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FROM Dale –

We have just one week left to save the Senate from falling into Republican hands.

You’ve already heard from progressive leaders like Elizabeth Warren this week that it’s important for us to stop a Republican takeover of the Senate. I want to emphasize exactly why this matters. The Republicans have already drafted an extreme agenda in the event they win.

We cannot let them implement it.

Here are at least five things we can expect if Republicans take the Senate:

At least two more years of Republican obstructionism, especially when it comes to confirming new judges.

A Republican Congress will pass huge new tax cuts for the wealthy and for big businesses.

They’ll also impose cuts on — and will try to privatize — Social Security and Medicare.

Republicans will roll back women’s rights and may try to limit access to birth control by passing a “personhood” law.

Obamacare will be gutted, rolling back the big gains we’ve made to get affordable health care to more families.
President Obama will do all he can to hold them back, of course. But it’s not realistic to expect the president to veto every bill sent to him by the Republicans. If one party controls both houses of Congress they’re going to get some of their agenda through, just as Democrats did when Nixon and Reagan were president.

We can stop them — but we need your help.

Will you sign up for a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) shift on DFA Dialer to call Democrats in critical swing states to make sure they vote in this extremely important election? All you need is a computer, your phone, and some free time before Election Day.

Yes, I will Get Out The Vote to save the Senate by making DFA Dialer GOTV calls from the comfort of my own home! PASTE THIS LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER

No, I can’t commit to making calls now, but I will contribute $3 to expand DFA Dialer’s GOTV program to critical states and races everywhere.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has a devious plan to achieve his agenda if Republicans take control of the Senate. Here’s how Politico reported it:

Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown… “We’re going to pass spending bills, and they’re going to have a lot of restrictions on the activities of the bureaucracy,” McConnell said. “That’s something he won’t like, but that will be done. I guarantee it.”
Last October we saw them carry out this threat as they shut down the government. The only thing that stopped Mitch McConnell was Democratic control of the Senate.

The best way to get Democrats to the polls is to give them a call and ask them to vote. DFA members across the country are calling into the critical states that will decide who controls the Senate. We have just one week left and there’s no time to lose. Will you sign up to make calls using the DFA Dialer?

Yes, I will Get Out The Vote to save the Senate by making DFA Dialer GOTV calls from the comfort of my own home!

http://act.democracyforamerica.com/survey/gotv2014/?t=2&akid=5513.2319740.aAiElM

No, I can’t commit to making calls now, but I will contribute $3 to expand DFA Dialer’s GOTV program to critical states and races everywhere.

Thank you for volunteering to stop a Republican takeover of the Senate.

- Howard

Gov. Howard Dean, Founder
Democracy for America

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“Rockford Progressive Meetup strengthens democracy through promotion of educational awareness, fairness, social justice and compassion for all individuals. We will accomplish our goals by gathering like-minded citizens to develop and support progressive candidates, communicate our values to current officials, and promote awareness to the public regarding critical issues affecting our community and nation.

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