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Michael Mann's Fundraising Letter for Mark Herring

by: lowkell

Mon May 13, 2013 at 12:35:39 PM EDT


Friends,

Over the past three years, Ken Cuccinelli has consistently abused his powers as Attorney General.

Take it from me; I’ve been at the receiving end of it. For two years, Cuccinelli spent over half a million taxpayer dollars in a lawsuit against me and the University of Virginia for our climate science research.

Luckily, Mark came to my defense, calling Cuccinelli out for manipulating the law to persecute me just because he doesn’t believe in climate change. The courts agreed. I’ve described the entire ordeal in my recent book The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.

Mark has what we so desperately need in the Attorney General’s office: integrity. With less than a month until the primary, he needs to let voters know – on TV and in person – that he’ll hold the political extremists accountable. But to do it, he must raise $10,000 by midnight tonight.

We have 13 hours, so don’t wait.

Click here to donate $5 or more and join me in supporting Mark before the deadline at midnight tonight. He’ll bring integrity back to the Attorney General’s office.

It’s mindboggling that Virginia has an Attorney General who thinks you can use the law to persecute people you disagree with. And what Cuccinelli did to me wasn’t unique. He’s filed briefs against the federal government for passing healthcare reform, against the EPA for regulating greenhouse gasses—he’s even tried to stop Virginia colleges and universities from adopting nondiscrimination policies.

Cuccinelli’s made a mess of the Commonwealth, trampling over science and voters’ rights with his personal vendettas. We simply can’t afford another four years. Mark has the passion and experience to fix this mess and he has a track record of protecting the rights of Virginians—not taking them away.

We need Mark’s help, but he can’t get to the Attorney General’s office without our support.We’re up against some powerful people, but if we work together, I know we can do this.

Click here to donate $5 or more so that Mark can reach his $10,000 goal before midnight tonight.

Thanks for standing with Mark.

Michael Mann
Distinguished Professor, Penn State University*
Director of Penn State Earth System Science Center

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