On our national conference call on Thursday January 25th, we discussed several ways the Democratic Party continues to work against the people and progressive candidates. They betrayed the Dreamers four times by not insisting that DACA be a part of the budget talks in Congress. This occurred even though many Dreamers met with Democratic party officials and were assured they would stand up for them.
The Democrats continue to stymie the efforts of progressive Democratic candidates to win primary elections over established Democratic candidates. Progressives have been denied access to VAN, an important organizing tool for candidates. They have been forced to sign a unity statement in which they pledge to support the victorious established Democrat. There are reports that the DCCC is requiring primary candidates to raise a certain amount of money via phone calls in order to be placed on the primary ballot. Progressive candidates running inside the Democratic Party can be assured of being sabotaged in one way or another.
We have new resources on the website for you to use in your organizing and chapter building. Go to the ‘Organize’ tab and find the drop-down to the Organizing Action Items and the Chapter Building Guide. If you’d like to start small by organizing an MPP Informational Meeting, please contact us at organize@ForAPeoplesParty.org. For finding events, go to our Events Calendar. We will let you know when our Events Map is operational. As always, at your events be sure and take pictures and send them to organize@ForAPeoplesParty.org.