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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, April 09, 2010

    Progressive Democrat Newsletter 254

    Interestingly, my readership overall has been declining sharply recently, but in Tennessee I am getting a sudden surge (relatively speaking) of readership. So I am adding a Tennessee page. But some of the pages I have been updating weekly I may scale back a bit. We'll see. My goal is always to provide good information for whoever is reading the newsletter, and that has somewhat shifted over time. California and New York have always been two of the top three places I have readers. Interestingly, Virginia, New Jersey, Texas and Georgia have competed for top three as well. Right now it's Texas in the third spot. All other states have varied from low to moderate readership from week to week. Right now is one of the lowest points so far for readership, which leads me to think either what I am doing is becoming obsolete, or people are for the moment fed up with politics. Either way, I know it is worth continuing providing this service because I know from experience when an election, key issue, or scandal comes along, this is one resource people use.

    Speaking of scandals, as the C-street scandal takes off into an official investigation, Bark Stupak, who was willing to sacrifice healthcare reform for attacking a woman's right to choose, has decided to retire. I suspect political insiders will start trying to make one of their own his anointed replacement, but we already have an excellent candidate running who has been endorsed by NARAL, Planned Parenthood, NOW and Blue America. Please help me support Connie Saltonstall for Congress in MI-1. I believe she will be a voice in Congress we can be proud of and we have already raised more than $100,000 through grassroots efforts for her.

    And I would be remiss if I left out the woman challenging Joe Pitts, Stupak's partner in trying to attach anti-choice amendments to healthcare reform, for the PA-16 seat. Lois Herr has been endorsed by Feminist Majority, NOW, the National Women's Political Caucus and Women's Campaign Forum as well as Norman Bristol Colón (Executive Director Governor's Advisory Council on Latino Affairs), LaDonna Harris (President of Americans for Indian Opportunity), Rob McCord (Pennsylvania Treasurer), and many others.

    If you live in the PA-16 district, please volunteer some of your time for Lois Herr.

    And wherever you live, please donate to Lois Herr's campaign.

    I leave you with video of Obama's weekly address:



    Here is this week's newsletter:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Slavery, Secession and Civil War

    Going Beyond Earth Hour

    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

    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

    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

    Sussex County, NJ Focus

    Passaic County, NJ Focus

    Warren County, NJ Focus

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS

    Broward County, FL Focus

    Orange County, FL Focus

    Pinellas County, FL Focus

    FLORIDA FOCUS

    Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus

    Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

    Hanover County, VA Focus

    VIRGINIA FOCUS

    Illinois Focus: Dan Seals for Congress (IL-10)

    ILLINOIS FOCUS

    Georgia Focus: Regina Thomas for Congress (GA-12)

    Atlanta, GA Focus

    Fayette County, GA Focus

    Coweta County, GA Focus

    GEORGIA FOCUS

    Pennsylvania Focus: Lois Herr for Congress

    Lancaster Co. PA Focus

    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

    MICHIGAN FOCUS

    WISCONSIN FOCUS

    WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

    TENNESSEE FOCUS

    Boulder County, CO Focus

    Larimer County, CO Focus

    Douglas County, CO Focus

    COLORADO FOCUS

    NEVADA FOCUS

    ARIZONA FOCUS

    IOWA FOCUS

    North Carolina Focus: Billy Kennedy for Congress (NC-5)

    NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

    MINNESOTA FOCUS

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