He “freed the hops,” can he do the same with the 6th District? Danner Kline is poised to try. He’s launched a campaign Web site and a CrowdPac funding page, and explains the rationale for his candidacy in this YouTube video:
Kline’s key point is that “politics is not a zero sum game” or a “war” where, if I win, you have to lose. “That’s not how our country works,” he says. “It’s because of this thinking that our country doesn’t work as well as it should. We all benefit when our country prospers.”
You may not recognize his name, but if you’ve bought some specialty beer lately or hung out at one of the many new “brew pubs” springing up across the state, you’ve benefitted from his activism:
He did the impossible in Alabama politics once before. He’s ready to do it again.
Thirteen years ago he began the Free The Hops movement, a grassroots organization to reform Prohibition-era beer laws in this state. Most people thought he was crazy. Most people said it could never be done. He proved most people wrong.
AL-06 is a long-shot for Democrats, but perhaps the time is right for a campaign that is for something, rather than against everything. Kline is honest about the challenge, but notes:
Danner’s campaign will build a network of supporters to go door-to-door and explain how the current agenda in Congress directly harms citizens. They will explain his positive vision for making their health care more affordable, for bringing the next generation of jobs to our region, and for improving their public schools instead of robbing them in the name of “school choice.”
Grassroots donors recently helped drive huge swings towards Democratic candidates in districts previously thought safe for Republicans. We can take this momentum and reach the finish line in Alabama’s 6th district.
This is our moment. But the impossible in Alabama politics cannot be accomplished alone. We need your help.
Learn more at VoteDannerKline.com
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