Thursday, July 3, 2008

A guide and set of links for donating to Senator Clinton and other progressive pols and causes

With so much going on over the last few days, it seemed sensible to provide a list of links about how to donate to whom for what:
  1. Hillary Clinton for President (to retire the debt; especially important if you have not maxed out to the primary - not given $2300 to Hillary Clinton for President yet) - donate here.
  2. Reelect Senator Clinton to the Senate/support her political activity in 2012 - donate here.
  3. The Denver Group - Keeping the Democratic Party democratic (a short term effort to create and buy print and tv ads to pressure the DNC to hold an authentic and open convention this August - The Denver Groups is a 527 (not a PAC, and not coordinated with any candidate or party), cofounded by Marc Rubin (of Tom in Paine) and me. The Denver Group can accept contributions up to $5000 from eligible donors, and welcomes any and all contributions. Learn more and donate here.
  4. Other candidates or political figures that I particularly think worth supporting right now Ed O'Reilly, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Sheila Jackson Lee, and - a new addition - Gavin Newsome, the mayor of San Francisco (with whom Senator Obama declined to have his picture taken): donate to one, some, or all of these good people here.
No contributions to any of the above are tax deductible for any purpose.
Remember: donate to your own savings too!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

An additional name for your list is Rabbi Dennis Shulman, PhD. He is running against Scott Garrett, NJ-5. One example of how bad Garrett is; he is one of the few House members that voted against the Federal anti dog-fighting law and that was one of his better votes.


July 3, 2008 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger mystic4hillpuma said...

Heidi, I can't think of a time when I haven't agreed with you, but, as a San Francisco resident, when it comes to Gavin Newsom, I'm afraid I have to. Gavin is all talk - another empty suit. As a Willie Brown protege, he's done about as little for this city as Willie did. Some of my issues with him:

- added 166 new high-paid city managers while closing homeless shelters and eliminating nursing services for elderly shut-ins

- used Municipal Transportation Agency funds to pay the salaries of his aides and city lobbyists

- took a vacation to Hawaii even after learning that the Coast Guard had vastly underestimated the size of the oil spill in SF Bay

- while seeming to support the gay community, has completely ignored the Castro shopping district, does not actively promote it to tourists, and as a result businesses that have been in existence for decades are closing

- the muni system continues to deteriorate; Newsom’s method of fixing it is simply to eliminate bus stops

- the San Francisco Housing Authority is overseen by commissioners appointed by Newsom; five of the seven members of the commission responded to an order to appear in Superior Court and testified under oath they have done nothing to resolve the $15 million in outstanding legal judgments against the agency, and several of them couldn’t answer basic questions about the agency they were appointed to oversee

- the homeless problem, the condition of the streets, the cost of housing, the lack of affordable housing, catering to big business, ongoing problems with SFPD, his inability to work with the Supervisors...

Gavin supported gay marriage, and that has kept him popular with most people here. But, the rest is all talk, all photo ops, and little concrete action.

I don't think he's anywhere in the same league as Tubbs Jones, Jackson Lee, or O'Reilly. Just my humble opinion.

July 3, 2008 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger democraticjack said...

Thanks for including Mayor Newsome.
We need to become the gardeners of the Democratic party. Weed out the bad and then nurture the good.
Thanks to you we are going to change the landscape.

July 3, 2008 at 10:54 AM  

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