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Yesterday we set a record for 1 day of contributions for DU for Joe & Kamala!!!

We raised OVER $25,000 yesterday. I'll have the final figure in the next half hour.


Kamala Harris' Formal Acceptance, In Her Own Words

I am coming to you today with some big news: I’m honored to join Joe Biden in the fight for the soul of our country as the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee. Joe is a leader who can unify the American people, because he's spent his life fighting for the American people. And as president, he will build an America that lives up to our ideals.


Barack Obama on Kamala Harris

I’ve known Senator Kamala Harris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing...


Bernie Sanders on Kamala Harris

Congratulations to Kamala Harris, who will make history as our next Vice President. She understands what it takes to stand up for working people, fight for health care for all, and take down the most corrupt administration in history. Let’s get to work and win...


Elizabeth Warren on Kamala Harris

KamalaHarris will be a great partner to JoeBiden in making our government a powerful force for good in the fight for social, racial, and economic justice...


DUer running for office needs DU support, please

When I became aware that more votes are given to our Presidential (or Governor, depending on the election cycle), Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen, and all state candidates if we run for office locally, I chose to refocus my anger, fear, and disgust at Republicans and Trump. Speaking back to my fear at making myself a target of a very red county, I ran for New Mexico State Representative against an ALEC ‘Star Legislator’ 4 years ago. I spent the past few years recruiting other Democrats to run locally and this is the first year in over 20 years, we have a full ticket.

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