WASHINGTON — Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC (CPC PAC) announced its first endorsement of the 2023-24 cycle, backing progressive champion Aaron Regunberg in the upcoming September 5th primary in Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district.

“Aaron Regunberg has dedicated his life to promoting the common good and taking on special interests and it is critical that Congressman David Cicilline’s successor has the record and values necessary to build on his substantial progressive legacy,” said Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC Co-Chairs Reps. Mark Pocan, Pramila Jayapal and Jamie Raskin. “Aaron’s history as a state legislator, a community organizer, and a climate lawyer makes it clear that he will come to Washington ready to organize on behalf of working people. Like David, Aaron has direct experience overcoming gridlock and corruption to stand up to corporate power and win real progress. Aaron will fight to deliver bold and transformative policies in Congress and we are proud to endorse him as the best candidate to fill David Cicilline’s seat.”

“People sometimes ask me what progressive means. My answer: being progressive means fighting for a government and an economy that works for everyday people, not just big corporations and wealthy campaign donors,” Aaron Regunberg said. “That’s why I’m so excited to be endorsed by the CPC PAC — because I have seen the Progressive Caucus working to do just that. I know a better world is possible, and I’m excited to work with the CPC to win the housing, health care and livable future that everyone needs and deserves.”

The CPC PAC is the political arm of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest Democratic ideological caucus, and exists to elect strong progressive leaders to Congress who share our vision for America’s future and will embody the present and future of the progressive movement. In the 2022 cycle, the CPC PAC raised over $4 million and helped to elect 17 new members to Congress.