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So did you no that today is a holiday?  Well I've been getting emails from Senators Sherrod Brown (D. OH), Maria Cantwell (D. WA) and Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) saying today is Give Money To Al's Campaign Day.  These progressive Senators are raising money for my comedic and political hero, Senator Al Franken (D. MN):
You know what this time of year needs? More holidays. And I think you’ll love this new one.

It’s called Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day, and it takes place on December 21.

Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day is all about celebrating the season -- and getting our grassroots campaign off to a running start before the New Year.

Click here and pledge to celebrate Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day this year -- we’re trying to raise $100,000, $10 or more at a time!

https://secure.alfranken.com/...

On Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day, it’s customary to wear pajamas to the office (just show your boss this email if he or she gives you a hard time about it). You’ll definitely want to make the traditional Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day pecan pie.

And, of course, I hope you’ll give some money to my campaign. After all, we’ve got a tough race coming up, and we need to start putting fuel in our people-powered machine right away. And on December 21, we have a chance to make a big statement about our grassroots strength.

If that isn’t worth celebrating, I don’t know what is.

So click here right now and pledge to celebrate Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day on December 21 -- and invite your friends and family to celebrate with you!

https://secure.alfranken.com/...

If anyone asks you about the origins of Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day, you could tell them about the mythical Give Money To Al’s Campaign Tree, which grew tall enough to withstand even the axe of a giant lumberjack who, for the purposes of this story, looked a lot like Karl Rove.

Or you could just tell them that we’re going to need a lot of people to stand together to win this thing -- and that this is the first big test of our strength.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to click here and pledge to celebrate Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day on December 21!

https://secure.alfranken.com/...

Thanks for celebrating what I think will soon become one of America’s favorite holidays.

P.S.: There’s nothing more depressing than spending yet another Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day alone, eating frozen pecan pie in your pajamas. So forward this email to family and friends. And encourage them to do what you’re going to do -- click here and pledge to celebrate Give Money To Al’s Campaign Day on December 21!

https://secure.alfranken.com/...

Senator Franken is one of the good guys here.  He is strongly against making Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security cuts as part of a "grand bargain" being negotiated between President Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R. OH).  He is on MoveOn.org list of Socail Security champions:

https://pol.moveon.org/...

We need to keep great Progressive Democrats like Franken in the Senate.  Show him some Holiday love and donate to his re-election campaign.  Help him reach is $100,000 goal:

https://secure.alfranken.com/...

Originally posted to pdc on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM PST.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party and In Support of Labor and Unions.

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    NonnyO, allenjo

    Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

    by poopdogcomedy on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:38:44 AM PST

  •  How "strongly against" is he? (0+ / 0-)
    He is strongly against making Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security cuts as part of a "grand bargain" being negotiated
    Has he issued a public statement on how he would vote?

    Is he as trustworthy on these issues as Bernie Sanders?

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 04:41:41 PM PST

  •  He also ran "Secret Santa" in the Senate this year (0+ / 0-)

    And he's Jewish,. And he's newish.

    See what a good guy he is?!

    60 Senators (including 20 Republicans) participated.

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