Hello Kossacks... my name is Robert and I am a Fellow with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Here's some updates on our campaign targeting Blue Dogs, as well as the next steps we are taking as we continue the fight against Joe Lieberman.
When Blue Dog Democrats voted against health care reform in the House, we asked folks to help fund online ads targeting 10 of them back home.
Check out the amazing media pressure these ads generated at the bottom of this diary -- from Florida to South Dakota and many states in between.
Plus, as a result of the ads, many voters (and volunteers/donors) in Blue Dog districts are signing up with the PCCC to only support progressive candidates in the future.
Now we're targeting Joe Lieberman, who continually threatens to help Republicans block a vote on the public option.
[Update: Thanks for the rec list! Please keep them coming.]
The ad directs folks to our ongoing petition to Senate Democrats asking them to strip Lieberman of his committee chairmanship if he blocks a vote on reform. When Lieberman was asked if he'd be willing to accept this as a consequence for blocking reform, he answered, "Oh, God no." Think again, Joe.
Already 136,000 people have signed, Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa has said stripping Lieberman's chairmanship is a real possibility, and we are constantly bringing new petition signatures to Senate Democratic offices in DC.
Rapid City Journal: Herseth Sandlin's critics promise 'payback time'
Blue Ridge Now: Shuler under fire for health care vote
Orlando Sentinel: Progressive Dem to Kosmas: "It's payback time"
New York Daily News: Bad Dogs
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Liberal PAC targets Altmire
Bergen Record: Capital Games [John Adler]
Charlotte Observer: Rep. Kissell is under attack for his vote on health care
Richmond Times Dispatch: Perriello, Nye defend opposing votes on health care
Washington Post: Nye Targeted From the Left
Thank you for being a bold progressive.