Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Here's how we translate our energy into victories at the polls

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Help turn the energy of the resistance into victory at the ballot box. Pitch in $3 or whatever you can to help elect Democrats:

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he or she that stands by it now, will deserve the love and thanks of every man and woman." --Thomas Paine

Friend --

We're hanging tough. In the face of Donald Trump's determination to spread authoritarianism and plutocracy in America, Democrats have been shutting down the most depraved proposals coming from the White House and the GOP.

We stopped them cold when they wanted to throw 24 million people off their ACA health insurance, decimate and block-grant Medicaid, and transfer $800 million up the wealth ladder.

We took to the airports by the tens of thousands to welcome the refugees and immigrants targeted by Trump's first unconstitutional immigration executive order, and we made sure that federal courts across the land enjoined enforcement of these lawless Muslim ban orders.

We have kept the heat on the Russian connection, and we've seen General Michael Flynn resign and Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself -- but we haven't been able to block everything.

They passed legislation that restricts the EPA from basing its decisions on science, and they blew up two centuries of precedent to ram through a justice that couldn't get support from 60 senators. They're trashing access to the courts and tearing apart the possibility of class action lawsuits. They even voted to let your internet service provider sell your browser history without your permission.

There's no alternative but to mobilize even stronger popular resistance. What Trump and the GOP have been doing is a call to action for us all -- and you've responded in force.

You've marched, protested, called, tweeted, and showed up in force at town halls. But, ultimately, we need to make sure that we're replacing slippery Republicans in Congress with strong Democrats who will fight for our values and priorities. And that means we need to translate the energy of the resistance into concrete victories at the polls, starting with upcoming special elections in Georgia and Montana.

So let's make it happen. Pitch in $3 or whatever you can to help elect Democrats this year and beyond.

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Thanks a lot. Let's start taking back Congress right now.


Jamie Raskin
U.S. Representative, Maryland

P.S. -- I had a great time on tonight's episode of Democrats Live talking about what's going on and how everyone can get involved. Check back here if you weren't able to watch live, and please stay in close touch.


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