This is no ordinary time. Our democracy is in danger. The Republican Party, under the thrall of Donald Trump, has embraced authoritarianism—attacking the rule of law, the norms of democracy, and the institutions that safeguard it.

It is no longer just good for Democrats to win. It is now absolutely necessary for Democrats to win—specifically, to keep control of Congress and the presidency.

At the same time, some far-left organizations are attempting what they themselves call a “hostile takeover” of the Democratic Party. That makes it more difficult for Democrats to win the swing seats that make a majority and weakens the party’s ability to govern.

Mainstream Democrats PAC was founded as the only Democratic group with the courage to consistently defend mainstream Democrats and defeat extreme candidates whose stated goal is “to overthrow” the Democratic Party.