Brand New Congress: How we turn four years of fear into two
Received a great email from BrandNewCongress.org:
Yesterday was never supposed to happen. After all, we have standards and norms in this country. We thought there was no way Donald Trump would ever be POTUS. Well, we were wrong. Turns out that the destruction of America’s economy, our exploding health care costs, and skyrocketing student debt have changed the political landscape.
We’re faced with a choice as a nation. We can continue to ignore the fact that 40% of Americans made less than $20,000 in 2015 or we can rebuild our economy. We can continue to blame murders of and by the police on the American people and their poor reactions to police oppression, or we can reform our criminal justice system. We can continue to privatize our nation — sell our parks, waterways, roadways, schools, and social safety nets to the highest bidder — or we can come together as a nation to build something beautiful. The paths couldn’t be clearer.
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Today, millions of women and men have taken to the streets to put this administration and the establishment on notice. Change is in the air, but it is going to take a ton of work to make it real and lasting. Brand New Congress is working to put together a slate of nearly 400 candidates and draft a plan to save our economy and democracy. It’s time to turn this energy into change. Our current Congress neither represents nor is representative of America’s great diversity.
If you looked at our Congress, you’d think we are a nation that is majority lawyers, 81% male, and more than 50% millionaires. Where are the teachers, the librarians, the firefighters, the police officers? Where are the small business owners, the engineers, and scientists? Let’s keep working to elect a Brand New Congress that represents us in 2018. There is momentum in our movement, and we cannot let up. Together, we will turn four years of fear into two.mmonk, roguevalley like thisJ ! Justice, Democrats, Justice ! P ! Primary the Corporatists ! R ! Roosevelt’s 2nd Bill of Rights !
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