Just under a week till Election Day! In this moment of historic crisis and unprecedented resistance, I urge you to join me in supporting a powerhouse candidate in Virginia: Montigue Magruder for Virginia House of Delegates. Montigue’s campaign can make a major breakthrough for revolutionary Green politics.
As U.S. empire teeters at the brink and the neoliberal order unravels, people are rising up to demand an America and a world that works for all of us – defying disaster capitalism in climate-change ravaged Puerto Rico and beyond, giving sanctuary to our undocumented neighbors, standing against police brutality and white supremacy, demanding a war-time mobilization for renewable energy and regenerative agriculture, calling for health care, education and jobs as human rights, opposing catastrophic wars from Yemen to Korea, and so much more.
As Republicans continue their unabashed assault, the Democratic establishment is fighting its own progressives as much as it’s fighting Trump – blocking single payer healthcare in California, supporting a Congressional military budget even larger than Trump’s, refusing to ban corporate money from the DNC and just last week purging Sanders supporters from party leadership.
A new poll shows a record 61% of Americans want a new major party to represent them. Inspirational Green candidates have stepped forward to meet the urgent need. Among them, Montigue Magruderis a strong contender for whom your support could make the critical difference.
Montigue Magruder is running for Virginia House of Delegates District 69. A working-class Virginia native who has lived in Richmond since he was 10, Montigue has experienced poverty, homelessness, incarceration, and domestic violence through his life. He was inspired to political activism in 2010 when he joined a movement opposing fare increases on Richmond’s public transit system. His struggles and his work with people-powered organizations cultivated his philosophy of providing everyone a life of dignity and love from birth until death.
In an area long dominated by the Democratic Party, Montigue is gaining ground with his commitment to clean-money grassroots politics and his bold progressive agenda including living wages, ending felon disenfranchisement, stopping pipeline construction, making Virginia a sanctuary state for immigrants and much more. He has ignited a broad coalition of progressives, earning endorsements from Clean Money Squad, Democratic Socialists of America Richmond, Virginia River Healers and Activate Virginia. He is exactly the kind of person we need in state government to stand up for radical progressive change whose time has come.
As the neoliberal establishment continues to serve the 1%, who keep getting richer while half of Americans struggle in or near poverty – it’s more critical than ever to help revolutionary Green candidates power up to victory.
Please join me in supporting Montigue Magruder’s extraordinary campaign as he fights for the greater good like our lives depend on it – because they do! Together, we can create an America and a world that works for all of us.
With your help, it’s in our hands!
PS. To learn about other awesome people-powered candidates, take a look at Virginia’s 2017 Green campaigns and support a candidate near you!