We are in a pivotal moment in American history, and the election on November 6 will determine, to a very significant degree, the future direction of our country.
Do we continue with a one-party, right-wing government in Washington led by a pathological liar with strong authoritarian tendencies? Or, do we stand up to Trump and fight for an agenda that represent all Americans, and not just the 1%?
That’s what this election is all about.
So today, I am happy to share that I will be going out on the campaign trail for an eight-day, nine-state tour with stops in Indiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Iowa, Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California.
In these states, I am going to do everything I can to win support for progressive candidates for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, Governor and state legislature.
In the midterm election of 2014, the United States had the lowest voter turnout since World War II. The result: Republicans won landslide victories all across the country. That has got to change, and that is what this campaign swing is all about.
Along with the candidates, I’m going to do everything I can to get working people and young people involved in the political process and to the polls.
I hope to see some of you at these events, but today I want to ask you to help fund this effort to elect candidates who will lead the fight to stand up to Donald Trump.
Can you make a $100 donation to support my re-election campaign and my efforts to elect progressive candidates all across the county? I would not ask if this were not important. I cannot do it without your help.
It has never been more important for millions of working people and progressives all across this country to come together, to take a stand against authoritarianism and oligarchy. Our job is to revitalize American democracy, end the collapse of the middle class, and to create a nation of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice.
At a time when Republicans want to suppress the vote, we have to increase voter turnout. At a time when Republicans continue their war against women, we have to elect more women to local, state and federal offices, and at a time when Trump wants to throw 32 million people off the health care they have, we have got to guarantee health care to all as a right not a privilege through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer program.
In this election, we must not only defeat the Trump agenda, but we must also fight for a government that represents all of us. That’s why I am going out on the road to support a number of great progressive candidates before November’s election.
And I am thankful to know that we are in this fight together and the political revolution continues.