Posted 6 years ago on June 3, 2012, 8:11 p.m. EST by bensdad
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Help Us Rise Up for Victory this Tuesday in California
New Mexico, and Wisconsin. Then on to November!
Progressive Uprising - June 5th
I have often said that if God had wanted us to vote, he'd give us better candidates. That's often a problem in my home state of Texas, but there are a few places around the country where real bottom-up, grassroots-supporting, "we the people" type candidates are running. And right now, they need our support and some of our hard work.
Two of our best progressive activists have primaries this Tuesday, June 5th. Norman Solomon along the upper "Left Coast" of California, and Eric Griego in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are battling it out in tough primaries against well-funded opponents.
But as you'd expect from two of our grassroots champions, both Norman and Eric have put a lot of effort into their get-out-the-vote operations, which could make the difference on primary day. There's still time for volunteers to pitch in for primary day, and we'll all be grateful for your work.
I was just in Detroit where we campaigned for "Healthcare, NOT Warfare" alongside long-time progressive champion John Conyers, author of the single-payer bill. His district has been gerrymandered, and he's having to run in a lot of new territory. He needs your help to go back to the next Congress, where we hope he will again Chair the Judiciary Committee.
If we work to help them win, Solomon, Griego, and Conyers will be Congress members for all of us. They'll fight for "Healthcare, NOT Warfare" no matter the odds.
Keep Agitatin', Jim Hightower
P.S.--And while we're making those last-minute phone calls, let's make sure all our friends in Wisconsin join the Uprising on Tuesday. Our buddy John Nichols is optimistic, and says it's all going to come down to turnout. We've come too far to turn back now. On Wisconsin!