You hear it every election cycle: “this is the most important election of our lifetimes.” It’s one of the most overused statements that people make around our elections in this country. However, this year genuinely is the most important election that most, if not all of us have faced in our lifetimes. For the better part of the past three years, many of us have … Continue reading Our democracy is on the line this November
Now that the Democratic primary is over, it’s worth briefly discussing what’s ahead of us. I’ll be frank with you. Joe Biden was not my first choice to be the Democratic nominee. As many of you may know, I was a major supporter of Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic primary. I, and many others, worked their butts off for her campaign because we not only … Continue reading A Letter to Joe Biden
Primary season is finally upon us. A week from today, hundreds of thousands of Iowans will head to their caucus locations to go to bat for the candidate they think is best suited to take on Donald Trump in the General Election. Even now, just seven days before the first event of the Democratic primary is set to get underway, many voters remain undecided on … Continue reading Why I’m in this fight with Elizabeth Warren
October 31, 2019 With us quickly approaching the one year mark to the 2020 Presidential election, I wanted to reflect on the events that transpired on that fateful day three years ago when it felt like our world turned upside down. In the fall of 2016, I was going through my third and final year of law school at UW-Madison. While I was a student, … Continue reading Reflecting on Election Day 2016: A Call to Action.
With much of the discussion revolving electability in the 2020 primary, why is Elizabeth Warren the best candidate on that issue? Continue reading Making an Electability Case for Elizabeth Warren
September 21, 2019 If you’ve read our site before, you know I’ve talked a lot about how it’s difficult to avoid feeling helpless at times during the Trump Presidency. If you feel that way, though, don’t! You have the agency to change things if you get involved in a cause you are passionate about right NOW! Take some inspiration from the following. I just organized … Continue reading Journal Entry #8: Don’t Feel Helpless About What’s Going On. Do Something About it!
Voter suppression is a massive issue that we face as we head into the 2020 election. Wisconsin has been ground zero for Republican efforts to suppress the vote. In 2016, those efforts were successful in lowering turnout in just enough key targeted areas of the state that Donald Trump was able to win by less than a quarter percent of the vote over Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading Wisconsin Republicans Voter Suppression Efforts Must be Fought. Help Us Combat That Ahead of 2020.
One of the most frustrating things to watch over the past several months has been the Democratic Party’s reluctance to go head-first into impeachment proceedings. Democratic leadership in the House, as well as several members of the U.S. Senate, have been afraid to impeach the President because they fear how the politics of it may play out. That is absurd! I did a Twitter thread … Continue reading Democrats Can’t Be Afraid of Impeachment. The Stakes are Too High.
One of the things we often lose sight of when we talk about politics, and what it takes to win elections specifically, is communicating what exactly it is that WE stand for as a movement and as a party. Jon Faverau, who was one of President Barack Obama’s former head speechwriters, and is now a founder of progressive media organization Crooked Media where he works … Continue reading Winning in 2020 Will Take More than a Specific Set of Policies or Talking Points: It’s About Telling a Story About Our Values
August 25, 2019 There’s been many times in the past two and half years where it feels like we’re helpless in this slow-motion car crash that is Donald Trump’s Presidency. No matter what we set out to do to fight the excesses of this administration, weeks like this one can make it seem like what we are doing isn’t quite enough to push back on … Continue reading Journal Entry #3: Reasons for Hope