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GEORGIA — Contribute now to John Ossoff — JUNE 20 Special Election

Flip a U.S. congressional seat in Georgia by electing Jon Ossoff!

Ossoff is running to replace Tom Price as Georgia’s Congressman from the 6th District. Georgia will hold a special election for Price’s seat pending his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. This is an incredible opportunity to flip a national congressional seat and gain a strong ally in the House of Representatives.  The 6th District is historically Republican; however, Hillary lost there by only one point, suggesting an incredible opportunity for Democrats.

MONTANA — Contribute now to Ron Quist — MAY 25 Special Election

NEW YORK — Contribute now to Robert Jackson

One of the most vulnerable members of the IDC—the band of turncoat “Democrats” who’ve handed power to the GOP in New York’s state Senate—is about to get a serious challenger: Former New York City Councilman Robert Jackson.

Alcantara is poised to be the first renegade to earn an intra-party opponent, but she almost certainly won’t be the last. Progressive activists have been channeling newfound fury over Trump into overthrowing the IDC junta, and various branches of the Democratic establishment are finally waking from their torpor to recruit and support challengers to other deserters.

GETTING READY FOR 2018 ELECTIONS

STATE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Non-partisan, fact-checked, most reliable site for state specific information — Ballotpedia

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PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION

The most valuable contribution each of us can make is to support non-Republican candidates throughout the country. We can no longer just “take care of our own state” and hope for the best elsewhere. The push for national Republican legislation is adversely affecting the daily life of people in every state, not just the state they live in.

One of the biggest threats is for Federal tax cuts for the wealthy by proposing state block grants. The rhetoric is a state’s rights argument indicating that states are closer to the “problem” and can do a better job than the Federal government. This is a smokescreen for reducing nationwide tax revenue for K-12 schools, higher education, police, fire, healthcare, libraries, parks, public infrastructure, transportation, bridges, you name it. Block grants kick the can down the road and into the statehouse. States have limited resources already and block grants mean huge cuts in services for all of us — for the express purpose of giving tax cuts to the wealthy, corporations and to the Trump family.

Tax cuts for the wealthy mean that the cost of everything else will go up and the 99% will pay for all of it, both directly and indirectly. This is not the country most of us want.

EXAMPLES

  • Texas is outlawing sanctuary cities, Trump wants to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities

POLITICAL STATE SPECIFIC DONATIONS

ALL DEMOCRATS —

The House GOP just voted to repeal Obamacare and pass Trumpcare. Make no mistake: Trumpcare is a disaster.
Trumpcare will:

  • Strip health insurance from 24 million Americans over the next 10 years, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates
  • End guaranteed coverage for people with pre-existing condition in exchange for coverage “in name only,” according to one House Republican
  • End Medicaid as we know it
  • Give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires

But here’s the grim bottom line: Estimates say more than 24,000 Americans could die every year because of lack of health coverage under Trumpcare.

Twenty-four Republicans from districts where Trump won less than 50 percent of the vote in 2016 voted for this bill. Democrats need 24 seats to take back the House. Most of these races don’t have Democratic candidates yet or have primaries next year. But we’re not waiting till then. Every dollar you contribute to a Democratic Nominee Fund on this page will be transferred to the Democratic nominee when they win their primary next year. That means every dollar will go directly to beating Paul Ryan’s majority and taking back the House.

Your ACT BLUE Contribution to unseat vulnerable Republicans (as of May 2017)

NOTE: Your contribution will be divided evenly between

  1. IA-01 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Rod Blum is the Republican incumbent
  2. IA-03 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — David Young is the Republican incumbent
  3. IL-13 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Rodney Davis is the Republican incumbent
  4. IL-06 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Peter Roskam is the Republican incumbent
  5. FL-25 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Mario Diaz-Balart is the Republican incumbent
  6. CA-48 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Dana Rohrabacher is the Republican incumbent
  7. CA-45 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Mimi Walters is the Republican incumbent
  8. KS-03 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Kevin Yoder is the Republican incumbent
  9. CA-49 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Darrell Issa is the Republican incumbent
  10. MI-11 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Dave Trott is the Republican incumbent
  11. FL-26 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Carlos Curbelo is the Republican incumbent
  12. MN-02 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Jason Lewis is the Republican incumbent
  13. MN-03 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Erik Paulsen is the Republican incumbent
  14. IL-14 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Randy Hultgren is the Republican incumbent
  15. CA-25 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Steve Knight is the Republican incumbent
  16. CA-21 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — David Valadao is the Republican incumbent
  17. AZ-02 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Martha McSally is the Republican incumbent
  18. CA-10 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Jeff Denham is the Republican incumbent
  19. CA-39 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Ed Royce is the Republican incumbent
  20. NJ-11 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Rodney Frelinghuysen is the Republican incumbent
  21. NE-02 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Don Bacon is the Republican incumbent
  22. TX-07 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — John Culberson is the Republican incumbent
  23. TX-32 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Jeff Sessions is the Republican incumbent
  24. VA-02 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund — Scott Taylor  is the Republican incumbent

 

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Common Ground
We don’t need to search any further for common ground in our country. We have it.
We all want the same things – a safe, prosperous, free, democratic nation with opportunity for all. At the same time, we will all be harmed if our democracy, our free press, our Constitution and our core American values are threatened. We will all certainly be harmed if reckless behavior triggers any number of potential armed conflicts.

None of us know how this will all play out so let's make a deal. Let’s get up to speed on the issues, establish some facts, take action and watch what happens together . . .