Saturday, October 31, 2009

A congressman with guts

Rep. Alan Grayson has been a progressive champion and a leader in fighting for strong health care reform. Let's help him win re-election with a donation to his one-day fundraiser. Can you chip in $20?

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Dear MoveOn member,

A year ago, when MoveOn members supported Florida congressional candidate Alan Grayson, we predicted that if he were elected, he'd be "a bold fighter in the House."

Boy, was that an understatement!

In his first year in Congress, Rep. Grayson has proven himself to be not only a progressive champion but a real leader when it comes to showing Democrats how to stand up and fight the Right.

He declared on the floor of the House that the Republican health care plan was essentially, "Don't get sick. And if you do get sick, die quickly." When Republicans attacked him, he apologized—to the people in this country who had died because they lacked health insurance.1

His outspoken progressive stances have made him a top Republican target. And given his closely-divided swing district, his election is rated a "toss-up."2 So, his campaign has organized a coordinated one-day fundraiser they're calling a "money bomb" this Monday, a year before Election Day 2010. Chip in $20 now to Grayson's campaign and we'll deliver your contribution as part of Monday's effort:

Grayson is fighting to end the war in Afghanistan, and aggressive on stopping Wall Street crime and reforming the Federal Reserve. And he pushed back against the anti-ACORN witch-hunt by pointing out hypocrisy among conservatives who gave Halliburton a pass for much worse offenses than anything ACORN was accused of. While not everything Grayson does is aligned with the progressive movement, most of it is.  Grayson is a starkly original leader.

Let's show Alan Grayson that when he stands up and fights for us, we've got his back. Please contribute today:

Thank you.

–Adam, Joan, Kat, Wes, and the rest of the team

P.S. Want to see Grayson in action? Watch this awesome video of him standing up to Republican bullying: And check out his campaign website at


1. "Rep. Alan Grayson apologizes (just not to the Republicans)," Daily Kos, September 30, 2009.

2. Cook Political Report, 10/29/09. (requires subscription)

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