Thousands of DFA members have already weighed in on who they want to see run for president in 2020 — don’t miss your chance to have your say! This is going to be one of the most important presidential elections ever, and progressives are going to have a lot of incredible candidates to choose from. Check out Charles’s email below to learn more about why your participation in this poll matters so much — then choose your top 3 candidates in our DFA Presidential Pulse Poll today. — Karli Wallace Thompson, Senior Digital Manager, Democracy for America
Here we go, Richard!
Believe it or not, the 2020 presidential campaign is officially underway.
Some candidates have already announced. Others are testing the waters. And a few are even hiring staffers and heading out to Iowa and New Hampshire as soon as this month.
I don’t need to tell you how important the presidential race — and the Democratic primary to choose our nominee — will be in the year ahead. DFA members will work hard to make sure our candidates oppose Donald Trump and his GOP allies at every turn.
But we’re not stopping there. We will also push our candidates to run on a progressive, multiracial, inclusive populist vision for America’s future. That means leading on issues from Medicare for All to voting rights, from criminal justice reform to higher wages and expanding Social Security, to enacting immigration policies that match our values rather than the kind of cruel nativism that results in the tear-gassing of refugee children at the U.S. border.
Here’s the first step in this process: We need you to tell us where you stand right now, before the pundits, pollsters, and really even the candidates themselves have had a chance to weigh in. We want to know: who are the top three Democratic candidates YOU want to see run?
We know that opinions change — and not all of the candidates listed here will even run. And if your preferred candidate is missing, you can write them in. But please do it today, because this primary is so important that we want to know where DFA members like you stand RIGHT NOW, before our grassroots team gears up for 2019 and 2020.
We also know these results will be fascinating.
- Will Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren duke it out for the top spot in this opening pulse poll?
- Will a rising star like Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Gillum or Stacey Abrams bolt into the lead?
- Is there a dark horse candidate not yet on the national radar already building support who will surprise the Democratic establishment and change the conversation forever?
The truth is, we have a great opportunity to defeat Donald Trump if we nominate the right candidate — and there are so many possible choices! Your input today will give our team critical early insight as we develop our plans to make sure that a progressive who will fight for our values and defeat Trump wins the nomination.
Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to weigh in on what will be the most important presidential primary in our history:
Let’s do this!
Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director
Democracy for America