A Video Note from Governor Dean

Bumped--Chris

The Scooter Libby trial and verdict confirmed what most of us already knew - instead of focusing on a strategy to win the war in Iraq, the Bush administration was busy focusing on a strategy to discredit their critics.

Yesterday, as the news broke, Governor Dean did several interviews on TV and radio where he discussed the verdict, its implications and the parallels to another developing story, that of the firing of U.S. Attorneys without cause.  Then, this morning, the Governor recorded a video message that I wanted to make sure you had a chance to watch.

Click here to watch the video!

Click here to watch the video!

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Happy Anniversary Governor Dean!

Because there is always time for a montage: Check out what people are saying after two years of the 50-State Strategy!

Today is Governor Dean's Two Year Anniversary as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee!  And thanks to Democrats all across the country who have done the hard work to make it a success, Governor Dean's vision, the 50-State Strategy, has become an integral part of helping Democrats win campaigns all across the country.

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Something New: DNC's Grassroots Donor Match 2006

If you are on any major Democratic mailing list, you've definitely gotten the fundraising e-mails that tell you how some fabulously rich Democrat will match your contribution, so it's like giving double or triple what you would ordinarily give.

That's great and all, seeing a combination of high dollar and low dollar giving happen - but we wanted to try something a little bit different.  Governor Dean came to the DNC believing in the awesome stregth of people-powered politics.  The belief that growing our party starts, not just by growing our coffers, but by bringing more people into the process of participating in our democracy.  

It was out of that belief system, that Grassroots Donor Match 2006 was born.  

This unique tool gives an existing donor to the Democratic Party the power to match someone else's donation. If you choose to participate, you will have the opportunity to match the donation of someone who hasn't given yet in 2006, or to make your first contribution this year and have it matched.

Read what Governor Dean wrote about the program below the flip!

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[DNC]: Dems in the Field: What's Your Story?

Bumped from the diaries -- Jonathan... I'm canvassing today. What are you up to?

25 Days.

Until Election Day.  That's It!

Holy Cow!  When did that happen!?!?  I'm not quite sure, but what I am sure of is that there are a lot of people who are working long and hard every single day to make sure that we win on November 7th.

At the DNC, we want to hear those stories.  E-mail us your pictures and stories at "demsinthefield" @ "dnc.org"

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Video: Dean, Daley, Blagojevich, Burner, Bruner, and Jackson

bumped - Matt

Cross-posted at DailyKos

The main event for the 3 day-long DNC Meeting in Chicago was Saturday's General Session.  The General Session brings together the full membership of the DNC to conduct the official business of the Democratic National Committee.


The officers of the Democratic National Committee during the General Session in Chicago.

Below, you'll find the play-by-play, here are the important links:

Here is a nice summary of the 2008 Rules:
http://www.democrats.org/...

Here is information on 13 Resolutions Passed:
http://www.democrats.org/...

Here are the individual videos:

Governor Dean:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/...
Part 2:http://www.youtube.com/...

Darcy Burner's Full Speech:
http://www.youtube.com/...

Jennifer Bruner's Full Speech:
http://www.youtube.com/...

Governor Blagojevich:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/...
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/...

Jesse Jackson - Clips of Speech:
http://www.youtube.com/...

Mayor Richard Daley
http://www.youtube.com/...

On the 50-State Strategy & The Democratic Reunion:
http://youtube.com/...

A montage of Democratic Ads:
http://youtube.com/...

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11/7/2006: Clear Your Schedule Now!

Cross-posted at DailyKos too!

Last week, The Democratic Party launched 100actions.com, a new project with one goal:  to elect Democrats in 2006.

Over on the DNC blog I wrote that today's Action Item on 100actions.com was really important.  It is.  I wanted to expand.

Take a Vacation Day

Start planning for Election Day by taking November 7th off work. You can't help get out the vote if you have other obligations, so take a minute to clear your schedule early.

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Because "Stay the Course" is not acceptable

Cross-posted at DailyKos

Tomorrow's Democratic Reunion events are shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. I hear one event in Toledo, Ohio is expecting over 500 people!  That's amazing.  Although each reunion is a little bit different, one thing remains true across all 50 states - Democrats everywhere are committed to winning in November.

We are mobilized now. We are active now. We are going to make a difference today and every day until we change the direction of our country. Stay the course is not an answer. It is not a strategy. It is not a policy. It is not acceptable.

This weekend Democrats make a promise: to our Party, to our candidates, to our neighbors, to each other, but most importantly, to our country.  You have the power to take action, to set a new course of action for America, and to send America in a new direction. This weekend we celebrate that.

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The Democratic Reunion: Political Play-Dough

Bumped--Chris

This Saturday Democrats across the country will be getting together at parties and picnics, BBQs and backyards for The Democratic Reunion.  The Democratic Reunion is the third in a series of national organizing events organized by the National Committee, but made a success by Democrats in all 50 states.  

The Reunion this weekend is a bit different from the two previous events, which were very structured.  This event is like political play-dough.  You make it into what you need it to be for your community.  Yesterday over at Blue Oregon a post described the Reunion as, "people-powered politics, rather than triangulation and targeting," to "keep the red tide at bay" and as a way to, "show up and deliver on the promise" of the grassroots.

I'll be at a Reunion on Saturday.  I signed on to work at the DNC, despite being reluctant to become a "beltway insider-type", because I believe in the 50-State Strategy.  I've been out there, seen what needs to be done and I want to do my part for our Party, but more importantly, for our country.  I hope you will decide to join us this weekend and show Governor Dean that you believe too.

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Sound Science: The Stem Cell Debate

This afternoon the Senate will likely pass H.R. 810, a bill whose passage would mean new hope for millions of Americans who suffer from debilitating diseases and who understand the possibilities that expanded stem cell research has to offer.

From The Washington Post:

The legislation in question, which the House has passed, would allow federal funding for research on stem cell lines derived from frozen embryos that are stored at fertility clinics and slated for destruction. The president's policy allows for federal funding of research only on stem cell lines that existed as of Aug. 9, 2001, the date he announced his policy. Bush said such a policy was reasonable because additional embryos would not have to be destroyed to create stem cells.

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Sound Science: The Stem Cell Debate

This afternoon the Senate will likely pass H.R. 810, a bill whose passage would mean new hope for millions of Americans who suffer from debilitating diseases and who understand the possibilities that expanded stem cell research has to offer.

From The Washington Post:

The legislation in question, which the House has passed, would allow federal funding for research on stem cell lines derived from frozen embryos that are stored at fertility clinics and slated for destruction. The president's policy allows for federal funding of research only on stem cell lines that existed as of Aug. 9, 2001, the date he announced his policy. Bush said such a policy was reasonable because additional embryos would not have to be destroyed to create stem cells.

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