Every time President Obama speaks, the country is reminded of better times, times when an intelligent, calm, and rational man ran the country. On Friday, Obama ended his two-year hiatus from politics to announce the new DNC Unity Fund, an organized effort to raise money for Democratic candidates and support the nominee is 2020.
— Patrick Stevenson (@stevensonpj) May 17, 2019
Democrats have several very good things going for them. 71 percent of the country believes that Roe v. Wade should stand while Republican governors are burning their bridges even among their own voters, as 56 percent of them believe that women’s bodily autonomy is important. 70 percent of American voters support Medicare for All and 72 percent support raising the minimum wage. The DNC is implementing strategies to unify candidates on these pressing issues in 2020.
Bustle reported on Obama’s email to Democratic voters:
‘I’m excited that the DNC asked me to announce a bold new effort: The Democratic Unity Fund,” Obama said in a Democratic National Committee email sent out on Friday. “Launching today, the fund will be dedicated to electing our party’s eventual presidential nominee and winning up and down the ballot in 2020.’
— Janet Shan (@hinterlandg) May 17, 2019
Lest anyone forget 2018, during a midterm season in which Democrats wrested back more than 40 seats in the House of Representatives as well as governorships and state legislatures, the blue wave that has been the Democrat’s response to Trump shows no signs of slowing down in 2020. With a slew of victories won in 2018, Democrats look to add the Senate and the presidency to that list.
‘Democrats “set a new standard at the ballot box” during the 2018 midterms, Obama wrote. They shattered voter turnout records while putting forth a diverse field of candidates who “better reflect the America we see in our communities and workplaces every day.” The Democratic Unity Fund aims to build on that momentum and further unite the Democratic Party, Obama explained, because “the stakes couldn’t be higher” in 2020.’
New Democratic presidential primary @MonmouthPoll in New Hampshire (reminder, this poll counts for the debate stage):
Everyone else at or below 1 percent https://t.co/vfUlBCG0h6
— Zach Montellaro (@ZachMontellaro) May 9, 2019
More than 20 candidates have now entered the race for 2020, and what is most important at this point is that the nominee, whomever he or she may be, will have the backing of the DNC in order to get the message out to voters. That is exactly the purpose of the Democratic Unity Fund.
‘The Democratic Unity Fund is a promise that whoever earns our nomination, he or she will have a strong, united, and well-organized DNC ready to spring into action the moment the general election starts — a DNC that’s ready to lift us all to victory in November.’
I miss @BarackObama for his intelligence, class, compassion ad civility
— Stop Trump 🍷 (@StopTrump2020) May 10, 2019