Donna Edwards - US Senate - Maryland

Donna Edwards - US Senate - Maryland (11)

For people like me – working class, not always polished, and not often given a voice of real consequence – it is only rarely that we have the chance to elect people who have the capacity to exhibit wisdom born of experience and enough humanity to address the critical issues of our day.  We have such a chance in Maryland this year in the U.S. Senate candidacy of Donna Edwards. 

On April 26th, voters in Maryland have a chance to nominate two lifelong campaign finance reform and voting reform advocates--Donna Edwards for U.S. Senate and Jamie Raskin for the House of Representatives in Congressional District 8.

Former Maryland lieutenant governor Anthony Brown on Monday endorsed the Senate campaign of the congresswoman he hopes to replace in the House.


If you don’t live in Maryland or haven’t paid much attention to the primary race to replace retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski you may not be familiar with Congresswoman Donna Edwards — who since 2008 has served the 4th District with distinction. I’ve been lucky enough to know Donna for nearly 20 years, and to know that her brand of responsive, solution-driven leadership is what Maryland, the Senate, and the country needs most now.

A national union that was one of the first to back the presidential bid of Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is now lining up behind Rep. Donna F. Edwards in the competitive Democratic Senate primary in Maryland.

The African American congresswoman's campaign shares many qualities with Bernie Sanders' surprisingly powerful primary campaign.

Since coming to Congress, I have made it a priority to visit prisons and jails across Maryland to better understand the challenges facing this underserved and often forgotten population. Earlier this year, I visited the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup to meet with incarcerated individuals taking classes at Goucher College. They are part of The Goucher Prison Education Partnership, which gives incarcerated men and women the opportunity to pursue a college education. The men and women I met were committed to getting an education and getting their lives back on track. 

Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) has pulled ahead of Rep. Chris Van Hollen in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s open Senate seat, according to a new poll from the Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore.


Sunday, 20 March 2016 00:00

Rep. Donna Edwards - US Senate (Maryland)

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Long a friend of PDA and all progressives, Donna Edwards earned our endorsement with her consistent attention to ending violence against women, pursuing justice for all people, and standing firmly against the Trans Pacific Partnership. Candidate Website:

On Thursday, February 4, the Donna Edwards for Senate Campaign announced the endorsements of unions that represent 50,000 workers: UFCW Local 400 and the UNITE HERE International Union with its three local unions. UFCW Local 400 represents 35,000 service industry workers, UNITE HERE represents more than 15,000 workers in Maryland’s hotels, casinos, and airports.