Saturday, January 4, 2020

Jill Carter for Congress

For years, my (former?) best friend, with whom I haven't spoken since Trump's inauguration (no coincidence), used to do a bit called True Facts.  The premise was that we were guests on a political talk show and would make claims that were blatantly false and preposterous, but with absolutely certainty.  For example:

"Of course Luxembourg poses a serious threat to American national security, what with their death ray satellites orbiting Phobos.  These are true facts!"

No longer a sketch comedy concept, similar utterances from 1600 Pennsylvania are now commonplace.   

Turning from "True Facts" to Serious Opinions, in these most serious of times, I am a firm believer in the idea that districts that can elect strong progressives, should elect strong progressives.  Maryland's Seventh Congressional District, where I live, is one such constituency.  

With that framework firmly in place, I believe State Senator Jill Carter would be the ideal Democratic nominee.  An independent voice known as the People's Champion, Senator Carter is right on all of the major issues of the day, issues that have a profound impact on the day-to-day lives of Americans.  From her commitment to Medicare for All, to her belief in restoring the principle of free public higher education, to her support for a pro-job and pro-environment Green New Deal, Senator Carter's campaign represents the best opportunity for the voters of the 7th to send a staunch progressive to Washington.

Furthermore, out of the many seeking the office, the Carter campaign has been one of the most active.  Looking at some specific metrics, they have already knocked on almost 4,000 doors, with a concrete plan to contact, by phone or at the door, at least 50,000 voters by the Special Primary date, February 4, 2020.  The Jill P. Carter for Congress Facebook group has over 2,800 followers, including individuals from across the District. The State Senator Jill P. Carter Twitter page has over 7,700 followers. And they plan on engaging 500,000 voters via social media by the special primary.  The campaign is running social media ads and is exceeding their fundraising targets.

In short, if you are looking for an experienced (but not "Establishment") progressive who will fight for the working families of the 7th, Senator Carter, in my humble(-ish) opinion, is the best choice.

And that's a Real Fact!

In solidarity.

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