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A message from Charles Chamberlain: We've been busy in Wisconsin and we just finished our brand new RECALL TV ad. It's powerful. We need your help again right now to make an impact. Take a look and please contribute $5 to keep it on the air. Here's what's happening: For the last two weeks, over 2,600 Wisconsin DFA volunteers have been helping gather signatures to put Recall campaigns on the ballot. They're over halfway done. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow called our first TV ad with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee "the most pointed, stand-with-the-people-who-work-for-a-living ad that we have seen for a very long time." We've saturated the airwaves with it on broadcast and cable, morning, day and night. We've been running radio ads, robocalls, volunteer actions. All of it targeted at defeating the eight Republican Senators eligible for recall in their districts. We only need to defeat three Republicans to flip the Senate and stop Scott Walker's attack on middle class families. Please contribute now to keep the NEW Recall Ad on the air. We're not taking any momentum for granted. We won't stop until we win either. In fact, both Democracy for America and our partners at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee have opened local Wisconsin recall committees to make sure we can maximize the flexibility and effectiveness of our campaign, Recent polling looks very bad for Scott Walker and the Republicans, but we can count on Karl Rove and the Koch brothers to try to change it up and put Democrats on defense. It's up to us not let that happen. Thank you for taking action today. -Charles Charles Chamberlain, Political Director Democracy for America All contributions are subject to the limitations and prohibitions of federal election law. An individual may contribute a maximum of $5000 per calendar year.
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New DFA/PCCC Wisconsin TV Ad: "Recall Momentum"

**************Ad can be viewed here: www.RecallTheRepublicans.com************** Today Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee released their next TV ad in Wisconsin, Recall Momentum. PCCC and DFA have spent over $500,000 on TV ads so far, and plan to keep running ads for weeks. The groups have also asked local members to volunteer on the recall, signing up thousands of shifts. The ad buy begins Tuesday, March 29 -- and first week's buy will be over $100,000 and will run on broadcast and cable in Green Bay and Milwaukee TV markets. The buys will be expanded based on online fundraising. Current ads can be viewed at RecallTheRepublicans.com where people are invited to take action locally or donate to keep the ad on TV nationally. "The Republican cuts in Wisconsin are having devastating effects on working families and DFA members are fighting back. DFA is on the ground and on the air in Wisconsin with more than 2,600 volunteers recruited for the recall campaign, more than half of the signatures gathered, and members nationwide supporting the new TV ad released today at: RecallTheRepublicans.com." -- Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "This new TV ad captures the grassroots magic of the campaign to recall Republican senators. It also shows that folks in Wisconsin of all ages and political stripes are coming together to reject Republican policies that give millions to big corporations in tax cuts while forcing middle-class families, schools, and communities to pay the price." -- Stephanie Taylor, PCCC co-founder. The ads are sponsored by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee's "PCCC Recall Committee" and Democracy for America's "DFA Wisconsin" committee. Both groups will e-mail their members Tuesday to fundraise for the ad. DFA has over 1 million members nationally, and PCCC has over 700,000 members nationally -- both groups have about 25,000 members each in Wisconsin. Ad details: Green Bay Link (Hopper, Cowles, Olsen): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQlQWgnMSD0 Milwaukee Link (Darling, Grothman, Lazich): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq-TTZ7-2vc Ad Transcript: Rose Daitsman, Shorewood, WI I am eighty-five years old but I have never seen anything like this. Sen. Chris Larson, Bay View, WI We've been working at the recall efforts against the Republicans. This is the beginning of a movement. Reid Schoonover, Retired Teacher, Clintonville, WI People open the door, gladly, and say: "We heard you were out in the community and we've been waiting for you to come over here and get our signature." Mike Jabber, High School Teacher, Fon Du Lac, WI Our governor decides to give 117 million dollars in tax breaks to the corporations and now they want to make cuts to education. I can see class size going up to 35 or 40 kids in class. Mike Crump, Corrections Officer, Berlin, WI As a Republican my entire life I am appalled at what Scott Walker and the Republicans did. This hurts my family. Its about my kids in school. Valerie Landowski, Student, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Whether you're a college student like me or a kindergartener, the Republicans are hurting everyone. Reid Schoonover This is for my children, this is for my wife, this is for my friends, my neighbors, this is for our community Betsy LaFontaine, Customer Service Rep, Oshkosh, WI Republicans have declared war on the middle class and with this recall campaign we are fighting back and we are going to win. [GREEN BAY TEXT] Recall Randy Hopper, Robert Cowles & Luther Olsen [MILWAUKEE TEXT] Recall Alberta Darling, Glenn Grothman & Mary Lazich RecallTheRepublicans.com Paid for by the PCCC Recall Committee, Adam Green, Treasurer, and DFA Wisconsin, Mia Moore, Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's agent or committee. #### ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up including over 25,000 in Wisconsin ABOUT PROGRESSIVE CHANGE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (BoldProgressives.org) elects bold progressive candidates to office and advocates for progressive policy issues. It has over 700,000 members -- including nearly 22,000 in Wisconsin. www.DemocracyForAmerica.com Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
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Stop Fracking Now

A message from Jim Dean: I bet you're wondering what the heck "fracking" is. That's a good question. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is a controversial drilling technique used by the oil and gas industry that has injected millions of tons of highly toxic chemical fluids into the ground to break apart shale and release natural gas. Scientists believe these chemicals are poisoning America's drinking water. That didn't stop Vice President Dick Cheney from exempting fracking from the Safe Water Drinking Act in the 2005 Energy Bill or the natural gas industry from unleashing a massive 34-state drilling campaign. Now, six years later, with the facts stacking up showing the damage being caused and the American lives being placed at risk, a few members of Congress are standing up to close the loophole and hold the oil and gas production industry to the same standards as any other industry to ensure the safe protection of America's drinking water. But they'll need our help to win. Join us in calling on Congress to pass the FRAC Act now. Representatives Diana DeGette, Jared Polis, and Maurice Hinchey have introduced the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act in the U.S. House while Senators Bob Casey and Chuck Schumer have introduced the companion bill in the U.S. Senate. In the past, the oil and gas industry has spent millions of dollars fighting against these common-sense regulations and have succeeded in defeating similar bills. This time, we're not going to let Congress fight the industry alone. That's why Democracy for America is building a coalition of grassroots activists and environmental organizations to work together with leaders in Congress to pass the FRAC Act this year. We'll educate the public, expose scientific studies that reveal the real risks, hold rallies, meetings, public forums, and organize grassroots action until we win. Please add your name and join the campaign to protect America's drinking water right now. It's been reported that since 1999 more than 90 percent of the natural gas wells have used the fracking process. Because of the Safe Water Drinking Act exemption, industry is not required to reveal the exact chemicals used in fracking, but researchers in independent scientific studies suspect 65 percent of the compounds used in fracking are hazardous to human health. It only takes low concentrations of benzene and diesel fuel, two compounds found in fracking studies, to lead to severe health and environmental consequences and illnesses traced to fracking have been documented in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Alabama. As if that wasn't enough to demand proper regulation and environmental oversight, a recent New York Times article revealed that the inability to properly process wastewater from fracking, may even be allowing radioactive materials into local rivers, streams, and drinking water. The oil and gas industry is too big and too powerful for us to let members of Congress take them on alone. It's up to us to stand with them, fight back, and make sure they have the support they'll need to win. Join the campaign at www.StopFrackingNow.com today. Thank you for everything you do. -Jim Jim Dean, Chair Democracy for America
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Debra Bowen Endorsement

District Overwhelmingly Chooses Bowen by 70% in DFA Member Poll Burlington, VT Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Debra Bowen today in the CA 36 after members overwhelmingly support her by 70% in online poll. DFA members statewide supported Bowen enthusiastically in her previous race for Secretary of State. DFA has more than 7000 members in the 36th district. Bowen has been an outstanding Secretary of State and she'll make an outstanding Congresswoman for California's 36th District, said DFA Chair, Jim Dean. DFA supports progressive candidates up and down the ballot from school board to president and will be proud to see Debra Bowen go from doing great work for the state of California to standing up for progressive values in the US Congress. ### ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up. www.DemocracyForAmerica.com Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
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BREAKING: WI pay back starts NOW

Wisconsin's Republican Senators found a way to pass Gov. Walker's anti-worker proposal -- without a single Democratic Senator present. There isn't a shred of doubt left if this was a budget fight or an assault on workers. With one vote, Republicans have declared one goal: Break unions and middle class families. We will hold them accountable in Wisconsin. We will fight back and win. We will be working all night to prepare new online ads and radio ads -- and in the morning, we'll buy more TV ads in the districts of Republican senators up for recall. Please contribute $5 to fund our campaign to fight back and stop the Republican war on working families. This is it. Now more than ever we need to fight back and not give an inch. As it says in our ad. "This is a battle we need to win." Contribute now Thank you for everything you do.
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