Great Candidates Trump Trump. Will You Support Them?
By Mike Fox for Donna, Mike H., Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dan, Dr. Bill, and Judy, your PDA National Team
Earlier today, we told you about our coalition efforts to bring EPA head Scott Pruitt to justice. Almost 200 Representatives and Senators have called for his removal from office. We need more courageous Congress members. Here are 4 more great progressive champions that we can count on to make the same kind of principled stand if we can get them through their primaries between now and June 5th.
While local chapters have endorsed many great candidates, these four stand out as exceptionally solid progressive champions who have built campaigns that have a good chance of winning—especially if we pile on. We’re organizing our members on the ground and have a nationwide phone bank in the game for all of the folks below. Click on the links and photos below to contribute to the candidates and our efforts on their behalf by card or check.
Laura Moser (TX-07) is a journalist whose bylines have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. Following the 2016 election she founded the national activism group Daily Action, and it’s members regularly fight for the 99%. She supports all of our progressive issues, including medicare for all, a living wage, peace, social, economic, racial, and environmental justice and getting big money out of politics. Her election is May 22nd. Help us help her now.
Col. Doug Applegate (CA-49) made national news when he came within a hair of defeating Darrell Issa in 2016. We were with him then, and we’re with him now. He’s solid on all of our issues, and is a real rarity as an ex military man who is a voice for peace. His election is June 5, but vote by mail has already started. Help us help him now.
Kevin de Leon (CA US Senate) is the embodiment of the American Dream. His immigrant single parent mother provided for her family by doing house work and odd jobs. Kevin rose from the San Diego barrio of Logan Heights to become the first in his family to graduate from high school, and then graduate college with honors. He grew to be the head of the CA Senate with hard work, determination, and a true passion for helping the 99%. His election is June 5 but vote by mail has already started. Help us help him now.
Roger Manno (MD-06) is a real progressive fighter. A cancer survivor from a humble working class household, Roger has been a champion for the people during his time as a Capitol Hill staffer and his tenure in the Maryland State Legislature. On the Hill, Roger helped with the initial launch of H.R. 676, and his passion for a National Improved Medicare for All health plan is second to none. As a Maryland legislator, he took on insurance companies who denied care, and won. He took on corporations that denied their workers shift breaks, and won. He took on the big polluters and union-busting bosses, and won. And he’ll bring that same leadership, strong spine, and policy expertise to DC. His primary election is June 26th, but early voting starts in a few weeks. Help us help him now.
Can’t make a donation? Then please jump on board by making easy and effective calls from home on any candidate’s behalf. Simply reply to this email with when you’re available and I’ll get you going.
Thanks so much for anything you can do right now.
Mike Fox for Donna, Mike H., Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dan, Dr. Bill, and Judy, your PDA National Team
P.S. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal.