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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Can the Democratic Party Be Transformed?

Coalition for Grassroots Progress
December 2, 2017                                                 

More than a year after the horrifying outcome of the 2016 Presidential election, the Democratic Party has still not had a public discussion of its failure, even though that should have been the first priority.

Since the Democrats didn’t do it themselves, a task force comprised of co-founder Norman Solomon, the California Democratic Party's Progressive Caucus chair Karen Bernal, civil rights attorney Pia Gallegos, and communications specialist Sam McCann stepped up to do the research and publish the results.

The results of their research, called “Autopsy – the Democratic Party in Crisis,” can be found here.Everyone who is concerned about the situation in the United States today should read this document; it should be required reading for every Democrat elected to office as well as any Democrat planning to run for office.

We have our work cut out for us in the coming year, if we are to begin to repair the damage the Trump administration is doing to democracy in the United States.

There are three things each of us should do right now:
•      First, read the autopsy.
•      Second, forward it to your contacts on social media and email.
•      Then, contact your elected members of Congress, in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and urge them to read it and respond to you. You can do that easily via these handy webpages provided by our friends at RootsAction:
   * --- To email your House member
   * --- To email your Senators

The Coalition for Grassroots Progress is an independent community-based political action committee for progressive change. This work is only possible with your financial support. The best way you can help, as we head into the 2018 electoral season, is to become a recurring, monthly donor. Our dedicated team ensures even the smallest contributions go a long way; please consider a donation of any amount to CGP today.

In solidarity,
Alice and Anna for the Coalition for Grassroots Progress

Important background articles for more information:
>> Jake Johnson, Common Dreams: “To Address Historic Failures, Autopsy Urges ‘Progressive Reboot’ for Democrats”
>> William Greider, The Nation: “What Killed the Democratic Party?”
>> Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet: Criticizing the Democratic National Committee for Failing to Learn Lessons from 2016
>> Christopher Cook, The Progressive: “Can the Democrats Save Themselves?”
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