The Danger Behind and Ahead
Debra Schrishuhn for the PDA National Team
As much as we try to move on from the nightmare of the past four years, Trump loyalists are working furiously to drag the country back to a white supremacist fever dream. We so want to put the nightmare of the last four years in the rear view mirror. Trouble with rear view mirrors, though, is that even though you can see what is behind, sometimes it sneaks up on you while you are watching the road ahead.
A historian recently noted, “The essence of democracy is that losers accept their loss and don’t keep insisting that they won.” The Republican Party is doubling down on democracy-destroying lies, purges, and tactics, most volatile right now being the attempt to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from Republican House leadership, but more worrisome are the many laws being passed in red states that restrict and redefine voting and running of elections (not to mention the wack-job candidates crawling out of the woodwork).
We at PDA reject these attempts to undermine our elections, working with lawmakers to enact progressive policy and supporting courageous progressive candidates for Congress. The urgency to act now on many fronts remains, and we need steady resources to maintain and expand our efforts.
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