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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:59 AM
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Vote Strategically this November
Vote for a Democrat no matter what this November, even if they are a DINO. If we take back power, the following will happen:

- At least 9 Congressional Progressive Caucus Members would become Committee Chairmen or Chairwomen
- An additional 35 Congressional Progressive Caucus Members would become Subcommittee Chairmen or Chairwomen.

The following Progressive Caucus Members would become Committee Chairs:

- Congressman George Miller, Chairman of Education and Workforce Committee
- Congressman Barney Frank, Chairman of Financial Services
- Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of Government Reform
- Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman of Homeland Security Committee
- Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman of International Relations Committee
- Congressman John Conyers, Chairman of Judiciary Committee
- Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Chairwoman of Rules Committee
- Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Chairwoman of Small Business Committe! e
- Congressman Charles Rangel, Chairman of Ways and Means Committee

The following Progressive Caucus Members would become Subcommittee Chairs:

- Appropriations Subcommittees -- Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro and Marcy Kaptur and Congressmen John Olver, Jose Serrano, and Ed Pastor
- Armed Services Subcommittee, Congressman Neil Abercrombie
- Education and Workforce Subcommittees, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and Congressman Dennis Kucinich
- Energy and Commerce Subcommittees, Congressman Ed Markey and Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky and Hilda Solis
- Financial Services Subcommittee, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Congressman Luis Gutierrez
- Government Reform Subcommittees, Congresswoman Diane Watson and Congressmen Dennis Kucinich, Elijah Cummings, Danny Davis of Illinois, and William "Lacy" Clay
- International Relations Subcommittee, Congressman Donald Payne
- Judiciary Subcommittees, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-L! ee and Congressmen Jerry Nadler and Melvin Watt
- Interior Subcomm ittees, Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Tom Udall and Congresswoman Donna Christensen
- Rules Subcommittees, Congressman Jim McGovern
- Small Business Subcommittees, Congresswomen Madeleine Bordallo
- Transportation and Infrastructure, DeFazio, Filner, Holmes-Norton, and C. Brown
- Ways and Means Subcommittees, Congressmen Pete Stark, Jim McDermott, and John Lewis of Georgia

It's that critical. Please spread the word.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:00 PM
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1. kick
:kick:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:17 PM
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6. thanks!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:01 PM
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2. another reminder to vote for your crappy Congressperson.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:02 PM
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3. I held my nose and voted for Matheson knowing it was a vote for
subpoena power!
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:03 PM
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4. Well... I Have to Kick to That
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 12:14 PM by stepnw1f
Because you are right. It's not as if I can't still work for change within the Dem party... first things first. Good post Helderheid, once again.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:07 PM
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5. Step 1: Take back power. Step 2: CLEAN HOUSE (DINOs included)
If you've not joined up yet, I suggest you sign up at www.pdamerica.org
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:59 PM
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7. K&R.
:kick:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:59 PM
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12. :)
:hi:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:07 PM
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14. Hey there, you busy gal.
:hi:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:09 PM
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16. You should see my house. What a mess!
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:07 PM
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8. Put the GOP back to minority status per normal for another 40 years (or longer)
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 01:08 PM by RobertSeattle
...Theyll go back to their "normal" whining about the budget deficits (which they made worse), big government (which they made bigger), and federal intrustion into our private lives (which they Rubberstamped).


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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:57 PM
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9. that sounds lovely!
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:00 PM
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10. We need a nice whiny minority party for some checks and balances
:-)
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:18 PM
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11. LOL! YES!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:03 PM
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13. I sent this to my list and got 3 responses from Dems who are voting for
the Green in the race because they cannot vote for Matheson. I tried to explain that they are voting for all these other progressives to take power. I think I got through to 1 of them.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:09 PM
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15. the only critera I am using this election is if they are a Democratic
candidate or not.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:07 PM
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17. Kick(nt)
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:52 PM
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18. Late night kick
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:59 PM
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19. Kick!
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:00 AM
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20. "John Conyers, Chairman of Judiciary Committee"
Oh, doesn't THAT have a nice ring to it?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:01 PM
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24. hell yes!
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:03 AM
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21. K & R
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:07 AM
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22. Donate. Volunteer. Vote.
I dont care who your candidate is. A vote for the worst Dino is a vote for John Conyers, Barney Frank, Henry Waxman, Bennie Thompson, Tom Lantos, Louis Slaughter, Nydia Velazquez, and Charles Rangel.

Dont let it be November 8 and you are kicking yourself for not doing enough.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:00 AM
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23. Kick(nt)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:17 AM
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25. kick(nt)
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 06:03 PM
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26. kick
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