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Received this e-mail from Rick Weiland's (D. SD) U.S. Senate campaign and his "Responsible Government Pledge" has picked up some major support:
South Dakota Senate candidate Rick Weiland's national petition drive asking candidates for and Members of Congress to never again vote to shut down our government because of disagreements on unrelated issues won support from last evening.

"It is critically important that we act now, while the breathtaking irresponsibility of shutting down our democracy over disagreements on unrelated issues is on full display, so that this will never happen again," Weiland said.  "The support of MoveOn in building public pressure to force politicians to promise they will never again vote to close down our government is a big step forward.  MoveOn recognizes that its supporters, like the overwhelming majority of Americans, vehemently oppose closing democracy’s doors just because we cannot agree on some unrelated issue," he added.

Here is the exact copy of the petition:  We, the undersigned, respectfully request that members of Congress and candidates for Congress take and respect the following Responsible Government Pledge:  "I hereby pledge that, if elected to represent you, I will never vote to shut down your government, or to place your government in default, in order to force it to act, or to prevent it from acting, on unrelated issues." has seven million members nationwide and will encourage their support for the petition drive launched by Weiland seeking to get Americans to pressure their lawmakers into opposing future government shutdowns.

View the petition:

You can click here to sign Weiland's petition:

And if you would like to donate or get involved with Weiland's campaign, you can do so here:

Originally posted to pdc on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by South Dakota Kos and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    Pinto Pony, jasan, greenbird, rg611

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 09:00:12 AM PDT

  •  Very good! (0+ / 0-)

    In South Dakota, all three of Rick Weiland's opponents, support the coup that is going on in Washington.  What is not surprising to me is that Move On has recognized the fact that Rick Weiland is the right choice for South Dakota and is backing him.  It seems as the Senate Democratic Fund is still looking at their collective belly buttons and not ready to commit.  They need look no farther, he is the real deal.

    As you know,  it is time for the big boys to take a long hard look at these rural states for support.  They can no longer disregard them as then you get what is going on in
    Washington.   Listen to End Times blather warrior Bachmann or lispy Steven King from Ioway talk about  cantelope calves and you get the idea.  Great post.

  •  This was just posted (1+ / 0-)
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    and gives a real good reason for us to support this campaign.  The only one making sense is our guy, the rest, blather.

  •  let me guess: (1+ / 0-)
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    you're following up on yesterday's all-star diary-day.
    with handsome pics.
    and graphics.
    and more good news.
    because you're generous.
    and so so so readable.

    YAY !!!

    Addington's perpwalk? TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes. @Hugh: There is no Article II power which says the Executive can violate the Constitution.

    by greenbird on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 09:35:21 AM PDT

  •  a petition to... (0+ / 0-)

    enact a law against doing it in the future, or just a petition just to promise not to? The latter is just a pledge and seems rather useless.

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 09:47:13 AM PDT

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