Why you should support this campaign

The Democratic Party should open their doors to a new progressive generation. Some of us are skeptical of the DNC thanks to their treatment of Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary last year. But we’re willing to join the DNC as donors if Rep. Keith Ellison gets elected as chairman.

A lot of progressive grassroots donors may not feel comfortable supporting the Democratic Party. But with Keith Ellison in charge, all of that could change. We trust Keith Ellison to bring a strong and progressive vision to the DNC.

That’s why we’ve set up this pledge to show the DNC what they’ll be missing out on if they choose anybody but Keith. Showing that the DNC could raise BIG money from small donors is just one way we can help get Keith elected.

Let's show the Democratic establishment that we don't want big money and we don't need big money. This should be a people's party. And Keith is for the people!

Make a pledge to donate to the DNC today if Keith Ellison becomes chair. Your card will only be charged if Keith Ellison wins the chairmanship.


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  • Melody Haller endorsed

    “The DNC must wake up and realize that its quest "for the center" is the wrong direction at a time when the right-wing is pulling the country off the cliff. Pull back to the People! Or America is lost.”

  • Angel Rodarte Jr. endorsed

    “We are in unprecedented danger if we don't bring new blood for the DNC. If we lose seats in the House and the Senate in the midterms, our very constitution will be at risk of being amended by the GOP. It's now or never.”

  • Paige Harrison endorsed

    “A lifelong Democrat, I've been becoming more and more dissatisfied with the corporate centrists they have become. The 2016 campaign was the last straw. Reform and start representing us or else.”

Dec 7 2016

These Craven Attacks on Keith Must Stop

Friends,

Something awful is happening in the Democratic party. Over the past week, Rep. Keith Ellison has been subjected to baseless smear campaigns from members of his own party. These attacks have made Ellison the latest victim of the same petty self-cannibalization that has plagued the Democrats all year. Elites within the party used the same craven tactics when they falsely labeled Bernie as a racist and a sexist, and now they’re trying to do it again.

One elite in particular is Haim Saban. Saban is a billionaire mega-donor who has previously made contributions to George W. Bush’s presidential re-election campaign. And just last week, he had the audacity to call Keith Ellison -- a man with a great history of defending religious and civil rights -- an “anti-semite.” This kind of inflammatory behavior is not only destructive to the political process, but to the Democratic party as well.

And Saban isn’t alone. The American Defamation League came out with an equally disappointing condemnation of Ellison, lambasting him with false accusations and criticisms. Like Saban and the rest of the party establishment, the ADL wants to back a specific horse in this race. But they’re incapable of criticizing Ellison’s policy stances about relations in the Middle East, since President Barack Obama shares nearly identical views. As a result, they’re forced to rely on hatchet jobs and cowardly character assassinations.

Keith Ellison is being smeared and slandered by the establishment figures, and he needs our help. Please share this page with your friends and ask them to make a pledge to donate to the DNC ONLY IF they put an end to the smear campaign and elect Keith for DNC Chairman.

Democrats just received a shellacking in 2014 and 2016, and something has to change. The DNC chair debate is supposed to be about which candidate can adopt the strongest platform, energize the party, bring in new voters, and increase turnout across the country. And if someone has a policy-based disagreement with Rep. Ellison, they should come out with it. Instead, people like Haim Saban are launching unfair attacks in order to push their personal political agendas.

This kind of rhetoric is harmful and destructive. But what saddens me most is that I’ve come to expect this kind of punching-below-the-belt from elites like Saban. Especially against people like Keith: a tremendously qualified candidate, who has even gone as far as to pledge his resignation from the U.S. House in order to do the job full time.

Ellison has sacrificed so much for this country, and now wants to sacrifice for the Democratic party, too. It’s time we show him our support. Please share this page with your friends and urge them to make a pledge to donate to the DNC only if he wins (No seriously, your card won't be charged unless he's elected as Chairman).

Thank you for fighting alongside us!

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Nov 24 2016

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Melody Haller endorsed

    “The DNC must wake up and realize that its quest "for the center" is the wrong direction at a time when the right-wing is pulling the country off the cliff. Pull back to the People! Or America is lost.”

  • Angel Rodarte Jr. endorsed

    “We are in unprecedented danger if we don't bring new blood for the DNC. If we lose seats in the House and the Senate in the midterms, our very constitution will be at risk of being amended by the GOP. It's now or never.”

  • Paige Harrison endorsed

    “A lifelong Democrat, I've been becoming more and more dissatisfied with the corporate centrists they have become. The 2016 campaign was the last straw. Reform and start representing us or else.”

  • Angela Stoddard endorsed

  • Marcos Esparza endorsed

  • Jose H De La Garza endorsed

    “He was right, goddamnit. He was right about Bernie, he was right about Trump and that kind of foresight and proactive leadership is necessary if we're going to move forward in this country.”

  • René Duchesne endorsed

    “as an independent voter, I will be willing to vote for the democratic party if Keith Ellison becomes chairman and if the democratic party shows that they're willing to represent us, and not just Wall Street.”

  • Mike V endorsed

  • John Malone endorsed

  • Stephen J. Bradley endorsed

    “70 congressional seats and 900 state legislators have gone Republican just since Obama's been elected. It's time the Democratic party started working for the people and not just the corporate donors.”

  • Robert Macias endorsed

    “With the outcome of the election, it is clear that the DNC will go to whatever lengths necessary to keep the rich elites of the Democratic Party in power. Replacing Debbie Wasserman-Schultz with Donna Brazile as interim chair of the DNC has made no change at all. The entire Democratic Party should be disgusted with the behavior and actions of Wasserman-Schultz and Brazile, how they had a real chance to push progressive politics in this country, but instead virtually silenced Bernie Sanders through media manipulation. As one of the millions of progressives in this country, this very well may be the final straw before giving up hope on the Democrats. It is vital to the Party to finally listen to the millions of Americans, not just the rich and privileged, and and support Keith Ellison for DNC Chair, a real progressive. I can guarantee you that I, along with many other working-class Americans, will gladly donate to the party and do whatever possible to help you, on the condition that you fight to help us. It is evident that we are able to do this; look what how far we went to help Bernie, even when the entire establishment was against him.”

  • Sidney Noble Smith endorsed

    “I would support the DNC if Ellison becomes chairman because he represents my values as a progressive and him becoming chairman gives me tangible proof the DNC is ready to reform itself to become a party of the working man instead of corporations and banks”

  • Michelle Anderson endorsed

  • Nathaniel Lein endorsed

  • Michael Patterson endorsed

  • Nate Dubster endorsed

  • Tyrik LaCruise endorsed

  • Michael Burke endorsed

  • George A. Villalobos endorsed

    “Please support Americans, not corporations and donors.”

  • Steven Olson endorsed

  • Anthony Hamilton endorsed

    “The Democrats need real progressive leadership to win elections and get this country back on track”

  • Jeremy Gibson endorsed

  • Jake Zobrist endorsed

  • Peter Broome endorsed

  • Douglas McNeill endorsed

  • Kenneth Michael Davis endorsed

  • Robert Ganey endorsed

    “If Keith Ellison becomes chairman it gives me hope that the Democratic Party will listen to the people that desperately want their party in office.”

  • Maki Nanatawara endorsed

  • Rose Mankowski endorsed

  • Karen McClelland endorsed