A warm personal note from Nancy Pelosi:
You have brought us to the verge of victory in so many ways:
YOU have spoken out against the radical policies of the Administration and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
YOU have spoken out against the War in Iraq.
YOU have stood up to call for affordable health care.
YOU have worked to elect new Democratic Members of Congress in heavily Republican districts in Kentucky and South Dakota.
And YOU have re-ignited the Democratic Party.
Now we must work together to cross the finish line — to elect Members of Congress who represent Americans, not corporate special interests or extreme right-wing ideology. I ask you today to continue your help and support of Democratic House Candidates. $100 today, small to some, and everything to others, will make the difference.
We must have the funds to provide resources to our candidates. We must have YOU. With your continued voice, we can move forward our Campaign for a New Majority – a Majority of progressive representation of all Americans. Contribute to our cause today.
Can I support the change I want to see by supporting a candidate instead of a party? Do parties matter to me anymore? To anyone?
I think they help some voters, as they can vote according to who they identify with, but I’m not so sure most people know who they like or what they believe in. It’s not at all clear to me that the working man, in his W-emblazoned pickup truck, is well-served by the GOP: I see them as firm believers in life as a zero-sum game, where corporations and capital can only win if workers lose.
Whether you believe in science and evolution or faith and creation by a supreme being, it’s a pretty poor way to live if the only way you can have to ensure someone else is a have-not.