DUH has chosen not to seek 501(c)(3) status deliberately so that we can endorse specific candidates and legislation. In order to gain DUH's endorsement, a candidate must not only say he or she supports SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE FOR ALL, but they must walk their talk consistently when speaking, appearing at public events, in what they write, and most importantly, in their voting record if they have held public office or are currently .
November 6, 2018 was an election day upon which we had a chance to cause a tsunami of change in Congress. We made definite progress in taking control of the House, but we failed in the Senate, especially in the Texas electorate choosing the toxic hypocrite Cruz over the passionate, dedicated Beto O'Rourke. We must now pray that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's workout keeps her going strong for two more years or we'll probably see Bernie Madoff pardoned (by executive order, of course) sitting right next to fellow criminal Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court!
Only if we on the Left - Progressive Democrats in more than name only, Independents, Democratic Socialists, and other third-party voters - are informed and make choices that serve our own interests and achieve the best results for our state/country can that wave finally hit and wash away the corrupt, fraudulent, hateful, profit-driven morass that is our current government. But we still have to get off our asses and turn the traditional "Lefties don't turn out to vote" into "The Progressive turn out was massive!" And then we have to pay attention! Are the people we elected following through on their promises to reject corporate donations, to truly represent their constituents, not themselves, to fight the corrupt Party structure on behalf of those who voted them in? If each of the new Congressmen and women approached it with a self-imposed idea of serving for two years, they wouldn't be on the phone drumming up money for the Democratic or Republican Party - they'd be governing. They would get things done, truly work "across the aisle," and at the end of the two years, they could run for re-election ON THEIR RECORD. And WE could choose them or not depending not on some TV ad or pop-up on our computer screen or robocall, but by asking one simple question - "Are things better for me/the state/the country since he/she has been in Congress?" If the answer is yes, or not much, maybe they deserve another term to prove they're the real deal. If the answer is NO, fire them!