11.09.2009

Show Vulnerable Pro-HCR Dems: " WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK"

If were going to jump down their throats when the screw up, the least we can do is show them that we have their backs when they do the right thing.

I went through the list and did what I could for a handful of them (I bolded their names). It wasn't much, but it does add up. Give whatever you feel comfortable giving.

From DKos' Adam B:

I took DavidNYC's list and narrowed it down: who were the House Dems in R-leaning districts who voted for the House health care reform bill and against the pro-life Stupak-Pitts amendment?

These courageous Democrats:

AZ-01 Kirkpatrick, Ann R+6
AZ-05 Mitchell, Harry R+5
AZ-08 Giffords, Gabby R+4
KS-03 Moore, Dennis R+3
NY-19 Hall, John R+3
FL-08 Grayson, Alan R+2
MI-07 Schauer, Mark R+2
NY-24 Arcuri, Mike R+2
WI-08 Kagen, Steve R+2
CA-11 McNerney, Jerry R+1
IL-08 Bean, Melissa R+1
IL-11 Halvorson, Debbie R+1
IL-14 Foster, Bill R+1
MN-01 Walz, Tim R+1
NY-23 Owens, Bill R+1
NH-01 Shea-Porter, Carol R+0
NY-01 Bishop, Timothy R+0

Some of them, to be sure, have frustrated us on more than one occasion. Still, when they do the right thing -- when they do the progressive thing -- we ought to encourage them, to show that when Democrats act courageously, progressives will have their backs and support them. (Who knows? It might encourage them to do this more often.)

So please, visit my new WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK ActBlue page and spread some sugar around today -- $3 each? $5? $10, $20 or more? That's up to you.

But if politicians in tough districts don’t get any support when they do the right thing on a big vote -- and there be no bigger than Saturday night's between now and November 2010 -- they will have no incentive to do it the next time.

Show them, right now: WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

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