Big Ohio Win Tuesday. On to another in RI for Aaron Regunberg for Congress. Special Election coming soon!

Aug 9, 2023 | PDA News

Let’s Keep the Wins Coming! Aaron is a Top Shelf Progressive that we all need in Congress. Pile on from anywhere in the country by Volunteering and/or Donating NOW!



Many thanks to all who made calls, canvassed neighborhoods, or volunteered in any other way to help get the vote out in the special election in Ohio on Tuesday. The people defeated the Republican attempt to make it harder to pass an amendment to the Ohio constitution that will make the right to choose a right for all Ohioans.

Now, on to another win not only for women’s rights, but for a wide array of our issues.

Aaron Regunberg is going to be a great progressive Member of Congress.

We know this from his record as a two-term Member in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, from his near-upset of the incumbent Lieutenant Governor (now Governor) Daniel McKee in 2018, his powerful climate advocacy, and the phenomenal detailed platform he is running on in this election.

Aaron Regunberg is exactly the type of elected official we need in the third decade of the 21st century.

America is in the throes of a profound political crisis. The public is dissatisfied with the state of society, and views both mainstream Democrats and Republicans as protectors of the status quo.  

Progressives, by contrast, are the one major political movement in the country with popular ideas. But we have to take on and defeat entrenched power—never an easy thing to do. Thus, we need progressive politicians with a strong understanding of the institutional relationships that define American society, who also can explain to the general public what they want to do (pass new laws and regulations) and why they are doing it (to reorganize society for the benefit of the people and the planet, and not just the wealthy few).

Aaron Regunberg is just such a politician. Few State Representatives can point to such a dynamic record as Aaron’s in only four years. He then conveyed his optimism about how progressive policies can transform Rhode Island to the voters, almost pulling off a stunning upset of an establishment incumbent in a statewide race. 

When Aaron enters Congress, he will instantly join the ranks of progressive thought-leaders in Congress—alongside not only the Squad and Senators Sanders and Warren, but also dynamic Representatives like Jayapal, Raskin, Porter, and Khanna—and he’ll be the 2nd youngest Member next to Maxwell Alejandro Frost!

The Democratic Primary is on September 5th. According to the Providence NPR affiliate, it is setting up to be a race between Aaron and the Democratic machine candidate, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, a political moderate.

To us at PDA, the choice is clear. For the people and the planet, help us elect Aaron Regunberg to Congress by volunteering and/or donating now!

In solidarity,

Alan Minsky for the PDA National Team