“Everything working people have ever won, we’ve won together.”

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From Jason —

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I couldn’t have said it any better than this:

An animated gif of a video clip of UAW President Shawn Fain addressing his union members and the public at the start of their historic Stand Up Strike, in which he says: “Everything working people have ever won, we’ve won together.”

When analysts told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the UAW’s demands were going to “wreck the economy,” UAW president Shawn Fain fired back:

“In the last decade, they made a quarter of a trillion dollars in profits. It’s not that we’re going to wreck the economy. We’re going to wreck their economy, the one that works for the billionaire class. It doesn’t work for the working class.”

The best part is the innovative nature of this strike. UAW just rolled out a whole new method of organizing that’s designed to thwart strikebreakers and block union-busting.

Rather than a mass walk-off from the job, UAW is mobilizing different locals at random, so the bosses never know when or where the strike is coming.

And judging by the public’s response to the UAW strike (which has INCREASED in the last week), we’re headed straight from a Hot Labor Summer to a Burn It All Fall?✊

Workers all across the country are demanding their fair share, because this upside down world where CEOs take home 400x the wages of workers on the line cannot continue. It is GOING to collapse, or we’re going to have to tear it down and build something sustainable.

As a lifelong activist and organizer, and a former elected union rep, I stand in solidarity with the UAW, as well as the ongoing WGA, SAG-AFTRA strike – and the impending nurses’ strike right here in my district at Providence Everett. I will stay by their side until they receive a fair contract, as every worker SHOULD.

But my opponent in this race, a former lobbyist who’s held this seat for 22 years, has repeatedly betrayed striking workers in favor of his wealthy corporate donors.

WA-02 deserves a representative who will always have labor’s back. Can you donate $25, $50, or $100 today to help me win this seat in 2024?

As a public school teacher, I proudly served as an elected union leader at the local and state level for years. In my first year in the Representative Assembly of the Washington Education Association, I wrote, submitted, and passed a resolution rejecting the idea that corporations are people.

While I’m no longer a teacher or a member of the WEA, I’ve never stopped showing up for workers.

While Rick Larsen was dodging questions about a certain coffee shop chain, I joined a group of labor organizers touring Starbucks locations in WA-02 to let workers know – if they decided to unionize – their community had their back. Weeks later, they did.

A photo of Jason Call and several labor organizers holding pro-union signs from Starbucks Worker Solidarity outside of a Starbucks store in Washington’s 2nd congressional district.
Solidarity is a verb, and I’ve got years of receipts.When I win, I’ve pledged to donate 30% of my post-tax congressional salary to strike funds, and every labor organizer I’ve worked with in Washington State knows they can take that promise to the bank.

You can’t stand with labor when you’re on the payroll of the bosses. That’s why I’ve never taken a dime from corporate PACs or lobbyists – and I never will.

I’ve run for this seat before, and we came very close to getting into the general election both times.

With Washington’s Top Two, non-partisan primary, this VERY progressive district is the Green Party’s BEST chance to get a member elected to Congress in 2024.

But only if we build the kind of solidarity we’re seeing behind all the strikes happening across this country right now.

Like Shawn said, “Everything working people have ever won, we’ve won together.”

Solidarity is the only way. And I hope you’ll join me in the fight.

Jason Call

https://www.callforcongress.com/

Jason Call is a former public school teacher and lifelong climate activist running for Congress in WA-02. If elected, he will be the first member of the Green Party to serve in federal office. Learn more at callforcongress.com and donate today to help us make history! 

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Jason Call: I’m running for Congress with the Green Party

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From Jason —

I’ve lived in Washington’s 2nd district for nearly half my life. As a lifelong antiwar and climate activist, an organizer, a former elected union leader, and a public school teacher, I’ve had a frontline view of the challenges working families are up against.

Over the years local progressives have tried repeatedly to engage our Congressman on the issues that matter to our community. I went to him both as a constituent and a member of the state Democratic Party leadership. But we couldn’t get Rick Larsen to listen. No matter how we approached him, we just kept hitting a brick wall.

It turns out, that wall was made of money.

The people Rick Larsen DOES listen to are the lobbyists and the corporate PACs – the aviation conglomerates, fossil fuel executives and defense contractors who fund his long political career.

That’s why I decided to run for Congress in 2020. And although we were virtually shut down by a once-in-a-century pandemic, our scrappy grassroots campaign came within 2.4% of winning a spot in Washington’s Top Two nonpartisan primary that year.

So I ran again. In 2022 we raised 3.5 times more money and made headlines as Larsen’s “best funded” opponent. And despite the efforts of some within the Democratic Party establishment to shut us down, we earned broad support among local Democratic clubs and again came within 2.4% of winning the primary.

What’s changed since 2022?

While the climate crisis is accelerating, a Democratic president has issued more drilling permits to Big Oil than Trump did, including the catastrophic Willow Project in protected Alaskan wetlands.

While we ended America’s longest war by withdrawing from Afghanistan, the war machine immediately ramped back up pushing for new conflicts with Russia and China – both nuclear powers – while Democratic lawmakers like my congressman cheered them on.

As a global pandemic raged and took more than a million American lives, the case for universal healthcare was stronger than ever – and I made that case in an op-ed in 2022. But Democrats didn’t even raise the conversation despite controlling the Presidency, House, and Senate.

And during an inflation crisis fueled by corporate greed, a Democratically controlled House and Senate alongside a Democratic president allowed the child tax credit to expire – despite the program’s enormous success in lowering child poverty by half. And they did nothing to punish the corporations who are price-gouging working people at the grocery store and the gas pump.

It became clear to me that I no longer had a home in the Democratic Party – and I registered as a member of the Green Party of Washington State. Now, at the urging of my community and my party, I am once again running for Congress to defeat corporate greed and bring real working-class representation to Washington D.C.

As a member of the Green Party, I will have some advantages in this new race that I didn’t have in 2020 or 2022. This time, my party will be working with me to help our campaign succeed. I’ll have the support of the party’s infrastructure, volunteer base, and strategic advisors – none of which was an option for me as a Democratic challenger.

In 2020 and 2022 we came within 2.4% of winning the primary despite everything we were up against. This time, we’ve got the wind at our backs and a clear, viable path to victory.

I want to be clear. There are only two people who can possibly win this seat in November of 2024 – and it’s either going to be me, or Rick Larsen.

No Republican has any shot of winning in the 2nd district. This community cares deeply about climate action, social justice, and labor rights – all things the Republican Party is inherently opposed to. Since 1965, this district has only been represented by a Republican for 6 years.

Our progressive, working-class community deserves a representative who will fight for working families and a livable future.

My platform hasn’t changed. I’m still running to pass Medicare for All. I’m still fighting for urgent climate action and a fundamental transformation of our economy with a REAL Green New Deal. And unlike my opponent, I’ve never taken a dime of corporate PAC money – and I never will.

So if you supported me in 2020 or 2022, or if you are a new supporter, I’m asking you to join our campaign with a contribution of $24 today.

WHEN (not if) we win this seat, we will make history. I will be the first member of the Green Party elected to federal office and a genuine independent, unbought, working-class voice in Congress.

If you can’t contribute today, I hope you will stick around for campaign updates. There will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer even from outside of Washington, and you can always help by following CallForCongress on every social media platform (see links below) to spread the word!

In solidarity,

– Jason Call

https://www.callforcongress.com/

Jason Call is a former public school teacher and lifelong climate activist running for Congress in WA-02. If elected, he will be the first member of the Green Party to serve in federal office. Learn more at callforcongress.com and donate today to help us make history! 

You can follow Jason’s campaign at the links below:

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Jason Call for Congress: “Declare a Climate Emergency!”

Today we highlight warnings of accelerating climate change and share an urgent message from Jason Call, our Green Party Congressional Candidate in WA-02, regarding President Biden’s response to the climate crisis. Please donate what you can to support Jason and to help share his message with more supporters. Every donation helps!

In solidarity,
Green Party of Washington Coordinating Council


From Jason —

We started July with the dubious distinction of the “hottest week on record” for global average temperatures.

We’ve now had 29 straight days of the hottest days on record, and scientists are now reporting that July will be the hottest month in 120,000 years.

This week’s reports from Futurism and The Guardian highlight reactions from climate scientists who are “horrified” to see all of their worst predictions from the 90s coming true:

“We knew by the mid-1990s that lurking in the tails of our climate model projections were monsters: monstrous heatwaves, catastrophic extreme rainfall and floods, subcontinental-scale wildfires, rapid ice sheet collapse raising sea level meters within a century.” 

This is an extinction-level climate emergency. We are so far beyond climate crisis at this point – this is climate breakdown.

And how did our president react this week in response?

Reuters reports: “Biden seeks heat hazard alert, provides $1 billion to plant trees

In his televised statement this week, Biden did not introduce a SINGLE new measure to combat the climate crisis. He didn’t talk about Big Oil or the new pipeline he just greenlit for Joe Manchin. He didn’t talk about preparing our national infrastructure for an influx of climate refugees or mass climate-related migration away from the heavily populated coastal areas threatened by rising sea levels and horrifying superstorms.

He’s planting trees.

This is the policy equivalent of fighting a wildfire with a garden hose.

I’ve been a climate activist all my life, and here’s what I see: While the movement for climate action has never been stronger, the opposition from our government’s corporate-controlled duopoly has never been more entrenched.

We no longer have time to entertain the neoliberal ideology of begging corporate powers to do the right thing. More than ever we need independent, UNBOUGHT, action-driven public servants in office.

If you share my belief that the climate crisis is the single most urgent issue of our time, I need your support today. Can you chip in $25, $50, $100, or more today to help me defeat a corporate Democrat funded by all the same industries responsible for creating this crisis?

It cannot be overstated that the fossil fuel companies KNEW this was going to happen. These government-subsidized, massive, multi-billion dollar corporations knew as far back as the 70s that climate change was real and that THEY were making it worse.

They lied about the science.

They bought off every politician who would cash their checks (my opponent included).

They decimated indigenous communities.

They jailed environmental lawyers.

And today they are still among the richest corporations in the history of the earth while collecting billions in government handouts.

I’m running for Congress with the Green Party because neither the Republicans nor the Democrats will stand up to these climate annihilators.

My opponent is a former lobbyist turned career politician who is the top fossil-fuel-funded Democrat in Washington state. I’m a lifelong climate activist, a former teacher, a former union leader, and a working-class dad.

Next November we can either send a corporate Democrat back to DC for his 24th year in Congress, or we can elect the first-ever Green Party Congressional representative who will fight for real climate action as an independent voice.

I can’t sugarcoat this, {{recipient.first_name_or_friend}}: The climate news is bleak. But I can’t give up. Not for the sake of my kids or any of the rest of us.

We CAN turn it around IF we elect representatives who are serious about the climate crisis. But that window is closing if we don’t act now.

Let’s make history next year.

In solidarity,

– Jason Call

https://www.callforcongress.com/

Jason Call is a former public school teacher and lifelong climate activist running for Congress in WA-02. If elected, he will be the first member of the Green Party to serve in federal office. Learn more at callforcongress.com and donate today to help us make history! 

You can follow Jason’s campaign at the links below:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


Thank you!
Green Party of Washington Coordinating Council

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Join our Green Party organizing group on Loomio!

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