A political revolution is brewing in New Jersey as a growing team of progressive Democrats who aim to give the voters a real choice in the primary election are lining up with a candidate for U.S. Senate.
A mother and small business owner who advocates radical progressive change to address the broken political and economic systems, Lisa McCormick is leading the ‘Democrats for Change‘ team, as she did in the 2010 primary in Union County.
McCormick said that insiders like incumbent Senator Robert Menendez “have essentially legalized bribery, permitted overt racial segregation throughout New Jersey & undermined almost all the advances of the 20th century.”
Her effort got a boost this week from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who shared McCormick’s opinion that any citizen is capable of serving as an elected official.
“Don’t sit aside and think that the other person is so smart that they deserve to be in Congress, they deserve to be president, they deserve to be in the state legislature. Break through that psychological wall,” said Sanders, during a Feb. 23, 2018 campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa. “Trust me, I work in the United States Senate. If some of these guys can sit there, everybody in this room can be on the school board or in the state legislature.”
Many voters who supported Bernie Sanders in 2016 are behind the effort, along with women inspired to get involved since the election of President Donald Trump who responded to McCormick because 80 percent of New Jersey’s elected officials are men.
“We are building a New Jersey volunteer force and recruiting Democratic candidates for every office on the primary election ballot,” said McCormick. “If you have what it takes to govern, then you owe it to your community and country to step forward to answer the call.”
McCormick plans to continue her effort next year and in years ahead, including federal, state and local government offices.
Her plan involves building a team strong enough to win the fight against injustice and for progress.
“We must recruit candidates to run for every office on the primary ballot, then wage a personal campaign, with volunteers talking to voters in person, by phone or through social media instead of expensive negative TV ads,” said McCormick. “Raising money in small donations from lots of working class Americans instead of millionaires & lobbyists will enable us to win elections.”
“President John F. Kennedy told Americans, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’ and what we can do today is take responsibility as citizens,” said McCormick.
Sign up and be a part of the revolution to take back America from the greedy billionaires,” said McCormick.
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