BOLD PROGRESSIVES across the country need to support Zephyr Teachout's campaign for New York's 19th District for the US House of Representatives. She is the kind of candidate we need running and winning in the 2016 elections to take our country back from corporate America. Please click the link and make a donation to her campaign (I did), and if you are in New York's 19th district please consider joining her campaign!
Zephyr Teachout just announced that she is running for the U.S. House in New York’s open 19th Congressional District. Zephyr is an activist, lawyer, anti-corruption crusader, and nationally-known “Warren wing” rising star.
When Zephyr challenged corporate Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary for governor in 2014, she won the majority of counties -- shocking political observers. The media reported:
Slate Magazine: Teachout has become a phenomenon.
The New Yorker: Zephyr Teachout’s achievement signaled to other Democrats, Hillary Clinton included, that the political center of gravity has shifted, and that a significant segment of Democratic voters won’t suffer gladly a return to the timid, pro-corporate policies of the Clinton years, which Cuomo represents.
Washington Post: If Teachout's ideas gain broad approval nationally or influence in Washington, they'll have followed the same trajectory as those of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is proud to endorse Zephyr Teachout as she runs in one of the most competitive congressional seats in 2016. Political insiders will be watching to see how much grassroots support she gets in her opening days.
Can you donate $3 to Zephyr Teachout right now to help her launch this bold campaign?
Zephyr Teachout is a law professor who literally wrote the book on corruption in American politics and leads a campaign finance reform organization. She has also shined the spotlight on big corporate mergers that hurt consumers.
The Nation recently reported, “Teachout is often compared to Warren -- as an academic who has become an engaged and effective activist.” She would be a great ally!
When Zephyr ran for governor in 2014, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig called her "the most important anti-corruption candidate in any race in America." She can do it again!
President Obama won this district by 6% in 2012. With the Republican incumbent’s retirement, this race is a key Democratic pickup opportunity and strong early fundraising is critical for Zephyr's success.
Can you donate $3 to Zephyr Teachout today?
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Stephanie Taylor, PCCC co-founder
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