Something Astonishing Is Happening In California

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An important message from Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America

Since the beginning of 2016:

– Nearly 1 million new voters have registered in California.

– There’s been a 70% increase in the number of voters age 18-29 registered in 2016, as compared to 2012.

– Latino registration is 98% larger this year than in 2012

– Democratic Party registration is up 185% (!) over 2012.

It’s clear that one of the main reasons fueling this record-breaking surge of voters is Bernie Sanders and our political revolution. 

The California primary is on June 7, and voters are flocking to the chance to vote for him. California also holds important primaries for state and Congressional races that day — and a surge of Bernie voters can help progressives down-ballot.

After Tuesday’s primaries, some are calling for Bernie to drop out of the race. They don’t want to let everyone vote. And they don’t seem that interested in helping out important progressive candidates hoping for help from voters inspired by Bernie Sanders. Bernie’s made it clear he’s staying in the race. Let’s stand with him.

Democracy for America members have stood by Bernie Sanders since you overwhelmingly endorsed him in 2015. Now it’s time to send a message to the political establishment: We’re going all the way — from Indiana to California — with Bernie. Chip in $3 or more now to Bernie Sanders and DFA to help build the political revolution across America.

In addition to helping Bernie win every vote and every delegate possible, here’s another very intriguing reason why California is so important:

Because the California primary will ultimately decide whether Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee — or whether Ted Cruz forces a contested convention — it means a lot of Republicans will be voting in the California primary. At the same time, California voters are also deciding who will run in the November election for an open U.S. Senate seat, for several crucial House races, and for state and local offices.

California uses the “top two” primary process, which means the two candidates who get the most votes — regardless of party — go on to the November election. If Democrats stay home, while Republicans flock to the polls in their final opportunity to decide who their nominee will be, then that could spell doom for progressive candidates up and down the ballot.

I know a few Wall Street banks and big oil companies that would love nothing more than for Democrats to stay home and not vote. They don’t want to see the political revolution show up in critical primaries in California and the remaining states voting in May and June.

Bernie Sanders has made it clear he’s going to fight hard until every state, territory, and district has had its chance to vote. DFA stands with him. Will you help?

Chip in $3 or more right now to Bernie Sanders and DFA today. Together, we can drive progressives to turn out, win primaries from Indiana to California, and continue to build our political revolution from coast to coast.

Thank you for helping people power defeat billionaire power.

– Charles

Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director
Democracy for America

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