Friday, November 9, 2018

I am writing to ask you to make an important $27 donation to Stacey Abrams', Andrew Gillum's and Bill Nelson’s campaigns. They are fighting to make sure every vote is counted in their close races, and they need our help ~ @BernieSanders


We are going to make sure every single vote is counted in Georgia and Florida.

Bernie Sanders

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Tuesday night was an historic night for progressives across the country, for our political revolution and for the revitalization of American democracy.

Nationally, the voter turnout was 50 percent higher than in the last midterm election and, importantly, millions more young people voted.

We made significant gains in the House of Representatives, ending one-party rule in Washington. Further, the new class that will be coming in is extremely progressive and will have more supporters of Medicare for all than ever before in our nation’s history.
Democrats also replaced Republican governors in seven states - Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico and Maine. They also captured some 300 legislative seats in state houses all across the country.

Further, voters in “red states” like Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah voted to expand Medicaid. Missouri and Arkansas voted to expand the minimum wage. Automatic voter registration and marijuana decriminalization passed in Michigan. And more than 1 million felons have regained the right to vote in Florida.

There will be a lot more to say about some of our victories soon. But today I want to call your attention to three races and candidates who still need our help.

First, in Georgia, Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign faced relentless efforts to suppress the votes of people of color ahead of her election. Now her opponent — who oversaw those efforts as Secretary of State — is trying to crown himself the victor well before all the votes are counted. This race is close enough that it could go to a runoff, and the Abrams campaign is now fighting to make sure every last vote is counted.

In Florida, both the race for Senate and Governor are within a total that triggers an automatic recount. Like Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum faced some of the most vile racist attacks of the 2018 campaign. Both he and Bill Nelson spent down their campaign funds to try to win their races. Now, they both need our help to pay staff and legal fees to mount their challenges. 

And with the stakes this high, we need to stand with them. So I am asking:
Elections should be about candidates making the best case they can to their constituents and letting the voters decide. What elections should not be about in a democratic society is winning because your opponents are prevented from voting or failing to count their votes.
We are not going to let that happen in Georgia or in Florida. That’s why your donation is so important.
In solidarity,
Bernie Sanders


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

I need you now ~ @StaceyAbrams


Movements to create lasting change don't happen overnight. Our diverse team of supporters - a team that truly looks like Georgia - has been building, preparing for this moment, for months:




Movements to create lasting change don’t happen overnight. Our diverse team of supporters - a team that truly looks like Georgia - has been building, preparing for this moment, for months:

Today is Election Day. This is it.

You may not be on the ground here in Georgia, but you can still support our Get Out The Vote team by rushing a $10 donation right now.
We still have time to turn your donation into a full tank of gas to help us drive voters to the polls, or into water bottles and hand warmers for Georgians waiting in line to vote into the night. We can turn it into umbrellas for our volunteers who are knocking doors in the rain today.

What I’m saying is, you can still make a difference in this race. So please, help us make the most of every hour, minute, and second we have left. Chip in right away.

Millions of families are counting on us, and I’m counting on you.

For Georgia,
Stacey Abrams
 


        

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Suite D120-447
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Our job today, if you have not already, is to vote ~ @BernieSanders



Bernie Sanders

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I want to tell you something that will not come as a surprise to many of you. And that is this:
If turnout across the country is large today, if young people and working people come out and vote, then I believe Democrats will elect a number of progressive governors, state legislatures, will gain control of the House and possibly the Senate, as well.
If turnout is low today, then right-wing Republicans are going to keep control of many of the levels of government they currently occupy.

So our job today, if you have not already, is to vote -- and to encourage the people you know to do the same.

Today’s election is the most important midterm election in the modern history of the United States.

Together, we can put an end to the reactionary Trump agenda and move our country forward to rebuilding the declining middle class. We can create a Congress which stands for economic, political, racial and environmental justice, not for oligarchy or authoritarianism.
Those are the stakes:





Now is the time for millions of working families to come together and make certain that our children and grandchildren are able to enjoy a quality of life that brings them health, prosperity, security, and joy -- and that once again makes the United States the leader in the world in the fight for democracy, human rights, environmental sanity, and for a world of peace.

Today, we have a great chance to advance our cause -- but that will only happen if you make your voice heard and vote.

In solidarity,
Bernie Sanders

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PO BOX 391, Burlington, VT 05402
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