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Vice-Chair Of The Congressional Progressive Caucus, Judy Chu, Endorses Debra Bowen For Congress

by: Marta Evry

Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 08:37:57 AM PDT

At a gathering of over a hundred grassroots supporters, campaign staff, and elected officials from throughout the CA-36 district, California Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) announced she was endorsing Debra Bowen for Congress.

I'm here today because we have a tremendous opportunity to elect Debra Bowen to the 36th congressional district. It's truly exciting for me. I've known her for a long time. I've known her as a state assembly member, I've known her as a state senator, I've known her as Secretary of State. I've known her as extremely intelligent, always outspoken, a true leader, someone with integrity in every seat that she's been in.

And that's why I'm so proud to say I was was the very first Congressperson to endorse Debra Bowen for Congress.

You know with Debra Bowen in this seat, you will have someone who will stand up to Wall Street. You know that she understands our coastline is a national treasure and she will do as much as she can to defend it. You know that she understands the value of education, and that we have to concentrate like a laser to make sure we get jobs in this district.

And you know as Republicans attack a woman's right to chose, Debra will be there to stand up for us.

The Bowen campaign released dozens of endorsements to the press yesterday. Besides Congresswoman Chu, State Assemblymembers Betsy Butler, Gil Cedillo, Wes Chesboro, State Senators Alan Lowenthal, Mark Leno, and Fran Pavley, Hermosa Beach Mayor Howard Fishman,  as well as former Assemblymember Sheila Kuehl and former City Council watchdog Laura Chick also endorsed Bowen.

The campaign also lists scores of "citizen endorsements" from ordinary voters in CA-36. Anyone interested in adding their name to that list can go to this link. 

Marta Evry :: Vice-Chair Of The Congressional Progressive Caucus, Judy Chu, Endorses Debra Bowen For Congress
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CD36 Election (May 17th): Why I and thousands of others are endorsing Marcy Winograd and fighting for her to win .... (5.00 / 1)
CD36 Election (May 17th): Why I and thousands of others are endorsing Marcy Winograd and fighting for her to win the open election this May 17th...  We truly have an opportunity to turn the status quo on its head.  

Please take the time to watch the following 4 minute video :

http://www.facebook.com/video/...  (<--Click left & feel free to forward and share this link/email with friends & voters in Jane Harman's former Congressional District)


Website:  http://winogradforcongress.com...

Marcy Winograd's Congressional recent campaign in 2010 was one about what sort of country and citizenry we want to be. I've known Marcy for many years. She absolutely -- with no reservations -- is a real leader and deserves this district's voters' votes and word-of-mouth support.  She is the one true progressive choice who will break with the status quo and who will immediately act to initiate positive, reform oriented change in Washington, D.C.  

Marcy Winograd has been an organized, genuine, hard working, committed and passionate activist in the Anti-War movement, the 2006-2008 Bush/Cheney impeachment movement (Kucinich's HR 333), Health Care Reform movement and other progressive efforts to authentically restore the People's voice to national government. Marcy received close to 38% of the vote in the 2006 primary and over 41% when she ran against Jane Harman in last summer's June 8th primary.

She is not a machine or party sycophant who will humbly do what the party elders & attendant drones command. Marcy Winograd is a terrific individual and activist. She is a teacher & citizen who has inspired countless thousands over the last decade. She puts her time, money and -- perhaps most importantly -- her heart where her words are. Marcy is a thinker and a doer : an authentic voice the likes of which voters are hungry for in these cynical and hard economic times. Marcy is a real voice for for this district's voters who is aligned with their economic & social interests and -- importantly -- with their deeper values and their concerns about the directions this country has taken over the last decade.

Winograd as the true progressive for Congress (4.00 / 1)
I am a resident of the 36th CD and support Marcy Winograd because she (a) is not taking any corporate money, and thus cannot be bought; (b) has been standing up against US wars and military spending for decades; (c) is a teacher and a champion of the needs of students and of teachers, not the corporations; (d) has been a community organizer and farm workers' labor organizer.  Winograd's campaign platform has been on her facebook page for some time:
Winograd's website is now up and running.
Winograd's entry into this race shifted the rhetoric much further towards a pro-union and anti-war posture.

I knew and liked Debra Bowen when she was my Assemblywoman of the 53rd AD. But I don't think Debra Bowen has the same unflinching commitment to ending wars, dealing with rampant Wall Street predation and the destruction of the American middle class and the defense of our constitution.  The ease with which Hahn and Bowen both signed a pledge "condemning anti-Israel political rhetoric" is troublesome.    

Sometimes war (0.00 / 0)
Is a necessary evil sometimes, No one wants It, Not even those in the Military, But warfare comes with the territory, Humans have been fighting each other since before recorded history, And since we're related to chimps, I can see why too. To protect those that are helpless is not a bad thing, Whether It be from a natural disaster or from a man made cause, People need to have a military that is from a responsible Government, As It is a responsible thing to have. It seems like some think, Oh We don't need a military, Lets not ever use It, Which soon becomes lets get rid of It, Then as soon as the bullets start flying some will say why is someone shooting at us? The price of Freedom is eternal vigilance and that requires an organized military and the willingness to use It from time to time when needed(Teddy Roosevelt's Big Stick), anything else is delusional(crazy or mad).

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If True (0.00 / 0)
That a war is a necessary evil, then we should have an open, public debate about it (unless it is an extremely obvious case of self-defense, ie, 12/7/41.)  In the case of Libya, that was not the case.

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Sometimes too many cooks spoil the soup. n/t (0.00 / 0)

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In the case of (0.00 / 0)
The people in Libya that would be a waste of defenseless peoples lives, Imagine if the people of France had debated whether or not to send troops to help in the American Revolution, We'd possibly still be British Subjects and Washington and the other founding fathers would have either died as traitors to the Crown or died in exile for a lack of help. Qaddafi has no qualms of holding on to power, Be glad He's far away and not a neighboring country, If We were that weak, He'd invade and slaughter anyone who He thought was a threat, He's an untrust worthy dictator(a petty tyrant), Who wants to keep power at any and all costs. His military has said they want a cease fire several times and yet their still attacking, I think some would say, It's not our problem, Why should We care? As their not our neighbors, Yet they'd cried out for Help as Qaddafi is trying to exterminate His opponents, If We do nothing and sit idly by, Then We are no better than He is and that also means We condone and accept His barbaric behavior to other fellow humans as normal, I mean what does that say to Children here and to others around the world? It says Human life is not worth squat and that to allow a murderer to roam free is ok and Qaddafi is a mass murdering thug.

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