Speaker Profile

Senator Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown
Long-time progressive champion, U.S. Senator Sherrod Sherrod Brown, won decisive re-election in Ohio in 2018 after Donald Trump won the state by nearly double digits in 2016. Sherrod has been a consistent champion of progressive values. He voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, against the Iraq War and against NAFTA. He is proud to have consistently earned the support of Planned Parenthood and NARAL and the opposition of the NRA. As a former Ohio Secretary of State, Sherrod has long championed voting rights. In fact, the Washington Post called his voter registration efforts, “probably the most intensive and wide-ranging in the nation.” Sherrod has dedicated his life in public service to fighting for what he calls ‘the dignity of work’ – the belief that hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are or what kind of work you do. Earlier this year he did a “Dignity of Work” tour of the first four states with the goal of making Dignity of Work front and center in the 2020 campaign. From protecting Medicare and Social Security to helping our small businesses thrive, Sherrod Brown isn't afraid to stand up for the American middle class. Sherrod is currently running for reelection to the U.S. Senate in his home state of Ohio, where he faces a tight race against right-wing Republican Josh Mandel.