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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 02:34 PM
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The Christmas holiday is passed, the fiber-optic Santa packed away, and the campaigns for the Texas primary in March are about to swing into high gear. I am going to advocate again for my favorite candidate, and it's not to beg for money (though you would never be discouraged from donating).

David Van Os needs your help in securing the endorsement of his campaign for Texas Attorney General from the good folks at Democracy for America.

The seal of approval from DFA is a coveted one in progressive circles, and theres no candidate who is more deserving. You may have seen his postings here (he's a not-quite-brand-new DUer); those posts have given you a sense of the man and what he stands for. So click here, and write a few words as to why you think he merits their endorsement.

Dont have the words? Still dont know him well enough to do so? Let me help you with that...

Van Os has been fighting the Bush regime long before he went to Florida in 2000 to contest the recount in Bush v. Gore. Hes been fighting for working men and women long before he was the general counsel for the Texas AFL-CIO. He fought against the illegal and immoral war in Iraq way before he went to Camp Casey this summer. Hes been a warrior for economic and social justice for the people of Texas all of his life. You can read more about his life here, but you can also take my word for it. David Van Os walks the walk.

In 2004, Van Os ran for a seat on the Texas Supreme Court because he wanted to take that court back from the mega-corporations which have it bought, paid for, and tucked in their vest pockets. At a time when the PATRIOT Act was our biggest concern, he chose to fight to restore the constitutional checks and balances that protect the rights and liberties of all of us.

He is running for the office of Texas Attorney General in 2006 in order to carry the same fight to a new front. We may be on the verge of finally ridding ourselves of the sinister Tom DeLay, but Texas is still under withering assault by swarms of corrupt Republicans lining their pockets with the millions of dollars flowing from ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco and the other big oil companies, from State Farm and Allstate and the other insurance companies, and all of the other assorted lobbyists and mouthpieces of greed. A strong attorney general in Austin, vested with the power inherent in the Texas Constitutions Bill of Rights, can do more to achieve economic and social justice for Texans than twenty congressmen in Washington DC.

With your help, DFA will be influenced to throw the weight of their endorsement behind Davids campaign, and that will be a big push forward in returning the state of Texas back to the people (and away from corporate control).

Take two minutes and write a brief recommendation on behalf of David Van Os, and then click 'send'.

edit: fixed links
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