Listening to the Mayors

By and large, mayors are pragmatists.  They've got snow to remove and potholes to fill, schools to run and crime to fight.  Literally and figuratively, they must keep the trains running on time, or hear loudly and decisively from voters and constituents.

That pragmatic spirit was evident on Monday, when the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution condemning Arizona's anti-immigrant law and calling on the Federal government to quickly pass commonsense immigration reform.  The resolution criticises the Arizona law as "unconstitutional and un-American," calls for its repeal, and opposes any copycat legislation in other parts of the country.

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Superdelegate /Rep. Speier Officially Endorses Clinton

Rep. Jackie Speier of California, a supedelegate, makes it official. She is for Hillary.

Press Release: Congresswoman Jackie Speier today announced her endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. Speier was sworn in less than week ago as the newest Member of Congress, filling the vacancy of California's 12th Congressional District.

"Nothing makes me more proud than to announce my endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President," said Speier. "As a woman, a lawmaker and a mother, I understand what electing Hillary will mean for this country. She will not only bring an extraordinary grasp of the issues to the White House, but also a uniquely feminine skill set - consensus building, negotiation, and patience - that will serve our nation well. As President, Hillary will set an example for how to run a country with diplomacy and restraint." se/view/?id=7112


The Clinton campaign announced today the endorsement of winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Grammy, musician Willie Colón.

"Hillary has been on the side of our families for over 35 years - she has been with us from the very beginning. I want a President who I can count on, someone who in tough times will be there for me -- that's why I'm supporting Hillary Clinton," said Colón. iew/?id=7128

The Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA) announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President today. The labor union represents about 45,000 plasterers and cement masons in the construction industry in North America.

"We need a leader with Hillary Clinton's ability to turn around the economy and rebuild the middle class," said OPCMIA President Pat Finley. "She has a clear record fighting for working families, and is the strongest candidate to go toe-to-toe with John McCain in November." iew/?id=7124

Clinton Leads McCain in Florida Poll, Obama would lose BIG! ntent/state/epaper/2008/04/15/0415florid aobamamccainpoll.html

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Hoosiers for Hillary have announced the endorsements of 21 additional mayors and four local Democratic Party leaders, demonstrating Hillary's growing support throughout the To date, 28 Hoosier mayors and 21 members of the Indiana Democratic Party State Central Committee have endorsed Hillary for President. se/view/?id=6915

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Seven Indiana Mayors Endorse Clinton

Hillary Clinton received the endorsement of seven Indiana mayors today during a campaign swing in that state.

Those mayors supporting Clinton are Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura, Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor, East Chicago Mayor George Pabey, Portage Mayor Olga Velazquez and Crown Point Mayor David Uran. 008/03/28/updates/breaking_news/doc47ed3 fa7bfdaf567313464.txt

Also of note: Hillary's reply to Senator Leahy, an Obama supporter who said she should quit the race now. "Go take a flying leap" olitics/blog/2008/03/leahy_time_for_clin ton_to_get.html

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antiwar votes in congress this week Get ready with UNPJ NOW !!

UNITED FOR PEACE + JUSTICE = UFPJ Legislative Update friday july 6th 2007 = CONGRESS WORKS ON IRAQ WAR MONDAY--please call your senators + house members MONDAY at 202-224-3121 = END THE WAR = 160 BILLION REQUEST THIS WEEK??

UFPJ Legislative Update
Friday, July 6, 2007

1. Sample Alert for Monday - Congress back in town to vote, vote, vote on Iraq2. National Legislative Conference Call - July 10

  1. Iraq Cabinet approves hydro-carbon law
  2. More voices Against the War

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Sept. 12 - Fenty Will Bring Change to Washington, DC

On Sept. 12 the Democratic Primary will elect a new Mayor for Washington, DC.  If you don't live in DC, just remember that it is the bluest jurisdiction in the country, something like 93% for Kerry and it is the only majority African-American city/state.  We are less than a state but more than a city.  We pay taxes (high taxes) but our elected representatives can't vote.  It's the only capital city in the world where the residents have second class status.  I think it's partly the last vestage of legal racism.  If Washington, DC looked like Wisconsin racially, I think we would at least have voting rights in Congress.  That is simplistic, it's also reality.

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