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Cindy for Congress
We are in the final days of our historic campaign against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We have come so far with your help and I would first like to thank you for that.
We have accomplished so much against the odds and against every naysayer out there who said that we wouldn't even get on the ballot and have to compete as a "write-in" candidate. Well, we did achieve ballot status and won the luck of the draw by being number one under U.S. Congress.
We have dodged the slings and arrows of outright lies and smears, to the doggedness of the mainstream press' determination to silence our campaign. Through this all, we have been able to raise over a half a million dollars to mount a fierce campaign that will never back down or bow to the status quo of corporatism over the interests of the people.
I stayed in the ditches in Crawford, Tx for the first time on August 6th, 2005. That night, only six people joined me and that small nucleus grew into a movement that encompassed hundreds of thousands of people and we broke through the lies of BushCo and the concerted effort of the mainstream press to silence the anti-war movement. With seven people at first we opened the floodgates to make anti-war sentiment the mainstream here in the US.
On August 9th, 2007, we launched our campaign with credit cards and savings and are now holding our heads high that we have run a campaign that never sold out its original principles and has run with integrity, honor and perseverance. I am proud of the incredible endorsements I have received: Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney; The SF Green Party; Matt Gonzalez (Former President of the SF Board of Supes and VP Candidate); Russ Mirkarimi (SF Board of Supes); Mark Sanchez (SF School Board President and Candidate for D9 Supe); Eric Quezada (Community Activist and candidate for D9 Supe, too); Christina Olague (President of the Planning Commission); Jack Hirschman (Poet Laureate of SF); the SF and California Peace and Freedom Party; The Bay Guardian and SF Bay View (Newspapers) The League of Pissed off Voters and the League of Young Voters; Shirley Golub (Democratic primary opponent to Pelosi); Melissa and Tammi Etheridge; Rosie O'Donnell: Roseanne Barr; Willie Nelson; Sean Penn; The Bay Area Labor Peace Council and dozens of labor activists; etc!
The economic stimulus plan that Congress is now contemplating has been my stimulus plan for months, now: Put people to work; help people stay in their homes; extend unemployment and food stamp benefits; clean the environment; work to create green jobs and repeal free trade agreements that oppress workers and dirty the environment.
Today, I actually got a chance to ask Nancy Pelosi ONE question on KQED's The Forum. She had already answered why she refused to debate her Congressional opponents by saying that her time was "compressed." She was on KQED for an entire ½ hour this morning: Why couldn't she debate us then? She also said that she has no "hesitation" to debate anyone, so I am here and will cancel any prior commitment to debate her at her convenience. I asked her about her not impeaching George Bush and Dick Cheney like 2/3rds of her constituency voted for in November of 2006. She said that a president can't be impeached over "disagreements" and she hasn't seen any evidence that he has violated the Constitution! She should talk to Dennis Kucinich about that!
In this interview, Pelosi also said that she was "responsible for electing more Democrats to Congress." I have scoured the Constitution many times and have seen that impeachment is mentioned six times, and nowhere is it mentioned that a Speakers' job is to elect "Democrats" as a matter of fact, the word "Democrat" doesn't even appear there. She says she is "mentally" in DC, which is also a little scary since when she has been there, she has funded George's wars; taken impeachment off the table; passed the FISA Modernization Act which eliminated the 4th Amendment; and gave Wall Street banksters 700 billion dollars!
I am very excited to show you our new commercial that begin airing in SF today. It was hard for me to watch, because there is a clip of Casey and I on a Cable Car in 1994: Ten years before I lost him to the war machine. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW)
I hope you like it and I hope that you can dig into your pocket one more time to help us beat the Imperial Corporatist, Nancy Pelosi.
Help me to open the floodgates wider and continue to build the movement to usher in a new era of true representative government.
The initial steps have been taken. Help us go further!
Love always and Peace soon,