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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 06, 2009

    MINNESOTA FOCUS: Blogs, Healthcare Reform, The Minnesota Project, Drinking Liberally

    Fight for Healthcare reform in Minnesota: sign up here to volunteer for the Health Care for America Now campaign in Minnesota. About Health Care for America Now:

    Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is a national grassroots campaign of more than 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people dedicated to winning quality, affordable health care we all can count on in 2009. Our organization and principles are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 Members of Congress.

    We are building a national movement to win comprehensive health care reform by helping mobilize people in their communities to lobby their U.S. Senators and Representatives in Congress to stand up to the insurance companies and other special interest groups to achieve quality, affordable health care in 2009.


    Sign up to fight for health care reform in Minnesota now. or contract Dan McGrath, Take Action Minnesota (USAction): dan@takeactionminnesota.org


    News from Minnesota:

    Progressive Majority Candidates win big in Minnesota: 5/6 of Progressive Majority's candidates in Minnesota won:

    * Progressives took control of the Maplewood City Council two years ago and conservatives have been preparing to take it back ever since. Just a few short weeks after a rash of hateful and cowardly attacks -- in the form of anonymous flyers taped to voters doors -- Jim Llanas has prevailed over two conservative candidates. Jim now joins 2007 Progressive Majority candidate John Nephew on a City Council that has shifted in just two years from one of the most conservative in the state to one of the most progressive. Congratulations, Jim!
    * Four of the five women Progressive Majority supported won yesterday. These women were part of a unique program to "invite women to run" which is helping to break down traditional barriers for elected office. Anne Mavity defeated a well-known conservative and will be joining Julia Ross on the St. Louis Park City Council. Congratulations to Amber Greves, Anne Mavity, Julia Ross and Lonni Skrenter


    Few “instant runoffs” needed in Minneapolis More on instant runoff voting in general:



    Senator Al Franken Speech Speaks Health Care Truth

    Michele Bachmann's Bizarro World


    Blogging Minnesota:

    Lefty Blogs Minnesota: Liberal News Roundup in Minnesota

    Minnesota Progressive Project. : Updates on campaigns in Minnesota. The combined efforts of the Minnesota Campaign Report and MN Blue.

    MNDem.com brings commonsense, family-oriented, and slightly left leaning observations to Minnesota voters. "The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better." -- Paul Wellstone

    Change We Must Fight For


    PROGRESSIVE GROUPS IN MINNESOTA:

    The Minnesota Project is a nonprofit organization that connects people with policy to nurture collaborations that build strong local economies, vibrant communities and a healthy environment.

    Our programs are focused on clean renewable energy and efficient use of energy; farm practice and policy that promote profitable farms that protect the environment; and the production and consumption of local and sustainably-produced foods.

    The Minnesota Project works in ways that emphasize collaboration, community building, and capacity building. For over twenty-five years we have fostered local empowerment, bridged diverse interests, encouraged shared values, and initiated working dialogues that create positive action and policy.

    Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agricultre Newsletter: A Partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Sustainer's Coalition.

    Alternative Energy Resources in Minnesota: a short summary of alternative energy resources for Minnesota. For more information on each technology, visit the State Energy Alternatives Technology Options page.


    And for those who like mixing fun and politics, here are a couple of Drinking Liberally groups in Minnesota:

    Minneapolis
    Every Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm
    331 Club, 331 13th Ave NE (13th and University in Northeast Minneapolis)
    Hosted by Robin Marty

    Morris
    First and Third Thursday of each month, 8:00 pm
    Old #1, 412 Atlantic Avenue
    Hosted by Jeff Lamberty

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