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January 16, 2006

By Mike Hersh, PDA Field Coordinator (Washington, DC January 16, 2006) Former Vice President Gore, the man selected by most voters in 2000 said of the man selected by most of the Supreme Court: “the President of the United States has been breaking the law repeatedly and persistently.” This stark but accurate accusation highlighted a rousing [...]
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January 15, 2006

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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By, Mike Shelby - Phoenix, PDA Activist I was in Crawford , TX  for the last five days of Camp  Casey  where I volunteered and got known as “Mike the Medic.”  I met Cindy Sheehan, talked with her, and shared her truth, goodness, and sorrow.  I joined Cindy at the Washington , D.C.  peace march, photographed [...]
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January 14, 2006

By PDA Board Member, Lila Garrett Here we are maneuvering to hold on to our basic democracy while being confronted by a president who insists that he will continue to wiretap private citizens, despite the objection of the United States Congress.  And, despite the 90 %  vote of  the Senate to prohibit  torture in interrogating prisoners, [...]
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January 13, 2006

Henry Hyde, arch conservative congressman, was pushed into retirement by the 2004 grassroots campaign of Christine Cegelis . Cegelis came closer to defeating Hyde than anyone in his 32 years in Congress, earning 44.2% of the vote in this traditionally Republican district. She is now the front runner for his open seat, against a former [...]
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In a statement sent to Bush and Congress, Catholic prelates avoid the word ‘withdrawal,’ but say American troops should leave ’sooner than later.’ Los Angeles Times - January 13, 2006 - By Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer Declaring that the United States was at a crossroads in Iraq, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops [...]
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January 12, 2006

Dear Friends and members of PDA MA, The Massachusetts state-wide Bring Our National Guard Home Campaign collected the signatures of more than 30,000 Massachusetts registered voters in an attempt to put a law requiring the return of the Mass. National Guard from Iraq on the ballot. Athough we didn’t collect enough signatures to achieve our goal, [...]
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Patriot Action Required What: Demonstration outside the County Attorney ’s office Where: 301 W. Jefferson, Downtown Phoenix When: Thursday, January 12th at 12 PM Noon You made a big impact last Thursday exposing the Secretary of State - let’s keep the pressure on, bigger and badder this time! Join the [...]
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January 11, 2006

Student week of action coordinated by the Campus Antiwar Network Students Say NO to War in Iraq! College Not Combat, Troops Out Now! NATIONAL WEEK OF CAMPUS ACTION Week of March 13-17 [email protected] On March 13-17*, students will hold events at high schools and colleges around the country demanding an immediate end to the occupation [...]
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By Martha Burk, Ms. Magazine. Posted January 11, 2006. Alito’s confirmation, if it happens, could effectively torpedo female workplace rights for a generation. When most people think about women’s rights and the Supreme Court, abortion is the first thing on the list. Though organized women’s groups are vehemently opposed to the confirmation of Samuel Alito to [...]
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January 9, 2006

Last year at this time, the leadership of PDA decided to purchase a software tool that we couldn’t afford, so that PDA activist had the power in their hands to actively engage Congress on our issues. The system was our Capwiz tool. This tool proved effective after we sent over 100,000 messages to Congress on [...]
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January 7, 2006

This is Suz Krueger, live blogging at John Conyer’s Iraq Town Hall Meeting in Livonia, Michigan. Though I arrived later because roads were icy and despite terrible road conditions, the room was to capacity and overflowing--close to 200 people here at Livonia Town Hall and people are still coming. Got here just in time to [...]
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January 6, 2006

APPLY TODAY!!! The Young Democrats of America (YDA) Minority Caucus gives a lodging and registration stipend for young Democrats of color to attend national meetings, conventions and regional events. Many young people are unable to attend YDA events across the country, due to financial hardship. This burden is particularly felt within communities of color. The [...]
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Cindy Sheehan, PDA National Advisory Board Member “The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.” William Lord Garrison The apathy of most of America is stunning and appalling to me. When I found this quote I was filled with wide-eyed wonder that [...]
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January 5, 2006

Published on Thursday, January 5, 2006 by by Haider Rizvi NEW YORK - Leading women’s rights groups in the United States are starting a nationwide campaign this week to block the Supreme Court nomination of a conservative judge who is known for his extremist views on women’s reproductive rights. Samuel Alito, 56, was nominated by President George [...]
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As Abramoff Scandal Builds, Poll Shows Widespread Public Support for Campaign Spending Limits – Supreme Court to Hear Case in February ‘06 Results – available at - reveal widespread concern about influence of money and political fundraising Boston, MA – A Poll commissioned by the National Voting Rights Institute (NVRI) revealed overwhelming support for election campaign [...]
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Local organizations have planned over 130 Out of Iraq events around the country on or about January 7th. Most of the events are town hall forums, and several will feature members of Congress, including Bobby Scott, Diane Watson, Jim McDermott, Adam Smith, Bob Filner, Martin Sabo, Jim Moran, Marty Meehan, and John Murtha. [...]
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January 3, 2006

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following letter, which she wrote four years ago when she was Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and was recently declassified at her request. The letter to Lieutenant General Michael Hayden, then National Security Agency (NSA) Director, expressed concerns about NSA electronic [...]
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December 28, 2005

[Original Post - John Nichols, The Nation] It is hard to complain about a year that began with George Bush bragging about spending the “political capital” he felt he had earned with his dubious reelection and ended with the president drowning in the Nixonian depths of public disapproval. But the circumstance didn’t just get better. A handful of [...]
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December 23, 2005

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) expressed outrage and concern about President Bush’s decision to bypass the US Constitution and laws to permit the National Security Agency (”NSA”) to spy on American citizens. “The revelation of [...]
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