Dear MoveOn member,
Elections matter. It's not just candidates who win or lose—issues can win or lose as well.
In the primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, progressive issues won. Both candidates came out for raising the minimum wage, for dramatic steps to make college more affordable, for tackling mass incarceration, for blocking the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and for taking the step of a Constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics.
Some of these ideas made it into the Democratic Party's platform for the first time, and continue to energize voters through the general election.
It's a reminder that now—during the campaign season—is a great time to push a progressive agenda. Candidates for Senate, the House of Representatives, state, and local office need to hear from us—and need to take the strong progressive stands that we demand of them.
Will you start a petition to the candidates competing for your vote, asking them to take strong stands on the issues that matter most to you? Whether you're pushing a Democrat, Republican, or independent, your petition could gain steam and provide an avenue for others in your area to demand strong, smart stances from those who want to represent us.
It's easy to start a petition with MoveOn—it's free, takes just 5 minutes, and we'll share it with other MoveOn members near you if you collect at least 10 signatures (assuming, of course, it's in line with MoveOn's progressive values.) And if it catches fire, it could make your issue a winner this election.
Thanks for all you do.
—Maria, Ben O., Erica, Justin K., and the rest of the team
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