Kara Eastman is a progressive organizer and leader whose people-powered grassroots campaign stunned the political pundits by defeating a heavily-funded primary opponent hand-picked by the Washington D.C. consultants.
Her inspiring platform centered on healthcare, education, and getting money out of politics has combined with her commitment to engaging with real people, door to door, in a way that has built a wave of grassroots enthusiasm. Kara comes from a multi-generational military family, and we are proud to support her campaign to replace incumbent GOP Rep. Don Bacon.
I started my run for Congress after watching my mother struggle through a cancer diagnosis while drowning in medical bills she couldn’t afford. From day one, my campaign has been about standing up for working people and fighting for a future where everyone actually has a fair shot. That’s why I’ve always rejected corporate PAC money, and why we invest heavily in a robust field
program that knocked on 60,000 doors in the primary and will knock many more during the general election. Our campaign is fueled by Nebraskans coming together around their shared values––and my belief is that if we do the same as a nation, we’ll all be better for it.