Nina Turner: The Most Significant Special Election in Memory
Alan Minsky for the PDA National Team
The Democratic primary in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District on August 3rd is as important a special election as has been held in recent American history.
The Democratic Party is currently split between a moderate status quo, and an ascendant progressive movement seeking to move the Party to the left. The two wings of the Party frequently square off in primary races; however, the stakes have never been as high as in Ohio-11.
There are two reasons for this: the national prominence of Nina Turner, the brilliant progressive candidate, and the no-holds-barred effort by leading moderates to block Nina Turner from being elected to Congress.
As such, the OH-11 primary raises the question that has defined PDA since our founding in 2004: Is it possible to move the Democratic Party away from the pro-corporate, neoliberal policies that have defined it since the Clinton Presidency, and transform it into a truly progressive party?
We believed the answer was yes in 2004; we believe it with greater confidence today—and we see a solid progressive majority coming of age in America.
Sure, it’s true that the moderate Democratic Party establishment is doing everything it can to defeat a great progressive in OH-1—but that is hardly the behavior of a confident status quo.
Indeed, we have the opportunity for a ground-shattering, history-making victory in OH-11!
Let’s make it happen: sign up to phone bank for Nina.
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