Over at Open Left, Matt Stoller is asking people to take a pledge to push people to be bold progressives:
What does taking the pledge mean? It means that when Democratic "leaders" tell Americans we must settle for watered-down solutions while bold back-benchers in the House or Senate are pushing strong progressive alternatives, we will clamor for those bold alternatives together until they are passed into law.
We said it in 2006 and it’s worth saying again: "better parking spaces for Democrats" is not the goal of all the hard work so many have put in to achieving Democratic majorities. And our elected leaders are only going to be as good as we make them.