Two ways to get to progressive wins: citizen lobbying and elections.
Mike Fox for the PDA National Team
The road to a more progressive tomorrow is a two lane highway.
1) We must engage in citizen lobbying to make sure current electeds know what we want and expect.
2) We must also support those electeds who stand strong with us — like Bernie, Pramila Jayapal, Jamall Bowman, Rashida Tlaib, Katie Porter, Jamie Raskin, Barbara Lee, and their stalwart progressive allies — and find and support new firebrands to win in districts currently held by obstructionist, corporatists Dems like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, and virtually every elected Republican.
It’s a heavy lift, but it can be done.
We know why corporatists vote the way they do. It has virtually nothing to do with personal ideology. It’s all about the money. At best, big campaign coffers that make them difficult to beat. At worst, literal corruption as they vote to benefit their own pocketbooks.
Admittedly, it isn’t easy to overcome these dark forces. But there is no question that if we all stand together, and do all that we can, we can win. It just takes serious, focused, unrelenting action.
Thanks so much for anything you can do.