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State Democracy Matters!

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IF WE WANT TO PRESERVE OUR DEMOCRACY, NOW IS THE TIME FOR ACTION!

I am worried about the future of American democracy. The Trumpist wing of the Republican party has become increasingly authoritarian and willing to embrace violence to obtain and maintain political power. In 2020 they gained control of most state legislative chambers; their gerrymandering and new voting restrictions make it even more crucial for Democrats to field strong candidates and get out the vote in future elections.

I have learned that we can make an enormous difference in this regard by helping to flip key red and purple state legislatures. We have initiated this State Democracy Matters! Giving Circle to raise money to support The States Project, an organization working to shift the balance of power in the states.

It is impossible to overstate the pivotal importance of this year’s elections. If radical GOP politicians hold their slim majorities in swing state legislatures, we can anticipate even more targeted voter suppression tactics in 2024.

After reviewing the opportunities, the stakes, and the landscape for the 2022 elections, our giving circle has decided to focus our fund-raising efforts on Pennsylvania , leveraging the work that The States Project has done to build momentum. Despite a challenging year, a fairer electoral map - 103 seats Biden won compared to 100 seats that Trump won - has put the Pennsylvania House within striking distance this year, even more so in 2024.

Learn more about the stakes, opportunities, and candidates we will support in Pennsylvania.

The initial goal for the State Democracy Matters! Giving Circle is $10,000 by June 2022. Please click the DONATE tab if you agree with this approach. And please forward this link to others in your lives who might be interested.

Thank you,
Jay Himmelstein and friends

FURTHER BACKGROUND ON THE STATES PROJECT

Meet The States Project! This 4-minute video provides background on the history and strategy of The States Project.

How We Got Here by Daniel Squadron. Daniel is the co-founder and Executive Director of The States Project. This video provides background on the tactics that have been used by the extreme right-wing to control state legislatures and what we can do to level the playing field.

Republican-dominated state legislatures have passed thousands of laws trashing fundamental freedoms and the quality of life, including restricting voting, banning and criminalizing abortion, limiting access to health care, and expanding gun “rights.”

Value: In contrast to the high cost of federal elections, even $10,000 can make the difference between winning and losing a state-level race. The States Project targets purple and red states where relatively modest amounts can break a GOP supermajority or flip a legislative chamber.

PS: Have further questions about The States Project Giving Circles? This FAQ can help.
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About our group

IF WE WANT TO PRESERVE OUR DEMOCRACY, NOW IS THE TIME FOR ACTION!

I am worried about the future of American democracy. The Trumpist wing of the Republican party has become increasingly authoritarian and willing to embrace violence to obtain and maintain political power. In 2020 they gained control of most state legislative chambers; their gerrymandering and new voting restrictions make it even more crucial for Democrats to field strong candidates and get out the vote in future elections.

I have learned that we can make an enormous difference in this regard by helping to flip key red and purple state legislatures. We have initiated this State Democracy Matters! Giving Circle to raise money to support The States Project, an organization working to shift the balance of power in the states.

It is impossible to overstate the pivotal importance of this year’s elections. If radical GOP politicians hold their slim majorities in swing state legislatures, we can anticipate even more targeted voter suppression tactics in 2024.

After reviewing the opportunities, the stakes, and the landscape for the 2022 elections, our giving circle has decided to focus our fund-raising efforts on Pennsylvania , leveraging the work that The States Project has done to build momentum. Despite a challenging year, a fairer electoral map - 103 seats Biden won compared to 100 seats that Trump won - has put the Pennsylvania House within striking distance this year, even more so in 2024.

Learn more about the stakes, opportunities, and candidates we will support in Pennsylvania.

The initial goal for the State Democracy Matters! Giving Circle is $10,000 by June 2022. Please click the DONATE tab if you agree with this approach. And please forward this link to others in your lives who might be interested.

Thank you,
Jay Himmelstein and friends

FURTHER BACKGROUND ON THE STATES PROJECT

Meet The States Project! This 4-minute video provides background on the history and strategy of The States Project.

How We Got Here by Daniel Squadron. Daniel is the co-founder and Executive Director of The States Project. This video provides background on the tactics that have been used by the extreme right-wing to control state legislatures and what we can do to level the playing field.

Republican-dominated state legislatures have passed thousands of laws trashing fundamental freedoms and the quality of life, including restricting voting, banning and criminalizing abortion, limiting access to health care, and expanding gun “rights.”

Value: In contrast to the high cost of federal elections, even $10,000 can make the difference between winning and losing a state-level race. The States Project targets purple and red states where relatively modest amounts can break a GOP supermajority or flip a legislative chamber.

PS: Have further questions about The States Project Giving Circles? This FAQ can help.
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