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It's go time 🌊

I am inspired by all of the terrific candidates across America.

They are running to be a check on Donald Trump and take back Congress from the extreme elements of the Republican party.

Here's the issue: they can't win without your help.

Lots of people will be asking you for money in the coming month. I'm asking you for that, yes, but most importantly for your time.

Across the country, there is a truly amazing array of candidates working around the clock. They need your abilities, treasure, and talent. Pick one or pick ten, and make them your hobby. Your efforts will make the difference. Find specifics on where to volunteer or give through the DCCC, SwingLeft, and to help win the Senate click here. Or, join me in supporting the candidates endorsed by the New Democrat Coalition, which I chair.

Tell your friends and family why you are volunteering, get them involved and encourage them to vote. This is the critical part. We cannot win unless people turn out to vote in record numbers.

Stand together. The Democratic Party is wonderfully diverse and covers a huge swath of the political spectrum. We have our disagreements, but the fundamental notions of justice, equality, freedom, and respect that bind us are more powerful.

Marches, protests, and activism saved the Affordable Care Act, reunited immigrant families who were torn apart at the border, and constrained President Trump's most authoritarian daydreams.

You did those things. That's the power you have. That's the difference you have made so far.

From coast to coast and at every level, we must reject the hateful authoritarianism of Donald Trump. In our democracy, nothing wins an argument like an electoral rout. That is what we need.

It's go time. There's one month to go. Now is the time to unite, fight and win, or continue to live with the consequences of unchecked Trumpism.

For the sake of our country and our children, that is not an option.



Posted on October 4, 2018.

Meet Jim

Congressman Jim Himes is a tireless voice for common-sense, independent solutions to the challenges facing Connecticut. He's looking out for the middle class, fighting for affordable health care for all, taking on special interests like the NRA to end gun violence, and working to create economic opportunity for working families.

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