Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Can you fulfill your pledge?

Earlier this year, you pledged to to donate $200.00 to primary challengers against House Democrats who opposed health care reform. Now we've got a great progressive challenger who needs your help: Mac D'Alessandro, running against Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch, who voted against the health care bill. Can you fulfill your $200.00 pledge by donating to Mac's campaign right now?

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Dear MoveOn member,

Remember earlier this year, when a handful of corporate Democrats in the House of Representatives nearly killed health care reform at the last minute?

In March, we vowed to hold House Democrats accountable for siding with Republicans to oppose health care reform—and you pledged to donate $200.00 to progressive primary challengers against Democrats who voted against the bill.

Now it's primary season, and we've got a great challenger who needs our help. Mac D'Alessandro is running against Rep. Stephen Lynch, who voted against health care reform despite representing a Massachusetts district that voted overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008.

Mac D'Alessandro is exactly the kind of a Democrat we need more of in Congress. He's a progressive fighter, an experienced labor and community organizer, and he was the first candidate in the country to sign MoveOn's Fight Washington Corruption pledge. 

But the election is next month, and so far he's being massively outspent. Can you fulfill your pledge and chip in $200.00 to Mac's campaign today?


Here are the details of your pledge:

NAME: eddie alfaro 
DATE: March 18, 2010 
AMOUNT: $200.00 

It's crucial that we make good on our promise to hold corporate Democrats accountable. If we don't, they'll decide that they don't have anything to fear from grassroots progressives—and they'll continue siding with corporate interests to block real change in Washington.

And Mac D'Alessandro is the right candidate to take them on. One MoveOn member in the district called him "a stand-up guy with a track record of fighting on behalf of working families." Another says he's "the true progressive: pro-jobs, anti-war, pro-immigrant, pro-choice."

And he himself tells reporters that he's running to make sure the Democratic Party "fights for Democratic values and policies ... When Democrats vote like Republicans, it really does lead to dissatisfaction and disenchantment."1

Click here to fulfill your pledge right now:


Thanks for all you do.

–Adam, Michael, Nita, Carrie, and the rest of the team


1. "D'Alessandro criticizes Lynch for health care vote," Stoughton Journal, August 14, 2010

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