The e-mails in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D. AL) for voting to convict Donald Trump keep coming in. First from Democracy For America:
There’s been a lot of talk about Mitt Romney this week, but he’s not the only Senator who put the country above politics.
Senator Doug Jones is a Democrat in Alabama and he voted to convict Trump despite the political cost.
Alabama is a state Trump won with 62% of the vote in 2016. Doug narrowly won the special election in 2017 against accused pedophile Republican Roy Moore, but Roy is running again. And so is Jeff Sessions, the Senator Doug Jones replaced.
Republicans are already spending big money against Doug too. The Hill reports a dark money group aligned with Trump launched a seven-figure campaign, spending half a million dollars attacking Doug in just the last week.
But here’s the thing, Trump’s supporters don’t like Jeff Session anymore and Roy Moore is still an accused pedophile. And in 2017, even though Trump campaigned for Moore, Doug still won thanks to a groundswell of grassroots support nationwide.
We can do it again.
To win, Doug’s campaign must have the resources for organizing on the ground in Alabama, mobilizing the base, expanding the electorate, recruiting volunteers, and getting out the vote on Election Day, just like we did in 2017.
If we’re going to Flip the Senate this November, we need to keep Democrats like Doug — who stand on the right side of history despite the potential political cost. Please split a contribution of $5 or more to support DFA and Doug’s campaign right now »
We will defeat Trump and flip the Senate in November. Let’s make sure the path to victory includes Alabama Senator Doug Jones.
Thank you for everything you’re doing to make sure we win.
Charles Chamberlain, Chair
Democracy for America
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D. CT):
My friend Sen. Doug Jones’s vote to convict Donald Trump was nothing short of a profile in courage.
I wanted to take a quick moment today to ask you to support Doug, because he is facing an uphill battle to get re-elected in Alabama.
Doug bravely stood up for accountability, for the rule of law, and for our democracy. Now, we need to stand up with him.
Politico has already called Doug the most vulnerable Senate incumbent this cycle, and there’s no question that the target on his back just got bigger. Special interests backed by Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are dumping millions into this race to bolster their majority. Just Tuesday night – at the reality show State of the Union – President Trump threatened that many more ultraconservative judicial nominees are “in the pipeline.” We absolutely must take back the Senate this November to make sure they never get any closer to the bench than that. We win that fight by re-electing Doug.
Click here to rush $25 or more before midnight to help Doug fight back against attacks from President Trump and his right-wing extremist allies. Every dollar will help him win in Alabama and take back the Senate for Democrats.
So please, if you want to protect the future of the Supreme Court and take a stand for the issues that matter most – from commonsense gun reform to the healthcare of all Americans – I need you to donate whatever you can today to Doug’s campaign before midnight. It has never been more important to make sure Doug has the resources it will take to fight and to win.
Rush $25 or more right now – anything you can spare – to protect Doug’s critical seat from these right-wing attacks and show that our country stands with those who speak out for justice and accountability.
Thank you so much,
U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D. NH):
Earlier this week, despite his status as arguably 2020’s most vulnerable Democrat, Senator Doug Jones showed true integrity and commitment to the constitution and voted to convict Donald Trump.
Doug represents a state the tends to vote for Republicans, and Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are already attacking him for his vote. He could really use your help to fight back.
The stakes are historically high, but to Mitch McConnell and his enablers in Washington, no tactics are off-limits.
But that's not how Doug operates. He’ll continue working hard in the Senate for what's right — defending our health care, civil rights, and equality — but he can’t do it without you, Samuel.
Thanks for getting involved. This is so important.
— Maggie’s campaign staff
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D. NM):
I know you might feel deeply discouraged by the Senate’s decision to not hold President Trump accountable for abuses of power.
Don’t give up.
We need to keep fighting for our democracy, and I’m reassured to know that many of my colleagues bravely stood up and did the right thing yesterday — particularly my friend Alabama Sen. Doug Jones.
Doug upheld his sworn oath and defended our democracy despite representing a state that Donald Trump won by 30 points. Doug faces one of the toughest re-elections in the country, and we know President Trump and right-wing special interests are going to do all that they can to try to beat him.
Doug showed true integrity and courage. He’s exactly the kind of fearless leader we need in the Senate.
However, in a matter of hours, Doug’s opponents were already on the attack. Special-interest groups are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to unseat him.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D. VA):
President Trump's acquittal on Wednesday was not an exoneration. By refusing to allow witnesses or documents in the impeachment process, Republicans in the Senate engineered a sham rather than a trial and added an asterisk to this page in our future history books. But throughout this difficult process, I’ve been inspired by my colleague and friend from Alabama: Doug Jones.
Doug may come from a deep red state — but he doesn’t let any party politics drive what he does in Washington. He exemplifies the moral courage he spoke of so eloquently on the Senate floor this week. On this issue and so many others, he has implored his colleagues to stay out of their partisan corners. The country deserves more Senators like Doug Jones.
The president believes he can do whatever he wants and too many in the Senate blindly follow that sentiment. But Doug said no.
He took the courageous step to hold this president accountable — to step into the position the people of Alabama elected him to. He took his oath to do impartial justice seriously, and that deserves our admiration and our support.
We all know Doug has a tough re-election fight this year. I’m confident that the people of Alabama will see what I see in him — a man who takes his responsibility seriously and serves as an independent check on the presidency. But he needs all of us to support him. Can you make a contribution today of any amount to help Doug Jones keep his seat in the U.S. Senate?
This has been a difficult time for the Senate and for our country. But the only way to get to a better place out is through civic engagement and grassroots enthusiasm. We can’t grow cynical.
U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D. DE):
This week, I voted to convict President Trump on both impeachment charges brought against him by Congress. Before I go any further, I want you to know that this wasn't an easy decision, and I didn't make it based on my party affiliation.
My friend and colleague Senator Doug Jones of Alabama voted alongside me because it was the right thing to do, even though he knew it could cost him his re-election campaign in November.
Doug displayed the same courage and integrity in the Senate that he showed when he prosecuted the Ku Klux Klan members behind the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham. Will you stand with Doug Jones as he faces the tough fight ahead? Split a $10 contribution between our re-election campaigns:
Like me, Doug took an oath of office to put our country first and deliver impartial justice. But because of this vote, Doug's opponents, including Jeff Sessions and Roy Moore, are already attacking him.
The far-right will stop at nothing to defeat Doug and reclaim his Senate seat. But Doug's no stranger to tough fights, and he'll take on anyone — Sessions and Moore included — to defend our democracy.
Thanks for standing with us,
U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D. NV):
This week, my friend Doug Jones made the incredibly difficult decision to convict Donald Trump on both impeachment charges brought against him by Congress.
Doug is a Democrat representing deep-red Alabama who’s already facing a tough reelection – but he decided to take a stand for what was right. He made a solemn decision led by his conscience, for his state and his country, regardless of any attacks he might face. It wasn’t easy, but he bravely chose our democracy over polling or politics.
Because of his tremendous courage, right-wing Republican groups are ready to ramp up their efforts to defeat him, after already spending nearly half a million dollars against him last week. Doug stood for our country when it mattered most. Politics took a back seat to country and his oath of office – and now, we need to do everything we can to keep him in the Senate.
Can I count on you to give $5 or more to help Doug Jones keep Alabama blue and continue fighting the corrupt Trump-McConnell agenda? The only way that Doug can compete against far-right special interests is with the support of grassroots Democrats like you.
We cannot afford to lose a voice like Doug’s in the Senate, Sero. But his race in Alabama and a Democratic majority might just come down to what grassroots Democrats like you do right now, with POLITICO calling Doug the most vulnerable Democratic senator in 2020.
And if he loses, we hand Mitch McConnell another rubber stamp for his relentless attacks on everything from the future of the Supreme Court to health care for millions to protecting our elections. There’s too much at stake for Democrats to sit on the sidelines, Sero – and Doug can’t lose his election for doing what’s right:
Please, donate $5 – or whatever you can spare – to help Doug stay strong in this race and win in Alabama. There’s no way Doug can keep this Senate seat blue without you – and Alabamans deserve a leader who puts them first.
Thank you for standing with Democrats as we work tirelessly to defend our democracy, elections and national security.
¡La lucha sigue! The fight continues!
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D. NJ):
Being a member of the U.S. Senate means being faced with tough choices. For me, doing what is right always means doing right by my constituents.
For Mitch McConnell, doing what is “right” means blindly following the President and putting politics ahead of people.
Mitch prides himself as a leader, when in reality, he's just a lackey for Donald Trump and the far-right Republican agenda. He proved it last month when he promised to coordinate the impeachment trial with Trump's lawyers. He proved it last week when he refused to allow witnesses and documents. He proved it this week when he led Republicans to acquit.
He's told us who he is time and time again.
Now is the time for a change. And that means making sure we keep Democrats like Doug Jones of Alabama in the Senate fighting for what's right.
There is too much on the line in 2020 to put our country's future in the hands of Republicans like Mitch that have no interest in listening to and representing their constituents.
Instead, let's invest in real leaders like Doug Jones.
It's been an honor to fight alongside Doug in the Senate the past few years, and I am going to do everything I can to help him stay there. Will you join me? Split a donation right now to help him stay in Washington this November.
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D. VT):
Imagine how different the outcome of the past month could've been with a different partisan makeup of the Senate.
Imagine a Senate that doggedly pursued the truth.
One that took its constitutional duties seriously and with integrity.
And one that had welcomed every shroud of evidence and every credible witness in order to pursue a fair and constitutional trial.
Does this sound like something you might be interested in? A Senate worthy of its stature, its responsibilities, and this grave moment in our democracy?
If yes, then I have one big solution: We must flip the Senate this November. We must protect all Democratic incumbents and elect Democratic challengers. And we must all come together to do it.
It was disheartening to see all but two of my Republican colleagues vote last week against allowing additional witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial.
I fear the example that these 51 other senators have set — and the irrevocable damage they may have done.
I can't overstate the gravity of what we've seen in Congress over the past few weeks. In 220 years of constitutional precedent and my 45 years of service in this body, we — this country, you, and I — have never seen anything like it. I hope we can stand together and demand something better. Because, as Rep. Adam Schiff said in his closing statements on Monday, “He [President Trump] has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again.”
Thank you for your support.
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR):
It has not been an inspiring week in American politics. Instead of standing up for the constitution, the rule of law, and the integrity of our elections, nearly all Republicans in the Senate bowed to a corrupt bully. And since then, we have seen all of Donald Trump’s worst qualities on display.
But if you want some inspiration, take a look at U.S. Senator Doug Jones. The safe move for a guy running for re-election in Alabama would have been to side with Trump, and vote to acquit him. But that’s not who Doug Jones is. Remember, he was the prosecutor who doggedly pursued justice against the KKK a quarter century after a church bombing killed four young girls.
When it came to Trump, Doug considered the evidence. He listened to his heart. And he took a stand for a better, more accountable America by voting to convict Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
To say he’s facing an uphill climb in his re-election campaign in Alabama is putting it lightly. Which is why he needs our support right now.
Doug said that his vote was not an act of political courage, that it was “simply a matter of right and wrong, where doing right is not a courageous act; it is simply following your oath.”
But we know the truth — doing right will come at a cost. If you know one thing about Donald Trump and his Twitter troll army, it’s that they’re viciously vindictive.
2020 is a critical year. Democrats have a lot of seats to pick up, and one big one we must defend.
Alabama's a tough place for a Democrat, but Senator Doug Jones held his ground and stood up for what's right. Trump and his deep-pocketed allies will certainly try to punish him, so let's stand with Doug now.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D. WI):
The Senate vote for the conviction of Donald Trump happened just two days ago and before I go any further, I want you to know that I voted to convict the President of the United States.
My friend and colleague, Alabama Senator Doug Jones, voted alongside me — even though it may come at a heavy price for his re-election campaign in November.
More than ever before, we need to support our friends who are standing with us in the important fights. That's why I'm asking:
Can you rush a contribution of $10 or more to Doug Jones’ re-election campaign? This would be the perfect way of thanking him for putting country before party and holding this President accountable as he faces a tough re-election battle.
Doug took the same oath I did: Not to support the President — this one or any other — but to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. That is our job.
Our votes on the President’s abuse of power and obstruction of Congress were to uphold our oath of office and put our country first. Our votes were to uphold the rule of law and our uniquely American principle that no one — not even the President — is above the law.
Doug did the right thing, and he’s probably going to be heavily punished for it by right-wing special interest groups. But we're no strangers to using our grassroots muscle to fight back against the big and powerful. Pitch in to help him, if you can.
Let's keep making our voices heard and make sure those who made a mockery of this process are sent packing in November.
Thanks for standing with me and Doug today.
Let’s stay united. Click the links above to donate to Senator Jones’ re-election campaign.