Vote for Shenna Bellows … #Midterm2014Matters


Republican Senator Susan Collins has a dirty secret.

Collins voted to shut down the government over Obamacare. Twice. She voted against raising the minimum wage and the Paycheck Fairness Act but supports building the Keystone XL Pipeline and spying on Americans without a warrant.

Sen. Collins likes to pretend that she’s an old-school moderate, but one look at her actual voting record tells a different story. When the stakes are high, the dirty secret is, Susan Collins votes with the Tea Party every single time.

Here’s the thing: This November, we can defeat Senator Collins — and help save the Senate from GOP control.

Enter Shenna Bellows, the former director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, who is running to unseat Collins this November. Shenna has deep Maine roots and a long history of fighting for justice, and she’s been proud to fight alongside progressives like Elizabeth Warren on issues of economic security.

Shenna Bellows is the perfect candidate to finally get rid of Susan Collins and save the Senate from GOP control — that’s why Democracy for America endorsed her and why we’re excited to share with you the fantastic new 30-second ad Shenna is now airing in Maine.

Click here to watch Shenna’s inspiring new TV ad, then pitch in $3 to help this Elizabeth Warren Democrat defeat Susan Collins and save the Senate.


Susan Collins has consistently missed the mark when it comes to the greatest challenge of our time: income inequality. She was instrumental in killing a federal minimum wage hike and she has been a consistent opponent of expanding the right to collectively bargain.

That’s why Shenna Bellows is the perfect antidote to Collins’ bland, pro-corporate Republicanism.

Recently, Salon called Shenna “America’s most progressive Senate nominee” — and her positions back that statement up, from supporting higher wages and getting money out of politics to cracking down on big banks.

That’s why Shenna reminds us of Elizabeth Warren — and why we need your support to get her elected. Check out her excellent ad and donate $3 to keep it on the air.

Thanks for helping us send more true progressives to Washington.

- Charles

Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director
Democracy for America

San Diego for Scott Peters … #Midterm2014Matters


  •  DEMs …

We can fight back against Rove’s attacks — and win — but we must hit our grassroots goal before tomorrow night’s ad buy deadline.

Take a look at the ad for yourself. When you’re done, please chip in $5 or more to help expand our ad buy.

Thanks,

San Diego for Scott

PO Box 22074 San Diego, CA, 92192 | (858) 571-7424

Paid for by Scott Peters for Congress

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a message from Kathleen Turner … Why we need Wendy Davis


Most people know me as an actress, but I’ve worked with Planned Parenthood since I was 19 to make sure all American women have access to the contraceptive care they need. And when Wendy Davis launched her filibuster in support of women’s health, I knew she was the woman needed as the next governor of Texas.

When she took the floor for her filibuster, Wendy knew what was at stake. She knew the old boys network in Austin was trying to restrict women’s access to the health care they need, and she wasn’t going to let it happen without a fight.

Wendy’s a fighter, but with only a few weeks until the election, she needs our help to stay strong. Can you contribute $5 to her campaign?

Texas has come to a fork in the road. One path will lead to more of the same — more insider politics, more cronyism in the state capital, more of the policies that have left too many Texas families working harder than ever just to tread water.

The other path — Wendy’s path — leads to a Texas in which everyone can succeed. Wendy knows firsthand how difficult it can be to pull yourself up, and she’s committed to making sure every hardworking Texan has the same opportunities she’s had.

But she can’t do it alone. Wendy’s opponent has all the special interests in his corner — she needs us in hers. Give $5, $10, or more if you can, and help make Wendy Davis the next governor of Texas.

Thanks for supporting Wendy.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Turner

Hitting Ted Cruz in Iowa: General (Ret.) Wesley Clark … a repost


VoteVets.org

Earlier this year, over 100,000 veterans, military family members, and VoteVets supporters added their names to a letter calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to save the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
I added my signature, as well.
We understand the cost of our dependence on foreign oil is not just measured at the pump, or in the form of a changing climate, but also in the lives lost and changed through deployments to protect the flow of oil in the Middle East.
Because of tremendous response to the first few emails about the RFS, VoteVets decided to take the next step and hit Ted Cruz on the issue ahead of his visit to Iowa yesterday.
Cruz would dismantle the RFS, something many Iowa families depend on, and he constantly avoids talking about it while campaigning in the state.

So VoteVets took the issue right to him.
Look at the full page ad VoteVets took out in the Des Moines Register and contribute to keep the pressure on Ted Cruz as he campaigns to become our next president.

There’s still a long way to go in this campaign, but taking the fight to the potential presidential candidates like Ted Cruz who oppose developing renewable sources of fuel at home is the next step in our efforts.

Thank you for contributing,

General (Ret.) Wesley Clark
Advisor, VoteVets.org

Fight Toxic Pesticides and Save the Bees


Because we know you’re committed to this battle, we also want to share with you this recent interview with an Earthjustice attorney about our critical fight to save bees from a newly-approved pesticide, called sulfoxaflor.

In this short audio clip, Earthjustice attorney Greg Loarie explains how we’re fighting in court to force the EPA to take immediate action to protect bees from pesticides, and to get the toxic pesticide sulfoxaflor taken off the market.

Thanks again for all that you do,

Raviya Ismail Earthjustice