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On November 3, 2015, you had the greatest victory in progressive politics in 51 years. You won an election with three new progressive Supreme Court justices to the Pennsylvania court by a wide margin. This means that the state of Pennsylvania will be redistricted to have a progressive legislature and seven new progressive Congressman in Washington, DC. You can take credit for this major step in progressive politics. You invested in this 15 year program to get a two-thirds progressive majority in both houses of Congress, thus making this a true progressive country again. In this campaign, you invested in sending out 201,000 personal letters to progressive leaders and activists across the country and in Pennsylvania: Over three million phone calls. Countless emails. You got the message out to progressives across the country as well as in Pennsylvania. You got the attention of many progressive leaders and organizations. They all focused on these normally nondescript races in Pennsylvania. You helped set up an office in Pennsylvania, staff to man it and volunteers to design a program.

 

Now with your further support, you can move onto redistricting the next states: Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia. Your investment can get back enough seats to assure permanent control of Congress with progressive Democrats. You can donate online at dapac.org.

 

Over the last 13 years you invested in getting Congress back for progressive Democrats and rebuilding the progressive Democratic Party. You now made a major step toward that goal. In the last thirteen years you invested in electing 25 congressional representatives and senators. Your investment produced the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. All twenty-five congressmen and women and senators voted for it. It passed by slim margins in both the House and Senate by three votes in the House and the exact number needed in the Senate. Without your elected progressives it would have never passed. Arguably you passed the most significant legislation since Medicare in 1964. One of your congresswomen won by only 2,311 votes. You stuck with her after she lost by only 1,062 votes in the prior election. Your support was critically important in producing the necessary votes for her election.

 

You have a tangible example of what your investment did from one of the people writing, editing and mailing you this letter. My wife, Barbara, who does these things now, was dying from kidney failure. Three months ago she received a kidney transplant from an unknown deceased donor from across the country, a donation that most likely would not have come from our geographical donor location under the old procurement rules. She got that kidney through the first nationwide expansion of the kidney pool this year. This national expansion was attempted for 44 years. It came to fruition because of healthcare expansion under the Affordable Care Act, which without your investment in getting progressives elected to Congress, would not have happened. My wife and I are personally thankful for your life-saving gift.

 

You have demonstrated political courage and persistence in supporting true progressives on the Democratic ticket to Congress. Now you can build on these successes and take back both the House and the Senate. The nation has reached a tipping point. It can either go to the far right or to the progressive side. History has demonstrated that in the long run progressive values win out in the United States. Your investment will get you much closer to getting back progressive values running this country again. Please donate now. You must stop the likes of Donald Trump and Ben Carson from steering this country to destroy a unified progressive government with their values of intolerance of immigrants, greed, lack of scientific understanding of global warming, and ignorance of our history, government and laws.

 

The middle class is largely being destroyed. Income inequality is the highest since 1910 and rapidly increasing. Middle class voters do not now see Congress as being the solution. It has failed them for 35 years. Congress is at an all time low in approval at nine percent. This is an opportunity to create a progressive voter uprising. Only 36% of voters voted in the 2014 federal election. We see how this frustration has erupted in the Black Lives Matter movement, the Fight for Fifteen, demonstrations on campuses, and the resignation of a major college president. It will only get more emphatic if you don't get true progressives leading this country again. With your investment it can happen.

 

You are successfully making major steps along the way to a progressive government. The end product you are seeking is a two-thirds majority of progressive Democrats in both houses of Congress. Then you can pass any progressive policy the country needs. The president can’t veto it, he or she can only implement the policies. The next major step on the way to that victory is having a simple majority of progressive Democrats in both houses of Congress. In this cycle you are on your way to getting back the Senate. You have sufficient candidates endorsed and leading in the polls to achieve that if the voting trends continue.

 

You also have sufficient seats in play to get back the House. According to political experts, 44 Republican seats are in play. Democrats need thirty to win back control of the House. At the beginning of the year, experts were projecting that Democrats could pick up about 14 seats mainly due to higher voter turnout in a presidential year. An additional seven vulnerable Republican seats have been trending to the left. The changes are favoring our success. It looks like you could pick up as many as 21 seats right now. If the trends continue it could even be more.

 

On top of that, if redistricting continues to be successful and voting trends continue, you would be looking at a two-thirds majority in both Houses as soon as 2022.

 

By producing a top-heavy economy and not investing in the middle-class, robber baron billionaires are destroying the American dream for most people while creating frustration and discord in most of the country. This focus threatens the population's confidence in our government. Two-thirds of the American people believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Only 9% approve of Congress. The average American believes 60% of Congress is corrupt. 60% of Americans believe their children will be worse off than they are now. Only 36% of registered voters actually voted in the last election and most voters believe their vote doesn't matter.

 

Here is what happens when you invest, are successful, and get a two-thirds majority in both Houses of Congress:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If someone tells you these things cannot be done, you can say the other 27 developed countries have almost all these things and health care costs that average about 50% of ours. You can point out that their billionaires pay about 70% on incomes over $3 million per year and their middle class is much better off.

 

You can accomplish all these things and more if we have a two-thirds progressive Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. When you contribute now you are making that happen. You are investing in the most cost effective, scientifically tested plan to achieve that result. You invested in the development of our own internal research which was used on top of research from Yale University's political policy institutes to produce the most scientific get out the vote program in the country. It is proven to be successful and you are investing in the most cost-effective organization using those methods. You don’t pay overpaid consultants millions of dollars a year to run these programs as you do when you give your money to other organizations. You get far more results with far less money. Right now we have people ready to match your investment. So when you invest now you will get double the result for your money.

 

You are making people's lives better with your donation now and saving the country from further destruction and greed. Because of your actions and donations we will again have a progressive country. Thank you for your activism and support.