Posted on March 7, 2018
Holding Democrats accountable when they attack our progressive values
When Democrats in Washington stick to their progressive values and stand up for what’s right, CREDO is among the first in line to publicly give them credit.
But when anyone, including Democrats, actively undermines or attacks progressive values, we will not hesitate to hold them accountable.
So recently, when some troubling actions by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) — the campaign arm of House Democrats that raises tens of millions and provides vital support for Democratic candidates — came to our attention, we knew we had to act – by working with our friends at Justice Democrats and Our Revolution to launch an urgent online campaign and full public relations push to call out the DCCC.
Here are some of the notable actions the DCCC has been taking recently to undermine our progressive values:
- Last April, the DCCC used a misleading poll to urge Democratic congressional candidates not to support a Medicare For All, single-payer health care system.
- Last October, after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the DCCC issued a statement to candidates in all caps, “DO NOT POLITICIZE IT TODAY,” echoing a common demand from Republicans and the extremists at the NRA regarding any mass shooting.
- Immediately following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, the DCCC urged Democratic candidates not to politicize the shooting and to instead offer their “thoughts/prayers on social media.” (CREDO instead launched a campaign calling on Congress to ban assault weapons.)
- Not a single black Democratic candidate has been included in the DCCC’s top-tier “Red to Blue” program, which provides significant resources to candidates challenging vulnerable incumbent Republicans.
If you’d like to join our campaign to hold the DCCC accountable and demand that they stop attacking progressive values, please click here.