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umtalal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:27 PM
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Barbar Boxer Letter to Me
The senator needs our backing. Let us keep our eyes and ears on what will happen next and act upon her request.

Sincerely,

Umtalal
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Dear ____,

On Election Night last November, I told you how honored I was that Californians elected me to a third term in the United States Senate. I explained that I would be so proud to walk onto the Senate floor and fight for you.


Little did I know that I would need to be fighting so soon after I was sworn in. My actions last week were desperately needed to shine light upon the rampant voting irregularities that occurred during the 2004 Presidential election. In my floor statement, I wondered, "How can we ask our brave men and women to fight a war to bring democracy to Iraq, if we allow the disenfranchisement of so many here at home?"


Seeing no other way to get my colleagues to focus on this issue, I stood up to challenge the Electoral College vote.


And, I'm going to keep standing up.


I'm going to stand up and fight for our shared American values -- economic justice, social justice, environmental justice, electoral justice, and a woman's right to choose.


But, I can only continue to do this if you are behind me. We need to stick together. In response to my actions last week, the right-wing extremists are ratcheting up their partisan attacks on me -- and I need you now more than ever.


So, stay tuned in the coming days as we enter the next phase of our movement to change America for the better.


In Friendship,



Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senator
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arcos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:30 PM
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1. kick!
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candy331 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:31 PM
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2. right-wing extremists are ratcheting up their partisan attacks on me -- an
I can only imagine, I sure hope her fellow Dem Senators support her too and not turn tail.
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hilster Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:33 PM
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3. I hope so to
we should also defend her with letters of protest to other Senators if something comes out in the next few days that sounds iffy.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:37 PM
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4. Kick- We gotcha, Barbara. nt
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:37 PM
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5. I'm not in CA, but will do whatever I can
I am very glad she stood up for all of us.
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:53 PM
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6. Ditto that n/t
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:33 PM
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7. we need a link
We got your back babs! I gotta tell ya, I would do anything for Barb after her vote. If she needs help, I'm there and lobbying everyone I have ever met to the cause! She ROCKS!!!!!
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umtalal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:39 AM
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8. That was acutally a letter she sent me.
Here is a link to subscribe to her email updates. In my opinion that is the best way. Spread the word amongest your Dem. friends.


http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm
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umtalal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:40 AM
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9. I also think you should email her your post. It is touching. n/t
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Sleepless In NY Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:54 AM
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10. She is amazing
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:25 AM
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11. My letter to Sen. Boxer.
Superfluous at this point I'm sure. But I mentioned the email posted by umtalal, so I'll repost it here:


Dear Sen. Boxer,

I'm sure you've received countless emails like this thanking you for having challenged the Electoral College vote in order to make clear the gravity of preventing further voting irregularities and suppression efforts such as those seen this past election.

I recently read an email you sent to supporters alerting them to the right-wing attacks you have suffered in response to your brave and desperately needed objection. Your commitment to the integrity of our democracy's very core is recognized and appreciated far beyond California. Though I realize you can't respond to non-constituents, please accept my thanks and know that I, like many, will continue to support you in kind, whether through letters to the editor or through get-out-the-vote efforts in your home state (hardly necessary, I'm sure).

Thanks again, and congratulations on a well deserved third term in the U.S. Senate.

Sincerely,

xxxxx
New York, NY
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:40 AM
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12. We got your back Senator!
We'll do what it takes and what we need to do.
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