In this Sunday’s New York Times, the newspaper published the first in a series of articles exploring the politics and policies of states, like Georgia, that are controlled entirely by one party monopolies.
Anyone who doubts that progressive candidates and policies can prevail in Georgia in 2014 should read this article.
One thing is crystal clear: national interest is focused on Georgia because both conservatives and progressives know that our state is on the verge of becoming a battleground.
Thanks to your support for the last two years, Better Georgia has led the fight for Georgia’s future.
That’s why I was interviewed by the New York Times to talk about Georgia politics and, specifically, the rise of Georgia progressives over the past two years.
At over 4,400 words, it’s a long article.
But in a nutshell, the newspaper highlights the differences between states with progressive supermajorities and states like Georgia with conservative supermajorities.
Progressive states have passed laws to allow citizens to register on Election Day to vote.
Conservative states have outlawed same-day registration and passed the most stringent voter identification rules in the country.
Progressive states have expanded access for women’s health, while conservative states have passed laws to add new tax breaks for corporations, loosened ethics rules and created harsh new restrictions on abortion and worker protection.
The war to live our values is now being won and lost on a state-by-state basis.
And that’s why Better Georgia started fighting for progressive values two years ago.
Here’s what I told the New York Times:
“We’ve seen huge wins in other states. And here in Georgia, we’ve learned what’s possible: If you fight back, you win. And if you fight smart, you win more.”
With intense clarity, we see the importance of fighting for our progressive values here in Georgia — in our General Assembly and in our governor’s office.
For more than a decade, the number of progressive voters in Georgia has increased, and now, with your help, we are investing in state-of-the-art organizations and strategies necessary to win.
Will you join us in this important battle?
Will you join 5,000 people who have already chipped in to support us with $8 or more?
As the New York Times exposes, the conservative political machine relies on big checks from longtime corporate donors, including tobacco, pharmaceutical and telecommunications interests.
But our donors are people just like you, from all across Georgia. In fact, 98.9 percent of our donors give $500 or less.
As Georgia’s 2014 Legislative session starts tomorrow, we will spend more of our time than ever exposing political corruption and corporate greed under the Gold Dome.
With the stakes so high, we must focus our efforts on fighting for progressive values in Georgia but we need your support now to make that possible.
Anything you can spare will be put toward our fight for progressive victories.
As the New York Times points out, national interests are focused on Georgia. But outsiders can’t save our state. It’s up to us to fight for our own values. Please give $8 now to show that we are ready to fight for ourselves.