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  • Friday, January 22, 2010

    Progressive Democrat Issue 243

    Well, we lost a Senate seat...KENNEDY's Senate seat. That's what happens when Dems get off message and become the disorganized, squabbling people we all too often become. Well, here's Howard Dean's take on it:



    As usual, I'm with Dean. In particular, I think in these days of frustration we need grassroots organizing more than ever, so now more than ever donating and/or volunteering with Howard Dean's Democracy for America is critical.

    Stepping back from the more depressing stuff for a moment, President Obama's MLKjr speech was well worth listening to:



    And in other news, segregated sports teams are back in fashion it seems:

    A new professional basketball league called the All-American Basketball Alliance (AABA) sent out a press release on Sunday saying that it intends to start its inaugural season in June, with teams in 12 U.S. cities. However, the AABA is different from other sports leagues because only players who are “natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league.” AABA commissioner Don “Moose” Lewis insists that he’s not racist, but he just wants to get away from the “street-ball” played by “people of color” and back to “fundamental basketball..."

    The AABA is targeting Southern cities, but one proposed city — Augusta, GA — is opposed to the league. Several other cities have reportedly told Lewis to “stay out of town.”


    And for those who like stories about horrible people who get what they deserve, Daily Kos had a great story called The day the Klan messed with the wrong people that is pretty cool.

    Here is this week's newsletter:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS:

    Democratic History

    The Supreme Court Decision

    Haiti...continued from last week

    Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus

    San Diego, CA Focus

    Orange County, CA Focus

    California 11th District Focus: San Joaquin, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS

    Brooklyn, NY Focus

    Manhattan, NY Focus

    Queens, NY Focus

    Bronx, NY Focus

    Suffolk County, NY Focus

    Rochester, NY Focus

    New York 19th District Focus: Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester Counties

    NEW YORK STATE FOCUS

    Atlanta, GA Focus

    Fayette County, GA Focus

    Coweta County, GA Focus

    GEORGIA FOCUS

    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

    Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Focus

    Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

    Hanover County, VA Focus

    VIRGINIA FOCUS

    Sussex County, NJ Focus

    Passaic County, NJ Focus

    Warren County, NJ Focus

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS

    Lancaster Co. PA Focus

    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

    WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

    FLORIDA FOCUS

    ARIZONA FOCUS

    COLORADO FOCUS

    IOWA FOCUS

    WISCONSIN FOCUS

    MICHIGAN FOCUS

    NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

    ILLINOIS FOCUS

    MINNESOTA FOCUS

    NEVADA FOCUS

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