Nikil Saval Raises More Than $300K and Earns Three Huge Endorsements
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, just closed out the latest filing deadline with an impressive fundraising haul of over $300,000 raised. He’s also proud to announce he has earned the endorsement of three major labor unions: District 1199C, IBEW Local 98, and the Guardian Civic League.
Saval’s numbers are comprised of over 5,300 individual contributions. The average contribution was $58. Of those contributions, 5,157 were in amounts under $250 — small donors making up 97% of total contributions. The funds raised have been put to good use: to date, the campaign has made 130,000 phone calls, sent 40,000 text messages, and knocked on 30,000 doors. Saval’s campaign is building the coalition needed to not just to win this election but to win huge structural policy shifts like the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and a Homes Guarantee.
“I am excited to support Nikil Saval in the upcoming Democratic primary,” said Chris Woods, president of District 1199C. “He has always been a supporter of healthcare workers. Quite frankly, we feel that Larry Farnese let us down. When Hahnemann Hospital closed, over 700 of our members were laid off. As far as I know, Farnese never tried to help a single one of them. In fact, I never heard from Farnese until it was time for him to run for reelection a few months ago. It’s time for change and Nikil Saval is the person to bring that change.”
These endorsements join over thirty community organizations, labor unions and local and national organizations and political leaders: Senator Bernie Sanders, Councilmembers Kendra Brooks and Isaiah Thomas, Sheriff Rochelle Bilal, UNITE HERE Locals 274, 634, and 54, Teamsters BMWED-IBT, Laborers District Council of Metropolitan Philadelphia and Vicinity, Reclaim Philadelphia, Our Revolution, One Pennsylvania, Neighborhood Networks, Second Generation, Sunrise Philadelphia, 350 Philadelphia, Food and Watch Watch Action Pennsylvania, Democratic Socialists of America, People’s Action, Data for Progress, the Temple Association of University Professionals, the Faculty and Staff Federation of the Community College of Philadelphia, the First Democratic Ward, the Second Democratic Ward, Pennsylvania Stands Up, Philly SocFem, and LILAC.