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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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  • Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Progressive Democrat Issue 236

    Well we have a Health Care bill from the House...it isn't ideal, but it is certainly progress. Now we have to get our Senators to do THEIR jobs. I continue the healthcare reform focus in many of the local sections of the newsletter. Get involved and make sure that the final bill that comes out of Congress has a good Public Option and DOESN'T have the anti-abortion BS that Stupak (a Dem, no less!) put in.

    Over at Daily Kos there was a wonderful photo diary showing President Obama's spontaneous walk through the section of Arlington National Cemetery where the Iraq and Afghanistan war dead are being buried. Seeing the photos of a clearly serious, thoughtful man I felt such relief that our country is free of that horrible smirk that ran our country for 8 years (really ran it into the ground).

    We went from this:


    (Bush and McCain partying while Americans died in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina)

    to this:


    (image from Daily Kos article)

    And that image of President Obama immediately brought to mind an image from the early years of photography, one of the best presidential images ever:


    (image from photobucket)

    There is something about both pictures--a kind of sad dignity and serious determination--that strikes me as similar.

    Here is this week's newsletter:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS:

    Who needs healthcare reform? Texas leads the pack!

    Sequoia Voting Systems Comes Clean

    Healthcare Champions vs. Anti-Choice Democrats

    Reminder: American Corn Association Comes out for Healthcare Reform

    Renewing America: Democrats Work

    Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus

    Orange County, CA Focus

    San Diego, CA Focus

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS

    Brooklyn, NY Focus

    Queens, NY Focus

    Bronx, NY Focus

    NEW YORK STATE FOCUS

    Texas Needs Healthcare Reform!

    Austin/Travis County, TX Focus

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    Houston/Harris County, TX Focus

    TEXAS FOCUS

    Atlanta, GA Focus

    Fayette County, GA Focus

    Coweta County, GA Focus

    GEORGIA FOCUS

    Warren County, NJ Focus

    Sussex County, NJ Focus

    Passaic County, NJ Focus

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS

    Two More Progressive Wins in Washington State

    WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

    Virginia Organizing Project Supports Healthcare Reform

    VIRGINIA FOCUS

    Latest from Alex Sink for Florida Governor

    Florida Alliance for Retired Americans on Healthcare Reform

    FLORIDA FOCUS

    Michigan Congressman John Conyers: Public Option Is Necessary

    MICHIGAN FOCUS

    ILLINOIS FOCUS

    ARIZONA FOCUS

    MINNESOTA FOCUS

    IOWA ACTION: Help protect air quality in northwest Iowa

    IOWA FOCUS

    Wisconsin for Healthcare Reform: Facts and Actions

    WISCONSIN FOCUS

    Colorado Senator Bennet On Healthcare Reform

    COLORADO FOCUS

    Nevada: Public Option Model that SAVES Money

    NEVADA FOCUS

    North Carolina Justice Center: Myths About Health Reform

    NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

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