By Mike Hersh for Judy, Donna, Dr. Bill, Mike F, Kim, Janis, Deb, Dan, Bryan, and Shayna—Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has an exacting endorsement process. Only the most progressive candidates get our support. One such leader is Kevin de León, our choice for U.S. Senate from California. In a major victory, the California Democratic Party Leadership endorsed progressive Kevin for the U.S. Senate. This was a stinging rebuke to long-term incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
PDA activists were on the ground working for this amazing victory. Our momentum is building! Will you pitch in to keep the momentum building? Please support Kevin de León For Senate with a generous gift now, and / or email Mike Fox with your contact information to make get out the vote calls from your own home.
As CNN reported:
Leaders of the California Democratic Party on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to endorse Kevin de León for the US Senate over incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein [who] is seeking her fifth full term in the Senate.
De León garnered 65% of the vote among the party’s executive board members, Feinstein received 7% of the vote, and 28% voted “no endorsement.” Sixty percent of the vote was needed for the party to officially endorse a candidate. In a statement shortly after the endorsement, de León renewed his call for a debate against Feinstein and celebrated the win.
“Earning the endorsement of so many leaders and activists of the California Democratic Party isn’t just an honor and a privilege; today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.,” de León said in the statement. “Through years of hard-won progress, we have proven to the world that California can forge a path for the rest of the nation.”
(See CNN: CA Democrats endorse de León over incumbent Feinstein, by Maegan Vazquez, July 15, 2018)
Help Elect Kevin de León To The U.S. Senate! As several successful candidates have shown, progressives can win nominations and elections. Progressives run on economic justice, peace, Medicare for All, college for all, jobs for all, decisive action to stop global warming, and more. These popular progressive positions help increase turnout, and the chance for victory increases. For all these reasons, we support progressives in primaries and we insist on letting primary voters choose the strongest candidate. If you agree, we need your help now.
If you can’t pitch in right now, please sign up to make easy, effective phone calls from your own home. Just email Mike Fox with your contact information and he’ll get you on the phones. Taking back the Democratic Party from the party bosses, corporations, and lobbyists won’t be easy or cheap, but as our movement showed yesterday, together we can do it.
On to bringing the party back to it’s progressive roots!
Mike Hersh for Judy, Donna, Dr. Bill, Mike F, Kim, Janis, Deb, Dan, Bryan, and Shayna—Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team
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