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The NRCC is trying to stop us

Republicans are scared and angry. Scared that voters will know the truth about their plan to end Medicare. Angry that you and I are exposing it. They aren't just sitting back and complaining about it, they are threatening legal action and demanding TV stations take the ad off the air. Comcast's response: We're not pulling it. Our ad is working! Please contribute $5 right now so we can INCREASE our ad buy and keep Republicans on defense. WATCH MSNBC'S RACHEL MADDOW COVER OUR AD AND CONTRIBUTE $5 TO STAY ON OFFENSE! Here's a snippet of the letter the National Republican Congressional Committee and Charlie Bass sent to TV stations running our new ad in New Hampshire: The Advertisement states, in pertinent part, that "Charlie Bass voted to END Medicare." This is completely false... a vote in favor of the [Paul Ryan] Budget Resolution was a vote to protect Medicare for future seniors. We urge you not to ascent to this political ploy... broadcasting stations are not protected from legal liability for airing a false and misleading advertisement... So is the ad true? Of course it is. Help keep it on the air. But don't just take it from me or our partners at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Here's the New York Times' Paul Krugman on our ad: What's In A Name? A lot, or at least that's what Republicans think. Greg Sargent reports that they're demanding that a TV station stop running ads saying that the GOP wants to end Medicare; the claim is that this is a lie, because the new program the GOP wants to impose in place of Medicare is still Medicare. As Greg says, this is important -- because if they can get away with this, it will amount to a serious infringement of free speech, preventing people from running truthful ads. Because the fact is that Republicans are trying to end Medicare. The program we now call Medicare is one in which the government acts as your insurer, paying your major medical bills; coverage is guaranteed to all seniors. The program Republicans want gives you vouchers and tells you to go buy your own insurance, if you can. That's not at all the same thing. ...So you can call the new thing Medicare; you could also call an onion a rose. But a non-rose by the same name does not smell as sweet. Paul Krugman is right and we must make sure every single voter knows what the Republicans are trying to do. If we can raise $50,000 by Monday morning we can increase our ad buy to run all week. Contribute now to make it happen. Thank you for everything you do.
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Democracy for America Takes on T. Boone Pickens: Prove It!

Burlington, VT In a recent email to members, Democracy for America (DFA) takes on T. Boone Pickens claim that hydrofracking is safe for the environment. The email asks, If T. Boone is certain fracking is safe, why won't he disclose the chemicals used in the process? The campaign encourages DFA members to call T. Boone Pickens and ask him to voluntarily comply with the FRAC Act which would require that all fracking operations disclose the chemicals used in the process. Energy independence cannot come at the expense of clean water and Americans' health, says Kaili Lambe, Campaign Manager for DFA. Vice President Dick Cheney exempted fracking from the Safe Water Drinking Act in the 2005 Energy Bill and since then the natural gas industry unleashed a massive 34-state drilling campaign. Now, six years later, the facts are stacking up how fracking is poisoning drinking water and contributing to climate change. In response, Representatives Diana DeGette, Jared Polis, and Maurice Hinchey have introduced the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act in the U.S. House. Senators Bob Casey and Chuck Schumer have introduced the companion bill in the U.S. Senate. These Members of Congress are standing up to close the loophole and hold the oil and gas production industry to the same standards as any other industry to ensure the safe protection of America's drinking water. Democracy for America is building a coalition of grassroots activists and environmental organizations to work together with leaders in Congress to pass the FRAC Act this year. ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up.
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Karl Rove vs. You

A message from Jim Dean: Six Wisconsin Republicans are set to face recall elections this July for their attacks on unions and middle class families. Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and other big money corporate interests are going to pour money into the state to make sure that their friends stay in office so they can keep fighting their war on working families. That's why we're building a people-powered campaign to stop them -- putting staff on the ground to organize volunteers, canvass door-to-door, make phone calls, and run radio and TV ads featuring real Wisconsinites. We're putting together a campaign fueled by volunteers because people-power is the only thing that can beat big corporate money -- it's the only thing that ever has. But we can't afford to wait until the summer to start building our campaign. We need to plan our campaign right now so we can hit the ground running from day one. We can't do it without you. Please contribute $10 right now to beat back the right-wing war on working families. The Republican war on working families is happening across the country, not just Wisconsin. Right-wing Republicans have introduced copycat legislation that would smash unions and middle class families in Ohio, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey and many, many more. We're organizing volunteers everywhere. Wisconsin isn't just the biggest fight, it's also just the beginning. We can send a clear message to Republicans not just in Wisconsin, but in every state considering this radical anti-working family legislation -- attack the middle class and lose your seat. Contribute $10 now to fuel our campaign in Wisconsin. Republicans have crossed a line and there's no turning back. Please contribute today and let's win this fight together. -Jim Jim Dean, Chair Democracy for America
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Kathy Hochul Endorsement

Burlington, VT After endorsing Kathy Hochul, 2,597 DFA members donated more than $39,000 to her campaign, doubling her number of online donors in 24 hours. See the live running tally of DFA member donations to Hochuls campaign here. "Republicans took a majority saying they were going to create jobs. Instead, all they've done is attack American women, students, seniors and the poor -- and the American people are sick of it, said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA). Thats why we are endorsing Kathy Hochul to fight against this radical Republican agenda. Kathy Hochul has inspired an emphatic reaction against the radical Republican agenda to end Medicare and other key programs that middle class Americans depend on. In spite of running in a Republican district, she is ahead in the polls. ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up. www.DemocracyForAmerica.com Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
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Debra's Depending on You

The CA-36 special primary election is just six days away and we need your help to make sure DFA-endorsed candidate Debra Bowen closes strong. Debra is kicking her Get Out The Vote operation into high gear during the final four days of the election. But the success of this operation will depend on DFA members to step up and push progressive champion Debra Bowen over the top. Can you help delivery the resources Debra needs to win? Contribute $5 right now to fuel Debra's GOTV campaign today! Debra has always run campaigns empowered by grassroots activists. In this race, over 90% of her contributions have been for less than $100, and over 80% of all contributions have come online. But Debra's opponent Janice Hahn is being boosted by $75,000 from an insurance industry outfit targeting Debra's defeat. And according to the L.A. Times, about half of Hahn's campaign contributions come from "lobbyists, developers, and others doing business with the city" -- the ultimate City Hall insiders. Debra is a progressive leader who has always put principle over politics. But to ensure victory on May 17th, we need to make sure Debra has the resources to finish her grassroots campaign strong. Put Debra over the top -- Contribute $5 now. Thank you for everything you do.
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