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  • posted about Donate to Open Our Democracy on Facebook 2017-10-12 22:51:40 -0400
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    Donate to support the Open Our Democracy Act

    Thank you for supporting the Open Our Democracy Act and Congressman John Delaney.

    If we’re going to put an end to partisan gerrymandering and closed primaries, we need thousands more Americans to join this campaign.

    We live in challenging times. Closed primaries and partisan gerrymandering have created an electoral system where members of Congress are no longer required to campaign to their constituents in order to get elected. Millions of independents are shut out of elections that our tax dollars pay for. And as a result, hyper-partisanship and gridlock are getting worse and worse by the year.

    With your help, we can mobilize many more Americans to urge their Congressional Delegation to support the Open Our Democracy Act.

    Please make a donation to help us grow this campaign. With your help, we can reach out to thousands more activists, and add strength to our campaign. Every dollar counts.

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  • commented on Why don’t Nevada Democrats want independents like me to vote in primaries? 2017-04-16 16:00:50 -0400 · Flag
    I believe she is not alone in her reasoning. 49.6% of all eligible voters stayed home! And now we have trump.
  • posted about Unrig it 2020 on Facebook 2017-02-10 21:13:54 -0500
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    50,783 SIGNATURES
    GOAL: 75,000 signatures

    To: New DNC and RNC Chairpersons, Tom Perez & Ronna Romney McDaniel

    Fr: Open Primaries

    Re: 2020 Presidential Primaries

    One thing united American voters this election year: the growing frustration with a political system that is broken, rigged, unfair – choose your favorite adjective.

    As a country, we need a new way forward, one that unites Americans with different beliefs and backgrounds. We need an electoral system that makes that possible.

    26.3 million independent voters were barred from participating in the Presidential Primary this year, and millions more registered Democrats and Republicans were prevented from voting for the candidate of their choice because of a patchwork of restrictive registration rules. From New York to Arizona, voters across the country -- whose tax dollars fund the primary process -- were denied the right to fully participate. It’s not hard to understand why voter turnout has hit a 20-year low and 70% of all Americans now support open primaries.

    As new Chairpersons of the Democratic and Republican Parties, you have a unique opportunity to influence how the presidential primaries are conducted in 2020. The parties have been given the power by the Supreme Court to determine how to conduct their primaries. We encourage you to conduct open primaries in all 50 states in 2020. Let all the American people speak.

    Both of your predecessors opposed open primaries. We ask you to re-examine this posture and take such steps as are necessary to adopt rules that require all state party organizations to conduct open primaries in 2020. The country will thank you.