democracy is a people's democracy, which makes it a double-edged sword
-- it can be as great as our people can be, but as fallible as them as
well. That's why I'm so glad that we have Congressman Mike Honda in
Washington: he's someone who always stands up for those who need it
most, no matter how unpopular or politically risky the position is at
Since his first day in office, Mike has been a
passionate and outspoken ally for the LGBT community, fighting for the
rights of our community long before the Democratic Party as a whole
would take up our cause.
A progressive champion, Mike has never backed down from a worthy fight, or buckled in the face of adversity.
But now Mike is facing the fight of his career, fending off attacks
from a well-funded opponent fueled by max-out contributions from
you join me and Democracy for America in standing with Mike Honda today
by chipping in to help send our progressive champion back to
Many people know me best for my work on Star Trek.
At its best, the show transported viewers from the comfort of their
armchairs to a strange new world where we set aside our differences and
found strength in our diversity, where healthcare was accessible to all,
and where want and hunger were things of the past.
Mike is someone who has spent his life trying to create a world like that.
As children, both of us grew up in internment camps, and from a young
age these experiences left us both with a strong sense of social
responsibility. Only by being involved in the public realm could we
ensure the freedoms on which our nation was founded would continue to
endure for all Americans.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Mike
vigilantly guarded the rights of Muslims and Sikhs, and spoke out
against the fear mongers of the time. He wouldn't allow our government
to repeat the mistakes that led us to grow up in internment camps.
you stand with me and DFA in making a contribution to support Mike
Honda and help send him back to Washington DC to keep fighting?
don't always endorse candidates, but Congressman Mike Honda is at the
top of my list. With your support, and the support of DFA members
nationwide, I know that Mike will continue to be our progressive
champion for years to come.
Thanks for standing with me and Mike,
- George Takei