How Democrats can win the 2020 decade by saving democracy in 2021
Despite four awful years with Trump as president, Democrats were barely able to defeat him in the 2020 elections. They lost seats in the House, lost winnable races in the Senate, and even lost a handful of state legislatures.
How can this be?
For that matter, how did Trump win in 2016, and why did Republicans control Congress for almost the entire 2010 decade despite zero accomplishments?
In Last Chance to Save American Democracy, political strategist Haven Scott McVarish takes us through the intentional dismantling of democracy begun by Republican party funders after Obama's landslide in 2008. These funders and their willing Republican servants weaponized unlimited dark money, extreme gerrymandering, voter suppression, and diversionary propaganda to make it impossible for Democrats to effectively govern or win a majority. Only Trump’s massive unpopularity allowed Democrats to barely win the trifecta in the 2020 elections.
In this masterful and compelling political analysis, McVarish unveils a set of 12 comprehensive solutions for our besieged democracy, along with an organizing plan to get these solutions into law. McVarish shows Democrats exactly how they must fix the filibuster, reform the Supreme Court, revise the Electoral College and Congress to provide fair representation, and equalize voters’ influence through campaign finance reform, to name a few, all without needing constitutional amendments.
Defeating Trump and McConnell in 2020 is only the first step. Unless Democrats make the necessary changes in a very short window of opportunity in 2021, the GOP’s decade-long assault on our democracy will give Republicans permanent control of our government within the next two elections, and we will lose our democracy forever.
You don't have to feel frustrated and scared.
This blueprint lays out a clear path for us to compel Democrats to build a lasting and more secure democracy in 2021 before it's too late.