Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Preparing for Future Elections

From Larry Woodall on Democrat Party achievements:
If you think nothing's been done for the past 21 months,, think again. Sometimes we get caught up in the moment and forget the accomplishments.

Rachel Maddow summarizes what's been gained since Jan '09

From Sue Skidmore for a Third Party and Robert Weissman (Public Citizen president)on avalanche of corporate money:

From Sue:
The Tea Party is no legitimate third party but we need a third party to focus, address and debate the REAL ISSUES. I think that we should have Run Off voting Everywhere and a legitimate third party. We do not have a third party that can do that.
The reasons we need a third party are to attract the focus away from people who are addicted to their party whether it be the Republican Party, the Democrat Party or the Tea Party. Faced with a large coalition of people who can attract attention, and then it would force the other two parties to then debate the REAL ISSUES.
Also, a Third Party could then force the issues of 9-11 and the illegitimate wars and the Secret Government into the focus of attention in order to demand investigation.......
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Every time one of the new Missouri State Senator, 7th District Congressmen or Presiding Commissioner does something to pollute or corrupt we must call the people who voted them into office and say is this what you voted for? And tell them to fix it....
From: Robert Weissman, Public Citizen []
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 5:47 PM
Subject: Reminder: Corporations and Elections Webinar

We still have space available for our "Corporate Money and the Midterm Elections" webinar this Wednesday at noon (EDT). Please take a moment to register [ ] so that you can join this live discussion about the election results, corporate spending and Public Citizen's ongoing work to preserve democracy for We, the People.


A staggering amount of money-$3.7 billion and counting-has been spent on the 2010 midterm elections that will be decided tomorrow.

Please join me at noon (EDT) this Wednesday, November 3, for a live, interactive online presentation: "Corporate Money and the Midterm Elections." [ ]

I'll review-and take your questions about-the election results, the unprecedented levels of corporate spending, and Public Citizen's ongoing work to preserve democracy for We, the People.

*This one-hour webinar is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so just fill out this simple registration form to reserve your virtual seat:* [ ]

With the economy in crisis-and the Obama administration having made a fatal political (and policy) error by embracing Bush's Wall Street bailout-corporations have sought to exploit an electorate that is, quite rightfully and understandably, outraged.

And the Supreme Court's massively misguided decision in "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" has permitted corporations to spend all the money they want trying to influence your vote.

*I hope you can join me and hundreds of fellow Public Citizens for the "Corporate Money and the Midterm Elections" webinar.*

Take just a moment and register now so that you can join us! [ ]

Thank you.

Robert Weissman, President

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