For Immediate Release
October 27, 2023
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Rep. Summer Lee Endorses Longtime Activist Carl Redwood’s Independent Run for County Council District 10
Pittsburgh, PA–Congresswoman Summer Lee has endorsed longtime community organizer Carl Redwood in his Independent candidacy for Allegheny County Council District 10.
“Carl Redwood has been fighting for housing for all, tenants rights, and power to the Black, poor and working class for longer than I have been alive. Carl has taught me — has taught many of us — how to organize for justice for all. He has proven he can lead, and I know he will help transform the Allegheny County Council into a council that works for all.” said Congresswoman Lee. “That is why I am endorsing Carl Redwood for Allegheny County Council, District 10.”
Carl Redwood is running a grassroots, Independent campaign against incumbent Democrat Dewitt Walton, who on County Council has voted against paid sick days, raising the minimum wage for county employees to $20 per hour, COVID testing for those at Kane Living Centers and Allegheny County Jail, and other key issues that Rep. Lee campaigns for at the federal level in Congress.
Rep. Lee’s endorsement provides a significant boost to an already impressive list of endorsements from progressive elected officials and community organizations.
“Summer Lee has shown that she will put people over profits no matter what she is up against, and that’s why people support her,” said Carl Redwood “I’ve always supported Summer in her campaigns, and I’m proud to have her support in mine. On the campaign trail, in the community, and in County Council, I look forward to working with Summer to continue our shared fight for housing for all, clean air and water for all, a livable climate, holding UPMC and all other union busters accountable, and criminal justice reform.”
To see the full list of Carl Redwood’s endorsements: RedwoodForCouncil.com/Endorsements