#CallToAction: Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC7) refuses to face his constituents. The last time that he faced those he represents at an announced, face-to-face town hall or "coffee with your congressman" event (based on our research) was April 14th, 2017. What has he done with the 27 days that the House has had off of Capitol Hill since then? (Not counting weekends!)
In the late 1970s, Bernie Sanders and his supporters started the Independent Coalition to address a then Red rural state in Vermont. And they did this to create the conditions for real progressives to be able to viably run for office. It resulted in Bernie being elected to Mayor of Burlington as a Socialist, electing down-ticket progressives to support him, and eventually breaking into Congress as an Independent.
As much as we respect Sen. Sanders for starting this Revolution, the formation and organization of Our Revolution has proven to be unnecessarily messy and ineffective in doing what we believed the organization would do: support down-ticket Progressive candidates.