Very specific action alert! (regarding Howard Dean, Michigan, Florida, and the Rules Committee)
Heidi. Please see below in answer to your inquiry last week. Thanks!
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 1:15 PM
Subject: 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!