Last night, I wrote that the Progressive Change Campaign Committee was asking folks to send in notes to my senator, Byron Dorgan, asking him not to retire.
Some great news! Overnight, over 1,000 notes were submitted. The Plumline's Greg Sargent just wrote a post about it.
We will be delivering all of the notes to Byron Dorgan -- you can add yours here.
Here are a few of the notes that we'll deliver to Sen. Dorgan...
From North Dakota:
"Senator Dorgan, I understand your wishes to not run again given the hostile and dysfunctional chamber that the Senate has become, but we need you to defend progressive values." -- Curtis S., Grand Forks, ND
"We NEED you! PLEASE, PLEASE re-think your decision... Again WE NEED YOU!!!" -- William H., Rhame, ND
"We need you now as much as before and perhaps now more than ever. Please reconsider for the state of ND and for the state of our union." -- Elizabeth, S., Fargo, ND
"Please reconsider. You are necessary to this state and we need you to continue working on the issues that are important to the state." -- Kim S., West Fargo, ND
"PLEASE - don't retire! There's still a lot of work to be done! I have always donated to your campaign and will do so again." -- Leila P., Wyndmere, ND
From Around The Nation:
"I can't imagine the Senate without your strong voice for the citizens of this country." -- Marquis S., East Lansing, Michigan
"Don't Retire! My family needs you in the senate to fight for us." -- Renee P., Cleveland, Ohio
"Your reimportation amendment was a no-brainer and you have a right to be disillusioned. If you don't give up, I won't: how about that?" -- Robin G., Granger, IN
"Please, Senator Dorgan, stay for one more term. The sick, the elderly, the poor, and millions of common working people just struggling to survive in a nation that has become of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich, are counting on you to be their protector and defender." -- Robert M., Commack, NY
"Senator Dorgan, don't retire. We need people like you in the Senate, fighting for the little person. God bless you!" -- Consuelo C., Sioux Falls, SD
These are but a few of the notes for Sen. Dorgan. Will you add one?
Then, please tell your friends. Thanks for being a bold progressive.