Sunday, May 4, 2008

Very specific action alert! (regarding Howard Dean, Michigan, Florida, and the Rules Committee)

Last week I asked people at the Clinton campaign quarters if it would be appropriate to contact the D.N.C. about the business to be conducted at the May 31 Rules Committee Meeting. Just this morning, I received a reply, which I want to share with you. If you want to help, write to Dr. Dean, and please remember to be polite and positive. Contact information for the D.N.C. can be found at No need to use the template, it is for your convenience only. Letters and faxes in your own voice are even better.

Heidi. Please see below in answer to your inquiry last week. Thanks!

Saturday, May 03, 2008 1:15 PM
FW: Dean Letter

Below is a template for letters from supporters to Dean re: Michigan/Florida. Of course, folks can alter, but we want to keep a positive "we have got to all work this out tone" . Also make the point that the votes have to be counted.

Dear Chairman Dean,
This has been an exciting primary season. Millions of democrats have taken the time to vote for the candidate whom they support. As I write, others wait to cast their ballots. I want to encourage you and the members of the Rules and Bylaws Committee to act as quickly as possible to ensure that the people of Florida and Michigan have a voice in selecting our nominee.

Our party needs to be united and moving forward, not looking at the disagreements that separate us, as we prepare for the November election against John McCain.

The question of whether and how to count the votes of Michigan and Florida is still outstanding. I hope you will support a solution that will make sure all votes are counted and all voices are heard during this primary season. Millions of Democrats were excited to cast their ballots and take part in our primary process over the last few months, and I think we need to make sure all democrats get to take part in choosing our nominee - we simply can't pretend the 2.35 million voters in Florida and Michigan who went to the polls in January don't count.

Thank you for your leadership and for working to promote a resolution that will move our party forward together so we can defeat John McCain in November!



Blogger Double Jointed Fingers said...

Heidi, thank you so much for your continued diligence and posts. I have linked this to my blog and I urge everyone to pass this along.

We are getting down to the wire in this nomination process and it is of the utmost importance that keep on the DNC.


May 4, 2008 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Heidi Li Feldman, J.D., Ph.D. said...

Thanks, Cyn!

May 4, 2008 at 12:21 PM  

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