Whether it's a relaxing beach trip, a mountain adventure or some extra time with family and friends, I hope you're enjoying the summer .
But I also hope you'll take a moment to remember all the deployed service members who are missing home this summer, sacrificing summer vacations, holidays and special moments with their loved ones to protect our country.
We only have until midnight tonight to meet our thank-you card goal of 50,000 signatures, and we're still missing yours: Please, will you add your name now to thank the heroes sacrificing so much for us this summer?
This month, thousands of service members missed celebrating the Fourth of July with their families. Next month, it could be the first day of school, birthdays, or anniversaries. But our troops don't complain. They don't ask us for anything. They show up for us, day in and day out.
That's why I hope you'll show up for them today . Signing this card will only take a moment, but I know it will mean so much to service members missing their families this summer. Please, add your name before midnight.
Thanks for keeping our troops in your thoughts, today and always.
Mary English Bell, USO
Hello – I have some good news and bad news.
The bad news first: My campaign fell short of our fundraising deadline. To make matters worse, we’ll need to raise 50% more in July than we projected to keep up with the GOP’s massive spending in Ohio.
In the race that will decide Senate control in November, every single dollar counts. And make no mistake: This election will be won on the margins – and its effects will ripple down-ballot to our state-level races here in Ohio.
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But here’s some good news: We represent the best chance Democrats have to flip a seat and break the 50/50 tie in the Senate. If my campaign can just raise the resources we need to fight off the GOP’s attacks, we can win this race. Your donation will also be split with the DLCC to help boost Democratic Statehouse candidates in states like Ohio.
There’s too much at stake in this election – voting rights, access to safe and legal abortion, taking on climate change – to throw in the towel. The next step is blowing the doors off our July fundraising goal, and that must start today.
Can you help kickstart July with some serious momentum by donating $10 split between my campaign and the DLCC right now? We’ve got a lot of ground to cover but with you by our side I know we can do it.
Sula, did you hear what the AG said?
In a recent Twitter Spaces with Democracy Docket and election lawyer Marc Elias, A.G. Holder spoke about the United States Supreme Court’s decision to hear Moore, the independent state legislature theory (ISL) case, and other prevalent redistricting news. Here’s how the AG put it:
- North Carolina Republicans are using ISL, a truly fringe legal theory, to attack our democracy and desperately hold onto political power
- Republican maps are so unfair to voters of color that even Trump-appointed judges in Alabama struck down a GOP congressional map (The Supreme Court reinstated that map for 2022 and is now considering letting it stand for the decade in Merrill v. Caster).
- We are moving towards a system of political apartheid
Maps preferred by Republicans, in states like Alabama and North Carolina, are antidemocratic, gerrymandered, and disenfranchise voters of color. Republican-controlled state legislatures will draw these maps all across the country if they win Moore and Caster. We cannot express how dangerous this case could be to fair redistricting efforts and to American democracy. We’re doing everything in our power to stop Republicans from passing these maps, but we need your help.
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Now let’s hear Marc Elias’s comments on redistricting:
- Suppressing the vote has always been in the Republican playbook
- SCOTUS continues to dismantle the Voting Rights Act to make it more difficult to challenge gerrymandered maps
But don’t just listen to A.G. Holder and Elias, let’s listen to the Republicans themselves:
A Republican spokesman for the Republican State Leadership Committee (RLSC), said: “if Republicans and conservatives want to control the redistricting process, then winning control of state legislatures is not enough. You also need to control the supreme courts.”
-- All On The Line
P.S. You can listen to the entirety of the Democracy Docket, A.G. Holder, and Marc Elias Twitter Spaces event here
All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund. Support our work to end gerrymandering.