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Throughout the 2022 election cycle, we warned about and organized against what we called the whacko caucus. In some instances, we were successful. In others, we were not and now those chickens have come home to roost.It is very tempting to watch with glee the chaos which confronted the GOP as it tried to elect a House Speaker. But, the train wreck we were watching is extremely dangerous. A handful of extremists held the nation hostage to the ego of someone who, clearly, is willing to do anything to save his own ego: someone who, when elected, gave the former President full credit for his pathetic victory. The fate of the nation be damned.Contribute to ADA today! adaction.org/donate/one-time-contribution-to-ada/This is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog. When a mere handful (approximately 5%) of extremists with a combined ADA lifetime voting record of 10 percent is allowed to dictate the fate of our country, we need to be on high alert. The immediate implications, to name a few, were already more than concerning:❌The Congress could not be sworn in.❌Members and their staffs could not be paid.❌At a time of international peril, Members could not be briefed on critical issues because they didn’t have security clearances (although, we must say, if Santos (R-NY) never got one, we wouldn’t be disappointed).❌The business of the nation could not be conducted; and more.Even more concerning is that, once a Congress does really convene, we have the real danger that everything else we care about will be thwarted by this band of radicals who clearly don’t care what damage they do. The concessions they got from Speaker McCarthy consign us to at least two years of nightmare legislative scenarios which could well paralyze our country. Like mad dogs, once they taste blood, they will continue their attacks.That’s the bad news. The good news is that Americans for Democratic Action has already turned our attention to the 2024 elections and the even more difficult challenges we may face. ADA and the ADA Education Fund already are hiring organizers to place in key areas. They will engage in direct voter contact and education. Because we were so successful in the past, we know we can make a difference. We promise you we will put our faith in American voters, our optimism and our organizing skills to work as we build to a more liberal nation. In 2022, we won an astounding 65.5 percent of the races we targeted. With your devoted support, we know we will do even better. We, simply, will not let a band of zealots continue to hold the reins of power. So – reach into your pockets and contribute as much as you possibly can today. adaction.org/donate/one-time-contribution-to-ada/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to ADA’s Frances Perkins Public Service Awardee, Representative Marcy Kaptur of Ohio!Longest serving woman in the US House of Representatives and still going strong---relentless champion of working people, the environment, fiscal responsibility and fair trade, veterans and a sensible foreign policy.Thank you, Rep. Kaptur, for your smart leadership, your tenacity, your caring, your passion. ... See MoreSee Less
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23.5 percent of workers in the restaurant industry lived without health coverage in 2017, nearly triple the national rate.All workers, including restaurant workers, should have access to comprehensive and affordable healthcare.rocunited.org/bill-of-rights ... See MoreSee Less
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With the 2022 mid-term elections now behind us, we promise we won’t keep bombarding you with these Spotlights – for now. But, we did want to take a moment to send you our heartfelt thanks for all your support. ​We also want to mark the holiday season with what we hope will be a real gift – a report on our victories – and a New Year’s resolution to do even better in the coming two years leading up to the 2024 elections. Click here to make a year-end donation to ADA. adaction.org/donate/one-time-contribution-to-ada/ ​Although our Spotlights highlighted U.S. House and Senate races, ADA was active at all levels during this past election season. We worked on national, state legislative and statewide elections and, despite the naysayers, we were remarkably successful. Of the 71 races we targeted, we won a noteworthy 65.5 percent. Of course, we are greedy and wanted more but we are proud of what we were able to achieve with your support. We did it by voter education and outreach, with thousands upon thousands of voter contacts through every means at our disposal and by making certain that everybody knew just what was at stake. ​Now, we are turning our attention to the 2024 elections and the even more difficult challenges we may face there. Our resolution to you is that we will redouble our efforts and make sure that we a building toward a liberal future for our country. Already, ADA and the ADA Education Fund are beginning the hiring process to put organizers on the ground in key areas. They will engage in direct voter contact and education. We will put our optimism and organizing skills to work no matter what those who engage in doom and gloom might say. And, with your devoted support, we know we will do even better. ​Thank you so very much. Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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