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Politico recently reported on a new campaign: “Progressive group to press Biden not to run in 2024.” The effort — — comes from RootsAction. It is, writes Politico, the “latest sign of unrest among Democrats about Biden, whose job approval rating has cratered during a punishing midterm election year. RootsAction, with an email list of about 1.2 million people in the United States, said it plans to spend six figures on a ‘#DontRunJoe‘ campaign, with digital ads starting in early nominating states on Nov. 9, one day after the midterm elections.”Pia Gallegos, who chairs the RootsAction board and co-founded the Adelante Progressive Caucus of the New Mexico Democratic Party, said: ”We need a president with the vision, courage and power to achieve voting rights, a rapid transition to renewable energy, universal health care, access to abortion in all states, and controls on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. … President Biden has not shown himself to be the president we need.”JEFF COHEN,,  @jeffcot@Roots_Action

Cohen is an author, media critic, and co-founder of RootsAction.He said: “The current debate over whether Biden should run again focuses too narrowly on his age and the latest polls. It’s his performance — his inability to fight for working people and stand up against Republican and corporate obstruction — that has us worried about 2024.”

The strategy of the #DontRunJoe campaign is explained in the FAQ section of