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Celebrate the Roosevelt Legacy With Ken Burns

We want to give you a chance to attend a special celebration with acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, who will be screening his new documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” on September 8 in New York City.

For every $5 you contribute, we’ll automatically enter you to win.

Chronicling the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Burns has intertwined their personal stories of loyalty, betrayal and courage over a century of history that the Roosevelts helped shape — from National Parks, New Deal programs and defeating Hitler, to postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad.

We are giving away one $250 ticket to this exclusive Roosevelt Institute event, which features a cocktail reception followed by a private screening and conversation with director Ken Burns, biographer Geoffrey Ward and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

Contribute $5 to enter right now.

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Sweepstakes Information: You may enter by contributing. Alternatively, you may enter without making a contribution by clicking here and following the directions to enter. No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by September 2, 2014, midnight EST. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Prize consists of one ticket to attend the Roosevelt Institute screening of “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: 21st Century Democrats, 2120 L Street NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20037. Transportation and accommodations not included.

Looking Ahead: 2016 Presidential Primary

Addicted to Koch: Cory Gardner

The Nation reports that Charles and David Koch held yet another highly secret summit on June 16 in California for Republican mega-donors.

Called “American Courage: Our Commitment to a Free Society,” the gathering was a who’s who of Republican billionaires — as well as some favorite recipients of their money, including Representative Cory Gardner, who is running against incumbent Senator Mark Udall in Colorado.

Reportedly, the goal of the gathering was to raise $500 million to win the Senate in the 2014 midterms and another $500 million “to make sure Hillary Clinton is never president.”

The conference attendees discussed strategy on campaign finance, climate change, health care, higher education and opportunities for taking control of the Senate.  The draft agenda is available for viewing here.

While Gardner spends his time reaching into the pockets of the Koch brothers, Udall continues to personally reach out to voters in Colorado, fighting back against the onslaught of Koch money that has flooded the state with ads — and that has left every poll from Quinnipiac to Public Policy Polling showing the race is a toss-up, with Udall holding a slim 2-point lead.

Udall’s newest ad puts the spotlight on Gardner’s support as a state legislator for a bill that made abortion a felony and for two “personhood” ballot measures.

Candidate Sites:  To learn more about Senator Mark Udall, visit his website, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

To support his campaign, please consider making a contribution.

Add Your Name to Support Strong Voting Rights

For 40 years, the Voting Rights Act protected minorities against discrimination at the polls.

But this protection vanished last year when the Supreme Court handed down its disgraceful decision in the Shelby County v. Holder case. This decision essentially ended 40 years of protection against discrimination and unfair attempts to limit voting based on a person’s race.

That why 21st Century Democrats is partnering with USAction, urging our supporters to take action and sign our petition to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.

USAction builds power by uniting people locally and nationally, on the ground and online. Together, we are urging our members to sign the petition for the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 to end discriminatory laws that restrict people from voting.

21st Century Democrats is working to ensure no American is denied his or her constitutional right to vote because of discrimination on the basis of race or color.

Please sign the petition today to support the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and cosponsored by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers and Representatives John Lewis and Bobby Scott.

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