Received this e-mail today from actress and activist, Ashley Judd, on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee:
I’m Ashley Judd. You may know me as an actress, a basketball fan, an activist, or as my mother Naomi Judd’s daughter. Or, you may know me for speaking out about sexual harassment by a powerful man toward me early in my career.
Today, I want to speak out about a different powerful man — Mitch McConnell. In the Senate, McConnell built his career doing the bidding of powerful interests while trampling on everyday people.
Mitch McConnell is up for reelection. We need to start working to defeat him right now. And we can, by donating to a special fund that will go to whichever candidate Kentuckians nominate to take on McConnell in 2020. This fund will ensure the winning Democrat can begin their fight focusing on voters instead of fundraising.
Can you donate $3 a month (or more if you can) to the KY-Sen 2020 Democratic Nominee Fund and the PCCC’s work to defeat Mitch McConnell and elect progressives across the country? (Or, donate just once here.)
While shepherding huge tax cuts for big corporations and the wealthy through the Senate, Mitch McConnell has blocked good plans to reduce student debt, equal pay for women, and an increased minimum wage.
He has fought healthcare reform at every turn. He buried Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (for now) with a sham vote in the Senate. And he has blocked measures to protect our elections from foreign interference.
After years of damaging obstruction under President Obama, McConnell has prevented hundreds of bills passed by the House from even being considered by the Senate — so the Senate can use its time instead to rubber stamp hundreds of extreme right wing, anti-choice judges nominated by President Trump.
This April, McConnell told a group or supporters that he would be the “Grim Reaper” of progressive policies if Democrats win the presidency but Republicans keep control of the Senate, adding, “None of that stuff is going to pass.”
In Kentucky, some great Democrats have stepped up to defeat McConnell in 2020. The day the nomination decision is made, the candidate that gets the nod will need to hit the ground running to defeat McConnell in one of the toughest, but most important Senate races of our lives.
We can do our part today by starting a monthly donation to the KY-Sen 2020 Democratic Nominee Fund so when the time comes, the Democrat who takes on McConnell can focus on talking to voters, not just fundraising.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
— Ashley Judd