« I’m a superdelegate and I don’t believe in superdelegates. »
HUGE NEWS: Senator Elizabeth Warren just joined the fight to end superdelegates!
Democrats in Maine, Alaska, Utah, Hawaii, and Wisconsin have already voted in favor of abolishing superdelegates.1,2,3,4
And now with Sen. Warren joining the fight, we have one of the most powerful voices in the Democratic Party on our side and a real chance to win THIS YEAR.
Sen. Warren told the Massachusetts state convention attendees, « I’m a superdelegate and I don’t believe in superdelegates. »5
We couldn’t have said it better.
The momentum to end the undemocratic superdelegate system has become so overwhelming, it may be impossible to ignore at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
And now the establishment insiders are really feeling the heat. In fact, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski has even called for Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign over her mishandling of superdelegates.6
Whether you’re for Sanders or Clinton, it’s clear that the superdelegate system has only served to undermine the confidence of voters. That’s why supporters of both candidates have come out in favor of ending the system.
But party insiders won’t give up their power without a fight, so we need to start organizing now and keep pushing through the convention in Philadelphia this summer. Will you chip in $5 today?
Thanks for standing with us.
David and the Demand Progress Team
1. Superdelegate vote animates rally by Maine Democrats, Portland Press Herald, May 7, 2016
2. Utah Democrats, listening to Bernie Sanders supporters, want to drop superdelegates, The Salt Lake Tribune, May 31, 2016
3. Hawaii Democrats call for end to superdelegates, KITV, May 30, 2016
4. On third day of convention, Alaska Democrats call for end to super delegates, KTVA, May 15, 2016
5. Elizabeth Warren doesn’t believe in superdelegates, CBS News, June 6, 2016
6. MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Calls For DNC Chair To Step Down Over Bias Against Sanders, RealClear Politics, May 18, 2016
Excerpt. In an unprecedented move, Jill Ellen Stein, the Green Party’s Nominee for the US Presidential Elections 2016, has voiced support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) against Israel, in a statement released by her campaign.
The campaign voiced support for the BDS Movement against Israel at a time when the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, issued a decree that criminalized BDS supporters and threatened them to a boycott by New York if they dared to boycott Israel.
The Stein campaign called for “ending military and economic support for the Israeli government while it is committing war crimes and defying international law.”
My bill to stop “golden parachutes” for bank executives in federal jobs.
Stand with Sen. Tammy Baldwin: Tell Congress to stop the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington!
I’ve staked my career on fighting to make our economy work for the interests of people on Main Street, and not just Wall Street.
But it’s an uphill battle when so many public officials overseeing Wall Street come from the same banks they are supposed to keep in check.
Big banks are even able to reward their executives with massive “golden parachute” bonuses if they enter the federal government and become Wall Street regulators.
It’s hard to know whose side Wall Street watchdogs are really on if they’re paid to be in the pocket of big banks.
That’s why I’ve introduced commonsense legislation to stop this “revolving door” between Wall Street and Washington. I’m proud to have the support of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and allies like Rootstrikers in this fight.
Inviting outside voices into our government can be a good thing. But the American people must be able to trust that the regulators are acting in the interest of the public, and not just their former – or future – employers.
The revolving door is yet another way for Wall Street to gain influence in Washington and keep the deck stacked with loopholes and special access.1
At a time of record economic inequality, we need to do more to restore the public’s trust that we all play by the same set of economic rules.
No one should have to wonder whether big banks and Wall Street executives will be held accountable when they break the law.
And it should be clear that public servants in Washington are doing the people’s work, not writing the rules to benefit their former employers.
The Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act would be a critical step. It would ban “golden parachute” bonuses for executives taking government positions, and make it harder to switch between working for a big bank and regulating Wall Street.
And if we stand together, Congress will have listen to us instead of Wall Street’s army of lobbyists.
Thank you for standing with me.
Tammy (♥) Baldwin
U.S. Senator, Wisconsin
1. Reuters, “How Wall Street captured Washington’s effort to rein in banks,” April 9, 2015.
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