Our campaign is made up of a coalition of progressive voices that promote the concerns of working people.




Pat Lindemann
Ingham County Drain Commissioner (D)

Pat Lindemann was first elected as the Ingham County Drain Commissioner in 1992, an office he has redefined to reflect his environmental stewardship ethic and systems approach to drain management. He has made it a point to promote clean water education in projects of all sizes.

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Dennis Denno
Candidate for MSU Broad of Trustees (D)

Dennis Denno is a political researcher, small business owner, and former Michigan legislative staffer of over 17 years. He is running for the MSU Board of Trustees for a more transparent board, a $15 minimum wage for all employees, and the recognition of MSU as a valued and necessary community partner.

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Marshall Averill
Candidate for State Representative (D)

Marshall Averill is an AmeriCorps Alumni, educator, and the recipient of a Special Tribute from Michigan's 99th Legislature for his dedication to the Washtenaw County community. He is running in Michigan's 32nd House District to continue his mission of empowering and uplifting marginalized communities.


Jan Shoemaker
Former Haslett High School Teacher

Jan Shoemaker is an essayist, poet, and educator. She is the author of the essay collection, Flesh and Stones: Field Notes from a Finite World, and the poetry collection, The Reliquary Earth. Her work has been featured on public radio, anthologized, and published in many magazines and journals. At Haslett High School, she committed herself to her students by standing up for inclusivity, justice, and truth.



Run for Something

Run for Something is a progressive political organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting young candidates running for down-ballot office. Its mission is to get young progressive candidates from non-traditional backgrounds to run for and win state and local offices, and create a next generation slate of political candidates that will seek higher office in the future.


MSU Young Democratic Socialists of America

Young Democratic Socialists of America is the youth and student section of the Democratic Socialists of America. In our community, they have organized and fought for the immediate needs of workers and students while building out their capacity to fight for more radical and structural changes in our society.


Spartan Solidarity Network

Spartan Solidarity Network is a grassroots organization focused on building student power at Michigan State University. Formerly known as Spartans for Sanders, SSN was pivotal in advocating for student workers, international students, and others at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. They helped to secure "credit-no credit" options for struggling students adjusting to our new normal.


Students United For Palestinian Rights (SUPR)

SUPR is one of the forefront groups in our community advocating for the end of the Israeli occupation and subjugation of the people of Palestine. The goals of the organization including educating the community and fighting for the end of our state's complacency in the struggle for freedom in Palestine.