Democracy For America Launches Major Text Out The Vote Initiative To Boost Early Voting

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: It’s here. Voting has already started in 9 states. North Carolina and North Dakota have sent ballots to voters. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Minnesota, Wyoming, Virginia, Vermont, and South Dakota all start in-person early voting this weekend. In order to defeat Trump, flip the Senate and win critical local elections nationwide, we must mobilize…

MA-Sen: Democracy For America Endorses Green New Dealmaker Sen. Ed Markey (D)

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Senator Ed Markey has dedicated his entire career to fighting for our progressive values. He wrote the only major climate legislation to ever pass a house of Congress, and worked hand-in-hand with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to…

“Our democracy hangs in the balance.”

That is the first sentence of an op ed now up at the website of The New York Times, whose title is America, This Is Your Chance and which is subtitled “We must get it right this time or risk losing our democracy forever.” The author is Michelle Alexander, perhaps best known as the author…

For Memorial Day: The Highest and Purest Democracy

A submission for Memorial Day weekend: The Highest and Purest Democracy: Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn’s Iwo Jima Eulogy to his Fallen Comrades Roland Gittelsohn was a Marine Corps chaplain in World War II, and he was on Iwo Jima just after the battle. One of the other chaplains, who was organizing the cemetery there for fallen…

NC-Sen: Democracy For America Endorses Cal Cunningham (D) For U.S. Senate

Received this e-mail just now from Democracy for America: x This afternoon, we're excited to endorse @CalforNC for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Cal believes that quality healthcare is a right & he’s committed to standing up to those who profit from exploding premiums, co-pays, & drug costs — unlike big pharma errand boy Thom…

How far will you go to save our democracy from Donald Trump?

Have you ever considered what happens when Donald Trump loses in November? One year ago, his former attorney Michael Cohen testified before Congress that Trump would not accept electoral defeat this upcoming election. Sadly, he’s probably right: If there’s one thing Trump has been consistent about, it’s that he narcissistically refuses to accept reality whenever it’s in any…

Vote For Elizabeth Warren To Get Democracy For America's Official Endorsement!

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: It's time! Today we’re officially launching our 2020 Presidential Primary Endorsement Poll. As a a member-driven, people-powered PAC with a one-million strong community that has contributed over $63 million dollars and made more than 25 million calls to elect over 1,000 progressive candidates up-and-down the ballot nationwide,…

What Is Democracy Worth?

Archives Pitch In Each Month To Protect Our Elections In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Barriers to Participation are Barriers to Progress Sustain PDA’s Work to Protect Voting Rights With Automatic Monthly Donations Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) deplores the Trumpublican…

IL-14, CA-49, NY-17 & 24: Democracy For America Goes All In For These Progressive Democrats

Been getting quite a few e-mails from Democracy for America in support of some great Progressive House Democrats campaigns. The first one if for Rep. Lauren Underwood (D. IL-14): Lauren Underwood (D. IL-14) In 2018, you helped make history by supporting DFA-endorsed progressive candidate Lauren Underwood for Congress in Illinois’ 14th District. Lauren went up against a longtime Republican incumbent…

stages of grieving for democracy after “getting over it”

Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. We are in the midst of the WH crime spree and it must end. Michelle Goldberg worries about it in the NY Times. Democracy Grief Is Real Seeing what Trump is doing to America, many find it hard to fight off despair. “Left to fester, What does “money”…

How the Internet Could Save Democracy

In June, Mitt Romney’s campaign raised an astonishing $106.1 million, while Pres. Obama pulled in $71 million, reported Reuters.com. Citizens United, the SCOTUS ruling that opened the floodgates of corporate spending in political campaigns can be credited for this discrepancy. While our president’s grassroots campaign focuses on smaller donors, Romney’s brings in large sums from…