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John Edwards is helping elect D-WFP Congressional candidates Mike Arcuri, Eric Massa and Kirsten Gillibrand. John and the WFP have recorded robocalls that are going out to voters in NY-24, NY-29 and NY-20. With all the coverage of negative robocalls, I wanted to share these positive calls. Listen to all three:

This is part of the Working Families Party's effort to Take Back Congress.  Check out the rest of the Working Families Party's Take Back Congress campaign material.  And then check out the Working Families Party's 2006 endorsements.

New Yorkers can vote for D-WF candidates on the WFP's ballot line, Row E.  Your vote still counts to elect the candidate you vote for, and you can vote your values.

Good luck tomorrow everyone!

UPDATE: I forgot to link to positive blog attention these robocalls have gotten. Thanks for the support!

Originally posted to Steve WFP on Mon Nov 06, 2006 at 02:57 PM PST.

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  •  If we vote the WFP line ... (0+ / 0-)

    instead of the Dem, does this help move them up a row for the next election?

    --CrowGirl
    Who supports the War on Child Predators?

    •  According to an editorial yesterday in NYT (1+ / 0-)
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      crowgirl

      yes. It at least gets them money. But if they are only borrowing candidates from the major parties.

      I have nothing wrong with multiple (>2) parties in national elections. But skimming off people who would vote Democratic to vote for a state party with few creds, other than maybe being more liberal than Dems in NY, seems like a wate of taxpayer $$ to me.

      My husband is registered Independent. The phone calls have been horrific. Robocalls from Mario Cuomo, Bill Clinton. Fortunately here, not in NY-24.

      •  more than that (0+ / 0-)

        The WFP's support comes from all kinds of voters.

        Case in point: In 2002 the WFP was the margin of victory when Tom Bishop beat a Republican incumbent to win a Congressional seat.

        Strikingly, the D-WFP candidate for Governor received only about half as many votes on the WFP line.  That means that many voters voted for the Republican for Governor then switched to the WFP line to vote for Bishop.

        Bottom line: the WFP ballot line was important for swing voters and for conservative voters who liked Bishop personally but were unwilling to vote Democratic.

      •  Lots of complaints in NY-24 (1+ / 0-)
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        sarac

        My husband is registered Independent. The phone calls have been horrific. Robocalls from Mario Cuomo, Bill Clinton. Fortunately here, not in NY-24.

        Unfortunately, NY-24 has been getting many Dem robocalls, which makes local GOTV phone banking a constant exercise in making ever more emphatic apologies to people who are heartily sick of being called so often.  It's gotten so that the Republican suppress-the-vote robocalls are redundant; yesterday, a woman said "I'm a committed Democrat but if one more Democrat wakes up my baby, I'm not voting at all!"

        Needless to say, I was effusive in my apologies.  I wish the heck we could coordinate these efforts! We're working at cross-purposes, at this point. Sigh  Maybe in 2008.

        •  I'm in that district (1+ / 0-)
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          pcoleman

          I hung up on Mario and Bill yesterday, and got a local call from the town Democrats.  No big deal (and when I had a little baby, I unplugged the phone).  

          But yes, it's enough that it seems strange to me that there isn't more coordination!  And frankly, I don't give a damn about recorded calls from celebrities, I most appreciated hearing from the local Democrats wondering if I needed a ride, etc.

          "Virginia Woolf's idea of a room of one's own has never been the place for middle- and working-class women. We work with interruptions." - Ananya Chatterjea

          by sarac on Mon Nov 06, 2006 at 04:35:33 PM PST

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    •  yes (1+ / 0-)
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      crowgirl

      Ballot position is determined by the number of votes a party gets in the gubernatorial election.  We expect to move up to Row D and pass the Conservatives this election.

  •  Please stay away from the WFP: (0+ / 0-)

    http://www.r8ny.com/...

    This is a year to vote the straight Democratic ticket.

  •  read about Clinton's visit (1+ / 0-)
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    Team Slacker

    Clinton stumps for Gillibrand
    http://www.capitalnews9.com/...

    Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. -Josef Albers

    by lightnessofbeing on Mon Nov 06, 2006 at 03:08:28 PM PST

  •  Good stuff! (1+ / 0-)
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    Steve WFP

    I had heard these were out and about.  Good to hear.  Off topic, I've been telling my friends and family to vote for Spitzer on the WFP line so you guys can leapfrog the Conservatives.  :-)

    "I worry a great deal about the future of democracy in America"
    - President of St. Lawrence University Daniel Sullivan at Commencement 2004

    by Team Slacker on Mon Nov 06, 2006 at 06:20:03 PM PST

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