By Derrick DePledge
As the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate gets closer, the messages from interest groups are becoming increasingly urgent.
While there are some nuanced distinctions between U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa on Social Security, for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, the world is black-and-white.
Adam Green, the co-founder of the PCCC, which has endorsed Schatz, sent out the following blast:
The next U.S. Senator from Hawaii will be decided in less than a month. The winner will be either Colleen Hanabusa, a corporate Democrat who has voted to cut Social Security, or Senator Brian Schatz, a bold progressive who was one of the first to champion expanding Social Security along with us.
The debate they just had couldn't have made this clash any clearer. Schatz showed us what a Social Security champion looks like.
Watch a clip of their debate, and let us know how you can help ensure that Hawaii keeps its bold progressive Senator in office! <http://act.boldprogressives.org/go/27388?t=1&akid=20485.1869533.DJbDSQ>
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In the debate, Schatz called out Hanabusa for her vote for the Simpson-Bowles plan to cut Social Security. He looked at her and asked, “Do you regret this?” She backpedaled, denied it, and tried to say her vote wouldn’t cut benefits. Then, in rebuttal, he read a letter the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare wrote to her -- it was damning.
This is about the future of the Democratic Party and Social Security. If we want to protect and expand Social Security, we need Brian Schatz in the Senate. With less than a month to go before the primary election, Schatz needs our support now.
Watch the epic video, and tell us how you can help ensure that Hawaii's next Senator is the true bold progressive candidate.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Adam Green, PCCC co-founder