Archive for March 24th, 2009


Trader sailed a jeweled crown
Humanity rowed the way
Exploring to command more land
Scheming how to rule the waves.
Trader spied a virgin plain
And named it for velvet robes
Wrote home declaring,
“there’s a place
Where totally folks are free
(happily completely)
Nourishment fills the prairies and the hillsides
And animals stalk the mountains and the seaside
And fish abound the lakes and birds the skies..

“Trader” – The Beach Boys

Remember “change” ? I voted for it. Why? Energy and Healthcare. Especially Healthcare (Healthcare is capitalized because its that important to me). We are so close to health reform. Yet there are those even in the Democratic Party would plot to kill it.

I received this in my email today. I don’t always see eye to eye with these guys, but support is desperately needed NOW…

We knew the Republicans were going to be a problem when President Obama called on Congress to invest in a clean-energy economy and universal health care.

But now, according to a Capitol Hill newspaper, some conservative Democratic senators are “quietly maneuvering to keep open the option of vetoing two of President Barack Obama’s most ambitious agenda items this year—climate change and health care reform.”1

This is the nightmare scenario: a few conservative Democrats teaming up with Republicans to stop the progressive pieces of the President’s agenda. So we’re launching a major campaign to make sure Democratic senators hear loud and clear from their constituents that we need them to back Obama’s proposals.

The campaign is volunteer-driven, but it takes money to make training videos, develop hard-hitting ads, and pay the community organizers who recruit and manage the volunteers. Can you contribute $15 per month to help save clean energy and health care reform? Click here:

Yes, I’ll chip in monthly.

No, I can’t right now.

It’s easy to contribute monthly and you can cancel at any time.

You see, what’s happening here is that these conservative Democrats are facing enormous pressure from Republicans and corporate lobbyists in Washington, but they’re not hearing enough from progressives back home in their districts or states. So we’re building the infrastructure to inject a massive jolt of people power into the conversation.

It starts this weekend, with a wave of nearly 200 community meetings organized by local volunteers, and it builds from there until we’re mobilizing hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members to pressure their senators and representatives in their home states and districts.

Can you chip in $15 monthly so we can push these conservative Democrats right away, and then keep the pressure on until we win the change we need? Click here:

Yes, I’ll chip in monthly: https://pol.moveon.org/donate/progressive.html?id=15798-11381997-klbhDHx&t=5

No, I can’t right now: http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51252&id=15798-11381997-klbhDHx&t=6

Thanks for all you do.

–Adam, Michael, Justin, Marika and the rest of the team

1. “Centrists Flex Power of Veto”, Roll Call, March 18, 2009. http://www.rollcall.com/issues/54_104/news/33248-1.html

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