In honor of blogosphere day

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Today is National Blogosphere Day, and the official honoree of the good people who started this tradition is the website ActBlue. I've used ActBlue a lot, and am very impressed with the organization and how it's operated.

To celebrate this day and take a tentative first step into the 2008 fire fight we're facing here in North Carolina, I've created an official ActBlueNC fundraising page to serve as a clearinghouse for worthy federal and state candidates in North Carolina. I've included Marshall Adame, Larry Kissell, Brad Miller and David Price on my inaugural list, but plan to add others as the various fields become clear. For example, the minute Grier Martin declares for Senate, I'll add him to our ActBlueNC page.

I'm not asking for contributions at this stage, I'm just letting you know the plan. In the months ahead, we'll want to expand our list with worthy progressives, and then we'll want to spread the word about this convenient way individual citizens can make a difference for North Carolina.



Please! Someone - Anyone- Run Against Liddy

Liddy the Carpetbagger.

(My cat's getting nervous about the write in vote. He doesn't have dress clothes to wear in Washington.)


He looks good in emerald green. :)

Check this out:

Dear Mr. President:

We are writing to inform you that we will only support appropriating additional funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq during Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond for the protection and safe redeployment of all our troops out of Iraq before you leave office.

More than 3,600 of our brave soldiers have died in Iraq. More than 26,000 have been seriously wounded. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed or injured in the hostilities and more than 4 million have been displaced from their homes. Furthermore, this conflict has degenerated into a sectarian civil war and U.S. taxpayers have paid more than $500 billion, despite assurances that you and your key advisors gave our nation at the time you ordered the invasion in March, 2003 that this military intervention would cost far less and be paid from Iraqi oil revenues.

We agree with a clear and growing majority of the American people who are opposed to continued, open-ended U.S. military operations in Iraq, and believe it is unwise and unacceptable for you to continue to unilaterally impose these staggering costs and the soaring debt on Americans currently and for generations to come.


Rep. Lynn Woolsey (CA); Rep. Barbara Lee (CA); Rep. Maxine Waters (CA); Rep. Ellen Tauscher (CA); Rep. Rush Holt (NJ); Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY); Rep. Diane Watson (CA); Rep. Ed Pastor (AZ); Rep. Barney Frank (MA); Rep. Danny Davis (IL); Rep. John Conyers (MI); Rep. John Hall (NY); Rep. Bob Filner (CA); Rep. Nydia Velazquez (NY); Rep. Bobby Rush (IL); Rep. Charles Rangel (NY); Rep. Ed Towns (NY); Rep. Paul Hodes (NH); Rep. William Lacy Clay (MO); Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR); Rep. Albert Wynn (MD); Rep. Bill Delahunt (MA); Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC); Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC); Rep. Hilda Solis (CA); Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY); Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY); Rep. Michael Honda (CA); Rep. Steve Cohen (TN); Rep. Phil Hare (IL); Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano (CA); Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL); Rep. James McGovern (MA); Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH); Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL); Rep. Julia Carson (IN); Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA); Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ); Rep. John Olver (MA); Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX); Rep. Jim McDermott (WA); Rep. Ed Markey (MA); Rep. Chaka Fattah (PA); Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ); Rep. Rubin Hinojosa (TX); Rep. Pete Stark (CA); Rep. Bobby Scott (VA); Rep. Jim Moran (VA); Rep. Betty McCollum (MN); Rep. Jim Oberstar (MN); Rep. Diana DeGette (CO); Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA); Rep. Artur Davis (AL); Rep. Hank Johnson (GA); Rep. Donald Payne (NJ); Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MO); Rep. John Lewis (GA); Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY); Rep. Neil Abercrombie (HI); Rep. Gwen Moore (WI); Rep. Keith Ellison (MN); Rep. Tammy Baldwin (WI); Rep. Donna Christensen (USVI); Rep. David Scott (GA); Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL); Lois Capps (CA); Steve Rothman (NJ); Elijah Cummings (MD); and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

Time for some Email Action.
Quite telling that the post # is 1936 45

I see an NC name there.

Thank you GK Butterfield.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi


This could not rock any harder. :)

Thank you for setting this up. I'm on my way to make my donations all in one place.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

So awesome

Let me know if you have any questions about the ActBlue page or strategies. Your next door neighbor Virigina and the folks at Raising Kaine have been very successful with this so far this year, raising over $20,000 for elections this year.

Also, we're continuing to work to get ActBlue available for state level elections in NC, too.

Blogosphere Day--Unique Opportunity

Gilda Werner Reed, Ph.D., Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana 1st District

Because of Blogosphere Day, it is more possible for Democratic candidates to become more competitive with entrenched Republican incumbents.

Gilda Werner Reed, Ph.D., Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana 1st District

You are exactly right, Gilda

Best of luck to you. I'll have to go check and see which entrenched Republican you will be replacing.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

The Blogosphere has certainly changed the face of politics.

And it's good to see your face here, Gilda. Thanks for trying to turn the South Blue. Do you have a website or blog where we can get more information about you?

Betsy, her opponent is incumbent Bobby Jindal

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Thanks, lcloud

Saved me some time. I'm supposed to be cleaning the garage......... :) (I'm not...shhhh)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Oddly enough

that's the task before me today! We can "clean our garages" together.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

This all makes the difference and

encourages others to participate who otherwise may not.

I am grateful to Anglico for the unslfish effort and fidelity to the Democratic cause and his fellow Democrats. I know there are many others, but Angilco's efforts and persistance has made a difference for me as a candidate in NC-03.

So....we go on.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

Thank goodness!

Keep going, Marshall! Once you're in office, if I'm still represented by the corpse of Howard Coble, I will look to you, along with Brad Miller, as my ex-officio congressmen.

I think you've got a great shot at it.

And you need to have a link to your website or actblue page in your signature line.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi