Superdelegates are special voters that the Democratic National Committee gives special power to in determining the Democratic presidential primary. We are supporters of Democracy, participating in the Democratic primary, and concerned about superdelegates swinging the results away from the candidate supported by the majority of Americans actually voting in primaries and caucuses.
Over 205,000 people have already signed our letter to the Superdelegates, demanding they do what’s right. If you haven’t signed yet, use the form to the right; if you have already, then read on.
The most important thing we can do is contact superdelegates individually and get commitments not to overturn the primary results.
If you are already planning an action in your US state or territory around superdelegates, or would like to, then please
If you would love to learn more about the superdelegate situation where you live, we’re tracking it for you. Click on your home state/territory below - we’ll lay out the current superdelegate situation, and how you can take action.
(ˈso͞opərˌdeləɡət) n: A nonelected delegate to a presidential nominating convention, usually an office-holder or influential party leader, who is not pledged to support any particular candidate.
Want to learn more about the threat of the Superdelegates overturning the nomination results? Here are some good pieces to get started:
- What are Democratic superdelegates? A cartoon explainer. by Vox.
- FiveThirtyEight on why superdelegates might matter a huge amount in a close race.
- USA Today on people fighting back.
Who’s Behind This?
We are an organization of pragmatic progressives, dedicated to construction of a society that values the needs/rights/responsibilities of all of its members-from the most powerful to the least. Since the most powerful are already being taken care of, our capacity building focuses on the rest of us. We support progressive candidates for Congress and state legislatures all across America.
Hi - we’re Ready To Fight. We started two years ago as Ready For Warren, a project to support Elizabeth Warren running for the Democratic presidential nomination, and changed our name to Ready To Fight once Bernie entered the race instead. But no matter who you’re supporting this election, you should be able to support the person with the most votes being the person who gets the nomination.