68 Days: Elizabeth Dole's Abysmal Record on Civil Rights Issues

DAY 68

45 years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. altered the course of history forever when he delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. And though his words changed a generation, Elizabeth Dole has kept an abysmal record on civil rights issues in the years since. Dole defended Bush’s veto of the 1990 Civil Rights Act and has consistently earned failing grades from the NAACP and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

Read the entire post to read more on today's reason on why Elizabeth Dole is wrong for North Carolina and check back for updates over the next 68 days.

Democratic National Convention Day 3: "The World is more Impressed with the Power of our Example.."

If anyone thought that Bill Clinton alienated himself from party members during the primaries, they thought wrong. Last night, he more than redeemed himself. The “come back kid” did it again.

“The world is more impressed with the power of our example than the example of our power,” resonated Bill’s oh so easy to listen to voice. Through the convention hall, his words captured both the hearts and minds of Democrats.

As Ezra Klein notes,

The Dream is Coming True, Dr. King

It was 45 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told the world of his dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

James Andrews Vlog Mutual Interview from the DNC

James Andrews is the president of the AFL-CIO. He got us riled up at Monday's breakfast with a great speech. Then on Tuesday morning I heard him talking with a reporter. His answers were so good, I knew I had to get him on tape. Our interview went so well that it stretches 14 minutes. So I split it in two.

Watch the clips to hear his take on the impact of race on the issue and how we're going to engage white voters across North Carolina. He also asks me some great questions about how young people look at labor organizing, social security, and health care.

Here's the first video:

Part 2 is below the fold.

McCain Adviser Claims Every American has Health Insurance

As many of you know, SEIU has made Universal Health Care a top priority, not just in their endorsement of candidates across the country and in the Presidential race, but for after November.

Well today, a McCain adviser said we can all go home, nothing to see here. Everyone has Health Care! Is it time to celebrate? I think not.

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