Protecting us. Republicans stand for protecting corporations and to hell with us.
From an email:
It’s time … “to bring this race on home”!!
Today … with less than 30 days remaining till Election Day … we are re-launching Go.JoeSestak.com or “GoJoe” for short – our campaign’s interactive social network site that was instrumental in our primary victory and that empowers YOU to connect, coordinate and win!
An innovative organizing campaign website, GoJoe enables you, our enthusiastic supporters – both in Pennsylvania and across the nation – to take ownership and become involved in our historic campaign.
We are the first Democratic U.S. Senate campaign in our nation’s history to have launched such a site. Our supporters are bright, passionate, and get things done:
- For those in Pennsylvania, GoJoe allows you to organize yourselves into neighborhood groups to reach voters in your area. You can host house parties, help register people to vote, get Letters to the Editor in your local papers, write a blog, or even open your own grassroots field office.
- For supporters outside Pennsylvania, GoJoe allows you to also host house-parties and phone banks where you can call voters in Pennsylvania, as well join groups and blog.
- No matter where you live, you can do remote phone banking from the comfort of your home.
Best of all, the GoJoe site is very easy to use.
- Once you go to the site, take a few minutes to sign up and set up your own personalized GoJoe profile. After that, click on the “Groups” tab to find and connect with other supporters and activists in your area and even create your own group.
- Click on “Events” to find out ways to get involved near you. If there aren’t any events planned yet near your hometown, consider hosting one yourself. You can use GoJoe to invite people to your house or a local business, to get the ball rolling. Once you call a meeting, we’ll contact you to give you the tools you need to make your event a success.
This campaign belongs to you – it reflects your core beliefs and the kind of leadership you want in Washington, D.C.
Together we are mobilizing … WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO PLEASE JOIN Go.JoeSestak.com
It’s time to get involved … it’s time to bring this race on home!.
P.S. Today is the LAST DAY to register to vote. Please remind your family and friends to make sure that they are registered to vote in this critical election. You can get more details on how to register, absentee ballots, and where your polling place is on our home page .
What does a vote for a Republican mean in November? Three things:
- A vote for the interest of the wealthiest Americans at the expense of everyone else.
- A vote for putting the power in the hands of a few wealthy fringe Republicans.
- A vote for the politics of fear.
From Mitchell Bard:
There was a time when a principled Republican could fairly and accurately reply that he or she was voting for smaller government and lower taxes as a way of improving the fortunes of the middle class. (I personally disagree with that policy position, but it is a fair argument to make.)
But in the current Tea Party- and Beck-Palin-Limbaugh-dominated GOP, such an assertion is completely untenable. Recent news has shined a clear spotlight on exactly what the GOP is actually supporting. As I pointed out last month, odds are, the Republicans are not looking out for you.
Read the further details of the results from these three things here.
It is the wealthiest Americans that are supporting the Tea Party Republicans and other Republican candidates because they want to make America a third world country.
If you are proud to be an American, then you will vote for a Democrat on November 2, 2010. This election is about saving the soul of our nation. Let’s not give it to the wealthy.
I remember hearing on the news that black South Africans stood in line for days and traveled for days just so that they could vote for the very first time. Apartheid was cruel. The Dutch and the English really had no right to take South Africa away from its indigenous people.
This is a very old song. We should not forget the suffering that Apartheid created. The black South Africans were so grateful to finally vote. Here in America, less than 50% of the eligible population votes. In 2009, there was less than a 25% turn out. Shame on all the Americans that stayed home. We should never take our right to vote for granted.
The Blue Dog Democrats are saying that President Obama’s agenda is too progressive and that is why the governor’s races were won by Republicans. Progressive Democrats are saying that Congress is moving too slowly on health care reform and that is why Republicans won these two governor’s races. I have a different view.
In Virginia, the Democratic Party had a boring DINO as their candidate so the Democrats just stayed home. In New Jersey, Corzine had his own issues, mainly, high property taxes. Too bad for New Jersey, because Christi won’t be any better than Corzine.
The reason that the Democrats lost these two races is because of a poor choice of candidates. If Democrats want to win next year, then they need candidates that excite the voters, especially the young voters and they need to stop fighting among themselves and get health care reform with a public option passed for Americans. They also need to do something about keeping good paying jobs in this country and discourage companies from supplying jobs to China.
Republicans always show up to vote regardless of the qualifications of their candidate. If Stalin or Hilter were the Republican candidate for office, the Republicans would still show up and vote for the Republican. Democrats don’t operate that way. Rather than vote for a poor candidate, Democrats will stay home. This is how Republicans win elections. It’s not that Republicans have highly qualified candidates that represent the values of Americans, it’s that Democrats have poor candidates.
Let this be a wake-up call to the Democratic Party leaders. We will no longer hold our noses and vote for someone just because there is a “D” behind their name. We want strong, progressive candidates who are willing to work for the good of all Americans and not just corporations and Wall Street.
Twelve years ago in June, my husband and I moved into our current home. The first chance that we got to vote in our new neighborhood was during the general election. When I went to vote, I was greeted outside by a man who introduced himself and handed me a pen with his name on it. He told me that he was running for Township Supervisor and he asked me to vote for him. I asked him his views on environmental issues. Turns out, he is a strong advocate of open space. He won the election. I told you that so that I can tell you this… there was no one from either party standing outside the polls working for candidates other than the man running for Township Supervisor. The Republican turnout in this township was strong and the Democratic turnout was weak.
This absence of party representation continued throughout the years. The Republicans would place signs along the building and the Democrats had no information available. Then came the year 2004 and George W. Bush was running for re-election. We got involved with the Kerry Campaign which then introduced us to a group of like minded Democrats that were bound and determined to get out the vote for Kerry. As a result, during the general election of 2004, my husband and I set up shop outside the poll with information about Democrats that were on the ballot. We met many Democrats from our area which gave us a good feeling because in 2004, the Republicans outnumbered the Democrats in our voting precinct. In 2005, we were both elected as Democratic Committee Precinct Leaders.
Since then, every general election, we set up shop complete with table, chairs and candy outside the poll. We have been able to recruit volunteers to help with coverage. Some volunteers even brought food, coffee and tea. Last year, during the highly contested primary in PA, we asked Democrats if they would like to join our email list. We told them that we would not abuse their email address and that we would only contact them prior to elections. This worked out great during the general election of 2008 because we were able to get complete poll coverage not only at our voting precinct but also at other voting precincts that were missing Democratic Committe Precinct Leaders. We also made phone calls and sent out postcards listing all the Democratic Candidates. When the results were final, the part of the County that we and the volunteers covered went from red to blue. This is remarkable. The Democrats came out and voted.
Because of our visability at the poll over several years, we have made many new friends (it becomes a party atmosphere) and found that getting help to Get Out The Vote at election time is not too difficult. All we had to do was ask and volunteers stepped forward.
Link to unofficial results of primary Berks County by Precinct Check out the results in Oley and Pike. The Democrats came out and voted in this very off year election. Oley has a higher number of Republicans than Democrats and Pike has 8 more Democrats than Republicans. Yet the the number of votes by Democrats for the row offices outnumber the number of votes by Republicans. Good job!
What does a Prothonotary do?
The Prothonotary’s office serves a critical role in the county as it handles some of the most important legal documents people will ever need–judgments, civil actions, passports, and more–so the office of the Prothonotary must manage information efficiently and with care.
Charles Corbit is the Democratic candidate that Pennsylvania for Change endorses for Prothonotary for Berks County. To learn more about Charles Corbit, visit his website at: http://www.corbit2009.com/
Thank you to everyone that visited Pennsylvania for Change. This blog has achieved its goal, that of supporting “Change”.
I have met so many wonderful people through this blog and by connecting to their blogs. The past 7 1/2 months have been an amazing journey.
Our work is not finished. If we have learned anything from the last 8 years of the Bush/Cheney regime, it is that we must forever remain vigilant to protect our democracy. Never again can we allow our freedoms to be taken from us nor can we allow those in power to trash our sacred Constitution.
Now, let’s all dance like no one is watching 🙂
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Now, go out and help get voters to the polls to vote for the best candidates, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. And also, vote for the candidates listed on the Candidates’ Page.
YES WE CAN!
UPDATE: Things could change… there may be more starting in 2009. 8)