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“This campaign is not about me (or Sam Graves, or anyone else), it is about me doing my part, and helping others do their part, to elect a genuinely democratic government that truly reflects the will of the people.” – Winston Apple

Winston and Mary Apple

Winston Apple is a teacher, a concerned citizen, and a candidate for Congress (MO-6).

“If the people want a government of their own, they must do the work of making it their own.” – Robert M. LaFollette

The centerpiece of our campaign is Our Promise to America – ten specific pieces of legislation that candidates for Congress promise to actively support.  Our initial goal is to encourage as many candidates as possible to join in making Our Promise to America.

The unified message put forward by all of us who make Our Promise to America must be that making and keeping this promise is the key to making the Democratic Party a true party of the people, which is the key to making our government our own.

Victory in 2018 is defined by getting candidates who support Our Promise to America elected to majorities in both houses of Congress.

“If the people want a government of their own, they must do the work of making the Democratic Party their own.” – Winston Apple

 

Politics is a team sport. It takes at least 218 members of the House of Representatives and 51 senators voting in favor of a bill for a bill to become a law. Amendments to our Constitution require the support of 290 members of the House of Representatives and 67 senators, as well as ratification by a majority of the members of the legislatures in at least 38 states.

Politics is a team sport. It takes at least 218 members of the House of Representatives and 51 senators voting in favor of a bill for a bill to become a law. Amendments to our Constitution require the support of 290 members of the House of Representatives and 67 senators, as well as ratification by a majority of the members of the legislatures in at least 38 states.

The Democratic Party platform proposes a lot of good legislation, but many Democrats in Congress, and in state legislatures under Democratic control, do not actually support the legislation called for in the platform.  We need to replace them with Democratic legislators who will support the platform pledge.  Our Promise to America is the key to giving voters the information they need to make that happen.

Change is in the air. Concerned citizens across the political spectrum have had enough of politics-as-usual. We have an opportunity to make history this year, with vast numbers of voters realigning – a political revolution. We invite you to join our campaign to take control of our government away from Wall Street and corporate interests and to re-establish a government of, by, and for the people.

If we unite in support of candidates who will “promote the general welfare” instead of serving corporate interests, we can get legislation passed that will make our great nation greater than it has ever been.

This is not politics-as-usual.