Community Leaders Endorse Eddie

As a person of faith, Eddie has shown that he will listen and engage with anyone. Eddie is a Catholic, but our faith values are Iowa values that bring us together. His faith is at his core, and he has shown me that he is committed to bringing people together, rather than wedging us apart.”

Ako Abdul-Samad (State Representative, Des Moines)

“Eddie has been a leader in Des Moines for decades - advocating for the rights of Latinos, supporting efforts to build an economy that works for everyone, and protecting the rights of new members of our community. He’s stood up for my community, and will stand up for us in Washington.”

Alba Perez (Community Leader, former Executive Officer on Latino Affairs and Status of African Americans - State of Iowa)

“Eddie is committed to social justice for all, has committed countless hours to helping serve the homeless, supports a worker’s right to organize in a safe and supportive workplace, and will fight for a woman’s right to make her own healthcare choices. He’s a fighter who can defeat Joni Ernst.”

Judy L. Anderson (Board Member, Central Iowa Shelter & Services)

“Eddie grew up working like many of us; spending time on his uncle's farm, driving a truck, working in a warehouse and today works with Main Street small businesses in all 99 Iowa counties. He understands the struggles out here in small-town Iowa and will work across the aisle to solve problems while standing up for Iowa values.”

Donna Crum (Chair, Mills County Democrats)

“College students are struggling. Tuition is going up, the cost of living is going up, and Joni Ernst has chosen to support Betsy DeVos and blame college students - rather than tackling the problems head-on. Eddie understands that the cost of education is related to wages and quality of life. If we want to stop the brain drain in Iowa, we need to address the cost of education.”

Lucy Karlin (Student Senate, University of Iowa)

“Eddie has provided paid family leave and other benefits at UIG insurance that have created an environment that has helped support women and created an environment where female leaders can grow. He’ll work tirelessly to promote those same benefits as a member of the United States Senate.”

Emily Webb (In-House Counsel, BusinessSolver, Des Moines Attorney)

“Eddie is a community organizer at heart. He helped found AMOS in Des Moines, he has fought alongside members of organized labor for workplace and social justice for years. He’s the right person to defeat Joni Ernst and fight for workers in D.C.”

Charlie McConkey (State Representative, member United Steelworkers Local 3141)

“Eddie will be a champion for civil rights for all Iowans. He sees his faith as driving his commitment to protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community rather than as a reason to demonize and divide. He does business all over the state and has an ability to bring people together on issues that are challenging to some. I’m looking forward to the great things he can get done in the U.S. Senate.”

Mark Thompsen (Activist & Organizer, Urbandale)