National Recognition 

Named a Bold Progressive Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee

 October 19, 2017- Lemi Tilahun, a candidate for mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was named a 2017 Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which recognizes candidates from around the country who are fighting for progressive priorities and looking out for the needs of everyday families.  Of the hundreds of candidates running for numerous positions across the country just over 50 have been named 2017 Champions.

“Our 2017 Champions across the country are committed to solving big problems affecting their communities,” said Kait Sweeney, the Press Secretary for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.  “Selected for their bold vision, these candidates are highly capable leaders ready to make change.”

“The candidates on our Champions List are running great campaigns powered by the grassroots, not corporate interests,” said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “We’re proud to support them as they take power back for their communities and turn big ideas into action.”

On a personal level, Mr. Tilahun is honored to be receiving national recognition for a campaign built on bold visions of affordable housing, public transportation and expanded roles for youth leadership in Cedar Rapids. More importantly, he sees this award as a chance to showcase the incredible capacity for positive change possessed by young people in his hometown. “I am running for mayor because I believe in the power of youth to bring positive political and economic change to this city,” Mr. Tilahun said.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels, and advocating for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and the public option. The PCCC is committed to candidates and policies which focus on improving the lives of voters and are not beholden to vested interests.

For more information about this release, or about Lemi Tilahun’s mayoral campaign, contact the campaign at lemi@lemibeyourmayor.com or through Facebook at facebook.com/lemibemayor