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Suzan DelBene (WA-01)

Denny Heck (WA-10)

Derek Kilmer (WA-06)

Rick Larsen (WA-02)

FARMBILL:$238Mil +n subsidies given to some members of Congress !Did your member just vote2keep their $$ a secret? yet,cut $8.7bil out of SNAP

the DFA Wisconsin Recall Campaign.

This is it. DFA’s campaign to recall right-wing Gov. Scott Walker and four anti-union, anti-middle class Wisconsin Republican Senators is ready to go — and it’s the biggest campaign we’ve ever run.
– We’re going to be on the air with new hard-hitting TV, radio and web ads against Walker and his Republican cronies for their work to destroy unions and middle class families.
– We’re going to be on the ground with a massive door-to-door canvass, knocking on 127,353 doors in 35 days. Wisconsin Campaign Manager Kaili Lambe is on the ground right now hiring staff for our biggest-ever ground campaign.
– We’re talking directly to voters and having real Wisconsinites tell their stories because it’s the most effective tactic to win support and Get Out The Vote. A grassroots campaign run on people-power like this one is the only thing that can beat big corporate money — it’s the only thing that ever has. But we can’t do it without you.
Please chip in $8 right now to the DFA Wisconsin Recall Campaign.
Gov. Walker reminded us this week exactly what’s at stake when he pushed through a plan to throw more than 17,000 low-income Wisconsinites off Medicaid.

Wisconsin isn’t the only state where Republicans have launched all-out War on Working Families like this. But other right-wing Governors are taking their cues from Walker and his cronies.

Wisconsin is the front line in the War on Working Families and this recall campaign is our biggest ever. Join us now to put us over the top in the June 5 recall and send a message to Republicans across the country — attack the middle class and you lose.
Please contribute $8 now.
Thank you for everything you do.
Jim Dean, Chair Democracy For America

down to the wire … Michael Langenmayr, Democracy for America

It’s down to the wire in Wisconsin.

 We need to win at least three Republican recall elections to take back the State Senate. Polls show us leading in Districts 14, 18 and 32 and close behind in Districts 2, 8 and 10. These are three Republican districts that no one ever thought we had a chance of winning.

 The war on working families has backfired on Republicans and now we have a shot of picking up three seats that they said we could never win. But we can’t do it without you. Can you join us and make calls to Wisconsin voters on Tuesday?      www.democracyforamerica.org

These calls are important. Talking directly to voters cuts through the corporate spin and is one of the most effective ways to Get Out The Vote. Please join us today and help put us over the top.

 Thank you for all that you do.

 – Michael

 Michael Langenmayr, Deputy Political Director
 Democracy for America

Debra Bowen is a progressive leader

The CA-36 special primary election is just six days away and we need your help to make sure DFA-endorsed candidate Debra Bowen closes strong.

Debra is kicking her Get Out The Vote operation into high gear during the final four days of the election. But the success of this operation will depend on DFA members to step up and push progressive champion Debra Bowen over the top. Can you help deliver the resources Debra needs to win?


Debra has always run campaigns empowered by grassroots activists. In this race, over 90% of her contributions have been for less than $100, and over 80% of all contributions have come online.

But Debra’s opponent Janice Hahn is being boosted by $75,000 from an insurance industry outfit targeting Debra’s defeat. And according to the L.A. Times, about half of Hahn’s campaign contributions come from “lobbyists, developers, and others doing business with the city” — the ultimate City Hall insiders.

Debra is a progressive leader who has always put principle over politics. But to ensure victory on May 17th, we need to make sure Debra has the resources to finish her grassroots campaign strong.

Thank you for everything you do.


Charles Chamberlain, Political Director

Democracy for America

What we did together

Organizing for America
As the President said last week, “some election nights are more fun than others. Some are exhilarating; some are humbling.” 

Last Tuesday took place in a very difficult electoral environment. But I’m incredibly proud of the work we did this year. The plan we built and implemented together was unprecedented in an election like this — it helped make the difference for dozens of good candidates, and it laid the groundwork for the fights ahead.

We put together a page to illustrate the impact we had.

Take a look at the work we did together.

In six months, Democrats, on front porches and on the phones, reached out to more than 80 million voters across the country. Volunteers organized 36,994 events in their neighborhoods, building on an infrastructure that was already the most ambitious grassroots operation in politics.

For get-out-the-vote weekend, you filled more than 200,000 volunteer shifts at 2,839 GOTV staging locations.

As Linda in Henderson, Nevada, said, “The most gratifying experience was talking to people one-on-one and telling them what the President and Senator Reid are doing. [We] really engaged people — all different generations wanted to know how we were going to make our country better.”

On Election Day, some folks on the West Coast got up at 4:00 a.m. to make calls to voters on the East Coast, and some East Coasters stayed on the phones until midnight, when the last polls closed in Hawaii and Alaska.

On a tough night, there were a few key races where this work put us over the top — despite being outspent by corporate interests.

Take a look at the recap we put together — and share it with friends:


The work we did together was not just about winning a single election, but about building this movement. It’s about organizing our communities, talking to voters, and getting our message out.

It wouldn’t have been possible without you.

As we move forward, I’m optimistic about the fights ahead because of the energy and effort you gave this one. And, as we lay out the path forward, we’ll be relying heavily on your thoughts and your feedback.

I’m proud to fight alongside you.

— Mitch

Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America