Dear Colleague: DON’T AGONIZE, ORGANIZE: OWN OCTOBER


Dear Democratic Colleague,

The GOP’s decision to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has wounded the very soul of justice in our country.

Amid our heartbreak, however, we renew our resolve and determination.  We are awed by the dignity and bravery of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and by the courage of the countless survivors across our country who have come forward with their own stories, even at great personal risk.

To preserve the full record of this dark chapter, I am filing a FOIA request so the public can see the FBI report, transcripts of interviews, instructions from the White House, and any communications to the FBI from Senate Republicans regarding the scope of the investigation.  This is important to set the record straight.

We must not agonize, we must organize.  People must vote.  What is at stake in this election is nothing less than the health and financial security of families across America. The new conservative majority on the Supreme Court threatens a rollback of protections for people with pre-existing conditions, more leverage for corporate special interests over working families, and little hope to reform Citizens United.  That is why we must fight even harder to win so that we can advance our For The People agenda:

  • lower health costs and prescription drug prices;
  • raise workers’ wages with strong economic growth by rebuilding America;
  • clean up corruption to make Washington work for the people.

In stark contrast to the GOP Congress, our Democratic agenda will be conducted with openness and accountability to the people, fairness to everyone, and solutions that bring us together.

With the majority, we will strengthen the Congress to the vision of our Founders: Article I, the first branch of government, a check and balance on the executive and judiciary.

To achieve this, we must OWN OCTOBER with our For The People agenda, which I hope you will advance in events and on social media in the weeks ahead.

Thanks for your leadership.

 

best regards,

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