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We have been highlighting the Georgia Senate run-off both because it is so very crucial and because the differences between incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and the Republican nominee Herschel Walker couldn't be more stark. We know you know, but thought it important to remind you, just how awful Walker really is. We hope you will be pleased to know that ADA is not pausing for one minute in our effort to reach Georgia voters. By the time the polls close on December 6, we will have made at least 150,000 voter contacts with this message. Click here to volunteer to Get-Out-the-Vote in Georgia! act.myngp.com/Forms/1272549469220503552Then, we will turn immediately to the 2024 elections and the need to enhance liberal majorities in both the House and Senate. Your support has been critical to our efforts during the 2022 election season and we are truly grateful. We will need your support for 2024 to build on this year's successes.As a reminder of what’s at stake: Walker is a dyed in the wool conservative who touts “family values” and is staunchly anti-choice, unless it’s his own family or paramours. He vows to fight for fewer government regulations of businesses. He is opposed to common sense gun control legislation and supports the former President’s southern border wall. He wraps himself totally in bizarre utterances which prove him not only to be unfit to be a Senator but also a real threat to our democracy.Herschel Walker (R-GA)📣“I live in Texas, I went down to the border off and on sometimes.” The Red & Black 📣"A wall do work...when you got a wall around your house people don't -- yeah but they can get in. But, you know what, if they get in, it would be hard to get out because I got a dog that -- well, my dog really won't bite." Yahoo News📣"Since we don't control the air, our good air decided to float over to China's bad air. So when China gets our good air, their bad air got to move. So it moves over to our good air space. Then -- now we got we to clean that back up." GPB📣“I’m not a pilot. I’m a football player, I’m a politician, I’m a lover ... I’m that warrior for God that [Obama] should have been when he was born but he’s not.” Yahoo News📣"Cain killed Abel and that's a problem that we have. What we need to do is look into how we can stop those things. You know, you talked about doing a disinformation -- what about getting a department that can look at young men that's looking at women that's looking at their social media. What about doing that? Looking into things like that and we can stop that that way. But yet they want to just continue to talk about taking away your constitutional rights. And I think there's more things we need to look into. This has been happening for years and the way we stop it is putting money into the mental health field, by putting money into other departments rather than departments that want to take away your rights." CNN📣“At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not?...If that is true, why are there still apes? Think about it.” The Hill📣“Do you know right now, I have something that [you can bring] into a building, that will clean you of Covid, as you walk through this, this dry mist?” he told Glenn Beck in the summer of 2020. “As you walk through the door, it will kill any Covid on your body.” Black Enterprise📣"I'm this country boy. I'm not that smart. And he's that preacher. He's a smart man, wears these nice suits …So he's going to show up and embarrass me at the debate October the 14th, and I'm just waiting. I'll show up and I'm going to do my best.” Vanity Fair📣“Well, right now, people have coverage for health care. It’s according to what type of coverage do you want. Because if you have an able-bodied job, you’re going to have health care. But everyone else – have health care is the type of health care you’re going to get. And I think that is the problem.” CNN📣“I believe in reducing insulin, but at the same time, you have to eat right. Unless you have eating right, insulin is doing you no good. So you have to get food prices down and you got to get gas prices down so they can go and get insulin.” ForbesClick here to help us send Herschel Walker back to Texas! act.myngp.com/Forms/1272549469220503552 ... See MoreSee Less
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On this Monday after Thanksgiving, we know we have much to be grateful for. We are grateful that the 2022 mid-term elections went far better than anticipated. We are grateful that the Senate remains in Democratic hands and that the predicted carnage in the House never happened. And, we are most grateful to you and our other supporters for your help as we try to defend the Senate seat held by Senator Raphael Warnock (D) in the December 6 runoff. Once, that is done, we will immediately pivot to building a more liberal America in 2024 and beyond. We couldn’t do it without you.Click here to volunteer to help us Get-Out-The-Vote in Georgia!act.myngp.com/Forms/-5355904757338734592We do know that you know the vast difference between Senator Warnock and wannabe Senator Walker. We do, however, want to underscore just how vast that chasm is. We have illustrated that by giving you Herschel Walker quotes in the past. There are, however, two more to treat you with.Click here to contribute to ADA's work in the Georgia runoff! act.myngp.com/Forms/-1753588005395759104The day after the massacre in Colorado Springs, Mr. Walker let loose this unhinged transphobic utterance. “Do y’all know what the definition of an enemy is? A enemy is somebody that don’t like you.But they been telling you they don’t know the definition of a woman either. So think aboutthat either. They don’t know the definition of a woman. But I’m going to tell you the definitionof a woman. Because it written in my great book. It said ‘a man and a woman.’ And there’s adifference between the two of them. So that’s the reason men shouldn’t be in women’ssport—here’s a difference.‘But then, yet, they trying to tell you a man could get pregnant. Get that out of your head.No, he can’t. No, he can’t. All they’re trying to do is take you down in that elevator, take youdown in that elevator and lie to you. But I’m going to tell you right now, I’m not going to lie toyou. I’m going to tell you, we’re in a mess. We’re in a mess because we put weakleaders in Washington. Weak leaders in Washington that not representing us.”Then, there’s this gem: “A werewolf can kill a vampire. Did you know that? I never knew that so I didn’t want tobe a vampire anymore. I wanted to be a werewolf.” With anyone else we might have that he was referring to Halloween costumes. With Mr. Walker, we simply aren’t sure what he meant.Sadly, despite all this, the runoff could well be a very tight race and this is the man our former President wants to see in the Senate. We couldn’t disagree more. That is why ADA is marshalling as many resources as possible to help ensure that a sane, rational Senator is re-elected and the liberal majority in the Senate is expanded. Between the general election and the runoff, ADA will have made at least 150,000 voter contacts reaching out, specifically, to voters in the 18-40 year old range and those outside of the Atlanta metropolitan area. And, we won’t stop until the final vote is cast. Your past support has been vital to our work but we are greedy: We want to make sure we reach our goals and, in the process, send a forceful message to our former President. It is truly vital and we have only a few more days in which to do it. ... See MoreSee Less
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Early voting starts in Georgia on Monday (or perhaps Saturday). ADA volunteers will be calling young Georgia voters throughout the early vote week in Georgia. Can you fill a volunteer shift next week? Click here to volunteer to Get-Out-the-Vote in Georgia. act.myngp.com/Forms/-5355904757338734592 Don't have the time to call voters? You can help by making a donation to ADA's GOTV work in Georgia by clicking here: Click here to contribute to ADA's GOTV work in Georgia. act.myngp.com/Forms/-1753588005395759104?fbclid=IwAR1Y00pk8XtmzcRJw7SCAYk2KVMs6d1KdyXRom-tFgXIxlpXT7aUz_11CLY ... See MoreSee Less
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On Tuesday, in a speech filled with inaccuracies/lies, the former President announced he is running again in 2024. We cannot, however, lose sight of the fact that – in many ways – he is still on the ballot in 2022 in the guise of Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker. Now, is our chance to send Mr. Trump a forceful message that his brand of divisive, hate-filled politics is no longer in vogue. At the same time, we have an opportunity to expand a liberal lead in the Senate and mute the voices of Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). It is vital that we meet the challenge and ADA is determined, with your help, to do just that.Click here to contribute to ADA's work in the Georgia runoff!act.myngp.com/Forms/-1753588005395759104Just a reminder of what’s at stake: Walker is a dyed in the wool conservative who touts “family values” and is staunchly anti-choice, unless it’s his own family or paramours. He vows to fight for fewer government regulations of businesses. He is opposed to common sense gun control legislation and supports the former President’s southern border wall. He wraps himself totally in bizarre utterances which prove him not only to be unfit to be a Senator but also a real threat to our democracy.It’s a real tragedy that so many Georgia voters appear to prefer Walker to a proven leader in Senator Raphael Warnock (D) who has devoted his life to public service and has more than shown his value in his short Senate tenure.For Americans for Democratic Action, the choice is abundantly clear. We pledge ourselves, and all who are reading this, to do everything in our power to make sure that Georgia’s December 6 runoff re-elects Senator Warnock. With our eyes not only on December 6 but on early voting, ADA already is working making thousand of voter contacts. And, we won’t stop until the last ballot is cast on December 6. With your help, we will ensure that Georgia’s Senate version of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is sent packing and, in the process, we will take delight in also sending the former President a message. ... See MoreSee Less
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With November 8th firmly in the rear view mirror, we had hoped to give both you (and us) a bit of a breather, at least until the New Year. Sadly, that is not to be and we don’t have a minute to spare. That means we are laser focused on the Georgia Senate runoff. Click here to contribute to ADA's work in the Georgia runoff! act.myngp.com/Forms/-1753588005395759104​All of the news articles are highlighting the runoff date of December 6th but there are other dates to keep in mind with early voting beginning on November 28th and running until December 2nd. In race after race around the country, we have seen just how important an aggressive get out the vote – and, in particular, get out the early vote – campaign can be. That is why we are hitting the ground running. In the weeks ahead, we will be making at least 150,000 contacts to key voters in Georgia. In particular we will be targeting young voters outside of the Atlanta metropolitan area where we believe much more attention is needed. There is far too much at stake here and its implications go far beyond the borders of Georgia. Over the past several months, we have highlighted for you the stark policy and personality differences between Senator Raphael Warnock (D) and Herschel Walker (R) so we won’t reiterate them here. We will state firmly, however, that they are not the only candidates in this race. By implication, the former President is also on the ballot. It is vital that the message Trump should have received on November 8th be underscored in Georgia with a strong Warnock victory. Please, therefore, join us in sending that message by contributing – to the greatest extent possible – to ADA’s get out the vote efforts. We guarantee you it will be money well spent. Click here to help us reach our voter contact goals in the Georgia runoff! act.myngp.com/Forms/-1753588005395759104 ... See MoreSee Less
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The time has come, Election Day is tomorrow. If you haven't voted yet, then please VOTE TOMORROW. If you've already voted, help others VOTE TOMORROW! Click here to find your polling location! www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/ ... See MoreSee Less
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With just a few days remaining in the 2022 election season, we have to remind everyone what’s at stake. There was a time when we might have shrugged or even giggled when Texas Republican Congressman Louis Gohmert issued one of his bizarre utterances. Well, we’re not laughing anymore because, while he now may be consigned to the dustbin of history, there is an entire cadre of his ilk now vying to be either elected or re-elected. They are not shy about telling us what they are: they are anti-vaxxers, pro-gun and anti-choice. Their lack of understanding about either basic science or history is breath-taking. They are willing to follow the false god of our former President and they are dangerous. We have their own words to underscore those facts. Now the person who would become Speaker of the House should the Republicans take control has proven that he would be a wonderful leader of the whacko caucus. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) seems to think that violence against women is amusing and that "threatening" Speaker Pelosi with a gavel the week after her husband was attacked with a hammer is appropriate. You can read for yourself here: "I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that gavel. It will be hard not to hit her with it." CNNBut, there's more at stake than Mr. McCarthy. The quotes below give you all you need to understand just how vital it is that we unite to resoundingly defeat these people on Tuesday.Click here to donate to ADA’s 2022 GOTV program!act.myngp.com/Forms/7217581352814641152Please take a moment to review the attached quotes – straight from the candidate’s mouths or writings – and act accordingly. We have been reaching out to hundreds of thousands of key voters through door-to-door and phone and text campaigns. And, we will continue until the polls close on November 8. Then, on November 9, we will start all over again as we confront the 2024 elections and whatever the new Congress brings. Please join us in our work. We truly need your support as we, literally, battle for the soul of our nation.Herschel Walker (R-GA)📣"Since we don't control the air, our good air decided to float over to China's bad air. So when China gets our good air, their bad air got to move. So it moves over to our good air space. Then -- now we got we to clean that back up." GPB📣"Cain killed Abel and that's a problem that we have. What we need to do is look into how we can stop those things. You know, you talked about doing a disinformation -- what about getting a department that can look at young men that's looking at women that's looking at their social media. What about doing that? Looking into things like that and we can stop that that way. But yet they want to just continue to talk about taking away your constitutional rights. And I think there's more things we need to look into. This has been happening for years and the way we stop it is putting money into the mental health field, by putting money into other departments rather than departments that want to take away your rights." CNN📣“At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not?...If that is true, why are there still apes? Think about it.” The HillRon Johnson (R-WI)📣"I don't know about you guys, but I think climate change is — as Lord Monckton said — bullshit." The Hill📣"By the way, standard gargle mouthwash, has been proven to kill the coronavirus.” Reuters📣"I mean 'armed,' when you hear 'armed,' don’t you think of firearms? Here’s the questions I would have liked to ask. How many firearms were confiscated? How many shots were fired? I’m only aware of one and I’ll defend that law enforcement officer for taking that shot. It was a tragedy, OK? But I think there was only one." PolitifactJ.D. Vance (R-OH)📣“There’s something comparable between an abortion and slavery and that, while the people who obviously suffer the most, are those subjected to it, I think it has this morally distorting effect on the entire society.” The Catholic Current📣“This is one of the great tricks that I think the sexual revolution pulled on the American populace which is this idea that, like well ok, these marriages were maybe even violent but certainly the were unhappy so getting rid of them and making it easier to shift spouses like they change their underwear, that’s gonna make people happier in the long term. And, maybe it worked out for the moms and dads, though I’m skeptical, but it really didn’t work out for the kids in those marriages.” SalonClick here for more quotes from whacko Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Green, Lauren Boebert, Blake Masters, Paul Gosar, Andy Harris and many more. act.myngp.com/Forms/6608189127747698688 ... See MoreSee Less
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The Ohio Senate seat became an opportunity when the incumbent Rob Portman (R) decided not to run for re-election. By all odds, it typifies the type of state which should elect a Democrat but it is still always a close call and promises to be one yet again. Recent polling has the Republican, J. D. Vance leading Congressman Tim Ryan (D) by either 44-40 or 46-43. In other words, it’s a dead heat. But, the winds are blowing our way and we are hopeful that, with your help, we can claim victory in Ohio and expand the Senate liberal majority. Click here to donate to ADA’s 2022 GOTV program!act.myngp.com/Forms/7217581352814641152Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance must now be wondering “with friends like these.” The once never-Trumper is now a 24/7 acolyte of the former President but…: At a recent rally for Vance, to which he wasn’t invited, the former President said, “J.D. is kissing my ass he wants my support so bad.” Vance describes himself as a “conservative outsider” while surrounding himself with MAGA insiders. Running against Vance is Representative Tim Ryan (D), first elected to Congress in 2002. He has the backing of Senator Sherrod Brown (D), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) and a host of state-level elected officials and all major Labor unions. Click here for further information on the Ohio Senate race. act.myngp.com/Forms/-6939201501336174592Ryan’s decision to run for the Senate opened the 13th Congressional District seat that encompasses the city of Youngstown and areas east of Akron and should be receptive to a message designed to target heavily unionized workers. Pundits like pollster Nate Cohen and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele are, increasingly, predicting that there is a good chance that the House will remain in Democratic control. Ohio's 13th CD could be one of those districts that helps make it happen. Still, it will be a challenge and one we must be ready to meet. The candidates vying to succeed Ryan are yet another study in stark contrasts. Click here for further information about the OH-13 Congressional race. act.myngp.com/Forms/-6939201501336174592 ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't believe the hype! Democrats are properly funding the IRS so it can catch wealthy tax cheats and work better for taxpayers. Who's against that?? ~Tax dodgers!! No one making under $400,000/year will see their audit rates go up. ... See MoreSee Less
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Elections have consequences. If Republicans take control of the House or Senate, they will give the rich and corporations huge tax cuts, and pay for them by slashing Social Security and Medicare. Don't believe it? Republicans have already proposed giving the wealthy and corporations ANOTHER huge tax cut.VOTE NOW! ... See MoreSee Less
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