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Received this e-mail from Pennsylvania's Liberal Lion, State Senator Dayling Leach (D. PA-13) who is running for Congresswoman and Gubernatorial Candidate Allyson Schwartz's (D. PA-13) congressional seat:
Check out the invitations below for two terrific fundraisers for the campaign on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Center City. Feel free to come to one or both, and bring as many of your friends as you can invite!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013:

5:00-7:00 PM

The Fundraiser for the kid from MontCo
Raised by Northeast Philly
Fighting to be our Champion in Washington
At The hotel palomar, 117 South 17th Street in Philadelphia

Contribution Levels:
Apollo Creed Level: $2,600 • Ivan Drago Level: $1,000
Clubber Lang Level: $500 • Tommy Gunn Level: $250

Click here to RSVP for the "Champion in Washington" Fundraiser:

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Young Professionals for Daylin for Congress

At City Tap House, 39th & Walnut Streets in Philadelphia

Contribution Levels:
$50 YP • $250 Host • $500 Leader

Click here to RSVP for the "Young Professionals" Fundraiser:

Click here to RSVP for the The Fundraiser for the kid from MontCo
Raised by Northeast Philly
Fighting to be our Champion in Washington event:

Click here to RSVP for the Young Professionals Fundraiser:

I've written about Daylin Leach before and I think the Daily Kos community should get behind Leach.  You can read more about him here:

And here:

The 13th District is solid blue but Leach is entering a crowded primary and his biggest opponent in the primary is former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies, who is running for her old seat:

Marjorie Margolies plans to file a statement of candidacy Thursday for the 13th District U.S. House seat that she held for one term in the early 1990s, sources close to the former congresswoman said.

Then-Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky cast the deciding vote to enact President Bill Clinton’s economic plan, which increased taxes $241 billion. Much of the burden fell on wealthy taxpayers, but there was also a hike in the gas tax, and she had promised in her 1992 campaign to oppose tax increases.

Margolies, 70, who now heads Women's Campaign International, which develops female political leaders in emerging democracies, and teaches government at the University of Pennsylvania, has always defended her reluctant vote as the right thing to do. (She resumed her maiden name after a divorce.)

She has deep ties to the Clintons. Maroglies is Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law. Her son, Marc Mezvinsky married the former first daughter in 2010. - Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/29/13

Leach is a real progressive hero who is a strong supporter of marijuana legalization, gun control, LGBT rights, reproductive rights, organized labor, Social Security, Medicare and an outspoken opponent of fracking.  We need more great progressives like Daylin Leach in Congress.  Recently, Leach picked up the endorsement from the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America:

“It is with great enthusiasm that the members of the UAW endorse Daylin Leach to replace Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Congress,” said Scott Adams, Director of UAW Region 9. “Since he was first elected to the Pennsylvania legislature in 2002, Daylin has demonstrated unmatched support for working families in Southeastern Pennsylvania. In countless instances, he has led the fight in Harrisburg to protect the middle class and preserve workers’ rights, while spurring economic development and creating more jobs. Our members know that he will bring the same fight to Washington that he’s known for in Harrisburg.” - The Public Record, 6/6/13

If you would like to donate or get involved with lLach's campaign, you can do so here:

Originally posted to pdc on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 09:37 AM PDT.

Also republished by Pushing back at the Grand Bargain, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, Philly Kos, Youth Kos 2.0, DKos Pennsylvania, In Support of Labor and Unions, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, Milk Men And Women, DK GreenRoots, Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism, and DKos Cannabis Law and Drug War Reform.

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