Why I just registered as a Democrat and you should too

Since the 2016 election shit show a lot of progressives have been inspired by Bernie to run for office and of course we all hope Bernie himself runs for office in 2020. Because first past the post voting creates a two party monopoly, most of the candidates and Bernie himself will probably run as Democrats.

The problem is that the Democratic Party has made it very clear to all of us that they do NOT want us in their party. Like we saw in the Ellison/Perez race for DNC Chair, they will do everything in their power to make sure progressive voices are stifled.

One of the most effective ways they stifled the progressive movement in the 2016 Democratic primaries was by only allowing those officially registered as Democrats to vote. Further, in some cases they cut off deadlines to register as a Democrat ridiculously early and there were even claims that they purged voter rolls.

Establishment Democrats are scared that they are going to lose to their more progressive counterparts. Joe Manchin even did an interview with TYT’s Cenk Uygur to pander to his progressive audience after seeing their support for his 2018 primary challenger Paula Jean Swearengin. If Joe “I’m not changing” Manchin is now pandering to progressives you know the other Democrats are concerned. And they are going to fight like hell to stay in power.

This is where the DemInvade concept comes in. If we all register as Democrats now we can defang one of the the DNC’s strongest tools to keep us out. It means that if they only allow registered Democrats to vote this time our voices will still be heard.

I know for many of you the DNC is corrupt and becoming one of them is the exact opposite of what you want to do. I would counter that staying out of the Democratic Party is acting against your own best interest. If you want the new progressive candidates to win, if you want Bernie in 2020, this is something you must do. Progressives can’t win if there isn’t anyone to vote for them.

If it helps, think of it as a hostile takeover. The more of us join in, the less power the establishment Dems have. You don’t have to donate or advocate on behalf of the DNC. You don't have to agree with the establishment DNC positions. You just have to register. Because Bernie can’t do this without us. If he can campaign for Hillary after all the bullshit from the primary, we can do this to support him and the movement he inspired.

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