Thursday, May 2, 2013

Call To Action: Call Senators who voted against background checks

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Organizing For Action sent out this letter yesterday:
Friend --

Here's proof that what we're doing is working:

The senators who voted against expanding background checks are getting their poll numbers back since that vote -- and they're not subtle. Check out how their approval ratings changed:

-- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): Approval down four points, and disapproval up 11 points, for a net 15-point drop.
-- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): net approval drop: 16 points
-- Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK): net approval drop of 8 points
-- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ): net approval down by an incredible 19 points

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, one of the champions of the proposal, has seen his approval rating at 48 percent, his highest ever.

Those numbers are showing these senators that there's a price to pay for turning their backs on the people who sent them to Washington.

We're speaking out, and they're feeling the heat. As long as we don't let up now, there is real momentum on our side.

Add your name to OFA's petition and join hundreds of thousands of Americans calling for Congress to take action to reduce gun violence:

http://my.barackobama.com/Sign-the-Petition

We'll deliver these names next week with a note for Congress: This fight is far from over.

Kelly

Kelly Byrne
Gun Violence Prevention Campaign Manager
Organizing for Action

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Elizabeth Colbert Busch Vs. Mark Sanford

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Elizabeth Colbert Busch Vs. Mark Sanford
On Monday Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford faced each other just eight days before the special election in the first district of South Carolina.

Everyone was looking to see if Colbert Busch would bring up Sanford's embarrassing past, and she did - forcefully. “When we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose.”

What's amusing was Sanford's repose: “I couldn’t hear what she said. Repeat it. I didn’t hear. I’m sorry.”

“Answer the question,” Colbert Busch replied.

“What was the question?” Sanford said, smiling. He went on to talk about the forced spending cuts known in Washington as the sequester.

Mark Sanford was asked about his vote in favor to impeach then Pres. Bill Clinton, and whether he would do the same again seen that he lied to people of South Carolina by saying he was hiking in Appalachian Trail while he was in fact visiting his mistress in Argentina. But Sanford again dodged the question. “I would say this: Do you think that President Clinton should be condemned for the rest of his life based on a mistake that he made in his life?”

Before the debates, polls had Colbert Busch beating Sanford by 9 points in a heavy conservative district.

We are back to blogging on Obama'12

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