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  • We’re not going to let them win

    Republicans in Texas went against the will of the people and passed an extreme anti-choice bill. Our National Director of Women's Outreach sent the following email in response.

    Friend,

    Across the country, anti-choice activists are paying attention to what you're going to do right now.

    Late last night, the Texas legislature passed an extraordinarily restrictive law that will make it illegal for a woman to receive an abortion after 20 weeks, and may shutter all but five of the 42 abortion clinics in the state.

    The impact of this law will be felt by women and families far outside of Texas, because its passage will embolden the forces all around the country who want to roll back the right of a woman to make her own health decisions, one state at a time.

    Stopping them will require both resources and political will.

    Show them you're not going to let them win -- add your name to the petition now.

    Thousands of people -- men and women alike -- joined together to protest this bill. And those people are committed to fighting back over the long haul and turning the great state of Texas blue.

    But across the country, anti-choice activists are watching us, and any hint of resignation will be an encouragement for them to keep their campaign going into more and more states.

    We need everyone on board. Say you're in:

    http://my.democrats.org/Womens-Health

    Thanks,

    Simone

    Simone Ward
    National Director of Women's Outreach
    Democratic National Committee

  • Same Old Party

    While Republicans continue to talk about a rebrand, their actions prove that the Grand Old Party is still the Same Old Party. Watch this video then chip in so we have the resources to defeat them and their extreme agenda.

    While Republicans continue to talk about a rebrand, their actions prove that the Grand Old Party is still the Same Old Party. Watch this video, then chip in so we have the resources to defeat them and their extreme agenda.

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  • Mad as hell

    In response to the NRA's continued attempts to influence Republicans, our communications director, Brad Woodhouse, fired off this email to supporters.

    Friend --

    New polls show that the approval ratings for Republicans who blocked a vote on background checks for gun sales have taken a huge dive.

    And now, after spending millions of dollars to get Republicans to vote against background checks, the NRA is bankrolling radio ads to help boost their dwindling poll numbers.

    The NRA's lobbyists think if they throw enough money around, they can get Republicans to vote however they want them to and protect them afterward -- it makes me mad as hell.

    But they're forgetting that we've got 90 percent of Americans on our side -- and we're not backing down.

    Show Congress that 90 percent of Americans matter more than the gun lobby: Help us collect 200,000 signatures in support of common-sense gun safety measures like background checks.

    The NRA may have deep-pocketed donors, but -- as history has shown -- nothing can stand in the way of the American people calling for change.

    We're close to our goal of 200,000 signatures demanding change to our gun laws.

    Help us reach our goal. Add your name to the petition now:

    http://my.democrats.org/The-90-Percent

    Your voice can make a difference.

    Thanks,

    Brad

    Brad Woodhouse

    Communications Director

    Democratic National Committee

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  • They Deserve a Vote

    14 GOP Senators are using political stunts to prevent any vote on gun violence laws – including those supported by 90% of Americans. As President Obama said, ''You deserve better than that. You deserve a vote.''

    14 GOP Senators are using political stunts to prevent any vote on gun violence laws – including those supported by 90% of Americans. As President Obama said, ''You deserve better than that. You deserve a vote.''

    TELL CONGRESS

  • Only One Party Supports Equality

    This week, the Supreme Court heard two very important cases on marriage equality: Proposition 8 and DOMA. We don't know what the court will decide, but here's what we do know: There's only one party fighting to make sure every American has the right to marry the person they love.

    This week, the Supreme Court heard two very important cases on marriage equality: Proposition 8 and DOMA. We don't know what the court will decide, but here's what we do know: There's only one party fighting to make sure every American has the right to marry the person they love.

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  • Ed Rendell on election rigging in Pennsylvania: "A really big deal"

    Republicans lost in 2012 because they failed to appeal to a majority of voters—but it's clear they didn't learn their lesson. Instead of working to appeal to the changing, growing electorate, Republicans are now trying to rig the game by changing the Electoral College.

    Several states have already considered—and rejected—a similar plan: Republicans in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Florida have all come out against rigging the Electoral College. But that hasn't stopped Pennsylvania's Senate majority leader, Republican Dominic Pileggi, from introducing legislation to do just that.

    The Pennsylvania Republican plan would award electoral votes proportionally. Consider this: If a plan like this had been in place in 2012, President Obama would have received 12 of Pennsylvania's Electoral College votes, and Mitt Romney would have received eight—even though he lost the popular vote by more than 300,000 votes. This is a plan that would diminish Pennsylvania's importance in future elections and its historical role as a key swing state—and more important, it would disempower hundreds of thousands of voters.

    Democrats are fighting back and calling on Gov. Tom Corbett to come out publicly against the electoral-rigging scheme. Former Gov. Ed Rendell sent an email to Democrats in his home state earlier today with his take on "a bad idea that will hurt every Pennsylvanian, Democrat and Republican alike"—and why every Democrat needs to make their opposition heard:

    Friend --

    Right now, Republicans in our state are trying to diminish Pennsylvania's importance in future presidential elections -- meaning that the issues that are important to you and me will get less attention at the national level. They know they can't win our state on the issues, so they're resorting to underhanded tactics and undermining the influence of our voters.

    Their plan would change the way Pennsylvania allocates its Electoral College votes -- splitting our votes between the winner and the loser, rather than the traditional winner-take-all approach we've used for centuries. It would end our historical role as a critical electoral state, and create a detour around Pennsylvania on the road to the White House.

    In short, it's a bad idea that will hurt every Pennsylvanian, Democrat and Republican alike. And it's up to us to do everything we can to stop it.

    Call Governor Tom Corbett's office right now at (717) 787-2500 and politely let him know you oppose this plan because it's neither fair nor the right thing for Pennsylvania.

    After your call, let us know how it went.

    Look, it doesn't take a genius to figure out why Republicans are trying to pull this trick in Pennsylvania: They haven't carried our state in a presidential election since 1988. They haven't been able to beat us, so now they're trying to rig the game.

    This isn't the first time we've seen Pennsylvania Republicans try to rig the election in their favor. In 2012, they tried to change the rules by passing burdensome voter ID laws that would have had the effect of disenfranchising thousands of Pennsylvanians. We fought those laws in the courts, and won.

    Now let's join together again and make sure this latest scheme doesn't fly.

    Call Governor Corbett at (717) 787-2500, and tell him to stop this bill. Then, click below to report your call:

    http://my.democrats.org/PA-Call-Report-Back

    Let's do this,

    Ed

    Governor Ed Rendell

    P.S. -- I can tell you from my experience as Governor: these calls make a difference. Call right now and tell him you oppose this bill.

  • This just happened

    Republicans in the House of Representatives just passed a budget that will give millionaires and billionaires massive tax cuts—paid for by the middle class. Stand up to the House GOP—and stand with President Obama and Democrats.

    Republicans in the House of Representatives just passed a budget that will give millionaires and billionaires massive tax cuts—paid for by the middle class. Stand up to the House GOP—and stand with President Obama and Democrats.

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