Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Congressional Race

MyDD has a post up about Howie Klein following many Congressional Races around the country. Kid Oakland mentions in particular the race in NY-19 and how Down With Tyranny wrote a really informative post. I wanted to share this post with you, because I know that there are many people out there that are following their Congressional Races. It is really important that the people decide who will take control of the house in November. We don't just want any candidate to beat the incumbent or republican candidate. We want the candidate to stand up for the people and for what is right for this country now.

I have supported John Hall from the moment he sat down with us at Take 19's monthly meeting and explained his reasons for joining the race in New York. It is John's stand on the war in Iraq, the environment, Indian Point, education, healthcare, women's privacy, energy, voter integrity and social and economic justice for working families that aligns him with the people. We really need to get rid of Sue Kelly, who has been our representative for 12 years. Too long, if you ask me and she needs to taken down. Sue has consistently voted with Bush on many of the issues.

Just yesterday, John Hall received the endorsement of the New York State AFL-CIO yesterday at the State Labor Federation’s political convention.

In a statement released, New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes said: “The 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO is proud to endorse John Hall for Congress. John has made a strong case to the local unions in his district that he will champion the cause of working men and women. His willingness to sit with rank and file members and listen to their concerns, coupled with his commitment to support issues important to working people, make John the ideal candidate for organized labor.”

John Hall is working for the people in my district and I am really proud that he is running. It is so important that we elect a Congressman that will represent the people and not with Bush.

Daily Kos has an article by Dan Walter about the AFL-CIO endorsement. Dan has been consulting for John's campaign. I met Dan and I have a lot of respect for the man.

Side Note: I was walking on Church Street in Burlington, VT. yesterday and came upon the Peace and Justice Store. Of course, I dragged my whole family into it. They have the best bumper sticker there - 1-20-09 Bush's Last Day!! (I thought that you guys would get a kick out of that one, especially Chuck)

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