ENDORSEMENTS

  • Khizr Khan Endorsement - the father of United States Army Captain Humayun Khan (killed in 2004 during the Iraq War), and is known for his speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention criticizing Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump
  • Run for Something Endorsement - national organization supporting progressive candidates
  • Latin American Legislators - young legislators from all across Latin America met in Mexico City in early Summer 2017, and after learning about Nadya, joined together to film a video endorsement for her progressive platform for a more inclusive Cambridge
  • Alexandra Campoverdi - an advocate for women’s health and empowerment, former White House aide to President Obama, extensive background as a media executive, and ran for Congress earlier this year
  • Josh Lafazan - one of New York’s youngest elected officials, elected to the Syosset School Board of Education at Age 18, now running for a seat on the Nassau County Legislature at Age 23
  • People for the American Way (MA) - "Next Up supports young progressive candidates forty and under running for state and local office across the country. The program helps candidates win races in the short term while creating a pipeline of leaders to run for higher office in years to come." 
  • Youth Caucus of America - Read Nadya's interview with YCA HERE
  • Democrats for Education Reform (MA) - national organization fighting for education equity in public schools specifically

Khizr Khan is the father of United States Army Captain Humayun Khan (killed in 2004 during the Iraq War), and is known for his speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention criticizing Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

"...After hearing about her platform focused on affordable housing, education equity, sustainability, and civic engagement, and looking into her personal and professional background, I had no doubt in my mind that she would make and incredibly effective representative... If elected, she will be a voice for constituents who have not really had a seat at the table before, and this very much includes the younger demographic of Cambridge. Especially in this time of national uncertainty, we need to elect honest and ethical people who can protect and advocate for the civil liberties of all Americans."

Josh Lafazan, currently seeking election in the Nassau County Legislature, is one of the youngest elected officials in the history of New York State. 

“Nadya is the definition of a public servant, and she is a dichotomous opposite of a politician is. She wants to run for office to give back, she can make a difference, she has the ideas, she understands that affordable housing is the number one issue in this election...Different groups need representation in Cambridge and Nadya is going to bring representation to those groups. But the real reason you should vote for Nadya Okamoto is what’s in here (points to heart) -- she has integrity, she cares about the people and she cares about the job -- and she will be a fantastic councilwoman,” says Josh Lafazan.

PFAW/Next Up has endorsed Nadya! -- "Next Up supports young progressive candidates forty and under running for state and local office across the country. The program helps candidates win races in the short term while creating a pipeline of leaders to run for higher office in years to come." 

PFAW/Next Up has endorsed Nadya! -- "Next Up supports young progressive candidates forty and under running for state and local office across the country. The program helps candidates win races in the short term while creating a pipeline of leaders to run for higher office in years to come." 

Run for Something, a national organization supporting progressive candidates under the age of 35, has endorsed Nadya in her race for Cambridge City Council. You can find the full list of candidates (65 total) that they endorsed here, and read the Politico feature on their endorsements this cycle.

Run for Something, a national organization supporting progressive candidates under the age of 35, has endorsed Nadya in her race for Cambridge City Council. You can find the full list of candidates (65 total) that they endorsed here, and read the Politico feature on their endorsements this cycle.

Alejandra Campoverdi is a First 5 California State Commissioner, a former White House aide to President Obama, and a media executive.

“After getting to know her (Nadya), what she’s been through, what she believes in, and what she has accomplished, I couldn’t be more confident in my support for her...we have to unite and support candidates like Nadya who are qualified, who have experience, but also who lead with compassion -- and Nadya is doing this for the right reasons, she wants all residents in Cambridge to have a seat at the table,” says Alejandra Campoverdi. “This is an opportunity for young residents of Cambridge to be able to make sure that their voices are heard. For all those reasons and more, I urge you to support Nadya and give her your number one vote on November 7.”

Endorsements from young legislators across Latin America who came together to film these endorsements for Nadya and her campaign for a more inclusive Cambridge, MA. 

Youth Caucus of America has endorsed Nadya' campaign. You can read through her interview with YCA HERE. 

Youth Caucus of America has endorsed Nadya' campaign. You can read through her interview with YCA HERE. 

So grateful to receive an endorsement from the Youth Caucus of America!

So grateful to receive an endorsement from the Youth Caucus of America!