DFA Cheers as Sen. Jeff Merkley Sails to Reelection
Sen. Jeff Merkley sailed to reelection last night for his seat representing Oregon in the U.S. Senate.
Democracy for America eagerly supported Merkley, endorsing in April of this year after a long history of collaboration with the Senator and the group’s endorsement of his initial run for the seat in 2008.
DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on Jeff Merkley’s reelection victory:
“Senator Jeff Merkley is one of the strongest progressive leaders we have in the U.S. Senate. His easy reelection ensures that Sen. Merkley will continue to be one of the preeminent leaders in the fight for social, racial, and economic justice in our nation’s capital.
“One of Democracy for America’s key objectives this cycle was to take back the Senate, not just by flipping seats but also by maintaining the seats we already have, especially ones held by key allied leaders like Sen. Merkley.
“After Trump’s authoritarian overreach over power which endangered thousands of protestors in Portland and threatened the Constitutional right to speech and assembly, Oregon voters have decidedly rejected right-wing conservatism.
“Instead of choosing hate, Oregonians have opted for a brighter future with a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and robust criminal justice reform. Sen. Merkley is a staunch advocate on the issues our members care most about, and we could not be more excited to continue fighting alongside him for progress in the years to come.” -- Charles Chamberlain, Chair, Democracy for America