Listen up. I'm inspired by Katie Porter's message below. Please read it.
Whether the issue is climate, coronavirus, or systemic racism...to do what we need to do, we need to be in the damn room!
We need to elect people who understand because they have lived it. Single moms like Katie Porter. People who experienced homelessness like Candace Valenzuela. We need real life heroes representing us.
Check out the Red To BOLD slate of 7 bold progressive allies of Katie Porter. They can flip Republican congressional districts in areas where Joe Biden needs to get out every vote.
EMAIL FROM CONGRESSWOMAN KATIE PORTER:
There’s no way around it: To achieve big change, I need more allies in Congress.
I need a crew of BOLD and progressive leaders who will fight and win. The good news is that today many bold progressives are in prime position to flip Republican seats like I did in 2018. But they need our help.
I’m thrilled to support the PCCC’s Red to Bold slate - 7 bold progressives who can flip Republican congressional districts in areas where Joe Biden needs to get out every vote, like Michigan, Florida, and Texas. Even Nebraska, where President Obama won an Electoral College vote.
Republicans don’t want more Katie Porter allies in Congress. That’s why their big-dollar Super PACs are spending millions trying to defeat my allies who are in neck-and-neck races in key swing districts.
These candidates are inspiring voters on issues like Medicare for All, bold climate change solutions, corporate accountability, pro-worker policies, and helping working families and single moms like me. By energizing voters around popular progressive ideas, we will also increase turnout for Joe Biden.
This country, and our work in Congress, will look very different if these Red to BOLD champions win in November. And I’m asking for your help to make it happen -- please donate right now to help them get out the early vote.
Read more about them below. Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Katie Porter
Kara Eastman (NE-2) is one of the top House candidates in the nation and came within 1 point of defeating Republican incumbent Don Bacon in 2018. Polling shows Kara 2 points up! Kara’s also on the DCCC’s Red to Blue list and is endorsed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. She’s fighting for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and a $15 minimum wage. Kara attended the PCCC’s National Candidate Training.
Candace Valenzuela (TX-24) is running in one of the most flippable races in the country and polling has her up by 7 points in Texas! Elizabeth Warren has endorsed her and she’s also on the DCCC’s Red to Blue list. She’s campaigning on a Green New Deal, improving public schools, expanding family leave, and raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.
Dana Balter (NY-24) is ahead by 3 points and the Cook Report just upgraded this race from Leans Republican to Toss Up! She’s running against Republican incumbent John Katko -- one of just three House Republicans left in districts Hillary Clinton won. Dana nearly won in 2018, is endorsed by Elizabeth Warren, and is on the DCCC’s Red to Blue list. She is fighting for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, taking on big money in politics, universal pre-K, and higher wages for workers.
Mike Siegel (TX-10) came within 4 points of defeating Republican incumbent Michael McCaul in 2018 and now it’s a 2 point race! Mike’s on the DCCC’s Red to Blue list and is endorsed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. He has fought Texas Republicans to demand gun reforms and sued the Secretary of State when Republicans shut down mobile voting sites. Mike is campaigning on Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, police reform, and Housing for All.
Jon Hoadley (MI-06) is in a neck-and-neck race against Republican incumbent Fred Upton -- one of the worst enemies of the environment in Congress. Jon is on the DCCC’s Red to Blue list and is endorsed by Elizabeth Warren. If elected, Jon would become the first openly LGBTQ member of the Michigan congressional delegation. He’s fighting for Medicare for All, expanding Social Security, and a Green New Deal.
Julie Oliver (TX-25) is only trailing her Republican incumbent opponent by 2 points in this swing district and is on the DCCC’s Red to Blue list. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have endorsed Julie. Her bold platform includes Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, calling for an end to private prisons, and the cancellation of all student debt.
Pam Keith (FL-18) is a veteran running to defeat Republican incumbent Rep. Brian Mast -- trailing him by single digits in this toss up race. Elizabeth Warren and Ayanna Pressley have endorsed her. Pam’s running on a platform that includes Medicare for All, opposition to fracking and offshore drilling, student loan forgiveness for national service, and reforming veterans’ care. She attended the PCCC’s National Candidate Training.
P.S. Sign up to call voters for the 7 Red to BOLD allies of Katie Porter: Kara Eastman (NE-2), Candace Valenzuela (TX-24), Dana Balter (NY-24), Mike Siegel (TX-10), Jon Hoadley (MI-06), Julie Oliver (TX-25), and Pam Keith (FL-18).