If my party, the Democratic party, wanted to have a seismic shift in voter identification, the leadership would pay for advertising now all across the country, in every state, identifying many of the issues that make us democrats, liberals and progressives:
Tuition-free public university education.
Easing the interest rates on student loans to the equal of loans by the government to the banks
Increasing Social Security.
Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Breaking up the “too big to fail” banks and restoring glass-steagall regulations
Removing marijuana from schedule 1 to allow medical marijuana and states to legalize recreational marijuana without government interference.
Ending or at least beginning the ending of racism in America.
Raising taxes on the 1 percent and especially the 1/10th of 1 percent.
Ending the corruption brought on by citizens united court decision.
Rebuilding America’s infrastructure.
A clear and easily negotiable path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
An end to disparity of arrest and punishment for Americans based on their race, religion or nationality.
An end to the expansion of private prisons.
Restoration of institutions to care for and treat victims of mental illness.
Medicare for all.
This is the kind of 50 state campaign that Howard Dean might well have initiated as head of the DNC if Clinton had not turned the party over to the DLC, Wall Street and the triangulation gang.
For less than the cost of one or two contested Senatorial campaigns the Democratic party could conduct such an issues campaign, allowing people across America to know and understand the values and policies we stand for. All of those issues have majority support in the United States. When people realize that we are the party and we are the candidates who initiated and fought for these issues, the people would vote for us, in every state.They would also repay the cost of that campaign, and more, with contributions.
We can return democracy to the Democratic Party. If the party will only make the commitment.