Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I know the Affordable Care Act works

Donald Trump and Republicans are wrong about health care
Pitch in whatever you can to show the GOP we're ready to fight back.


Friend --

Real leaders don't spread derision and division -- they build partnerships and offer solutions instead of ideology and blame.

And they make improving people's lives their highest priority.

That's the message I delivered in response to Donald Trump's address to Congress tonight.

We heard throughout his campaign as he promised that making life better for the working men and women of this country would be his priority. The only problem is the GOP's agenda is fundamentally at odds with the best interests of those Americans.

I'm proud to be a Democrat because I know that when our party is firing on all cylinders, we have what it takes to help people in big, meaningful ways. Our policies and our priorities are the ones that make a difference in the lives of the greatest number of people in this country -- not just the 1% who stand to benefit from Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Paul Ryan's plans.

As Democrats, our job is to make that case. Can I count on you to help us do it?

When I was governor of the red state of Kentucky, I saw firsthand the disconnect between what people think Democrats stand for in Washington and the good work we were doing on the ground. My state had some of the most unhealthy people in this country for as long as they have been keeping rankings. We needed a big solution. Lo and behold, the Affordable Care Act came along, and I saw it as our one chance to make a big difference in people's futures.

Kentucky is not a rich state, and I was worried if we could afford to do it. I found out that we couldn't afford not to do it. Independent, third-party projections showed that over the next eight years, it would infuse $15 billion into our state's economy, create 17,000 new jobs, and have a positive impact on our budget.

I would tell many skeptical Kentuckians, "Look, you don't have to like the president, and you don't have to like me -- because this is not about him or me. It's about you. It's about your family. It's about your kids." We showed how it would help us economically. How if we had a healthy workforce, we could have a productive workforce.

In the first 18 months, we had almost half a million people sign up for coverage -- many of whom were getting health care for the first time in their lives. We saw one of the largest drops in the uninsured rate in the country, from 20 to 7.5 percent. And a study of the first year of expanded Medicaid showed a positive economic impact on Kentucky's economy and state budget that was even higher than anticipated.

My successor in office was a Republican who ran and won on the promise of ripping up Obamacare on day one. But we saw in Kentucky that when repeal rhetoric meets repeal reality -- reality wins. Rather than killing a policy that was working for so many, Governor Bevin instead made alterations with some conservative window dressing while leaving core elements and benefits in place. Just like a governor named Mike Pence did in Indiana. But the ACA is still under attack, and families are still at risk.

American families desperately need our president to put his full attention on creating opportunity and good-paying jobs and preserving their right to affordable health care and a quality education. It's up to Democrats to keep making our case and keep that pressure on.

Pitch in $3 or more tonight to help our party take this fight to all 50 states -- and win it.

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I need your help

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I've never had any doubt in my mind about what it means to be a Democrat.

We're the party of everyday people in every zip code and from every background. We stand with working people who deserve a living wage. We fight to protect health care as a right that is guaranteed to every American. We demand that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share.

But although our ideas are right and our values are just, we didn't motivate enough people to get to the polls in 2016. And because of that, our party suffered some heartbreaking defeats.

Today, that all changes. We're on the path back to standing up for every single American.

It's going to take all of us coming together to take back our country -- that's why I was proud to stand with Tom Perez and accept the job of Deputy Chair of the Democratic Party. If you're with us, pitch in $3 or more before midnight tonight to show you're ready to rebuild.

Our pledge to you is that the Democratic Party will leave no stone unturned. We're going to organize in all 50 states, all 3,143 counties. We will compete for every vote and give every Democratic voter a reason to show up at the ballot box.

Together, we're going to win back school boards, state legislatures, and Congress. And we'll beat Trump and take back the White House.

Tom and I know we can do it, because we've both seen what Democrats can accomplish when we work together towards a common goal.

But we don't have a person to spare or a moment to waste, so I need you to have some skin in the game. We're looking for 60,000 grassroots donations before the February deadline at midnight. Chip in $3 or more before then to help Democrats get ready for the fights ahead.

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Keith

Keith Ellison
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60,000 donations so we can hit the ground running:

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Friend --

There's no honeymoon period when it comes to getting our party recharged and ready for our fights ahead.

I'm still learning names and figuring out where the best coffee in DNC HQ is, but before I get settled, I need to ask for your help. Can you help us hit our goal of 60,000 grassroots donations before our end-of-month deadline tonight so we're ready to hit the ground running?

I've spent the last few months on a listening tour and at DNC Future Forums all across the country where Democrats have made their voices heard about what we want and need to see from this party moving forward. We only succeed when we have a real presence in every state and territory, and elect people from the school board to the Senate who share our values.

Keith Ellison and I and the rest of the newly elected officers of the Democratic National Committee are fired up and ready to take on Trump and the GOP by communicating our values loud and clear and investing in Democrats from the grassroots on up.

But we need your help. Can you pitch in $3 or whatever you can today to help us start this new chapter off strong?

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Tom

Tom Perez
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Monday, February 27, 2017

NEW GOAL: 60,000 grassroots donations by tomorrow night

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Senators and representatives are back in Washington this week. Did you see your Republican member of Congress while they were at home?

There's a good chance that the answer is no, because most Republicans spent the past week dodging constituents who want to protect affordable health care and hold the Trump administration accountable.

Case in point:

Instead of meeting with North Carolinians, Sen. Thom Tillis visited Texas in search of an excuse to pay for Trump's wall.

When one of Sen. Marco Rubio's constituents confronted his senator to ask him to host another town hall, Rubio ran away -- and then hopped on a plane to Europe.

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller said he'd only hold a town hall if there was "no applauding and no booing." (Yes, that's a sitting U.S. Senator who's afraid of a little bit of clapping.)

And then there's Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert. He had the audacity to use the shooting of Gabby Giffords to justify skipping in-person town halls. Her response, to him and the rest of the GOP: "Have some courage."

Republicans think they can dodge their constituents without facing any consequences. Let's send them a message they can't ignore: 60,000 donations this month to elect Democrats.

Before tomorrow's deadline, pitch in $3 or more to help us hit our goal.

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Thanks for stepping up,

Eric

Eric Walker
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re: control of the Senate

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NEW GOAL: 60,000 grassroots donations by tomorrow

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I wanted to send you a quick progress update on our 50,000 donation goal: we crushed it! So now we're raising the bar:

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Today is Tom Perez's first day at HQ, and I know he's going to want to know where we stand.

Make sure I can give our new Chair some good news -- pitch in $3 or more to help hit our new goal.

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Thanks for standing with us. We couldn't do this without you.

Lindsey

Lindsey Reynolds
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

We're close to 50,000 grassroots donations

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re: Georgia, New Jersey, and Virginia

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Remember that break from campaigning we were all looking forward to after Election Day?

Well, so much for that. With Donald Trump in the White House, we're always going to be campaigning -- whether it's to fight back against his administration's disastrous policies or to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, all across the country.

Can we count on you to be in the trenches with us?

Trump kicked off his campaign for 2020 last weekend (scary, I know). But we have other things to focus on.

There's a special election in Georgia next month that could be our first opportunity to turn a red House seat blue on Trump's watch. Later this year, we have statewide races in Virginia and New Jersey that we have to win. And before you know it, we're going to be running full steam ahead into 2018 with a real chance to take back the House. But we need your help to do it.

When our new Chair Tom Perez comes into the office tomorrow, I want to show him what we have to work with. Whether we reach our end-of-month goal of 50,000 donors by Tuesday is going to determine what kind of resources our party has to do big things this year. Can I count on you to pitch in?

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Lindsey

Lindsey Reynolds
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