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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Friday, November 07, 2008

    Progressive Majority Does it Again

    Progressive Majority's mission is to elect the progressive leaders of the future. They accomplish this by identifying and recruiting young progressive leaders to run for office; coaching and supporting their candidacies by providing strategic message, campaign, and technical support; prioritizing the recruitment and election of candidates of color; and bringing new people into the political process at all levels.

    Once again Progressive Majority has a successful year. Here is their statement regarding their victories yesterday:

    The message couldn't be clearer: voters wanted progressive change. They elected an outstanding progressive as the next president. They put Democrats solidly in control of the Congress. And, they elected 79 great Progressive Majority candidates to state and local office! More results will be coming in as the votes continue to be counted.

    The state and local champions Progressive Majority helped elect yesterday will ring in a new era of leadership committed to our progressive values - and they will be a formidable ground force to enact the change we need.

    Progressive Majority is the only national organization focused solely on recruiting and electing progressive majorities at the state and local levels. As a supporter, yesterday's wins are yours to celebrate too...

    As the premier candidate recruitment operation for the progressive Democratic movement, we paved the way for many of yesterday's victories. Most notably, we:

    * Took control of the Wisconsin Assembly.
    * Took control of the Ohio House of Representatives.
    * Elected a veto-proof super-majority in the Washington State House.
    * Increased our ranks in the Minnesota State House, Arizona Legislature and California Assembly.
    * Held Democratic majorities in the Colorado House and the Pennsylvania House.
    * Flipped control of at least six local governments.

    While many races are still too close to call, we're thrilled with these key victories. We'll keep you updated as we continue to expand our progressive wins across America.

    In all, we put progressive Democrats in control in six of the eight states we're in! We made gains in every state where we work. We showed that progressives can win in the toughest districts in the toughest states in the country.

    In a year when pundits predicted Democrats could only gain control of a few new state legislatures, Progressive Majority was key to winning two:

    Wisconsin was decidedly a "toss up" state right up until Election Day. Yet, we out-organized our opponents and helped 12 Progressive Majority candidates score stunning victories to take control of the Wisconsin Assembly. This victory was the culmination of Progressive Majority's five-year strategy to take control of both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature and put Democrats in control of redistricting. Click here for complete Wisconsin election results.

    Progressive Majority emerged victorious in Ohio, another "toss up" state where the state races were overshadowed by the national elections. A remarkable seven, and possibly eight, of our candidates won and secured the Democratic takeover of the state House of Representatives. Click here for complete Ohio election results.

    So far, 79 Progressive Majority candidates in our eight states have won outright and 12 are in races still too close to call. Click here for complete election results of Progressive Majority candidates.

    We continue to elect majorities where they matter most – school boards and city councils, mayoral positions and statehouses.

    We can't do this without your help, and our work is not finished. Click here to make a secure donation to Progressive Majority and help us recruit, train and elect the progressive leaders of 2009, 2010, 2011 and beyond.

    With your help, we won't stop until we've swept every last conservative from the corridors of power.


    Gloria A. Totten
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    Progressive Majority

    PS - In just five short years, Progressive Majority has helped flip control of six state legislatures, 36 local governments and three statewide positions. Help us maintain the momentum by making a donation now!

    Progressive Majority is one of the most successful progressive grassroots organizations around, averaging about a 50% success rate in past years. They are electing the next generations of leaders.


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