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Thursday, February 23, 2012
I’ve noticed something about the right-wing attack machine: Great progressives drive them absolutely nuts.
Sure, they’ll attack anyone who doesn’t agree that corporations are people, Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, and global warming is a hoax (that every legitimate scientist is in on). But they really lose their minds when they encounter a true progressive who gets results for working families.
And they have gone positively crackers in their negative campaign against my friend Sherrod Brown, throwing everything they can at him -- to the tune of more than $3.5 million in attack ads on Ohio T.V. already.
I’m helping Sherrod fight back -- and you should, too. His campaign has to raise $200,000 by the end of the month. Can you knock $20 off that goal by clicking here right now?
I work with Sherrod a lot -- and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more forceful advocate for the middle class. Less raspy? Maybe. But more forceful? No way.
That’s why the right-wing attack machine has zeroed in on Sherrod. They can’t stand the idea that a guy who wears his progressive values on his sleeve not only gets to serve in the U.S. Senate, but gets things done there. Sherrod’s won fights on behalf of working people his whole career -- and if we want to win these fights in the future, we’d better make sure he keeps his seat in November.
Sherrod fights every day for the middle class. I’m asking you to share that fight today -- by clicking here to make a contribution to his campaign right now.
Every right-wing special interest group in Washington has Ohio’s Senate race at the top of their wish lists in 2012. Sherrod really drives them berserk. It’s one of my favorite things about him.
And the only thing that would drive these radicals crazier would be if we helped him overcome their attacks and win.
You know what to do -- click here to help Sherrod’s campaign reach its $200,000 February goal right now!
Thanks for helping me help Sherrod keep driving the far right around the bend.
P.S.: I have it on good authority that another thing that makes the right-wing attack machine flip out is when I include an extra “ask” in the P.S. of a fundraising email. Seriously, they’re reading this right now and just freaking out -- pounding on their desks, tearing out their hair, the whole deal. And if you want to get them completely unglued, you could click here and prove that the “extra ask in the P.S.” trick works by donating $10 or more to Sherrod’s campaign right now!
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I am currently in the remote headwaters of the Peruvian Amazon where I just attended an Achuar assembly. The Achuar are in the midst of a struggle for their land and future against oil drilling by Canadian oil company Talisman Energy, and they urgently need your support.
Achuar elders have a vision that their grandchildren will inherit a healthy territory, with the fresh water, fertile earth and abundant fishing and hunting that was passed down from their ancestors. But this future is currently under threat from oil drilling by Talisman Energy.
In the next few months Talisman will decide if it will build a pipeline into the heart of Achuar territory or respect the Achuar's desire to live in peace. Talisman has said it will only drill with community consent, but there is an escalating risk of conflict as Talisman's efforts divide communities and families and the company ignores all voices of opposition. Tell Talisman to leave the Achuar in peace by taking action today.
In a final effort for peaceful resolution, Achuar elders have invited Talisman CEO John Manzoni to visit their territory this March. They hope that with "chief-to-chief" dialogue, Mr. Manzoni will understand that Talisman must respect the rights and decisions of all the Achuar, not just the handful of communities who have accepted Talisman's money and signed their agreements.
Mr. Manzoni agreed to visit Achuar territory when meeting with FENAP leader Peas Peas Ayui in November. Please join us in encouraging him to keep his promise and respect the Achuar's right to live in peace without oil drilling on their territory.
Thank you for your support!
For the Achuar and the Amazon,
Peru Program Coordinator
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
EXCLUSIVE SHEPARD FAIREY SIGNED SCREEN PRINTS
As a special offer to Woody's Friends, you get first dibs on this special collector's item!
Artist Shepard Fairey has created this exquisit print to commemorate Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday. Only 450 signed and numbered prints will be produced and generously donated as a fundraiser for the Woody Guthrie Foundation. Thank you, Shepard!
Will ship beginning February 28, 2012. Dimensions: 18" x 24" Unframed
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012