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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Fw: FWD: Republican: Disabled children are nature's vengeance?
Subject: FWD: Republican: Disabled children are nature's vengeance?
Republican lawmakers gone mad!
See the outrageous quotes below from a Repulican lawmaker up for re-election this year?
Don't wait until 2018 to deliver Republicans a stinging defeat.
We've found 12 Virginia Democrats in close races in next month's statewide and legislative elections, all in areas that Donald Trump lost -- including one under attack from a hate group identified by the SPLC. 2 are in open Republican-held seats, and 9 are running against vulnerable Republican incumbents.
These outrageous quotes are direct from the mouth of a single Republican state legislator in Virginia who faces re-election in just one month. We won't even say his name.
On rape: "The woman becomes a sin-bearer of the crime, because the right of a child predominates over the embarrassment of the woman."
On disabled children: "The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children."
On LGBT Americans: "If I needed a blood transfusion and the guy next to me had committed sodomy 14 times in the last month, I'd be worried."
On Obamacare: "Forcible economic rape."
To top it all off, this Republican is taking money from Public Advocate of the U.S., a hate group identified by the SPLC.
Donald Trump lost this district by double digits, and Danica Roem (VA-HD13), a longtime journalist, is poised to beat him on her way to being the first transgender member of the Virginia General Assembly. Danica is a bold progressive who will fight right-wing extremists and Donald Trump's agenda.
PCCC members have given over $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 to Danica and other Virginia Democrats running for state and local seats this November to take back the over 1,000 state legislative seats we've lost since 2008. The Washington Post reports that the terrified Koch brothers are pouring money into Virginia House of Delegates contests "in hopes of stopping a surge by Democrats."
Meet some of the other Virginians PCCC members are supporting in November's elections, where big gains against Republicans are possible:
Wendy Gooditis (VA-HD10): Outraged at Donald Trump, Wendy founded an Indivisible chapter in her strongly Republican neighborhood and grew it to over 300 members. Now, she's running to beat a Republican incumbent in a district that Donald Trump lost by 4 points. She taught public school like her mother and grandmother, led male-dominated teams at Bell Labs, and now works as a realtor. Donate $1 or more to Wendy's campaign.
Chris Hurst (VA-HD12): In August 2015, social media exploded with the horror of a Virginia reporter and her cameraman who were shot and killed on live TV while doing an interview. Chris Hurst was an anchorman at that TV station, and the reporter killed was his fiancee. Now, he's running to defeat an NRA-endorsed Republican in a competitive district. Donate $1 or more to Chris Hurst's campaign.
Hala Ayala (VA-HD51): The Guardian wrote that "she marched and now she's running....Hala Ayala has been active in Democratic politics for more than a decade, but it wasn't until after she helped organize a contingent of Virginia women of the Women's March on Washington that she saw her name on the ballot." Founder of her local chapter of the National Organization for Women, she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. Donate $1 or more to Hala Ayala's campaign.
Elizabeth Guzman (VA-HD31): Elizabeth is a social worker and a proud Peruvian immigrant running to be the first Latina ever elected to the Virginia General Assembly in its 398-year history. A longtime member of AFSCME Local 3001, Elizabeth Guzman will fight for the priorities of the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics. Her Republican incumbent opponent is the chief architect of a slew of Arizona-style anti-immigrant bills. Donald Trump lost this district by 8 points. Donate $1 or more to Elizabeth Guzman's campaign.
Jennifer Carroll Foy (VA-HD02): Jennifer is a public defender and a trailblazer. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from the Virginia Military Institute, the last military college to accept women. A foster mother, she has dedicated her life in service to others and her community. This is a winnable open seat most recently held by a Republican -- in a district Donald Trump lost by 17 points. Donate $1 or more to Jennifer Carroll Foy's campaign.
Justin Fairfax (VA-Lt. Gov.): Justin will be only the second African-American elected statewide in three centuries of Virginia elections. The Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote that his "outsider" campaign "broke in" to the Virginia Democratic establishment. Rising from inner-city Washington, DC, Justin is fighting to preserve the economic opportunity that he was able to have. He'll fight for debt-free college in a state with some of the highest tuition in America, criminal justice reform, and a livable wage. He calls himself a proud feminist who serves as vice-chair of Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington Action Fund. Chip in $1 or more to Justin Fairfax's campaign.
David Reid (VA-HD32): A decorated navy veteran and small businessman, David Reid was a foster child who finished college with the help of scholarships. He's paying it forward by fighting to keep our state colleges and universities for his children and the children of all Virginians. He's running against a Republican incumbent in a district Donald Trump lost by 18 points. Donate $1 or more to David Reid's campaign.
We're also supporting more Democratic challengers to Republican incumbent Delegates in districts that rejected Donald Trump: public school teacher Schuyler VanValkenburg (VA-HD72), PTA mom and School Board member Shelly Simonds (VA-HD94), Air Force veteran Donte Tanner (VA-HD40), and communications consultant Karrie Delaney (VA-HD67).
They all need your help.
MOTHER JONES: So far, Democrats may have the wind at their backs, but they're lagging in one key area: money. And in the 17 Republican-held districts carried by Clinton last fall, Republicans cumulatively held a more than $1 million cash advantage.
Want to support the Warren wing? Senator Elizabeth Warren says, "When PCCC members donate millions in small-dollar donations and make millions of phone calls for progressive candidates, leaders in Washington, they take notice." Chip in $3 here.
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