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UPDATE: Thanks to your help, Mayor Pete Buttigieg just qualified for the first Democratic presidential debate! Please chip in a little more to help Pete travel the country and get his message out.

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South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a fresh and exciting new voice in Democratic politics.


He's an openly-gay millennial, a military vet who served in Afghanistan, and an unabashed liberal from a decidedly red state. Mayor Pete minces no words when taking on Republicans (here he is taking down Mike Pence), and he wants to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020.


A lot of us haven't decided who we want to support in 2020. But one thing is sure, if you listen to Pete Buttitieg, you'll be impressed by his ideas, his conviction, and his sincerity -- he's unlike any other candidate in the race today. He's great on climate, guns, trade, foreign policy, health care, immigration and civil rights. President Obama even called Pete one of four Democrats who represent the future of the Democratic party.


Pete on Trump:


"Trump appeals to people’s smallness, their fears, whatever part of them wants to look backward. We need to generate a nationalism that does the harder task of political rhetoric, which is to make people feel big-hearted and secure."


Pete on refugees:


"The greatest nation in the world should not have much to fear from a family, especially children, fleeing violence. More importantly, children fleeing violence ought to have nothing to fear from the greatest country in the world."


And finally, as a gay man, I'm excited to see a serious LGBT candidate finally running for the presidency. Yet another glass ceiling is being broken. (Pete talks about that here.)


Please donate now to help ensure that Mayor Pete Buttigieg can travel the country and get his message out.


PS Here's another great video of Pete appearing on Morning Joe.

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