Political change begins with the people we elect. But there are too many barriers that keep good candidates on the sidelines and prevent them them from running for office.
That’s why CHORUS Agency is organizing a network of campaign experts who are working pro-bono to elect a new generation of leaders.
THE DIFFERENCE YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES:
Your contribution will help them:
- File as a 501c4 organization (a political nonprofit)
- Hire a small team to support their work with 20 campaigns in 2017, and scale it up to 60 campaigns in 2018
- Create a free library of tools and resources for running winning campaigns
WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN:
CHORUS Agency wants to help candidates strategize and win. CHORUS is a “network of pro-bono advisors who are supporting exceptional progressive leaders running for state legislature and Congress.”
They are determined to “change the culture of politics and strengthen our democracy by developing and supporting a new generation of progressive leaders to serve in elected office.”
CHORUS has “assembled a team of strategists who want to support authentic leaders who will drive long-term change...Every advisor is a leading expert with multiple cycles of experience...specializing in strategic planning, data and analytics, grassroots organizing, digital engagement and technology.”
Whether you think House of Cards storylines are playing out in the halls of Congress or that every politician is beholden to big money, there’s no disputing corruption is a problem that plagues our politics. Dr. Danielle Mitchell, a family physician running for congress in Tennessee, agrees:
“Many politicians are corrupt and have no interest in protecting you.”
Danielle says she’s running for Congress, because “it’s time to elect government officials who are trained to take care of people.”
WHY SHE'S RUNNING:
“Representing people is more than just showing up for photo ops and attending expensive dinners. Representing people means you LISTEN to their concerns, you FIND SOLUTIONS and you GET. STUFF. DONE. Elected officials should be there to PROTECT you and our community.
A special election is taking place on June 20th between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Kandel. Polls show the race is neck-and-neck and early voting is already underway.
A record amount of money has been raised and spent in this election, but these two campaigns could be the deciding factor in making sure voters have their voices heard.
**MY RIDE TO VOTE: FUND FREE RIDES TO THE POLLS**
“My Ride to Vote believes that all citizens, regardless of their political beliefs, should be able to participate in the political process. Our nonpartisan mission is to provide rides to the polls on Election Day to traditionally underrepresented voters who wouldn't be able to vote without a ride. These voters are the voices who have been systematically silenced in Georgia and in the halls of power.
By donating $25 or whatever you can, you can ensure that at least one new voter has a voice in Georgia."
**SPREAD THE VOTE FIGHTS VOTER SUPPRESSION BY HELPING CITIZENS GET THE ID THEY NEED TO VOTE**
“In 2016, Hillary Clinton lost Georgia by 211,141 votes. But 675,000 eligible voters in Georgia didn’t have photo ID and couldn’t vote because of strenuous voter ID (voter suppression) laws.
21 million people in the US don't have government issued photo ID -- usually, these are communities of the poor, elderly, or homeless. Or they’re students and people of color. It’s unconscionable that the communities in our country most impacted by public policy decisions in Washington, DC are being systematically disenfranchised by voter ID laws.
Spread the Vote (STV) exists to fight back, and we’re starting by launching local chapters in voter ID states across the country.
Where does the money go?
- Volunteer trainings
- Fees for paperwork needed for IDs (birth certificates, etc.)
- Transportation to and from DMV for voters
- Building chapter infrastructure in Georgia"
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Representative Tom MacArthur has become Trump's biggest supporter in New Jersey and is the main author and lead negotiator for TrumpCare 2.0 that jeopardizes care for people with pre-existing conditions while blatantly protecting the health care plans of Congress from these changes.
MacArthur also represents a swing district (NJ-3), where President Obama won twice.
What Andrew Kim is saying:
"FIXING OUR BROKEN GOVERNMENT
I'm considering running because I want to change how Congress works for the Third District. Our government is broken. Our leaders ignore their responsibilities to the people. Our country is led by billionaires and millionaires like Tom MacArthur who are out of touch with the struggles that Americans face to pay their bills and provide for their families. MacArthur said he would be different from Trump, but he quickly became Trump's biggest supporter in New Jersey as he aligned with Trump 96 percent of the time, even on bills that he knew would hurt the people of the New Jersey Third District.
LEADERSHIP FOR A STRONGER AMERICA
I am proud to have served my country from the war zone of Afghanistan to the White House. I served in Afghanistan as an adviser to Commanding General Petraeus where I worked alongside our brave service men and women and learned what it meant to put our lives on the line to keep our nation safe. I had the honor to serve at the White House as the Director for Iraq at the National Security Council and as a point person coordinating the war against ISIS. I helped design our nation’s strategy for war to stop ISIS from committing genocide against tens of thousands of innocent people. I worked at the Pentagon to strengthen our military and became a diplomat at the State Department to secure critical international alliances. These experiences tested me and strengthened me as a patriot, a leader, and a public servant."
Republican Congressman Tom McClintock, from California's 4th district, beat his Democratic competitor in 2016 by nearly a two-to-one margin. But after supporting Donald Trump's agenda 92% of the time and calling activists or constituents who attended his town hall "anarchists", McClintock is looking less secure.
He already has two potential democratic challengers for 2018: Jessica Morse, a national security expert with over a decade of service in the Defense Department, State Department, and USAID and Regina Bateson, a former Foreign Service Officer and assistant political science professor.
Learn more about their campaigns below:
What Jessica is saying:
"The people of California’s 4th district deserve a representative who is fearless, solution-driven and an unrelenting advocate. That’s Jessica Morse. Incumbent Tom McClintock has three things to show for his 40 years as a politician: naming two post offices and a mountain. He has proposed commercializing Yosemite, eliminating salmon habitat, and supported President Trump’s immigration ban and botched health care plan. He’s had his turn to stand up and fight for the 4th, and he failed. Jessica knows her community, she knows her district, and she’s proven that she is willing to step in and step up to tough challenges."
What Regina is saying:
"California's 4th District deserves better than Rep. Tom McClintock. Our district is full of good, decent people. We are warm and compassionate. We care about our families, our communities, and the environment. We believe in science. We abhor discrimination. We cherish and support all our neighbors, from the young to the elderly.
Does Tom McClintock speak for you? Will you re-elect a man who shows callous disregard for the health and well-being of his own constituents? Will you re-elect a man who calls pre-existing conditions "nuisances"? Will you re-elect a man who relies on sham research to deny climate change? Or will you stand up for our district's values and priorities and vote for change in 2018?"
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