Marcy Winograd for Congress 2011 Special Election

What: Winograd to Kick Off Campaign for Harman’s Vacated Seat
When: Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 am
Where: In front of Fox Drug of Torrance (Old Town), 1327 El Prado, Torrance, 90501

Marcy Winograd, a veteran high school teacher and anti-war activist, will announce her candidacy in the June 2011 Special Election in California’s 36th congressional district race.

In the recent June, 2010, Democratic Party primary, Winograd received 41% of the vote against now-resigning representative Jane Harman.

Says Winograd, “Our platform, then and now, is Jobs, Not Wars. Each week we spend 2-billion taxpayer dollars on the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, while people at home are suffering without adequate jobs, housing, or health care. In Congress, I will fight to put people back to work in productive ways and to protect our social safety net from corporate greed and war profiteering.”

Winograd adds, “Now is the time to join the international call for greater democracy, and to restore the people’s voice to the people’s House.”

The founder of Progressive Democrats of America’s Los Angeles chapter, Winograd calls herself “the true progressive” in the race. An educator for fifteen years, Winograd teaches English at Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles, where she engages her students in civics, journalism, and debate.

Says Winograd, “I am not a career politician, jumping ship in search of a better opportunity. I am a long-time community organizer, rooted in the labor and peace movements. I am here to serve.”


  1. The Moose says

    I am very much afraid that having Marcy Winograd and Debra Bowen in the same race will split the progressive vote and result in our replacing Blue Dog Harmon with Blue Dog Hahn. I personally am supporting Bowen on the ground that she has a record of legislative effectiveness that will result in strengthening the progressive agenda in Washington. The skill set needed for political maneuvering is very different than the skill set necessary for effective community activism and organizing – witness our President’s inability to deal effectively with the Republicans.

    Apparently the big negative for Bowen is the fact that she’s a “career politician who is looking to ‘evade’ the restrictions of term limits. I personally find this to be a positive. As I said above, her long experience will enable her to advance the progressive agenda. Would the progressive cause have really been well served by having Bowen “term limited” out of politics in three years. This was her opportunity to make her passion for progressive politics into a commitment to advance this agenda over the long term. I think California’s term limits are counter-productive and I am delighted that Jane Harmon’s resignation has given Bowen the opportunity to fill that seat.

    The only policy difference I have perceived between Bowen and Winograd is their stands on US support for Israel. In my opinion, the US cannot be an effective peace broker between the Israelis and the Palestinians by adopting a hard line pro-Palestinian stance which is nothing more than the flip side of AIPAC;s “Israel can do no wrong” stance. I personally believe that Bowen’s more measured approach is more likely to result in peace than Wingrad’s desire to “lead a peace delegation to Palestine.”

    I end by saying that this is really my personal opinion. This post has not been submitted to nor approved by the Bowen campaign although I suspect the campaign would approve it if and when someone reads it.

  2. Adam Eran says

    Great to hear Marcy is back in the race. Add “Justice” to “Jobs” (and prosecute the Wall Street malefactors who brought us to our current “Great Recession”) and I’d say her platform is complete.

  3. says

    Marcy has my support, having met her 6 years ago in the election integrity movement. She will be a true voice of working people, and everyone who draws a paycheck in her district should cast their vote for her.

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