Posts By: Andrew Villeneuve

Our American Democracy Lives!

Today is a day of great joy. In commemoration of all of the major news organizations in the country now having called the presidential race for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, I have written the following poem because sometimes prose just isn’t enough. I hope it is to the enjoyment of many! Our American Democracy… Read more »

Why I’m running to be a delegate for Joe Biden

I am running to be a delegate for Joe Biden because I want to bring our party together behind our party’s 2020 presidential nominee. I proudly supported Bernie Sanders and was a 2016 national delegate for Senator Sanders in Philadelphia last cycle, but like Senator Sanders, Senator Warren, and the rest of the Democratic field,… Read more »

If Joe Biden gets the 2020 Democratic nomination, progressive activists have a moral obligation to help elect him

Recently, while doing some surfing, I came across an article from Politico, linked below, titled: A ‘Never Biden’ movement vows not to vote for Joe. Inside of that article was this passage: On ‘Never Biden’ Facebook pages and in Twitter threads, some activists argue that if Trump is reelected, Democrats will fare better in the… Read more »

Don’t complain — be the change

Every time a Sanders supporter shares content from The Observer or gripes about last year’s primaries, a pair of Republican operatives clink mugs somewhere. I was a proud national delegate for Bernie in 2016. But it’s 2017 now. We’re facing a new reality, and we can’t effectively respond by whining. Whining is simply not one… Read more »

2016 Democratic National Convention

A high honor and a distinct privilege

Yesterday, for the third consecutive presidential election cycle, I participated in the 1st Congressional District Democratic caucus, where I was chosen as one of five delegates for Bernie Sanders to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. I consider this a great honor and as well as an important responsibility, and I am very grateful to my… Read more »

Effective Democrats begins…

Today marks the beginning of Effective Democrats, a campaign to improve Democratic Party governance within the Pacific Northwest and especially Washington State. ED is an effort to help Democratic organizations at all levels – legislative, county, and state in particular – identify best practices for accomplishing the party’s business, and then implement those best practices…. Read more »