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Hidden, loaded guns

If the gun lobby and their far right allies in Washington, D.C. get their way, your state will no longer be able to make its own decisions about who can legally carry a hidden gun. Domestic abusers, drug addicts, stalkers, people with violent arrest records and even people with absolutely no training who have never held a gun before could be granted a concealed gun permit in another state, andVermont would have to honor it -- no matter what. A coalition of more than 600 mayors from across America is mounting an aggressive campaign to stop this dangerous legislation before it becomes law, and Im asking you to step up and help out. Join Democracy for America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns in telling Congress -- When it comes to carrying guns in our communities its OUR STATE and OUR LIVES, so we should decide OUR LAWS. Every signature we collect will be hand-delivered to the U.S. House during an important hearing on September 13th -- when the extremists who support the gun-lobby will try to argue for the proposed concealed carry law. Before that happens, we need to organize as much opposition as possible from real Americans in communities nationwide. Our petition is about protecting states rights and the lives of people in our communities. To make sure Congress hears us, we need you to speak out against this mandatory hidden-gun immunity. Add your name to stop Congress from trampling your states rights and putting police and average citizens at risk right now. Washington ideologues want to call the shots on local laws that just arent their business. Lets tell them that to protect OUR LIVES, let us decide OUR LAWS. Thank you for taking action today,
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Jim's statement on President's Job Speech

Burlington, VT Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America on President Obamas speech on September 8, 2011: This speech is an important first step in turning the conversation in Washington back to where it should have been for the last year to jobs. The American people need jobs not cuts and so far no matter how much Democrats have tried to work across the aisle, Republicans have showed that they will always put politics in front of creating actual jobs. Our hope is that the President and Democrats in Congress will back this speech up by standing strong and drawing a line in the sand to protect key investments like Social Security and Medicare which support the middle class, while making more investments in infrastructure that create real jobs. ### 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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Tell Eric Cantor: Don't Kill the Dream

Like much of the Northeast, Republican Eric Cantor's district was hit hard by Hurricane Irene. Yet, even while families and small business owners struggle to dig their way out and get back to their regular lives, Talking Points Memo reports Eric Cantor is using the hurricane disaster to drive even more cuts to vital programs. "Cantor: Hurricane Disaster Relief Will Have To Be Offset With Program Cuts By Brian Beutler, Talking Points Memo - August 29, 2011, As expected, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will try to see to it that federal disaster aid to regions damaged by Hurricane Irene be offset by concomitant cuts to other federal programs." We're not going to let him get away with it. We announced today that we will be running our new TV ad in Cantor's district. We're updating our new TV ad to target Eric Cantor directly -- using his quote about Hurricane disaster funding -- and hitting the airwaves in-district right before he returns to Washington. Contribute $7 right now to keep the ad on the air now. Republicans are leading an all out assault on Medicare, Social Security, and education. We can stop them if we fight back. It's up to us to make it happen. Please contribute right now to keep our TV ad on the air. In addition to running TV ads, DFA members are also organizing protests outside of Congressional offices and Town Halls. With more than 100 events scheduled, DFA members have already held events in the following congressional districts*: John Campbell CA-48 Dana Rohrabacher CA-46 Jeff Denham CA-19 Kevin Yoder KS-03 Tim Huelskamp KS-01 Steve Southerland - FL-02 Allen West FL 22 David Rivera FL 25 Steve Palazzo - MS-04 Pat Meehan - PA-07 Joe Pitts - PA-16 Leonard Lance - NJ-07 Tim Bishop - NY-01 Nan Hayworth - NY-19 Joe Heck NV-03 *An event was also held to protest Maine Gov. Paul LePage Photo from Rally in Fresno, CA - Protesters Show Up at Denham's Office, WKMJ- NOW News Talk Radio Thank you for all that you do.
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Eric Cantor DKTD Ad Release

*********WATCH NEW CANTOR AD HERE: http://youtu.be/v0GwKgLniIo ************** Burlington, VT Democracy for America announced today that it is expanding it's "Don't Kill the Dream" television ad campaign against Republicans with a new buy in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's district. Last week, DFA announced the ad would run nationally on the Sunday talk shows and in the districts of Reps. David Rivera and Allen West. Republicans are leading an all out assault on Medicare, Social Security, and education, said Levana Layendecker, Communications Director for Democracy for America. We can stop them if we fight back. Thats what this campaign is all about. In an email to DFAs one million members nationwide, members were asked to vote on which Representative was working most actively to kill the American Dream, John Boehner, Eric Cantor or Paul Ryan. In a close vote, Eric Cantor, who threatened to withhold disaster relief funding after an earthquake and a hurricane, won the contest. The ad in Cantors district will be customized to highlight his recent statements on withholding funding for Hurricane relief in exchange for more cuts in critical programs that support the middle class. Watch the new Cantor ad here: http://youtu.be/v0GwKgLniIo (Ad transcript below) In addition to running TV ads, DFA members are also organizing protests outside of Congressional offices and Town Halls. With more than 100 events scheduled, DFA members have already held events in the following congressional districts*: John Campbell CA-48 Dana Rohrabacher CA-46 Jeff Denham CA-19 Kevin Yoder KS-03 Tim Huelskamp KS-01 Steve Southerland - FL-02 Allen West FL 22 David Rivera FL 25 Steve Palazzo - MS-04 Pat Meehan - PA-07 Joe Pitts - PA-16 Leonard Lance - NJ-07 Tim Bishop - NY-01 Nan Hayworth - NY-19 Joe Heck NV-03 *An event was also held to protest Maine Gov. Paul LePage Photo from Rally in Fresno, CA - Protesters Show Up at Denham's Office, WKMJ- NOW News Talk Radio AD TRANSCRIPT: We were city workers in New York State, luckily we had good benefits. We would like to grow old comfortably and get back what we contributed. We would like to see those that we love have the same. -Samuel and Stephanie Levine, Retired I came to the United States when I was 10 years old, because this is the land of opportunity. But opportunities are disappearing on us because Washington has decided to protect millionaires and billionaires and squeeze the middle class. That is not the American dream. -Millie Herrera, Small Business Owner The American dream is having security and knowing that your kids can have security too. -Chris Ossman, Engineer To be able to live a decent life, free of fear about the next medical bill. -Samuel Levine, Retired Being able to get a great education, the greatest in the world. -Austin Brookley, Student The American dream is not just to make a profit in our business, but to be able to sleep at night and know that we are going to be okay. - Annette Taddeo, Small Business Owner But the basic needs of this country are being threatened by whats going on in Washington. -Chris Ossman, Engineer We can let Republicans in Washington kill the American Dream. -Millie Herrera, Small Business Owner CITATIONS: "GOP spending plan would end Medicare". Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 6, 2011 http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2011/04/gop_budget_plan_would_end_medi.html "Republicans plan sharp cuts to education" - Reuters, May 11, 2011 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/11/us-usa-budget-funding-idUSTRE74A6GC20110511 "Cantor: Disaster Aid to be Offset by Funding Cuts" - Fox News, August 29, 2011 http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/29/306737/cantor-irene-no-relief-without-spending-cuts/ ### 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. DFA recently spent $700,000 running ads against Republicans in Wisconsin. www.DemocracyForAmerica.com Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
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CDP Press release

DFA and CDP Will Organize Professional Training for Future Political Candidates, Campaign Volunteers, and Grassroots Activists The California Democratic Party and Democracy for America, (DFA) the people powered PAC, are teaming up to host four Campaign Academies in California this fall. "We're excited to partner with Democracy for America's training academy," said John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party. "These trainings will give grassroots Democrats in California the tools they need to create positive change in their communities and keep Republicans on the run in the Golden State. The DFA Campaign Academy mission is to focus, network, and train grassroots activists in the skills and strategies to take back our country, and manage successful campaigns or run for office themselves, Matt Blizek, DFAs National Training Director explains. With our weekend trainings, were building a grassroots infrastructure of skilled progressive activists in all 50 states. Watch a video with testimonials from Campaign Academy participants here: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/training The training will be held in the following locations: Sacramento County 10/15 - 10/16 Orange County 10/22 - 10/23 Stanislaus/Merced County 12/03 - 12/04 Santa Barbara County 12/10 - 12/11 CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY With over 7.5 million registered Democrats, the California Democratic Party is the largest state Democratic Party in the country. For more information visit: www.cadem.org 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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