NextGen PAC Endorses Slate of Progressive Congressional Candidates in MI

The nation’s largest youth vote organization endorses progressive candidates in Michigan

Lansing, MI – Today, NextGen PAC announced the endorsement of Rep. Hillary Scholten and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. These endorsements are a critical part of NextGen PAC’s efforts to mobilize thousands of young voters across the country in support of progressive candidates in this election cycle and beyond.

NextGen PAC endorses these candidates because they reflect the values of the most progressive and diverse generation in American history. These representatives have proven themselves to be civil servants who are committed to building a more just and equitable Michigan.

“Young people have organized and turned out in record numbers in recent elections, helping our movement achieve huge progressive wins in recent years,” NextGen PAC President and Executive Director Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez said. “This year, our fight is no different, and we are determined to show up and use our voices at the ballot box to protect our country from MAGA Republicans who only want to take us back in time. While NextGen PAC mobilizes young voters in Michigan, we know that Rep. Scholten and Rep. Tlaib will continue to prioritize the voices of young people in Congress.”

“NextGen PAC is proud to endorse Rep. Hillary Scholten and Rep. Rashida Tlaib for Congress,” NextGen PAC State Director Karrington Kelsey said. “These Congressmembers have shown that they will stand up for the values of young people and lead on issues that directly impact Michigan’s young people. They have led on renewable energy, creating jobs, protecting low income housing, ending poverty, and holding companies and banks accountable. NextGen PAC is thrilled to endorse these candidates for reelection so they may continue to prioritize the values of Michigan’s young voters.”

In 2020, NextGen PAC helped mobilize 1 in every 9 young voters who cast a ballot, leading to the largest youth voter turnout in history. In 2024, NextGen PAC is focused on empowering young voters to fight for a better future, this includes endorsing progressive candidates and ballot measures, among other activities.


About NextGen PAC

NextGen PAC’s mission is to empower young voters to engage in elections and ensure our government is responsive to the largest and most diverse generation in American history. We invite 18-to-35 year olds into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our country. NextGen PAC fights for a progressive future by growing and wielding the grassroots political power of young people on the ground and online.