The 36 year old Mayor of South Bend, Indiana is my candidate for DNC Chair election this Saturday. He is a successful, smart (Harvard), articulate, progressive, elected millennial from a red state in the heartland. Just what we need to win back Congress and Statehouses next year.
He is seen as everyone’s second choice and an outside the Beltway generational bridge between the two deadlocked inside factions — Congressman Keith Ellison from the Sanders wing and Labor Secretary Tom Perez under President Obama.
He served ( US Navy ) two tours of duty in Afghanistan and was endorsed by former Vermont Governor and DNC Chairs, Howard Dean and MA Treasurer Steve Grossman and MD Governor Martin O’Malley.
Dean said he would not only lead a 50 state strategy but he would lead a 50 year strategy to re-build the party from the ground up ! Today, on MSNBC Mayor Pete outlined his Four F’s platform : Freedom, Families, Fairness and Future.
Call your member of Congress @ 202-224-3121 — even though they are not voting members of the DNC — to let them hear your voice on this important election for the future of our beloved Democratic Party. Some MOC can and have endorsed candidates for Chair. There are 447 voting members of the DNC and a majority is needed to win. Mayor Pete said it’s like running for Class President.
Thank you for your kind consideration.
Fred Rich LaRiccia