“From the very beginning, our campaign was about what people in eastern Washington told us they cared about most: affordable and accessible healthcare, independent leadership, and an economy that works for everyone.
“Despite the fact that we didn’t win, it’s gratifying to see such positive results in Spokane, the city I call home. I’m incredibly appreciative of the enthusiasm and support that put this race on the national map, and I’d like to thank the thousands of people who volunteered their time and energy toward creating change. I’m optimistic about the future because of all the young people who got involved with this campaign. We knocked on over 110,000 doors, wrote 75,000 postcards, and delivered over 10,000 yard signs. We were number seven in the country for contributions raised from small donors, and we hosted over 40 public events and forums throughout the district. Our efforts helped push the record voter turnout seen across eastern Washington in this election.
“At a time when our country may seem sharply divided, we need to remember that members of our armed services have died and risked their lives for our freedoms. We must remember that courageous people marched, bravely shared their stories, and stood up for themselves so that women could vote, and African Americans and Native Americans could vote. Those hard-fought constitutional freedoms and civil rights, and the fundamental idea of liberty and justice for all aren’t rural values or urban values - they are our American values.
“The best way to uphold and defend the American values we hold in common is to refuse to be falsely divided, and to realize the hopes and aspirations of our communities and our country by voting. A huge thank you to all who voted.”
- Lisa Brown