Wouldn't a 50-state strategy be more helpful?
Democrats can run in all 50 states for women's rights. Every legislature would bring the ERA for ratification and every rep/senator who voted against it would be pilloried in most states. Republicans would be seriously on the defensive in every corner of the country. Women candidates would get a boost. Turnout would go up in the critical single women category and among young people. This would be a long running strategy for many many election cycles.
Yes it may take longer to get the full amendment ratified. This is a downside, but honestly, it is not like the Amendment is going to dramatically change judicial rulings, which have substantially incorporated equal gender rights into US law already. What's the hurry?
How can we get the Democratic leadership to switch to a 50-state ERA strategy?
Others have proposed valuable domestic progressive criteria for selecting the best candidate for the 8th congressional district. We also need progressive criteria related to foreign policy and military affairs. Moran really stands apart from many of the other area congresspeople when it comes to these issues. We need someone like Moran. Not like Hoyer, Connolly or Van Hollen.
I have aggregated the performance statistics of DC area representatives from 3 progressive organizations,
Council For A Livable World, and
the Arab American Institute.
I live in North Arlington far away from that district. In addition, I don't know why these clowns would be calling a hard-core opponent of the Tea-Party.
I informed the Whitbeck campaign that receiving the call so upset me that I am now motivated to giving to his opponent. Hopefully all of you reading this will give to his opponent Jennifer Wexton as the election is crucial to keeping the senate Democratic.
As an aside, I am a big fan of banning all unsolicited robo calls (except emergencies)and wish we had legislators who would prioritize such legislation. If McAuliffe proposed this his poll numbers would probably jump 5 points.
Middle Resolution's tagline is "Restoring Fiscal Integrity and Individual Rights." I want the right not to be harassed by phone calls from their computers.
Banning robo political calls will benefit Democrats. Rebublikochs don't have the large numbers of volunteers that Democrats have and cannot win a phone bank contest in most jurisdictions.
In fact Turkey is the biggest opponent of the coup d'etat in Egypt. Talk about shooting from the hip!
The US administration lifted the ban this week many years after Jim introduced the Iran Digital Empowerment Act.
Here is a link to a press release by the National Iranian American Council applauding the Obama administrations move and crediting Congressman Moran.
Strangely, Mr. Shuttleworth is not mentioned anywhere in these articles. Is Hoyer trying to run a stealth candidate against his Democratic colleague?