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  • Friday, July 23, 2010

    Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 267

    Once again I want to express just how valuable having Alan Grayson in Congress. Here is Florida Rep. Alan Grayson calling the Republicans out on their hypocrisy:




    A new DNC ad addressing the reality of what Republican's stand for:




    And from Senate Democrats comes a similar theme:




    From Iowa Senator Tom Harkin:




    And this comes after last week's speech by President Obama slamming Republican Obstructionism:



    Are Democrats finally going on the offensive?

    Here is this week's newsletter:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Message from Howard Dean: Rand Paul and Chuck Grassley

    As part of my attempts to include coverage of Indian Country: Native Veterans Can't Get Tax Refunds Owed Them Under Law

    More of interest to Indian Country (repeat from 2 weeks ago): Republicans Don’t Want Indians to Vote In South Dakota

    Also very important from 2 weeks ago: Clean Energy, Progressive Groups Urge Media to Revisit Bogus "Climategate" Reports

    For those who follow the writings of my fellow Culture Kitchen blogger Leo Igwe, here is his latest piece: PLAYING WITH FIRE:THE POLITICS OF RELIGIOUS CRISIS IN NIGERIA

    An excellent diary about Global Warming Denial: Most Successful Conspiracy Theory Evah

    NY State Senate Focus: Two Key Races for Reform

    NYC Endorsement Roundup

    New York Focus: Green Power Switch

    Brooklyn, NY Focus

    Queens, NY Focus

    Manhattan, 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

    Southern California Grassroots Alliance

    TAKE BACK RED CALIFORNIA

    California Focus: Green Power Switch

    Orange County, CA Focus

    Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus

    San Diego, CA Focus

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

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS

    THREE KEY RACES IN TEXAS

    Texas Focus: Green Power Switch

    A stark comparison between Democrats and Repubs in Texas: Texas GOP and Democratic Platform Comparison

    Texas Focus: The ad that got the Texas GOP in a Tizzy

    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

    Virginia Focus: Right Wing Fanatic Ken Cuccinelli's Reckless Attack on Virginia's Education System

    Virginia's First Congressional District: Video of Krystal Ball Interview

    Virginia Focus: Watch Congressman Tom Perriello's first campaign ad: "New Jobs"

    Virginia Focus: Green Power Switch

    VA-4: A Progressive Democrat for Southside Virginia:



    Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus

    Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

    Hanover County, VA Focus

    VIRGINIA FOCUS

    Washington State Focus: John McCoy - Washington State House District 38

    Rossi wins spot on CREW’s “Crooked Candidates of 2010″

    From Daily Kos: WA Congressional Races

    Washington Conservation Voters Names Democrat Sharon Nelson (D-34) 2010 “Legislator of the Year”

    Washington State Focus: Green Power Switch

    Lillian Kaufer endorsed by Democracy for Snohomish County for State Senate (D) 44th District

    Progressive Candidates in Washington State

    WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

    Mark Ritchie for Secretary of State in Minnesota

    Minnesota Focus: Boycott Target!

    A Strong Minnesota Needs Strong Public Education

    Minnesota Focus: Green Power Switch

    Progressive Candidates in Minnesota

    MINNESOTA FOCUS

    Pennsylvania Focus: Another Gas Well Explodes, 2 Dead This Time

    Pennsylvania Republican Tom Corbett: Cruel Republican Distortion About The Unemployed...more on the same: Republicans to the Unemployed: Let Them Eat Cake...Jeez, you'd think after Republican policies under Bush CREATED this damned recession Republicans would at least show some sympathy. But I guess they just hate working class and middle class Americans.

    Pennsylvania Focus: Green Power Switch

    Progressive Candidates in Pennsylvania

    Lancaster Co. PA Focus

    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

    New Jersey Focus: Environmental Score Card Shows Big Dip in Scores

    Republican Chris Christie stupidly vetoes Family Planning:




    Nasty Trend in New Jersey: Another Immigrant is Beaten to Death in New Jersey

    New Jersey Focus: Green Power Switch

    Sussex County, NJ Focus

    Passaic County, NJ Focus

    Warren County, NJ Focus

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS

    IL-Sen: Mark Kirk angry about being called on his own b.s.

    Illinois Focus: Green Power Switch

    Here's something that we need: The Good Jobs Chicago Coalition...and here is video of the Good Jobs Chicago Coalition taking on Wal-Mart:



    ILLINOIS FOCUS

    Michigan Focus: Send a Prevention First Postcard

    Progressive Candidates in Michigan

    MICHIGAN FOCUS

    Oklahoma Focus: Jeff Jones for Oklahoma District Attorney, District 10

    PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES IN FLORIDA PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES IN FLORIDA

    Florida Senate Focus--Kendrick Meek: The Real Democrat

    FLorida Focus: Alex Sink in Dead Heat for Florida Gov

    Broward County, FL Focus

    Orange County, FL Focus

    Pinellas County, FL Focus

    FLORIDA FOCUS

    Jake Williams for Colorado House of Representatives

    Colorado Republican Chaos: Republicans Plan To Force McInnis Out After Primary

    And more Colorado Republican Chaos: Tom Tancredo splits the Colorado Republican Party in two

    COLORADO FOCUS

    Arizona Focus: Sheriff Arpaio is a Failure

    Some recent Coverage of Arizona's Hate Law:

    A Closer Look at the Seven Lawsuits Challenging Arizona Law S.B. 1070

    White supremacists chip in for Arizona's pro-SB 1070 legal battle

    The consequences are beginning: Domestic violence survivors first to be affected by Arizona law

    Arizona's economy reeling from SB1070...more: Cost of Arizona Anti-Immigration Law in Money and Hate

    Arizona Focus: Green Power Switch

    Progressive Candidates in Arizona

    ARIZONA FOCUS

    Wisconsin Focus: SEIU Wisconsin, AFT-212 endorse Chris Larson

    Wisconsin Focus: Green Power Switch

    FAIR Wisconsin 2010 Endorsements

    WISCONSIN FOCUS

    Georgia Republicans Vote against Working Class Americans: Georgia Senators Isakson & Chambliss Vote Against Unemployment Benefit Extension...by I wish we still had a hero like Max Cleland in the Senate!

    Georgia Focus: Green Power Switch

    Atlanta, GA Focus

    Fayette County, GA Focus

    Coweta County, GA Focus

    GEORGIA FOCUS

    NC-Sen: Elaine Marshall LEADS Senator Burr! Major news. Can she keep up the momentum? If you want to meet Elaine Marshall, find an event in your area.

    North Carolina Focus: Green Power Switch

    North Carolina Focus: NC-5 District Focus (Stokes County, Statesville, Surrey County, Iredell County, Watauga County, Yadkin County)

    NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

    Kansas Focus: Science Café Manhattan, KS - July 27th

    Kansas Focus: More Stunning Hypocrisy From Conservative Republicans

    KANSAS FOCUS

    Tennessee Focus: Green Power Switch

    TENNESSEE FOCUS

    Nevada Focus: Green Power Switch

    Elliot Anderson for Nevada Assembly

    NEVADA FOCUS

    This is an important race: IA-05: Steve King has got to go...and I'm the guy to beat him!...Steve King is one of the most vile racist Republicans around and getting rid of him should be a top priority.

    Iowa Focus: Green Power Switch

    Tell Republican Chuck Grassley to support Iowans -- not his big business donors!

    IOWA FOCUS

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