Mayor of South Bend (2012-2020)
“They say young people are idealistic. But we’re not Democrats because of our idealism, we’re Democrats because of our reality.”
inspired young people across the nation in his 2020 presidential bid. As the first openly LGBTQ+ candidate to be a major contender, he proved that young people are ready to lead in the modern era.
United States Representative (2008-Present)
“Today, in this community and at this gathering, you are America’s future…You are helping to craft the strategy of the next generation
Andre Carson was one of the first two Muslim Americans to become a US representative. Following in the legacy of his mother, Julia Carson, he has been a champion of vulnerable populations and as a fighter for accessibility.