The New York Times created a video that drives home the horrors at the border. Please watch & share. "There isn't water or soap to wash our hands after we use the bathroom. We have to ask for toilet paper if we want any." "Agents separated me from my dad. I have not seen my … Continue reading WATCH: Testimony from Detained Children, as Read by US Kids
Calling for impeachment hearings now is certainly warranted, but is not politically strategic, which is why Democratic leaders aren't doing it. Yet. By Matt Scharfstein & Nick Knudsen Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on our border has prompted fresh calls for his removal from office. Rightfully so: the American people and their representatives … Continue reading How to Remove a Lawless President Through the Use of Institutional Power
This shutdown needs to end, and the citizenry needs to apply pressure en masse to force the hands of Trump & McConnell. But what kind of pressure? Marches and large-scale demonstrations make a statement about the passion and size of the Resistance, but the movement doesn’t need to simply make a statement right now. It … Continue reading It’s Time for an Economic Walkout
At an estimated cost of $1.2 Billion per week, the federal government shutdown will have an increasing economic impact as the weeks and months drag on. President Trump has indicated that he will hold the country hostage to get his $5.6 Billion in wall funding for months or even years. In that time frame, the … Continue reading Under the Bus: The Impact Trump’s Shutdown is Having on Families
The timing of Jeff Sessions' forced resignation is purposeful: we're tired. But now more than ever, we have to show Trump that our Resistance is relentless.As a highly engaged Blue Wave activist, I woke up the morning after Election Day looking forward to a slight smidgen of normalcy. Kiss the kids. Drink some coffee. Have … Continue reading No Rest for the Wave: Massive Nationwide Protests Thursday at 5pm
Born in India & raised in working class Ohio, this Arizona doctor & cancer research advocate is vying to be AZ-08's Congresswoman.
Trump doesn't like protests outside the White House, so the admin is trying to impede our right to peaceably assemble. There are 3 days left to comment. Do it. While you still can.
Amy McGrath (KY), Mikie Sherrill (NJ), Abigail Spanberger and Elaine Luria (VA), MJ Hegar and Gina Ortiz Jones (TX), Chrissy Houlahan (PA) and Elissa Slotkin (MI) are all within striking distance of flipping their districts blue.
A breakdown of the top 5 digital ads of the week from Democratic candidates for the US House.
From coast to coast, Republicans are refusing to debate their Democratic opponents. A race-by-race rundown of the most egregious cases of debate-dodging.
Recent spots from CA candidates Andrew Janz, Ammar Campa-Najjar, Harley Rouda & Mike Levin show Democrats' willingness - and even eagerness - to call out corruption. Conspiracies. Cover-ups. Campaign finance fraud. Ponzi schemes. This election year may turn on Democrats' ability to expose GOP corruption and cast themselves as the sane and principled party that … Continue reading WATCH: California Democrats Attack the GOP Culture of Corruption
What can YOU do to impact the Special Counsel Investigation? Not much. What can YOU do to ensure that an opposition party gets elected to provide a check on Trump? Everything. Use your time wisely. Over the next 70 days, there will undoubtedly be a firestorm of news. Indictments. Denials. Disinformation. Indignation. Firings. Litigation. Subpoenas. … Continue reading Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose: It’s Time to Focus on the Midterms
The Oregon Democrat, running a phenomenal campaign in OR-02 to defeat Greg Walden, is showing Democrats across the country how to connect with rural voters. And mean it. Oregon's 2nd Congressional District is huge, covering well over half of the square mileage of the 9th largest state in the union. Most people think of … Continue reading WATCH: Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s Amazingly Effective Ad
A brand new & compelling campaign video highlights this fascinating candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District. Alexandra Chandler is an exceptionally qualified candidate for Congress in MA-03. On 9/11, her wife Catherine was deep below Manhattan on the subway when the towers fell. She spent hours in suspense, not knowing if Catherine had … Continue reading WATCH: Alexandra Chandler, the First Transgender US Congressperson?
For too long, the left has allowed the right to own and define our patriotic symbols. But symbols matter. With Trumpism taking hold, the opposition need to fly - and fight for - the American flag. #WeAreThePatriots We’re at a pivot point in American history. The country could either succumb numbly to the expanding darkness, … Continue reading It’s Time to Rescue Old Glory from Trumpism and the un-American GOP
The US Public has until 11:59pm EST on Tuesday 8/7 to comment on the proposed addition of a Citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Do it. Here's the link. Background Trump officials pushed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and the Census Bureau to add a question to the 2020 Census that would ask respondents to share … Continue reading ACT NOW: One Day Left to Oppose 2020 Census “Citizenship Question”
Public Citizen, Common Cause, Move On, March for Truth & other orgs are urging sundown vigils on July 18th, to defend democracy. On Monday, in what could turn out to be a turning point in his presidency, Donald Trump made it clear to the world that he values his special relationship with Vladimir Putin over … Continue reading Confront Corruption! Events Planned for Wednesday 7/18 in Portland & Across US
Medical volunteer Ashtyn Tayler went to the Texas border to offer care for asylum seekers being held in CBP detention. Here is her first-hand account of what she saw. Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to … Continue reading They Came for Refuge, but Received No Mercy: A Report from the US Border
On our nation’s birthday, I openly pledge my intention to engage in an enduring fight for the ideals that our country was founded on, in support of future generations of Americans. As was the case for many Americans, the election of Donald J Trump transformed my understanding of this country. I was brought up in … Continue reading My Pledge of Allegiance to the America of Tomorrow
America is a majestic ship, constructed in the late 1700s ― worn-in, but still seaworthy. We (the passengers) co-own the vessel and hire the crew. For the most part, we agree on certain things: people should have a right to live peacefully; we should come together in times of distress and when our values are … Continue reading Our Sinking Ship of State: A Metaphor
This is high-stakes political chess. Mueller, the 2018 elections, the preservation of democracy, and even impeachment are all factors in a Democratic response strategy to Trump's SCOTUS pick. Donald Trump got a huge political win when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week. As soon as the news came out, Democrats everywhere let out … Continue reading Trump Already Won on SCOTUS, but Democrats Can Win the War
The event will feature an "Activism Fair" at 10am with activities for children & voter registration, followed by speeches and a rally at 11am. The last weekend in June is a busy one in Portland, so finding a location for the local #FamiliesBelongTogether rally wasn't easy. Organizers doggedly pursued any lead they could find, and … Continue reading Thousands Anticipated at Portland’s “Families Belong Together” Rally on Saturday (6/30)
Eight states will identify nominees across 85 US House races on Tuesday, 6/5. Here's what to watch for. One-fifth of all House races across the country will nominate Democratic and Republican standard-bearers this Tuesday, in the biggest 2018 election prior to November 6th. Of the 85 races where nominations are up for grabs, 30 of … Continue reading June 5th is 2018’s Super Tuesday. Here are the Races to Watch.
Harley Rouda has earned an avalanche of endorsements - everyone from the local Indivisible chapter to national progressive organizations.California’s 48th Congressional District has been the source of drama on the left this election cycle, with reports of “infighting” between the camps of two contenders – businessman Harley Rouda and stem cell scientist Hans Keirstead. These … Continue reading In the Battle for Endorsements, Rouda Trounces Keirstead in CA-48
Democrat Sharice Davids, running for Congress in KS-03, channels the passion and frustration of Americans in her inspiring first ad. Watch out, Kevin Yoder. Sharice Davids is coming for your job, and she seems like kind of a badass. Yes, Sharice went to Cornell Law and was a White House Fellow. But did you know … Continue reading WATCH: “The Fighter” – The Best Political Ad of 2018
For decades, Republicans have been trying to re-label the Democratic Party. It seems like they're finally winning. From our series on The GOP Con. Plutocrat. Kleptocrat. Bureaucrat. There aren't many words that end in "-crat" that have a positive connotation. This is one key reason that Republicans have been on a decades-long quest to relabel the … Continue reading It’s the “Democratic Party”, not the “Democrat Party”
On Twitter, users have historically been able to go through a process to get "verified" by submitting a request to Twitter support. If granted, users get a nifty blue check mark next to their name that is meant to prove that they are indeed who they purport to be. This has helped guard against … Continue reading How Political Candidates Can Get Verified on Twitter
May 22nd is a pivotal primary that could help determine Democrats' chances of taking the House in November, and could also spell out the fate for Senator Ted Cruz's Democratic challenger, Beto O'Rourke - a race in Texas that has huge implications for Democrats' chances of winning a majority in the Senate. Up- and down-ballot … Continue reading Pivotal 5/22 Primary: Races to Watch
Overall, 28 Congressional Districts have primaries on Tuesday the 15th. Of these, 13 could be competitive in November. DemWritePress offers a primer on which races to track. Four states (Idaho, Nebraska, Pennsylvania & Oregon) have primaries on Tuesday. Roughly half of the US House districts in play on the 15th are considered "competitive" by … Continue reading Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday 5/15
As the election season heats up, a look at the Democratic nominees for critical House races that are integral to flipping Congress this November. Because there is so much attention on the 2018 midterm elections, social media streams are filled with candidate information, from the local to the state to the federal level. The information … Continue reading Rising Tide: The Blue Wave is Building
Overall, 41 Congressional Districts have primaries on 5/8. Over half could be competitive in November. DemWritePress offers a primer on which races to track. Thus far this election season, only two states have held primary elections: Illinois and Texas. Things are about to change. On Tuesday, May 8th, four states (all of which went for … Continue reading Analysis: Which Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday (05/08/18)
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan is the Democratic nominee in the IL-13 swing district. Support this November Democrat! This race is featured as a competitive swing district by the DCCC, Democrats Work for America and the Cook Political Report. Betsy Londrigan won her party's nomination in March, and will face Rodney Davis this fall. She is a November Democrat. … Continue reading Help Democrat Betsy Londrigan Defeat Rodney Davis in IL-13
Democrats Ricky Shirah and Javier Fernandez are vying for open seats in the Florida state legislature. Democrats need to gain 20 seats in 2018 to take control of the Florida House, and winning two of them in the special elections that are scheduled on May 1st would go a long way toward achieving that goal. … Continue reading Attention Florida: Special Elections Tuesday, 5/1!
On Tax Day, Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D - Ore.) released a Senate Finance Committee Report to show the GOP's fleecing of America.13 million Americans are expected to lose their health coverage due to the Trump Tax Law's repeal of the ACA individual mandate, while everyone else's premiums are expected to rise dramatically. Meanwhile, health … Continue reading New Report: Big Pharma and Health Co.’s Benefiting Bigly from Tax Scam
Born in India & raised in working class Ohio, this Arizona ER Doctor is now a leading contender to be AZ-08's Congresswoman. Early voting has started in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District special election to fill Trent Franks’ empty seat. Election Day is fast approaching: next Tuesday, April 24th. As voters in this conservative district cast … Continue reading The Quintessentially American Story of Dr. Hiral Tipirneni
A navy veteran and State's Attorney, Democratic nominee Brendan Kelly can flip this Illinois swing district in 2018. This race is featured as a critical swing district by the DCCC, Swing Left, and Democrats Work for America. Brendan Kelly won his party's nomination in March, and will face Mike Bost this fall. He is a November … Continue reading Help Brendan Kelly Defeat Republican Mike Bost in IL-12!
She may be headed to Congress after the AZ-08 Special Election on 4/24. But can the folks who vote for her pronounce "Hiral" correctly?Before you view the video, say her name out loud to yourself. Then watch and see how close you were: This ER Doctor, Cancer Research Advocate and mother of three also apparently … Continue reading Watch Hiral Tipirneni’s Endearing Video: How to Say Her Name
Democracy is under attack. Our ship of state is sinking. Only the American people can save it. A Metaphor America is a majestic ship, constructed in the late 1700s ― worn-in, but still seaworthy. We (the passengers) co-own the vessel and hire the crew. For the most part, we agree on certain things: people … Continue reading Voters Must Unite in Non-Partisan Rejection of Despotism & Corruption
This swing district nominee - a nurse and former HHS Senior Advisor - is primed to unseat Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren in her Illinois district. This is the inaugural installment of our "November Democrats" series (additional info below). The Race: The Illinois 14th Congressional District (Ballotpedia Link) has been featured by the DCCC and Democrats … Continue reading Support Democratic Nominee Lauren Underwood & Help Flip IL-14!
First, Doug Jones. Then, Conor Lamb. Now: Hiral Tipirneni. Early voting has started, so it's time to ramp up GOTV efforts. On April 24th, residents of the Northwest Phoenix Metro Area will elect a temporary replacement to fill the seat of (another) disgraced Republican Trent Franks, who had to leave office due to a sex … Continue reading How to Help Arizona Democrat Hiral Tipirneni Win on 4/24
On March 27th, if you live in Huntsville, Hazel Green, Meridianville or Moores Mill in the Madison County area, you have a unique opportunity to elect an ethical leader to the Alabama State House. Terry Jones has been involved in the public education system for 30 years. He knows that to build tomorrow's thriving economy, … Continue reading Alabama District 21: Vote Terry Jones on 3/27!
I am very pleased to finally bring this long-term vision to fruition. This site will be dedicated to sharing real-time, critical information that is vital to preserving American democracy. Over time, I intend to add knowledgeable contributors in four key topical areas: Blue Wave, Election Integrity, Anti-Corruption & Civic Education. Please subscribe to the site … Continue reading Launch of DemWrite Press