The election of 1800 was viewed, in hindsight, as a revolution against growing authoritarianism of the Federalists. President Jefferson had a Congress willing to support his agenda. “No President is going to take on the establishment alone,” Senator Sanders argued on a Democracy For America conference call on January 7th. Alex Law would like to be a supporting member in the House of Representatives, and he’s well under way in his campaign to do so.
For Law to get to the general election, he is going to have to defeat DINO Donald Norcross in a primary this year. Norcross, Law points out on his website, “has voted with Republicans more than any other Democrat since he joined Congress. In fact, on almost every crucial vote, he sided with the conservatives. Just a few of them include: Keystone Pipeline, USA Freedom Act, GMO Dark Act, the Iran Deal, and various Defense spending votes. Many of his campaign donations come from companies that benefit financially from his votes and support. He just isn’t the kind of politician we want in Washington.”
In addition to overturning the corrupting Citizens United decision, discussed in the interview above, Law wants to “make Election Day a national holiday so that everyone can vote, not just those who have flexible work schedules” and “set maximum spending limits for elections.” He notes that “79% of Republican voters favor less corporate dollars in politics but 0% of Republican Senators voted to make it happen. There is a extreme disconnect between people and their representatives on this issue.”
Law is not a one-issue candidate. He wants to cut defense spending, end the “American fight in the Middle East,” strengthen Social Security and reform our immigration laws. If elected to Congress, he would also work to “partner with banks to offer subsidized loans for small businesses,” eliminate “monopoly in the Internet market” and replace it with “responsive service and blazing fast internet for a fraction of the price” by allowing “municipalities to protect themselves from predatory providers.”
To defeat the corrupt “Norcross machine,” Law, like everyone else running for Congress, is going to need financial support. His “campaign is 100% Super-PAC free.” Senators Sanders’ supporters would be remiss if every dollar they donate this year goes only to Bernie’s political revolution. If the United States is to become a democratic nation, rather than the oligarchy it now is, it’s going to take money, lots of money from ordinary working stiffs. Law cannot “do this without you.” He accepts donations through Act Blue; help him defeat the corrupt, DINO Norcross here.