Monday, July 30, 2007

Doing what we do best

The Democratic Party
Live Earth Pledge

Dear automat,

A hundred years from now, school children will read about Al Gore and his leadership to address global climate change. No one has worked harder or inspired more Americans to tackle the greatest threat the world has ever faced.

Now it's time to add your name to the history books.

Stand with Al and pledge to live a life that will protect our environment for generations to come:

http://www.democrats.org/LiveEarth

Last Saturday, thousands of Democrats planted seeds for a cleaner planet at events across the country. We had a great weekend, rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty -- but there's even more we can do clean up the planet.

Here's the pledge that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and I have all taken:

To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;

To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become "carbon neutral;"

To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;

To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;

To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;

To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,

To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.

This pledge is an easy way to show that the political will exists to stop global warming -- no matter how hard President Bush tries to deny the problem or delay the solution.

I've signed it. Now it's your turn:

http://www.democrats.org/LiveEarth

Despite the recent attention on global climate change, we're still fighting an uphill battle. Over the past few years, Republicans have done everything in their power to silence Al, the scientific community, and anyone else who tells the truth about what's happening. In 2004, one NASA scientist claimed that in "three decades in government, I have never seen anything approaching the degree to which information flow from scientists to the public has been screened and controlled as it is now."

But despite this opposition, we've won the debate. As Al Gore said during the recent Live Earth concerts, we're now presented with a choice: "Do we use this unprecedented opportunity to organize a global movement that will last beyond the concerts themselves? Or do we let the moment pass?"

It's time to answer Al's question with the grassroots organizing and commitment that powers the Democratic Party. Sign the pledge and then tell every Democrat you know to do the same:

http://www.democrats.org/LiveEarth

Sincerely,

Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.




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Thursday, July 26, 2007

FW: Working together

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

Did you see Governor Dean's email?

The next Democratic Reunion is just two days away -- and you still have a chance to participate.

People across the country are gathering to make a difference in their hometowns. Democrats in Stockton, California are encouraging shoppers to switch to reusable grocery bags. Democrats in Austin, Texas are cleaning up a nature preserve. And Democrats in Las Vegas, Nevada are holding an energy efficient light bulb drive.

There are hundreds of events like these taking place this Saturday. If you don't see one in your hometown, you can still plan your own. Just enter your zip code on the website below to get started:

http://www.democrats.org/DemocraticReunion

Thanks for your help. I can't wait to hear how your event goes!

Sincerely,

Tom McMahon
DNC Executive Director


Democratic Reunion

From: Howard Dean

Subject: Working together

Dear Tom,

People-powered politics means more than low-dollar contributions. Together we've demonstrated how much power people have when they connect with one another in their own communities. We did it in 2004 to change the way campaigns run. We did it in 2006 to take back Congress. And now, in 2007, we're going to work as a team to clean up our own communities.

On July 28th, take an afternoon to clean up a park. Plant a tree. Hold a recycling drive. And while you're there, talk to your neighbors, make new friends, and start planting the seeds for a Democratic victory in 2008.

Will you host or attend a Democratic Reunion for a cleaner country on July 28th?

http://www.democrats.org/DemocraticReunion

The Democratic Party can do more than raise money and push voters to the polls. When tens of thousands of Democrats come together to say that enough is enough, everybody listens.

Democrats are fighting to bring our troops home. We're fighting to pass the Employee Free Choice Act to give American workers a voice. We're fighting to pass the Higher Education Act and make a college education affordable for everyone. We're fighting to enact the 9/11 Commission recommendations to make our country safer at home.

And we're fighting to make our country a cleaner, healthier place for our kids and grandkids.

Find an event in your hometown, or plan one on your own:

http://www.democrats.org/DemocraticReunion

Last year, the Democratic Party held canvassing events in every state. Then we took it a step further, putting permanent organizers on the ground in all 50 states to build a party that can truly compete everywhere. Those organizers were key to our people-powered victory in 2006, and they'll be key to our victory in 2008.

Now we're putting our organization to the test. We want to see how many people we can turn out, not to knock on doors, but to clean up our towns.

I hope you'll be part of it.

Sincerely,

Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.

P.S. -- Our first sanctioned debate is happening tonight in Charleston, South Carolina. CNN and YouTube have partnered up to help us showcase the Democratic candidates, so be sure to tune in at 7pm eastern. You can also get the latest from South Carolina all night at http://www.democrats.org/debate.




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Monday, July 23, 2007

Working together

The Democratic Party
Democratic Reunion

Dear automat,

People-powered politics means more than low-dollar contributions. Together we've demonstrated how much power people have when they connect with one another in their own communities. We did it in 2004 to change the way campaigns run. We did it in 2006 to take back Congress. And now, in 2007, we're going to work as a team to clean up our own communities.

On July 28th, take an afternoon to clean up a park. Plant a tree. Hold a recycling drive. And while you're there, talk to your neighbors, make new friends, and start planting the seeds for a Democratic victory in 2008.

Will you host or attend a Democratic Reunion for a cleaner country on July 28th?

http://www.democrats.org/DemocraticReunion

The Democratic Party can do more than raise money and push voters to the polls. When tens of thousands of Democrats come together to say that enough is enough, everybody listens.

Democrats are fighting to bring our troops home. We're fighting to pass the Employee Free Choice Act to give American workers a voice. We're fighting to pass the Higher Education Act and make a college education affordable for everyone. We're fighting to enact the 9/11 Commission recommendations to make our country safer at home.

And we're fighting to make our country a cleaner, healthier place for our kids and grandkids.

Find an event in your hometown, or plan one on your own:

http://www.democrats.org/DemocraticReunion

Last year, the Democratic Party held canvassing events in every state. Then we took it a step further, putting permanent organizers on the ground in all 50 states to build a party that can truly compete everywhere. Those organizers were key to our people-powered victory in 2006, and they'll be key to our victory in 2008.

Now we're putting our organization to the test. We want to see how many people we can turn out, not to knock on doors, but to clean up our towns.

I hope you'll be part of it.

Sincerely,

Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.

P.S. -- Our first sanctioned debate is happening tonight in Charleston, South Carolina. CNN and YouTube have partnered up to help us showcase the Democratic candidates, so be sure to tune in at 7pm eastern. You can also get the latest from South Carolina all night at http://www.democrats.org/debate.




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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Put on a pot of coffee

The Democratic Party
Oppose the Republican block

Dear automat,

It's going to be a long night for the U.S. Senate.

Senate Republicans are threatening to filibuster a bill by Senators Levin and Reed that would require President Bush to begin troop withdrawal within 120 days, with most coming home by April 2008.

But Senator Majority Leader Reid has decided that he's not going to let them just make a threat and walk away -- he's going to make them stand up in front of the American people and show them just how much they want to stay in Iraq. A few Republicans have started to say the right things, but we don't know whether they actually have the backbone to stand with the American people and vote the right way, and the threat of a filibuster gives them all the cover they need.

Now, let's not kid ourselves: they can filibuster, and we probably won't have the votes to stop them. But if Senate Republicans are against ending the war, then they should show it by voting against the legislation -- a straight-up-and-down vote on a bill that the majority of Americans support. That's how a democratic government works.

Instead, they're threatening to block the vote, and we're going to force them to explain themselves in front of the American people.

So let's show Senator Reid that we're united behind him. We've created a simple tool that will let you write a letter and fax it to your Senators instantly -- you can let them know all night long just how much opposition there is to the war in Iraq.

Send your Senators a message right now:

http://www.democrats.org/IraqObstruction

A handful of Republicans loyal to President Bush plan to block the bill even though a similar version passed in the House by a 223-201 margin last week. Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that we need to give the troop escalation time because it is just beginning to "show signs of military success." But how many times have we heard something like that in the last five years?

As Senator Reid said yesterday:

"Republicans are using a filibuster to block us from even voting on an amendment that could bring the war to a responsible end. They are protecting the President rather than protecting our troops.

"They are denying us an up or down -- yes or no -- vote on the most important issue our country faces.

"I would like to inform the Republican leadership and all my colleagues that we have no intention of backing down."

Tell your Senator that you're not going to back down either:

http://www.democrats.org/IraqObstruction

Since the American people put Democrats back in charge of Congress, the Republican minority has resorted to obstructionism and political games to block any responsible progress toward ending the war in Iraq. Now they're refusing to even allow a vote on bringing the troops home.

For the first six years of George Bush's presidency, the Republican majority in Congress failed this country. They had their chance to make their case to continue the war in Iraq, and the American people didn't buy it.

Now it's your chance to make the case. Tell your Senators to pass the Levin-Reed amendment and bring the troops home:

http://www.democrats.org/IraqObstruction

Thanks for all that you do,

Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.




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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Let's clean up the mess

The Democratic Party
The 2007 Democratic Reunion

Dear automat,

Being a Democrat is about more than politics.

We're a group of Americans dedicated to improving our country, both through the choices we make at the ballot box and those we make at home. That's why we're dedicating this year's Democratic Reunion to a challenge we can all tackle together: the fight for a cleaner environment.

This year's Reunion won't be your normal house parties -- we're going to be planting trees, cleaning up local parks and beaches, and kicking off local recycling programs.

Will you host an event on July 28?

http://www.democrats.org/DemocraticReunion

We're also planting the seeds of something a lot bigger: the field organization we need to take back the White House in 2008.

President Bush, Vice President Cheney and the Republican Congress stood in the way of progress on energy independence and climate change. They've spent years denying the existence of global warming while turning over critical decisions to energy executives.

Jeremy Symons, who represented the Environmental Protection Agency on Vice President Cheney's energy task force, described the Bush administration's "carefully orchestrated policy of delay":

"It's a charade... They have a single-minded determination to do nothing -- while making it look like they are doing something."

Democrats have already taken the lead on conservationism and energy efficiency. I've personally signed and live by former Vice President Gore's Live Earth pledge, and Speaker Pelosi is leading with a legislative agenda in the House focusing on energy independence. In June the Senate passed an energy bill that will save Americans tens of billions of dollars each year, while:

  • Reducing our dependence on foreign energy sources right away;
  • Cutting our oil consumption by 7 million barrels a day within 20 years; and
  • Taking critical steps in the fight against global warming.

The Democratic Party believes we have a moral obligation to lead our country in a new direction, for a cleaner, healthier environment. Now it's up to each of us to do our part.

Will you help the Democratic Party take on one of the greatest challenges of our time?

http://www.democrats.org/DemocraticReunion

Last summer, tens of thousands of people participated in the first Democratic Reunion to take back Congress in 2006. That's the idea behind the 50-State Strategy -- that no matter where you live, you can make a difference.

But the Democratic Party and the 50-State Strategy can be more than a driving force at the voting booth. By working together in towns across the country, we can fight for Democratic principles like energy independence -- while building our organization for future elections.

This summer, let's work on making our towns greener places to live -- it's a good start to cleaning up the Republican mess in Washington.

Roll up your sleeves on Saturday, July 28 for a stronger Democratic Party and a cleaner America:

http://www.democrats.org/DemocraticReunion

Thanks for your leadership,

Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.




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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

What good is a judge?

The Democratic Party
Enough is enough

Dear automat,

Yesterday, despite overwhelming public opposition, President Bush commuted the sentence of Scooter Libby, the former White House Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney who was convicted by a jury of lying about a matter of national security. As yet another example of the elitist attitude that defines Republicans in Washington, he shamelessly put partisan loyalties before the fundamental American value of fair and equal justice under the law.

Bush doesn't care that Libby was convicted by a jury of his peers and sentenced by an experienced federal judge, and he doesn't care that Libby's sentence was well within the sentencing guidelines set by Congress. He once again ignored over 70% of the American public and disregarded the legal process -- this time to help someone who has friends in the right places.

We can't stand for this, and that's why we're doing something to change it. We may not be able to change the President's decision, but we are fighting back -- we're working day and night to take back the White House in 2008 so that we can put an end to just this type of nonsense. Contribute now to help us change things in Washington:

http://www.democrats.org/FelonFreed

The Republican presidential candidates long ago lined up in support of Scooter Libby and institutional Washington, and restoring the Constitution and the rule of law isn't anywhere near their list of priorities.

Rudy Giuliani, who brags of being tough on crime, prosecuted perjury cases as a lawyer and wanted mandatory sentences on people who commit perjury. But yesterday he went out of his way to support Scooter Libby, saying "I believe the decision was correct." In an interview with the Wall Street Journal editorial board he offered what they said "sounds an awful lot like an argument for a pardon," and said "I think the option the president really has is commutation."

Mitt Romney never granted a pardon, even for the most trivial offense. But when asked if he would consider pardoning Scooter Libby, Mitt Romney said "It's worth looking at that. I will study it very closely if I'm lucky enough to be president. And I'd keep that option open." Yesterday he blamed the prosecutor and completely ignored the jury, saying that "the prosecutor knew that there had not been a crime committed."

Lobbyist Fred Thompson, the ultimate Washington insider, has helped to raise millions of dollars as a chair of Scooter Libby's legal defense fund. He said he reached out to Libby and offered to help -- "I called him up and offered to help him." He also said that he would issue a pardon and claimed that Libby's conviction was "a gross injustice ... and it ought to be rectified."

No more. Democrats will bring dignity back to the White House in 2008, but it's up to us to make sure that happens. Contribute today:

http://www.democrats.org/FelonFreed

Thank you for fighting back,

Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.




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