...it's time to draft Kate Wilder (pictured at podium), the first female Green Beret and a woman who stood strong with Jim Webb when he was scurilously attacked by the George "Macaca" Allen campaign as somehow "anti-woman."
Now, it's time to Draft Kate Wilder to run for the Virginia House of Delegates - elections this November - against a nasty, right-wing Republican in a district that is solid blue (voted for John Kerry, Tim Kaine, Jim Webb, etc.). For more on said nasty Republican, see here. For more on Kate, see below the fold. Thanks, and please sign our petition!
The response to our article about Fairfax County Republican Delegate Dave Albo, how vulnerable and out of touch he is with his district, has received a strong response. The netroots has spoken loud and clear: they want Kate Wilder to step up and take Dave Albo down!
Kate Wilder stepped up to the plate in the Webb Campaign. She was a solid volunteer from before the primary through the general election who worked in the office nearly every day. She worked to build Jim's presence outreach among veterans. She travelled around the Commonwealth to talk about Jim's committment to Virginians values and she got front and center to help rebut George Allen scurilous attacks against Jim Webb's record on women's issues.
Kate has lived in the 42nd District since 1988. Like Jim, she served our country and retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and settled down in Northern Virginia. While in the Army, she broke down barriers, <font color=green>overcame abuse and harrassment to become the first woman Green Beret in Army history</font>. President Kennedy once said "the green beret is a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, and a mark of distiction in the fight for freedom."
We want to call Kate Wilder to duty to show the courage to lead the people again. We've seen what beating one incumbent can do in the United States Senate. We want to see Kate bring her skills to be ar on Dave Albo and the government-hating obstructionists that hold power in the House of Delegates. Because Dave Albo must go, it's time to Draft Kate Wilder to serve.
Please sign our petition urging Kate Wilder to serve her country once again! Thanks.