The Lesson from Wyoming: Democrats Must Defeat the Republicans in the Midterms

Aug 17, 2022 | PDA News

In solidarity,
Alan Minsky for the PDA National Team


The Contemporary Republican Party is increasingly authoritarian and anti-democratic. They must be defeated this Fall to preserve our democracy
Read PDA’s Proposal for How  Democrats Can Prevail.


When Liz Cheney gets crushed in a Wyoming primary, as she did yesterday, for standing up to Donald Trump and defending democracy, the message is crystal clear: the 2022 Republican Party is a mortal threat to our constitutional republic. We must defeat them in November.

At this past Sunday’s Progressive Town Hall, we proposed a strategy for how the Democrats can win the Midterms. We think it’s a great plan. Read it here.

The idea is simple (just like the best political messaging). Determine what are the most important policies supported by both the progressive and centrist wings of the Democratic Party (since we need Party unity to win). Fortunately, these shared policies include two of the most pressing issues of our time—both under attack from the reactionary right: 1) protection of our democracy, and 2) securing the right of women (and every person) to control their own bodies.

Democrats should make these issues a central focus of their campaigns from coast to coast (as they are overwhelmingly popular)—and they must declare unequivocally that a Democratic victory in November will produce instant results once the new Congress is seated. Voting rights will be passed and Roe v. Wade will be codified. 

The message should be as simple as: Vote for us and American democracy will be preserved and women will control their own bodies!

Of course, Progressives will also be able to campaign for the full progressive agenda, which after all includes pro-choice and voting rights legislation.

One thing for sure, PDA will be working non-stop between now and the end of the midterm elections—making progressive gains and turning back the reactionary tide. Please support our efforts.