An Initial Appeal for Funds & Support: 1,000 for $10
My goal is to raise a modest amount of money from a considerable number of people, to establish both a financial foundation and a base of support by the end of December. I am asking for no more than $10 from anyone willing to support my campaign, through the DONATE button on this website. I ask that you LIKE my campaign Facebook page, accessible from this website, even if you cannot donate. I also ask that you leave your contact information on the GET INVOLVED page. I encourage you to circulate this request to your own contacts and friends. This goal is intended to meet the initial expenses of the campaign, and assess my base of support for further activity.
We will track our progress on this website, and go from there. If history is any indication, I will need 15,000 to 20,000 votes to win this primary election. I feel that this will be achievable with your help and support.
Thanks. – David Green
David Green for the 13th Congressional District.
I choose to run in the Democratic primary in the 13th U.S. Congressional District in order to represent the unaddressed interests of workers and their families, those who produce the vast wealth that is unjustly appropriated by the robber barons of our era.
For the past century, the Democratic Party has claimed to represent the interests of working people in general—union members, minorities, the poor, and women. Yet while these groups are referred to as the “base” of the party, for four decades their interests have gone largely unrepresented. Democratic Party leaders appeal to a shrinking middle class with vague promises in order to gain votes; all the while they are subservient to the interests of corporate funders.
The needs of a much large working class—including unemployed workers and the poor—are neglected and dismissed; it is assumed that they rarely vote, for indeed they do not have a party for which to vote with any enthusiasm.
Historically, Congress has rarely represented the interests of working people unless forced to do so by crisis and popular pressure. Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal was one of those instances; I propose a “better New Deal” of full employment, economic justice, and social progress. I propose economic and social justice for the outrageous number of American children needlessly growing up in poverty in the world’s richest country.
Leaders of both major parties do the bidding of corporate lobbyists, Wall Street, and the military-industrial complex. There is plenty of petty and self-serving partisanship, but little meaningful disagreement, because workers are not represented. While the national debt is accorded exaggerated importance by both parties, the lives of workers and their families are destroyed for lack of employment that could and should be stimulated by vastly increased federal spending.
What is needed is serious insight and truth-telling regarding the fundamental causes of the shortage of 20 million jobs in our economy and vastly increased economic inequality, as well as our permanent war-making state and climate-destroying corporations.
The educational system has not failed the job market; the job market has failed students and workers, due to self-aggrandizing decisions by bankers, corporate leaders, and politicians. Unemployed workers did not suddenly lose their skills when the housing bubble burst in 2008, liquidating more than $1 trillion dollars of consumer demand in our economy and throwing millions out of work.
Since 9/11/2001 I have publicly and actively opposed the war-making policies of both the Bush and Obama administrations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as in the larger Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. My opponents appeal to the needs of veterans, while avoiding mention of the wars that have produced wounded and unemployed veterans while costing trillions of dollars—all while creating a climate of fear that is used to justify our Surveillance State.
I offer a clear alternative to the politics of avoidance, obedience, and triviality. Our children and grandchildren face huge and related threats in terms of climate change, militarism, and inequality. It is time to face these urgent challenges honestly and squarely with a politics that lives up to the name of the egalitarian ideals of our party, on behalf of the vast majority who learn and labor to create the material wealth and spiritual richness of this nation.