Please Join Me in Asking Dem Leaders to Stand Up to Republicans and to Listen to Us — Their Base.

Julie Hotard
3 min readMar 5, 2024

I just sent this message to President Biden, Vice President Harris, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. If you agree with my sentiments here, please join me in contacting them and other Dem leaders. Here are the contact forms I used for the people listed above.

For the president and vice president:

For Senate Majority Leader Schumer:

For House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries:

Here is the message I sent to them. Please feel free to copy all or part of it or to use your own words:

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Dems did a great job getting good bills passed. Thanks.

You have a messaging problem. Many polls show voters preferring Trump/Republicans to Dems. We voters want you to rise back up in ratings so you win in Nov.

Do you know why Trump is popular? Because Right Wing media keep repeating to the GOP base: Trump is on your side. Do you know why Dems aren’t popular? Because Dem leaders don’t tell your base enough that you’re on our side. Instead you say you want input from Morning Joe, Mitch McConnell etc.

Here is an article from a journalist who’s written for Salon, New Republic & Talking Points Memo. He’s blogged for Crooked Media which has 1.5 million listeners per podcast episode. More than MSNBC. This is about WHY Dems were doing so well around August of 2022 — things you might not realize were the cause.

A Resounding Rebounding

“I think the abortion/IRA/accountability triumvirate (as the reason Dems are doing better now than before) fits the facts…& the common link…is ..they’re are all deeply partisan. By dint of circumstance — the abolition of the right to abortion, the securing of votes for the IRA, the…January 6 investigation & discovery — Dems began acting like a party that fights for things its supporters care about, & against forces that threaten to harm them.”

Be aware: This is what voters want. You became more popular because you did it. Then you stopped.

We don’t want you to bend over Rightward to please Republican authoritarians. We want you to stand up for us. Please do & please ask other Dem leaders to. Please listen to critics on the Left & from the ranks of your own voters. Please read Brian Beutler
& hire consultant Rachel Bitecofer who has a book out on how Dems can campaign aggressively.

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Talk to you good folks later.