This Weekend, Your Chance to Fight Back

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    Let’s be honest: Ken Cuccinelli at this point has a very good chance to become the next governor of Virginia.  We are not that far away from a state where women’s health clinics are banned, our gay brothers and sisters are labelled “soulless” and treated as such, scientists are bullied to write whatever the oil, gas and coal companies tell them to write, and voting restrictions prevent us from turning back the clock.  

    The only things standing in his way are Terry McAuliffe, and you.  But the polls right now show a race that is neck-and-neck and the vast majority of Virginians have not even tuned in yet.  

    This weekend, marking 100 days until the election, the McAuliffe for Governor and Combined Campaigns are hosting the 100 Days Weekend of Action at points across the Commonwealth.  Saturday and Sunday, you have the chance to talk to fellow Virginians and let them know that there is a very important election coming up November 5th and we need them engaged to fight for the values that we all hold dear.  

    Please sign up today and get involved, because you are badly needed.  You don’t want to be the one who ends up the day after election day staring in horror at the TV screen and moaning “How could I have let this happen?”  

    Don’t be a bystander, get out there and make your voice heard today.

    • The following statement is from the DPVA. We first wrote about this “rats” story in January 2012, but I’m glad it’s coming up again now that Cuckoo is the Teapublican nominee for governor!

      Virginia Latino Leaders Condemn Cuccinelli’s Offensive Attacks on New Americans

      Today, as the Huffington Post reported that Ken Cuccinelli once compared immigration policy to pest control and exterminating rats, Virginia Latino leaders condemned the Attorney General’s ugly and offensive attacks on New Americans.

      “Ken Cuccinelli should apologize immediately for comparing people who come to this country in search of a better life to pest and rodent control,” said Virginia Delegate Alfonso Lopez. “There is no excuse for that kind of ugly and mean-spirited rhetoric, particularly from a public official who aspires to be our Governor.”

      Jaime Areizaga-Soto, Chairman of the Democratic Latino Organization of Virginia said, “Every Virginia family deserves better than a Governor who sees any parallel between immigration policy and exterminating rats. At a time when we need serious leadership to reform our broken immigration system, Ken Cuccinelli’s ugly and divisive rhetoric makes him unfit to lead our Commonwealth.”

      Today the Huffington Post reported on comments Cuccinelli made comparing immigration policy to pest control:

      “They have to relocate the rats. And, not only that, that’s actually not the worst part, they cannot break up the families of the rats!” Cuccinelli said, incorrectly suggesting that the District’s 2010 Wildlife Protection Act forced pest control specialists to dump them across the river in Virginia.

      Cuccinelli then made his comparison.

      “So, anyway, it is worse than our immigration policy,” he said. “You can’t break up rat families. Or raccoons, and all the rest, and you can’t even kill ’em. Its unbelievable.”

    • and that is NOT a good thing!