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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Urgent: Sign this petition!

That fine group Color of Change is sending around a petition that will be sent to the head honchos of the democratic party to get superdelegates to vote the will of the electorate, which has already voted for Barack Obama and warning that the under-handed tactics Sen. Clinton's campaign threatens to tear the democratic party apart. Please consider signing the petition. And tell your friends and family about the petition as well. I was made aware of this petition by Tami over at What Tami Said. Thanks, Tami. Here's the petition and the letter.


Add your voice now!

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(If not in U.S. enter 00000)
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Do not send me any updates on our progress.

Read the e-mail message that we originally sent to our members about this petition.

Here is the text of the message we'll send to the Democratic Party's leadership unless you create your own statement.

DNC Chair Howard Dean, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and superdelegates:

The Democratic Party is playing a dangerous game and I'm writing to ask that you bring it to an end.

It has come to my attention that elected officials and party leaders are actually considering using their status as "superdelegates" to hand the nomination to Hillary Clinton against the will of voters, an action that would disenfranchise millions.

Following this course would be a shocking attack on voting rights and democracy. It would also give your seal of approval to an "electability" strategy executed by stoking race-based fear and division among voters. We expect that from the Republicans; we fight them on it every year. But now the leadership of the Democratic Party is poised to cosign this strategy of division and disenfranchisement. This could be the worst mistake the party has ever made, yet it's being talked about as a legitimate way for this campaign to end.

The voters who have come out in record numbers to participate in the Democratic Party won't allow this to happen, and as the most visible leaders of the party, you must reject the idea that the nomination can be won with a strategy that preys on racism, sows division, and disenfranchises millions of voters.


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