Schwartzberg for Congress

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I am running for Congress because I am a social democrat and Mike Quigley is a centrist—a Hillary Clinton supporter in the primaries and someone who hasn’t yet signed on to HR 676, for example. However, I have no interest in disparaging him. I simply believe that my more progressive politics, and my background, would enable me to better represent the Illinois 5th District. Above all, I think Democrats have to be focused on the programs and policies we advocate for the country rather than on being “not-Trump” or primarily focused on Trump’s abuses. I enjoyed Quigley’s introducing his “Covfefe Act” as much as anyone, but whether people are cheering Trump or jeering at him, they are playing his game. There was an essentially social democratic consensus in this country for a generation after the New Deal. I am running to help rebuild and improve that consensus—to be part of the nonviolent political revolution that Bernie Sanders has launched—and to encourage others to sign-up as well.

Support social democratic leadership for the Illinois 5th District:

 Universal Health Care
 Free/Affordable Public College
 Transform Our Energy System
 Overturn Citizens United
 Guarantee Paid Family/Medical Leave
 Raise The Minimum Wage to $15
 End the War on Drugs
 Rebuild Our Crumbling Infrastructure
 Raise Taxes On The 1%
 Stop Endless Military Spending
 Support Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
 End Discrimination Against LGBT people
 Expand Social Security
 Train the Police in De-escalation
 Demilitarize the Police
 Bust up the “Too Big to Fail”
 Welcome Refugees and Immigrants
 Support Planned Parenthood

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