I never thought I’d ever get an email from Nancy Pelosi firstname.lastname@example.org, so this is kind of nice. Enjoy!
I wanted to say thank you for your support and enthusiasm.
Republicans had promised to make double-digit gains. Instead, we picked up at least 7 seats and were able to roll back the Tea Party wave.
Next week we will welcome a new Democratic Caucus where — for the first time in Congressional history — the majority will be women and minorities. We expect to have 61 women, 43 African Americans, 27 Hispanics, 10 Asian Americans and 6 LGBT Americans in our Caucus. Continue reading →
Election day at last!!! Like a good little citizen, I went to my local polling place, waited in line, got my ballot, made my selection, and exercised my civic duty and precious right to vote. The whole process took less than twenty minutes to my surprise, perhaps due to the fact my district enjoyed a short ballot this year. I hope your experience was as pleasant! Now all that’s left to do is wait for the results, the continuation of the Obama administration, or a less clear path under Mitt Romney.
I really got a kick out of the people from other nations, whose curiosity about the way Americans vote, made me think about the whole process in a new way.
From my Inbox, we are prompted to ask ourselves, am I registered to vote? Don’t leave it till the last moment if you are not 100% positive, and check out online options if you are too busy or if your schedule precludes going to a physical office to register. MoveOn provides some helpful information, please share with anyone who needs a friendly reminder to register to vote.
Dear MoveOn member,
Are you registered to vote? Are you sure? Are all your friends and family registered voters?
I hope so, because Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republicans are doing everything they can to STOP people from voting. In some states they’re using discriminatory voter suppression laws, in some they’re flooding airwaves with deceptive negative ads—but the goal is the same. They know that a low turnout election is their surest path to victory. Continue reading →
Unsubstantiated crazy talk is now accepted and tolerated in the media and our social interactions. That’s why it is more important than ever for our elected officials to curb the media when confronted with out right lies. Thank you, John McCain, for having the integrity, the “Brass” to call out one of Fox News misinformation disseminators, Sean Hannity for more of his absurd allegations about the riots and violence in Libya. Continue reading →