Inspirational video about the justice democrats and brand new Congress. trying to generate support for justice democrats and brand new Congress. Both organizations have similar platforms and strategies. Included on their list of reforms are passing Medicare for all, repealing citizens united, a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure rebuilding plan, and federal support of a massive jobs program. Both PACs intended to focus their efforts on the midterm primary elections in 2018.
Combined the groups have raised more than $1 million in small donations from over 40,000 donors, with an average of $17. They have grown to more than 200,000 supporters who have submitted more than 8,300 congressional candidate nominations.
Uygur, who is a host and co-founder of The Young Turks, is a co-founder of Justice Democrats and saw great value in partnering with Brand New Congress.
“When we started Justice Democrats, we recognized there needed to be a movement that really put into action what voters were feeling,” he explained. “When we realized what Brand New Congress had already built and accomplished, we knew that merging our resources would lend to a much more powerful campaign.”
Saikat Chakrabarti, a co-founder of Brand New Congress, believes the partnership has secured a viable option and path of action for voters who are unhappy with the current state of politics.
“Congress has repeatedly failed in addressing the real concerns of all Americans,” He said. “We can only win the trust and support of the public if we present them with a plan that will fix the problems they face. We need to rebuild the US economy to create high wage jobs for millions, expand Medicare to everyone, build a renewable energy economy in the shortest time possible, entirely remove the influence of money in politics, and rethink our criminal justice system bringing an end to mass incarceration.”