May 30, 2016

Congratulations To Verizon Workers On Their Big Win For The Middle Class

from Mary Ellen Balchunis for US Congress, 5/28/16

I have been proud to stand strong with Verizon CWA workers who fought to keep good, middle-class jobs right here in our communities! Congratulations on negotiating a successful end to the strike — a big win for all workers — proving that when we stand together, we can win!

The fact is we know that good jobs strengthen our families, our communities and protect the middle-class. Yet, my opponent was nowhere to be found during this strike, the biggest labor action in recent history. That’s typical Pat Meehan for you. 

You can count on me to be there to fight for working families and protect our middle class. Say you’re with me to send Pat Meehan home by contributing now.

May 29, 2016

May 26, 2016

The GOP’s electoral-map problem is not about Trump. It’s about demographics.

By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post, May 8 2016

Republicans have a major electoral-map problem in November. Major.

Donald Trump’s victory last week in Indiana’s primary not only effectively sealed the GOP nomination for the real estate billionaire but also brought into sharp relief how difficult it will be for any Republican to get to 270 electoral votes and beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president this fall.

Start here: Eighteen states plus the District of Columbia have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election between 1992 and 2012. Add them up, and you get 242 electoral votes.

By contrast, 13 states have voted for the Republican presidential nominee in each of the past six elections. Total them up and you get 102 electoral votes.

There are two important takeaways from these facts: The generic Democratic nominee starts with an electoral vote lead of 140, and the Democratic nominee needs to find only 28 votes beyond that reliable base to win the presidency….

keep reading at Washington Post

May 9, 2016