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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:47 PM
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Women's Caucus of California Democratic Party Votes to Censure Feinstein
With Progressive Democrats of America women at the microphone, the Women's Caucus of the California Democratic Party
voted Friday, November 16, 2007, to support a resolution to censure Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Marcy Winograd, President of Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, urged the caucus meeting in
Anaheim, to denounce Feinstein for her vote to confirm Mukasey as Attorney General and support the Kyl-Lieberman amendment labeling the Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization.

"Women in America have a proud history of activism," said Winograd, adding, "we chained ourselves to the White House to secure the right to vote. To support a woman senator whose voting record affirms torture, the unitary executive, and a petext for war on Iran is
to betray our proud history." Dorothy Reik, President of Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains,
weighed in at the microphone also, saying, "While it's true that we want women to represent us in the House and Senate, Feinstein -- with her endorsement of water boarding, torture, and the appointment of a homophobic
judge -- does not represent women." Winograd and Reik were attending the California Democratic Party Executive Board meeting.

The chair of the CDP Women's Caucus said she had invited Senator Feinstein to address the caucus, but that the senator had declined. As a result of the censure vote, the Women's Caucus will send a strong letter of disapproval to Feinstein, one of California's two women senators. Unlike Senator Barbara Boxer, however, Feinstein has repeatedly disgraced her party -- voting for the Iraq war and
ever-expanding war funding. Critics of the move to censure Feinstein argued the senator should not be singled out for a few bad votes. With the Courage Campaign, PDA, and Moveon.org joining the Censure Feinstein campaign, the senator has already tacked back, reversing her intention to vote to grant immunity for giant telecom companies complicit in the Bush administration's illegal spying program.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:54 PM
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1. Good news-DiFi can't help but 'get' this message. nt
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:02 PM
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2. Yep, DiFi needs to get a clue, and now I'm sure she has. It's already helped move her
on Tele-Com immunity for violating our rights and our laws.

Very good!
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:15 PM
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4. This afternoon we're going for the entire CDP to censure. Wish us luck!
We'll know by tonight. the progressive caucus also has a motion to censure.

If any southern Californians want to be a part of this movement, the motion will be presented and voted upon today at 3Pm at the Sheraton Hotel in Anaheim

Please join us Saturday at 3:00 PM, when the Progressive Democrats introduce a motion to censure Senator Feinstein resolution at the California Democratic Party Executive Board meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Anaheim (NOT THE DISNEYLAND SHERATON). EXECUTIVE BOARD AGENDA

November 16-18, 2007
NOTE HOTEL CHANGE: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

1855 South Harbor Boulevard Anaheim, California 92802 Phone: (714) 750-1811
You do not need to be a delegate to attend and Marcy is requesting numbers of Democrats to show up in support.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:21 PM
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8. I AM wishing you luck, robinlynne!
:toast: :thumbsup:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:15 PM
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5. You're dreaming. But it's a nice dream.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:16 PM
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6. really? I'm all for taking her off of the committees. I think this is a great first step.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:21 PM
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7. No, I'm not dreaming. If she doesn't 'get it', she's willfully ignorant
and shouldn't be in the Senate in the first place.
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gaiilonfong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:05 PM
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3. Marcy Winograd is a GREAT GREAT progressive voice
Love her. She is a shinning star for progressives
GO MARCY smack down DiFi the criminal bush enabler!
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:41 PM
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9. Obviously the action has already had an impact since she is
reversing her stand on the very important immunity for telecom spies vote. Thank you, ladies!
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:54 PM
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14. People keep saying that, but she didn't really reverse her stand. She voted
for immunity last week, but Leahy refused to let it out fo committee with immunity. He overruled somehow and put the bill up for a committee vote without immunity as a possibility.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:54 PM
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10. The only language these people understand is to be voted out of office!
DiFi has been the same slime ball today as she was when she rose to power over the assassinated bodies of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.

Who voted to reelect her?
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:25 PM
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11. Good for them. With friends like this ....
She's a traitor to the Constitution and her constituency. Plus, isn't her husband making millions from the war?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:04 PM
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12. GOOD I HOPE SHE GETS IT!
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:10 PM
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13. kcik
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Didereaux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:10 AM
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15. I applaud the PD's action...now to get others to follow suit. n/t
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 11:07 AM
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16. Good for them.
If anyone in government needs to support women, it's women.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:29 PM
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17. someone had to say it
"To support a woman senator whose voting record affirms torture, the unitary executive, and a petext for war on Iran is
to betray our proud history."



K/R this thread up!!!!!! :kick:
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