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We must focus our #DemFuture energies on taking back the Senate. All Class II Senators are up for re-election in 2020.

Class II terms run from the beginning of the 114th Congress on January 5, 2015, to the end of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2021.
#USsenate #BlueWave

Booker, Cory A. (D-NJ)
Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)
Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)
Jones, Doug (D-AL)
Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)
Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
#DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #USsenate

Peters, Gary C. (D-MI)
Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
Smith, Tina (D-MN)
Udall, Tom (D-NM)
Warner, Mark R. (D-VA) #DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #USsenate
#TakeItBack Republican Senate seats:
Alexander, Lamar (R-TN)
Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV)
Cassidy, Bill (R-LA)
Collins, Susan M. (R-ME)
Cornyn, John (R-TX)
Cotton, Tom (R-AR)
Daines, Steve (R-MT)
Enzi, Michael B. (R-WY)
Ernst, Joni (R-IA)
Gardner, Cory (R-CO)
#TakeItBack Republican Senate seats:
Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)
Hyde-Smith, Cindy (R-MS)
Inhofe, James M. (R-OK)
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
Perdue, David (R-GA)
Risch, James E. (R-ID)
Roberts, Pat (R-KS)
Rounds, Mike (R-SD)
Sasse, Ben (R-NE)
Sullivan, Dan (R-AK)
Tillis, Thom (R-NC
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is the first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He was previously the 36th Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. He supports women's rights, affirmative action, same-sex marriage and single-payer healthcare. #DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #USsenate
Booker co-sponsored and voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. He was one of the original cosponsors of Bob Menéndez's Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013, which would toughen sanctions against Iran. In January 2014, he cosponsored the Respect for Marriage Act.
Sen.Christopher Coons (D-DE) is the 1983 Truman Scholar from Delaware, and the first recipient of the award to serve in the US Senate.He went to work as a volunteer relief worker in Kenya, later returning to the U.S. to work for the Coalition for the Homeless in New York.
Coons has an “F" rating from the NRA 👏🏼 due to his stance on gun control. Coons supported the Feinstein Amendment, which sought to ban known and suspected terrorists from buying firearms.The next year, he participated in the Chris Murphy gun control filibuster.#DemSenate2020
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) cosponsored the Minimum Wage Fairness Act,
supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,
and the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would amend the Equal Pay Act to further discourage gender-based discrimination and help narrow the pay gap. #DemSenate2020
Sen. Durbin supports proposals to allow students to refinance their loans to take advantage of lower interest rates. He led an effort to overturn a 2005 change in the law that prohibits students from discharging private student loans during bankruptcy. #DemSenate2020
Sen. Durbin is fighting to provide stronger, borrower-friendly standards for federal and private student loan servicers. His Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights would ensure basic protections and access to information for all student loan borrowers. #DemSenate2020
In 1997, Doug Jones (D-AL) was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama by President Bill Clinton. During his tenure, Jones prosecuted two Ku Klux Klan members for the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four African-American girls. #DemSenate2020
Sen. Doug Jones supports the reversal of mandatory three-strikes laws for non-violent offenses to give judges flexibility in sentencing. Planned Parenthood gave Jones a 100% rating while the anti-abortion National Right to Life Committee gave him a 0% rating. #DemSenate2020
Senator Doug Jones opposed the so-called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Republican Party's tax plan, calling it fiscally irresponsible, and skewed to the wealthy while ignoring or hurting the middle class. #DemSenate2020 #DemsWork4USA #DemFuture
Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) is the longest tenured House member ever elected to the Senate, with his 36-plus years of service.He has focused on energy policy and was Chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming from 2007 to 2011. #DemSenate2020
In response to the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, Markey said, "This Congress has the responsibility to make sure the NRA stands for ‘not relevant anymore’ in American politics, and we have to begin this debate now."He co-sponsored a proposal to ban bump stocks. #DemSenate2020
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has accumulated a progressive record during his Senate career.As a member of the Senate Banking Committee, Merkley became a leading force in the effort to pass the Wall Street reform bill. #DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #DemFuture #DemsWork4USA
Along with Michigan Senator Carl Levin, Sen. Merkley successfully added an amendment, usually called the Volcker Rule, to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street reform bill, which banned high-risk trading inside commercial banking and lending institutions. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
Jeff Merkley was a founding signatory of a 2010 petition to use reconciliation to pass legislation providing for a government-run health insurance program & also championed legislation to provide new mothers private space &flexible break times to pump breast milk in the workplace
Before his election to Congress, Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) served in the US Navy Reserve, which included time in the Persian Gulf supporting Operation Southern Watch following the September 11, 2001 attacks. He received several awards and citations. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI): “We must constantly be looking towards the future by investing in clean energy job creation and supporting measures to tackle the threat of climate change, which exacerbates current challenges in the Great Lakes like algal blooms and invasive species.
Gary Peters is committed to building climate resiliency for our communities &standing firm against attacks on environmental protections.He will fight efforts to undermine our nation’s key environmental laws & has opposed plans to develop our most sensitive ecosystems/the Arctic.
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) has been an advocate of preventive healthcare. Consistent with other Democrats, he supports increasing Medicare funding, enrolling more Americans into programs that help the uninsured..#DemSenate2020 #ProtectOurCare #ForThePeople
Sen Reed supports allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada, and negotiating bulk medication purchases for Medicare in order to lower costs. #DemSenate2020 #ProtectOurCare #ForThePeople
Sen Jack Reed (D-RI) is the author of the Reed Amendment, which permits former U.S. citizens to be denied entry to the country if they are believed to have renounced their citizenship for tax reasons. In 2010, Reed co-sponsored the DREAM Act. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is the first female U.S. Senator in New Hampshire's history, was the first female Governor of New Hampshire, and the first woman elected as both Governor and a U.S. Senator in American history. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture #WomenLead
In 2009, Sen. Shaheen co-sponsored the Medicare Transitional Care Act, which provides follow-up care for discharged hospital patients in order to reduce the need for re-hospitalizations.The bill passed in 2010 & reduces medical costs while improving patient outcomes. #DemFuture
On October 11, 2011, Sen. Shaheen voted to proceed with a proposed bill which included $446 billion in spending on infrastructure and schools and provided funding for state and local governments, as well as an extension of the payroll tax deduction. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
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