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Secretary of Interior Salazar said he will decide whether the Cape Wind project goes forward by Feb12th/He wants you to weigh in: CALL 202-208-3181

UPDATE Washington State news… take Action,Call 202 225 3106 THANK Rep.McDermott for signing the Polis/Pingree letter for Pub Opt


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Tonight,2/1/2010 MSNBC’s Ed Schultz and Rep. Jared Polis will talk about the letter from 81 House members calling for a public option.Can you help get to 100 signers by the time the show airs? Click here to ask Rep. McDermott (one more time) to sign today.

News headlines - Grayson, Polis, Pingree

UPDATE On 2/2/2010, I checked the list of Representatives that have signed the Poli/Pingree letter. I am happy to let you all know that Washington States own Jim McDermott has signed on as  a supporter, Please call him and thank him today !!!

2/1/2010

Big news. Thanks to thousands of phone calls from people like you last week, 81 House Democrats signed the Polis-Pingree letter calling on the Senate to pass the public health insurance option through “reconciliation,” which only needs 51 Senate votes.

Tonight on MSNBC’s Ed Show at 6pm EST, Rep. Jared Polis will talk about the amazing resurgence for the public option. On the show, he’ll announce the latest number of letter signers.

Unfortunately, Rep. Jim McDermott hasn’t signed on yet. Can help us get from 81 to 100 signers today by calling him one more time and asking him to sign the Polis/Pingree letter in support of the public option?

Click here to make a call — we give you a script and the number.

Sometimes, it takes a couple calls to do the trick, so you calling again will have a big impact.

Thanks for being a bold progressive.

— Stephanie Taylor, Aaron Swartz, Adam Green, Brian Bills, Natasha Patel, and the PCCC team

P.S. This letter is definitely affecting the “conventional wisdom” in Washington, D.C. On Friday, the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent wrote:

Could the public option make a comeback?…a growing number of House Dems are pushing an interesting strategy along these lines that’s worth a look.

To wit: Now that the idea of passing a fix to the Senate bill via a majority vote is being considered, why not revive the public option as part of that fix? A simple majority of Senators favors one, so such a fix could presumably pass via reconciliation.

But more to the point, such a move would make it easier for the Senate bill to pass the House, because it could win over enough liberals — many of whom don’t want to pass the Senate bill — to make it easier to secure the 218 needed for passage.

Can you help the momentum grow? Click here to call McDermott (one more time) today — we give you a script and number.

You have to see this …


Yesterday 1/29/2010

the President stood in front of a gathering of House Republicans and took questions for more than an hour, urging them to put aside partisanship and work together for the good of the country. MSNBC described it as going straight into “the lion’s den.”

He was inspiring.

We’ve highlighted some of the key moments and trust me, it’s worth checking out.

Watch the video

Once you do, please pass this along to everyone you know.

This is the sort of honest dialogue and political courage that we all need to move our country forward.

Let’s do it together,

Mitch

Mitch Stewart
Director
Organizing for America

P.S. — There’s our own Q&A session for OFA supporters with President Obama coming up on Thursday, February 4th. Click here to submit a question now:

http://my.barackobama.com/HouseVideo

Lilly ledbetter … getting paid less still stinks


It’s our anniversary!

Urge Your Senators to Support the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Take Action!

Tell your Senators to do the right thing and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Take Action Now

It’s been one year since the signing of the Act that bears my name — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Because of you and the thousands of supporters like you, workers can bring acts of pay discrimination to court.

But my job isn’t over and neither is yours. Today, women still earn, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. That’s why for the last year I’ve been traveling the country, fighting for the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, the essential companion legislation to the Ledbetter Act. It’s passed the House, but remains stalled in the Senate.

We need your voice now! Urge your Senators to quickly pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Why is the Paycheck Fairness Act so important?

It would empower women to negotiate for equal pay, create stronger incentives for employers to follow the law, and strengthen federal outreach and enforcement efforts. It would also strengthen penalties for equal pay violations — provisions that would have helped me.

In other words, this bill gives teeth to the protections against pay discrimination. And women, who are still shortchanged in the workplace, deserve just that.

Please take action today and urge your Senators to quickly pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Thanks again for all your support. And thanks for celebrating our anniversary with me!

Lilly LedbetterBest Wishes,


Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his commitment to passing “a comprehensive energy and climate bill… because the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy.”

With the President’s support, we can win the fight for comprehensive legislation in 2010and the first step is making sure that the word gets out about his commitment. That’s why we’ve put together a short video sharing what President Obama said about clean energy and climate in last night’s State of the Union.

President Obama calls for comprehensive clean energy and climate  legislation -- Watch Now!

We’re already closer to winning this fight than many thought possible. The vast majority of Americans are on our side. The U.S. House already passed a comprehensive bill last summer. Our movement is strong and growing — with over 250,000 handwritten letters to the Senate last year, 55,000 posts on the Repower America Wall, and much more.

And as our video shows, we have a President who understands that a clean energy revolution can create millions of American jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and help keep our planet healthy for future generations.

Now it’s the Senate’s turn. Opposition from the fossil fuel industry is fierce, but we have a campaign plan to win. Together, we can make 2010 the year we begin to Repower America — and the first step is to help spread the word about Obama’s commitment to comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation:

Watch the State of the Union clean energy clips — and make sure everyone you know sees the video too.

We’ll need you with us every step of the way over the coming months. We are so close to making history — so let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work.

Thanks,

Maggie L. Fox
Chief Executive Officer
Climate Protection Action Fund

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