Wednesday, June 15, 2005

DFA of northern California sent out this message:
Howard Dean is under attack. A few of his comments have been taken out of context and used to discredit him--and by doing so, to keep Democrats and progressives down.
No one can stand the kind of critical scrutiny given to Dean: he's under a microscope where every pore and mole is made to look like a disfigurement, while the President of the United States is viewed through reverse binoculars with vasoline on the lens.
But the worst part, the WORST part is that Democrats have been adding fuel to the fire, criticizing Dean when we need to stand together. Our elected officials are fiddlling about Howard Dean while the Republican party burns America.
We at Sonoma County DFA are proposing an outreach effort to all Democratic activists to make a big splash to enhance our visibility and demonstrate our fund-raising and organizational capabilities: Support Howard Dean Day -- June 15th.
So let's do the following and encourage others to do likewise on or before June 15th:
Give money to the DNC or go to Democrats.org. It doesn't matter how you give. They're getting the message.
Call your Democratic elected officials. Let them know that Democrats are tired of making jokes about "the circular firing squad": we stand behind Chairman Howard Dean and expect them to refrain from ripping into him in public. If they disagree with him on strategy or tactics, they should tell it to Dean directly, not air it to a hostile media.
Sign the Dean Speaks for Us Petition.
Write letters to the editor.
Spread the word to your friends and family.
Will Rogers famously said: "I'm not a member of an organized political party. I'm a Democrat." Well, that ship has sailed. If we don't become an organized political party right now, this nation is finished. In fact, Democratic change is past due, and Dr. Howard Dean is giving the party CPR. We shouldn't stand by while he's being undercut by the very folks who haven't been speakig up for us against the Republican juggernaut.

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