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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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  • Sunday, October 10, 2010

    Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 274

    Elections are coming up...and a LOT is at stake. This week we learn that the largest donors to the Republican Party and Tea Party are Saudi, Chinese, Russian and other foreign interests as well as oil companies like BP and Shell Oil. Meanwhile the Republicans and Tea Party are advocating cutting Social Security and Medicare. Once again, Republicans represent the wealthy CEOs while Democrats represent working and middle class Americans. If we want real change, we have to solidly defeat the Republicans and their big oil, Saudi, Chinese and Russian backers. But we have to do it from the grassroots and defend the most progressive Democrats in the process. Here are three critical actions you can take:

    1. Work with MoveOn.org to turn your home into a phone bank for Progressive Democrats. This strategy was pioneered by John Hall in upstate New York when he first ran for office and was devastating effective, winning John Hall an upset victory. MoveOn.org has been taking the strategy national and it could make the difference in November. Help them out.

    2. Find a Democracy for America Endorsed Candidate near you and donate or volunteer to help them win. These are the true Grassroots Progressives that will both fight the Republican agenda and change the Democratic Party from within.

    3. Want to get even more grassroots than MoveOn.org and DFA? Find a Progressive Majority candidate near you and donate or volunteer to help them win. These are often neglected races that are so important for reforming the local Democratic Parties.

    Phone banking for MoveOn.org or volunteering for or donating to a Democracy for America endorsed candidate or a Progressive Majority endorsed candidate can make all the difference come November. And believe me, you and I want to, HAVE TO make the difference. Because if we don't, it will be BP, Shell Oil, Exxon/Mobil, Fox News, the "US" Chamber of Commerce, China, Saudi Arabia and Russia that will be celebrating.

    Here is this week's newsletter:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    The Attorney General Gets it Wrong in JPL Employees vs. NASA, Department of Commerce, and Caltech; Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12

    Republicans/Tea Party Calls for $2000 Deductable for Medicare

    Top Republican Donors: Communist China, Islamicist Saudi Arabia, Russia...

    Washington State Endorsements

    Native Vote 2010 Washington State

    Seattle/King County, WA Focus

    Thurston County, WA Focus

    WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

    Critical New York Action Alert: New York Bus Trip to Pennsylvania for GOTV

    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

    Six Key Races in Texas

    Austin/Travis County, TX Focus

    Houston/Harris County, TX Focus

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    Texas 10th District Focus: Bastrop, Lee, Burleson, Washington, Austin, Harris, Waller Counties

    Texas 15th Congressional District Focus: Hidalgo, Brooks, Duval, Live Oak, Bee, Jim Wells, Karnes, DeWitt, Goliad, San Patricio, Refugio Counties

    Texas 21st District Focus: Travis, Kerr, Real, Bandera, Kendall, Comal and Blanco Counties

    TEXAS FOCUS

    California Propositions

    Progressive Candidates in California

    Orange County, CA Focus

    San Diego, CA Focus

    Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus

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

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS

    PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES IN FLORIDA

    Tampa/Hillsborough County, FL Focus

    Orange County, FL Focus

    Broward County, FL Focus

    Pinellas County, FL Focus

    FLORIDA FOCUS

    Progressive Candidates in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Focus: Green Power Switch

    Lancaster Co. PA Focus

    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

    Virginia Focus: What Democrats Believe, from the Albemarle Democratic Party

    Virginia Focus: Three Important Congressional Races

    Virginia Focus: Green Power Switch

    Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus

    Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

    Hanover County, VA Focus

    VIRGINIA FOCUS

    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

    New Jersey Focus: Ed Potosnak for Congress (NJ-07)

    New Jersey Focus: Green Power Switch

    Passaic County, NJ Focus

    Sussex County, NJ Focus

    Warren County, NJ Focus

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS

    Progressive Candidates in Michigan

    Native Vote Michigan

    Michigan Green Power Switch

    MICHIGAN FOCUS

    Native Vote Arizona

    Progressive Candidates in Arizona

    Arizona Focus: Green Power Switch

    ARIZONA FOCUS

    Georgia Focus: Green Power Switch

    Atlanta, GA Focus

    Coweta County, GA Focus

    Fayette County, GA Focus

    GEORGIA FOCUS

    Progressive Candidates in Illinois

    Illinois Focus: Green Power Switch

    ILLINOIS FOCUS

    Minnesota Focus: Progressive Candidates in Minnesota

    MINNESOTA FOCUS

    Progressive Candidates in Colorado

    Native Vote Colorado

    Douglas County, CO Focus

    Boulder County, CO Focus

    Larimer County, CO Focus

    COLORADO FOCUS

    Native Vote Wisconsin

    PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES IN WISCONSIN

    Wisconsin Focus: Green Power Switch

    WISCONSIN FOCUS

    Nevada Endorsements for 2010

    Native Vote 2010 Nevada

    Nevada Focus: Green Power Switch

    NEVADA FOCUS

    Tennessee Focus: Wells Fargo's Predatory Lending Against Tennessee

    Tennessee Focus: Green Power Switch

    TENNESSEE FOCUS

    KANSAS FOCUS

    Iowa Focus: Green Power Switch

    IOWA FOCUS

    Oklahoma Endorsements

    Oklahoma County, OK Focus

    South Carolina Focus: Rob Miller (SC-2) Challenges Joe "You Lie" Wilson

    South Carolina Progressive Network

    Native Vote 2010 Alaska

    Alaska Endorsements

    South Dakota Focus: South Dakota Senate candidate Julie Garreau wants to hear what voters really want

    Native Vote 2010 South Dakota

    Endorsed Candidates in South Dakota

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