I realize that electoral politics seems like old news to a lot of progressives these days. Many of you were highly motivated in 2008, believed in the system, and are now disillusioned. Some of you have decided to work on systemic change outside the government while others are simply standing aside, not wanting to participate is anything as corrupt and immoral as politics, regardless of the result. Some of you feel the big money has it so rigged that it's pointless. I understand all those reactions. We're in a bad place right now and it's very hard to see any light.
However, if you still believe that progressive principles can be successfully applied to democratic government, then supporting progressive candidates for congress is one way to do that. It's less glamorous than the ecstatic "Camp Obama" experience of 2008 and it's long term project that goes forward in fits and starts and features plenty of disappointment --- but it can result, over time, in changing the way government works.
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