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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 19, 2009

    Progressive Democrat Issue 237

    The right wing is getting crazier and crazier. Glenn Beck is showing he doesn't believe in American democracy and is calling for revolution. Followers of Sarah Palin are threatening Jews with being stuffed into ovens. Teabaggers are threatening assassinations. All of this is disgusting, un-American bigotry and proves once again that the right wing extremists in America really at heart hate everything America stands for. I have never seen such a bunch of whiny, hysterical, stupid fools as modern day right wing Republicans. Of course one of the main things driving them to new heights of hysterical fear (aside from a simlpe polite bow by our President to the Emperor of Japan) is healthcare reform. Speaking of which, let's keep in mind why we need healthcare reform:



    Starting this issue I am going to try to introduce a few more local pages focusing on particular counties or congressional districts in Texas, California and New York. These are focused on some swing districts that I think are worth concentrating on where I think I have readers. So keep an eye open for some new info on some local districts in these three states. My intention is to compile some info which I won't necessarily update regularly, but will still be a good resource for people in those areas. This week I start with two Congressional districts in Texas that I want to start chipping away at with the intention of turning them blue. My motivation is that these are potential swing districts with Republicans who are abandoning the needs of their constituents on healthcare.

    This week I add two Congressional districts in Texas that are worth targeting.

    And let me leave you with a good idea for the holidays. If you are looking for the kind of gift that encourages true values and not materialism (and I am not completely against materialism!), you might want to check out Alternative Gift and GoodGiftShop.org (UK site, but takes US orders...just remember to convert currencies). They have some really cool stuff that make good gifts for the less materialistic minded people on your list. Other people have been making it a tradition to give Kiva gift certificates for gifts.

    Here is this week's newsletter:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS:

    An Updated Look at Healthcare Statistics

    Retired Military Brass to Republicans: Stop Yer Bellyaching!

    Scientific Consensus on Global Warming

    Silicon Valley, CA Focus

    Orange County, CA Focus

    San Diego, CA Focus

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS

    Brooklyn, NY Focus

    Queens, NY Focus

    Bronx, NY Focus

    Rochester, 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 10th District Focus: Turn TX-10 Blue

    Texas 21st District Focus: Turn TX-21 Blue

    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

    Putting a Face on Healthcare Reform, from the Virginia Organizing Project

    Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus

    Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

    Hanover County, VA Focus

    VIRGINIA FOCUS

    WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

    Florida Alliance for Retired Americans on Healthcare Reform

    Alex Sink for Florida Governor

    FLORIDA FOCUS

    Michigan Congressman John Conyers: Public Option Is Necessary

    MICHIGAN FOCUS

    ILLINOIS FOCUS

    ARIZONA FOCUS

    MINNESOTA FOCUS

    Iowa Senate Focus: Roxanne Conlin for Senate

    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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