Received this e-mail from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D. NY) in support of Ben Jealous’ (D. MD) campaign:
The Progressive movement needs strong voices in every state, county, and city in order to make meaningful change.
But we don’t need to compromise our values to win.
In fact, when we’re bold and show people our vision for the future, we can build powerful grassroots movements that carry us to victory. That’s why I’m endorsing Ben Jealous for governor of Maryland.
Ben’s team just launched a 24 hour fundraising goal to make sure they stay on track to win in November. Join me by making a donation to support Ben’s campaign and help us prove that progressive values are winning values.
As a civil rights leader, community organizer, and former president of the NAACP, Ben has spent his life bringing people together to get big things done. He is running on a platform of Medicare-For-All, clean energy, a stronger, more equal economy, and an end to mass incarceration.
Ben is exactly the kind of candidate who will help us turn the tide this November. Electing him would prove that the conventional wisdom is wrong: Democrats don't have to compromise their principles to win. In fact, when we are bold, like Ben, we are more likely to win.
He has what it takes to not only win this election, but to govern a large and diverse state like Maryland. But he’s up against a well-funded Republican incumbent, so he’s going to need all of us to step up and help out:
Thank you for your support,
Bill de Blasio