The Democratic Daily has joined with other liberal blogs to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief. Please help us reach our goal. From Kari Chisholm, of Mandate Media and Chris Bowers, of MyDD.com, Liberal Blog Ad Network: Hurricane Katrina has devastated thousands of lives. Today, we’re announcing a coordinated effort by the liberal/progressive blogosphere to help the victims of the devastation. Together, we’re going to raise $1 million for the American Red Cross – and prove that the liberal blogosphere can help our fellow citizens in need. Make a donation for hurricane relief.
Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, appeals to the nation for help via the WaPo, as evacuations in New Orleans are delayed by shooting and chaos. We’ll Need Your Help By Mary Landrieu The devastation left by Hurricane Katrina is unprecedented and nearly impossible to describe. Stabilizing, repairing and rebuilding New Orleans, southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region is not only a paramount concern for the thousands left heartbroken and homeless; it is also the largest economic challenge our country has ever faced from a natural disaster.
This N.Y. Times editorial says it all… Once again, our leader is a day late, more than a few dollars short and shows the compassion and understanding of a ______ (well, you fill in the blank)… Waiting for a Leader Published: September 1, 2005 George W. Bush gave one of the worst speeches of his life yesterday, especially given the level of national distress and the need for words of consolation and wisdom. In what seems to be a ritual in this administration, the president appeared a day later than he was needed. He then read an address of a quality more appropriate for an Arbor Day celebration: a long laundry list of pounds of ice, generators and blankets delivered … Continue reading
John Kerry sent out an email to the members of JohnKerry.com appealing for help for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Here’s the text: Dear Friend, This is a time for all Americans to pull together and do everything we can to assist people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. If you haven’t acted already, I urge you to join in delivering immediate help to the people who need it most. One way to do that is to support the relief and recovery efforts of the Red Cross with a personal donation. Donate to the Red Cross.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the two most precious needs are HELP and HOPE. Now, two days after Katrina ravaged through the Gulf Coast, it appears America is once again in the midst of her darkest hours. Those still remaining in the city of New Orleans are preparing for final evacuation. Such a forced complete evacuation is unprecedented in American history. The thousands who took refuge in the Superdome since before the storm, will be evacuated to Houston’s Astrodome. Last night the DNC sent out an email to members asking that they donate to the American Red Cross. The LCV also sent out a plea today for donations to various organizations including the American Red Cross. The American Red … Continue reading
Say Hello to Speaker Pelosi and good-bye to Tom “Delay my prosecution as long as possible.” If you have money and or time, here’s where to go… Another item of interest from Ruy Teixiera and Donkey Rising (January 5, 2005 ). (We need to refer back to these great references to gear towards the future): Where to Show Them the Money: More on Taking Back the House By Alan Abramowitz Based on the findings of the Abramowitz, Alexander and Gunning paper (see yesterday’s post), in 2006 Democrats would be wise to target Republicans representing high-risk districts: districts that lean Democratic in presidential elections. Such districts account for a disproprtionate share of incumbent defeats and party turnover in House elections. For … Continue reading
AP News reports that Missouri Democratic state auditor Claire McCaskill plans to challenge Republican Sen. Jim Talent. McCaskill has been state auditor since 1999 and faced re-election next year. She ran unsuccessfully for governor last year against Republican Matt Blunt, losing by about 3 percentage points, after knocking out incumbent Democratic Gov. Bob Holden to reach the November election. Some Democrats have been encouraging McCaskill to run, seeing her as the party’s best hope to unseat an incumbent with a major financial advantage. From the DSCC: Biography of Claire McCaskill 10 Step Roadmap for Taking Back the Senate
From the DSCC: DEMOCRATS ARE OUTRAISING REPUBLICANS, HAVE A HUGE CASH-ON-HAND ADVANTAGE: Senate Democrats have almost twice as much cash on hand as the Senate GOP does. Last month, the DSCC continued to outraise the NRSC, bringing its total cash on hand to $16.2 million compared to the $8.7 million in its GOP counterpart’s coffers. [www.tray.com] Keep up the momentum: Donate to the DSCC. More news from the DSCC, here.