Looking for Help with the 2010 Primary? Check out the guide to the candidates and issues from Michigan Coalition for Progress

With the help of this website you can see the response to the candidates running for office on your ballot! Pretty neat site!

http://thevoterguide.mlive.com/index.do

Steering Jim

Sign up for Supreme Challenge 2010

The MDP Justice Caucus is once again looking for donors and volunteers to help take back Michigan's Court System. Last election the incumbent "sleeping" justice Cliff Taylor was defeated. This year we need to defeat Bob Young and Elizabeth Weaver. To help educate the voters on the importance of voting the non-partisan section of their ballot. Please sign up at www.justice4michigan.org.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Steering Committee Jim

A lesson on Economics and Politics:

From Carol C: I love moments when you discover a new writer and thinker (to me) who writes captivating prose to stimulate thought and action. And, in that moment, I am reminded that none of us knows everything and we have an opportunity to grow if someone will be so kind as to share a new thought with us.

So, I share this with you. It is well worth the time it will take.

Joe Bageant: Our Plunder of Nature Will End Up Killing Capitalism and Our Obscene Lifestyles

http://www.alternet.org/story/147501/joe_bageant%3A_our_plunder_of_natur...

Madeleine Kunin, Three-Term Vermont Governor and Friend of Millie Jeffrey will speak March 21, 2010 in Ann Arbor

Come join the MDP Justice Caucus, Michigan's Progressive Democratic Caucus on Sunday evening March 21, 2010 as we welcome Madeleine Kunin!
Madeleine Kunin has a great new book out and she will be speaking on Women in Politics. It's going to be a fun evening. Become and event host, a program advertiser, or just an guest for dinner! Register now at www.Justice4Michigan.org Don't miss it!

Camp Millie Education will be Feb 20-21, 2010 in Saginaw Michigan

If you are interested in helping your favorite progressive candidate win you should plan to attend Camp Millie Education in Saginaw Michigan. It's coming up. Check out www.JusticeCaucus.org to register! Space is limited! Sign up today!

Why we need to address climate change: The best explanation yet.

The best explanation of why we need to address climate change

Solid risk assessment that by-passes belief. Pass it on.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/best-explanation-climate-change.html

You cannot solve a problem with the thinking that created it. When enough people change their minds, the world will change.

Please pass it on to your address books! Thanks!

Steering Committee Jim
info@d4md.org

Looking for Great Ideas for this Christmas? Check out this site!

If you think it's time to get back to the basics and build relationships instead of credit card debt, or if giving love and kindness instead of giving Walmart, Visa, and Mastercard a bigger bottom line is important to you then here's a cool site you have to see:

www.buynothingchristmas.org

Check it out for all sorts of gift giving ideas and downloadable posters and more!

Enjoy! Remember where you spend your money matters. There's lots of charities that would love your donations this Christmas!

Steering Jim

Republican Hypocrisy still alive and well - Funding abortions since 1991.

In yet the latest example of Republican Party hypocrisy we learn that the Republican National Committee has been providing funding for abortions to their members since 1991. The links are posted below. Of course we shouldn't be surprised. After all this is the party who provides us with leaders that scream from their soap boxes and pedestals about family values then has extra marital affairs around the globe, toe taps in Minnesota bathrooms, and gets divorced and remarried as often as the next non-Republican.

Our progressive expert linguist George Lakoff said in best some time around 2003, "They say they are for family values; they are NOT!. If they were for family values they would be in favor of healthcare for children and prenatal care for pregnant women; They are NOT."

Read about the abortion funding Republican Party here:

http://www.sphere.com/2009/11/13/the-point-rnc-will-drop-abortion-coverage/

Thank you Gary Peters, John Conyers, Sandy Levin and all the wonderful reps who voted for a strong public option!

We are so honored that John Conyers cast the first vote for Healthcare that is high quality, affordable, and will have a public option. We are so proud of Gary Peters who stood strong and voted the right way on this issue. Despite all the teabagger, threats to rewinning his election and calls from the republican "Party of No", Gary Peters stood with us as Americans desperate for health finance reform! We couldn't be prouder because he did the right thing in the heat of the pressure! Of course we can't say thank you enough for John Dingell for he persistence and perseverance over these last many decades. Representative DIngell has kept this issue alive by introducing the bill for reform even when the times were tough. We think it was fitting that he cast the last vote to move this legislation forward! The people and the nation have finally caught up to the wisdom of John Dingell!

Thank them all for everything they have done this year to advance the cause for all of us! Now lets make sure that our Senators also do the right thing!

We need a Strong Public Option and a Pure Progressive Michigan in 2010

The race for 2010 begins! We're continuing our work to get a strong Public Option in the National Healthcare final bill. Please encourage your friends, family, and contacts to sign up at www.standwithDrDean.com.

Call and encourage your Senators to be sure that a strong public option is included in the bill. Tell all those who are fearful about America going Canadian that we need and will have a strong American solution that provides affordable, quality healthcare for everyone! Thank your representatives who voted for the bill with a strong public option!

Hope to hear from you all or see you at a meetup real soon. The countdown to the important races of 2010 is on! Get involved early so that we have a Pure Progressive Michigan in 2010!

Get involved! It really does make a difference!

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