Cheri Bustos, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's chair for the 2020 election, just enacted a policy to blacklist anyone who works with candidates like me who will challenge an incumbent Democratic to win a seat in Congress. This new plan will strongarm progressive primary challengers out of running for office.
Progressive leaders like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ro Khanna would never have been elected with this rule in place in previous elections. It's a brand new rule designed to rig the primaries and protect the Washington establishment, putting their interests above serving their constituents.
Voters are sick of the status quo, and this slap in the face to grassroots candidates needs to be met by all of us raising our voices and demanding the DCCC reverse this tone-deaf policy. The good news is that we have a strong Congressional Progressive Caucus that is fighting to open up the Democratic Party, but change isn't going to happen if it's just us working from the inside. The DCCC needs to hear your voice too.
That's why you need to speak up strongly and reject this anti-democratic policy.
Add your name to tell DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos: Stop protecting the Washington establishment. Let grassroots candidates fight for working people.