Our campaign’s first hurdle is to raise the $5,220 required to pay our qualifying fee, due no later than 12:00 noon, on Friday, March 6th. Please consider helping to put this campaign on the ballot by clicking the “Your Donations Fuel this Campaign” link below and giving as generously as you can. The corporate interests will not fund a politics accountable to the working people of Georgia’s 8th Congressional District. That work is left to us!
- Launch Video: A campaign for the soul of America:
Jimmy Cooper Launches 2020 Congressional Bid in Georgia's Eighth District
. . . and in this video he explains what inspires his run for office
In his announcement video, Jimmy Cooper outlines his motivations for entering the campaign to represent Georgia's 8th Congressional District in the 117th term of the U.S. Congress, to be elected on November 3rd, 2020. He discusses
- the urgent action required to address catastrophic climate change,
- the degree to which corporate funded candidates for public office fail to represent the interest of the working people on whose votes their election depends,
- the illegal, immoral and unnecessary forever wars supported by both democrat and republican elected officials, including the devastating impact they have on US service members, and
- the virulent white supremacist attitudes, rhetoric, staffing and policies of the Trump administration which have given rise to violent domestic terrorism.
Please share this video broadly with your friends, neighbors, coworkers, classmates and congregants. As the 2020 election year begins, the incumbent has a $700,000 war chest. It will take the financial and volunteer support of the working people of Georgia's 8th Congressional District to challenge a Congress member who has spent five two-year terms being a part of the problem while accumulating campaign contributions from the corporate interests he has served.
By joining Jimmy Cooper's campaign to create a revolution at the ballot box, you can be a part of the solution. Please see the links below to donate to the Jimmy Cooper for Congress Campaign or to subscribe to receive campaign updates. Please follow Jimmy on facebook and twitter. Please invite Jimmy to meet your neighbors, classmates, fellow workers and congregation. Your help is key to a successful campaign to ensure that we have a voice in Washington!
- Your Donations Fuel this Campaign
Whether it is the $5,200 qualifying fee due the first week of March, 2020, to qualify Jimmy Cooper for this election, or the work of mobilizing working people throughout South Georgia to collect the petition signatures due July 14th to put Jimmy on the ballot, the printing, the media buys, staging events to meet the voters and a range of related expenses; no doubt about it, running a campaign for public office costs money.
Whether you can give $10 or the $2,800 maximum permitted by law, your contributions are both necessary to fuel this campaign and vital to the challenge Jimmy must make to bring us back from the brink of the climate catastrophe, to exercise the Congressional oversight necessary to reign in corruption and impeachable offenses, to effectively challenge the forever wars which drain from our communities the resources so desperately needed to serve the needs of rural Georgians. Your shared sacrifice makes Jimmy's challenge possible.
Please consider flipping the switch to make your contribution a monthly pledge. It takes only 520 $10/month sustaining contributors now to both pay the qualifying fee in early March and to provide a base for building this campaign through the close of the polls in November. But if you can afford to do so, please consider $20, $50 or $100 a month instead.
As Jimmy put it in his campaign launch video, "Working class Americans can win elections and take over our government. There are far more of us than there are billionaires. All we have to do is support progressive candidates; and vote for them. It really is just as simple as that. We can win a revolution at the ballot box." Your financial support fuels our work to do just that.
Jimmy is challenging a five-term incumbent who has nearly $700,000 cash on hand in his war chest, raised almost exclusively from PACs and high dollar contributors, less than 1.5% of funds raised by Jimmy's opponent this election cycle comes from those contributing less than $200. Jimmy's opponent over ten years in office has sponsored only a single bill which has become law; of the many bills he has introduced, none have sought to address the nation's health care crisis, nor challenged this country's imperial designs on the resources of the sovereign nations among our global neighbors, nor to effectively serve the veterans whose lives and health has been sacrificed to advance those wars, nor to take action to walk us back from the brink of the climate catastrophe; but the incumbent has managed to consistently side with the wealthy bosses and against the interests of work-a-day Georgians living in the rural communities of South/Central Georgia's 8th District.
The chart below, prepared by the Center for Responsive Politics shows us where Jimmy's opponent gets his money. Jimmy Cooper's campaign however relies on the contributions of working class Americans like you. Please give generously.
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