Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 268
This is addressed in President Obama's weekly address:
This success had gotten only limited media attention...but at least it has gotten some.
This highlights what many liberals and progressives have been saying all along...our government needs to do MORE of this kind of thing. In fact I'd say one of the top things we need to do is far, far more Green Jobs programs to create jobs as well as reducing environmental degradation and creating new sources of energy.
And speaking of changing our energy use, global warming has now been found to have an even more frightening consequence, and it is already well under way: Studies show dramatic decrease in plankton as planet warms
Keep in mind that almost the entire food chain of the oceans depend on plankton. Our fisheries are already in crisis due to overfishing. A 40% decrease in plankton due to global warming is going to severely impact the remaining fisheries. And again, this 40% decrease is NOT a prediction. It has already happened...what will it take for our society to start ACTING on global warming.
Speaking of our oil addiction...BP has responded to public outrage at their destruction of the Gulf Coast by switching CEOs. And what is the first things the new CEO does? He says "Mission Accomplished" and starts scaling back clean up efforts. Of course BP is also trying to claim the oil spill will have only minor impact on the Gulf coast.
Here is this week's newsletter:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
President Obama Signs the Tribal Law and Order Act...92 Republicans voted to protect rapists
Democracy for America Grassroots All-Star Beth Krom for Congress
Solar Power now cheaper than Nuclear?
Major Action Alert: Protect our Health and Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock!
NY Congressman Anthony Weiner SLAMS Republicans
Plans to put LNG Plant off Rockaway on Hold Due to Gulf Oil Leak...It is about time people start rethinking our addiction to oil. Let's not forget it isn't just the Gulf Oil leak. There are fossil fuel disasters ongoing in Michigan and Pennsylavnia as well. And let's also not forget that the same Greedy Oil Companies want to endanger our water supply for their profit: Hydrofracking may endanger New York's water supply. All because we haven't had the political will to switch to Green Energy. Well, isn't it time you and I start making the switch:
New York Focus: Green Power Switch
Brooklyn Focus: August 3rd: MEET AND SUPPORT STATE SENATOR VELMANETTE MONTGOMERY
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
California Focus: Anti-Science, Anti-Environment Extremist Carly Fiorina Courting Out-of-State Coal Companies
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
Doubling Down on Crazy: Texas State Board of Education by Dr. Judy Jennings
Gambling With Our Children’s Future: Texas State Board of Education...by Dr. Rebecca Bell Metereau
A stark comparison between Democrats and Repubs in Texas: Texas GOP and Democratic Platform Comparison
Texas Focus: Green Power Switch
Dallas County, TX Focus
Austin/Travis County, TX Focus
Houston/Harris County, TX Focus
Austin/Travis County, TX Focus
Houston/Harris County, TX Focus
Texas 10th District Focus: Turn TX-10 Blue
Texas 21st District Focus: Turn TX-21 Blue
Virginia Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello on The Rachel Maddow Show:
Virginia 7th Congressional District Focus: Rick Waugh for Congress
Virginia Focus: Green Power Switch
Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus
Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus
Hanover County, VA Focus
WA-SEN: Ignorant Teabagger Didier Zinged By Wise Columnist
Washington State Focus: John McCoy - Washington State House District 38
Rossi wins spot on CREW’s “Crooked Candidates of 2010″
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
Minnesota Focus: Target CEO Supports Right Wing Extremist Michelle Bachman...Target ALSO has been going Tea Party Crazy...which has led to: A Boycott of Target!. I have never really paid much attention to Target before. Now I know not to shop there.
Minnesota Focus: Green Power Switch
Progressive Candidates in Minnesota
IL-Gov: A bit of good news, or, Showing how government CAN spur economic growth:
IL-Sen: Mark Kirk angry about being called on his own b.s.
Illinois Focus: Green Power Switch
Pennsylvania Focus: With the Gulf oil disaster and the new massive oil disaster in Lake Michigan, this makes the third major fossil fuel-related disaster in one year: Another Gas Well Explodes, 2 Dead This Time...what will it take for us to end our addiction to fossil fuel??? You can take the first step:
Pennsylvania Focus: Green Power Switch
Progressive Candidates in Pennsylvania
Lancaster Co. PA Focus
New Jersey Focus: Sustainable Cherry Hill
New Jersey Focus: Environmental Score Card Shows Big Dip in Scores
Republican Chris Christie stupidly vetoes Family Planning:
New Jersey Focus: Green Power Switch
Sussex County, NJ Focus
Passaic County, NJ Focus
Warren County, NJ Focus
NEW JERSEY FOCUS
Florida Focus: Florida CFO Alex Sink Stands with Small Businesses and Florida Realtors during Lost-Income Claims Process
PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES IN FLORIDA PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES IN FLORIDA
Broward County, FL Focus
Orange County, FL Focus
Pinellas County, FL Focus
More insanity in Colorado - this time the Senate race
Colorado Focus: Green Power Switch
Crisanta Duran, Democrat for State Representative in House District 5 in Denver, Colorado:
Progressive Candidates in Colorado
Boulder County, CO Focus
Larimer County, CO Focus
Douglas County, CO Focus
Jake Williams for Colorado House of Representatives
And the latest disaster related to our oil addiction: *MASSIVE* Oil Spill in Battle Creek threatens Lake Michigan...what will it take for us to end our addiction to oil??? You can take the first step: Michigan Green Power Switch
Michigan Focus: Send a Prevention First Postcard
Progressive Candidates in Michigan
Arizona Focus: An "unprecedented slate of highly qualified Indian candidates for office in Arizona"
Arizona Focus: Sheriff Arpaio is a Failure
Some recent Coverage of Arizona's Hate Law:
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
And a reminder: Despite what Conservatives say, Immigrants lower crime rates...this removes one major conservative talking point...and it seems to come from a conservative source!
Arizona Focus: Green Power Switch
Progressive Candidates in Arizona
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
"Kill the Gays" tour shouted down in Madison, WI...Things like this make me feel really good about America
Wisconsin Focus: Green Power Switch
FAIR Wisconsin 2010 Endorsements
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: More Stunning Hypocrisy From Conservative Republicans
This is so typical of Republican anti-American BS: TN-Gov: Elect Republicans, or states will start seceding...why do Republicans hate democracy? Why can't they trust the voters and accept the decision of voters?
And more anti-American BS from Republicans in Tennessee: TN-Gov: GOP Lt. Gov. opposes First Amendment for Muslim-Americans...why do Republicans hate the American Constitution???
Tennessee Focus: Green Power Switch
Nevada Focus: Green Power Switch
Elliot Anderson for Nevada Assembly
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