WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, following a groundbreaking general election that saw historic firsts in Delaware, including the election of the state’s first transgender elected official, Sarah McBride, first practicing Muslim lawmaker in Delaware, Madinah Wilson-Anton, and first openly gay Black woman in the state senate, Marie Pinkney, Citizens for Transparency and Inclusion (CTI) campaign manager Chris Coffey released the following statement:
“Tuesday’s historic results demonstrate once and for all that Delawareans are sick and tired of the same old corrupt ‘Delaware Way’ that protects elites at the expense of everyday Delawareans. We’re proud of our fellow Delawareans for going to the polls and exercising their civic duty in support of candidates who can shake up the Delaware establishment and fight for a new way forward for the First State.”
“By electing fresh faces like Sarah McBride, the state’s first transgender elected official, Madinah Wilson-Anton, the state’s first practicing Muslim lawmaker, and Marie Pinkney, the state’s first openly gay Black woman legislator, Delawareans sent a historic message that they won’t accept the status quo that privileges the interests of elite, white men over Delaware’s minority communities.”
“We’re proud of our efforts to spark a conversation on Governor Carney’s disastrous failures for everyday Delawareans. From exposing the Governor for his administration’s corrupt land deal that benefitted one of his top donors, – a perfect encapsulation of the ‘Delaware Way’ – to his unconscionable pardon of a radical militant criminal who later tried to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, to his mishandling of the pandemic in the state’s prisons, which has led to inmates filing a $400 million lawsuit against the Governor, we’re proud of our efforts to push the envelope in Delaware politics.”
“Many Delaware elites and insiders said we wouldn’t spend $1.25 million on the election cycle, but we did, and we thank our supporters for providing the resources necessary to support our efforts. As we head into 2021, we look forward to continuing our efforts to expose corruption and fight for transparency, diversity, and accountability alongside local organizations and the state’s newest legislators. Our work is just beginning.”
Citizens for Transparency and Inclusion is a Political Action Committee that promotes transparency, accountability, diversity, and inclusion in Delaware's state government and court system. Learn more at CitizensPac.DE.