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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:35 PM

ReadyForBOLDNESS.com - Sign on in support of the Populist Movement!

Join NH & IA leaders: Candidates should campaign on big, bold, economic populist ideas.

The New York Times reports: Over 200 Iowa and New Hampshire leaders signed this statement saying we're ready for boldness:

We want the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee to campaign on big, bold, economic-populist ideas that tangibly improve the lives of millions of Americans.

We urge all candidates for president to campaign on big, BOLD ideas -- such as establishing a national goal of debt-free college at all public colleges and universities, expanding Social Security benefits instead of cutting them, creating millions of clean-energy jobs, reducing big-money influence in politics, breaking up the "too big to fail" Wall Street banks that crashed our economy, and ensuring that working families share in the economic growth they help create.

The more momentum we get, the more others will take notice.

We'll keep the media informed of our growing momentum on this statement.

Sign the public statement!
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25,536 people have taken action — 51% of our goal of 50,000!

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JOINT STATEMENT:
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES MUST CAMPAIGN ON BIG, BOLD, ECONOMIC-POPULIST IDEAS
We want the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee to campaign on big, bold, economic-populist ideas that tangibly improve the lives of millions of Americans.We urge all candidates for president to campaign on big, bold ideas – such as establishing a national goal of debt-free college at all public colleges and universities, expanding Social Security benefits instead of cutting them, creating millions of clean-energy jobs, reducing big-money influence in politics, breaking up the “too big to fail” Wall Street banks that crashed our economy, and ensuring that working families share in the economic growth they help create.Bold economic populist ideas are popular with Democratic, Independent, and even Republican voters -- and are key to victory in 2016.We have a responsibility to choose the best candidate for our state, our party, and our nation. We take our responsibility seriously.Signed,
Iowa

List of IA & NH Leaders who signed the pledge~

Former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, NH-1
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Former U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes, NH-2
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Scott McGilvray, NEA New Hampshire President
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Karen McDonough, former NEA New Hampshire
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PresidentDeborah Smith, NH AFL-CIO Vice President At
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Large; American Postal Workers Union MemberState Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, District 21
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State Sen. David Watters, District 4
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Former State Sen. Burt Cohen, District 24; former
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Majority LeaderFormer State Sen. William J. McCarthy, Manchester
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State Rep. Marcia Moody, Rockingham 17
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State Rep. Renny Cushing, Hillsborough 14
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State Rep. Cynthia L. Chase, Cheshire 8
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State Rep. Christy Bartlett, Merrimack 19
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State Rep. John Bordenet, Cheshire 5
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State Rep. John Coultier, Sullivan 10
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State Rep. Barbara French, Merrimack 6
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State Rep. Lee Walker Oxenham, Sullivan 1
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State Rep. Peter Bixby, Strafford 17
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State Rep. Timothy Horrigan, Strafford 6
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State Rep. Marjorie Porter, Hillsborough 1
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State Rep. Tim Smith, Hillsborough 17
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State Rep. Travis Bennett, Grafton 8
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State Rep. Larry Converse, Sullivan 4
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State Rep. George Sykes, Grafton 13
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State Rep. Ivy Vann, Hillsborough 24
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State Rep. Caroletta Alicea, Merrimack 8
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State Rep. Laura Pantelakos, Rockingham 25
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Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, D-IA
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U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, IA-2
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Former U.S. Rep. Dave Nagle, IA-3
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Former U.S. Rep. Berkley Bedell, IA-6
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Mike Fitzgerald, Iowa State Treasurer
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Roxanne Conlin, former Iowa Democratic Party
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Chair; former U.S. Senate CandidateSteve Abbott, CWA Iowa State Council President
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Mark Cooper, South Central Iowa Federation of La-
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bor PresidentCathy Glasson, SEIU Local 199 President
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Sue Dinsdale, Iowa Citizens Action Network Execu-
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tive DirectorR. Ben Stone, former ACLU of Iowa Executive Direc-
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torFormer Speaker of the Iowa House Patrick Murphy
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State Rep. Sharon Steckman, District 53
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State Rep. Phyllis Thede, District 93
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State Rep. Art Staed, District 66
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State Rep. Dan Kelley, District 29
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State Rep. Liz Bennett, District 65
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State Rep. Cindy Winckler, District 86
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Rick Smith, Iowa Democratic Party Central Commit-
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tee Member Julie Theulen, Iowa Democratic Party Central Com-
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mittee Member; Shelby County Democrats Co-ChairJennifer Harrington, Page County Democrats Chair
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Kurt Meyer, Tri-County Democrats Chair
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John Stone, Cerro Gordo County Democrats Chair
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Sherry Toelle, Cass County Democrats Chair
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http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/ReadyForBoldness/?source=ReadyForBoldness.com/?source=press#fullletter


A Progressive Populist Movement is afoot. Lets ALL sign the pledge. Show Party Leaders(DNC Centrists) that we mean business & will not STFU.

People Before Profits!!!!!!





(I think they stole this idea from Manny )

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RiverLover Mar 2015 OP
niyad Mar 2015 #1
rhett o rick Mar 2015 #2
glinda Mar 2015 #3
zeemike Mar 2015 #4
WillyT Mar 2015 #5
aspirant Mar 2015 #6
Enthusiast Mar 2015 #7
Enthusiast Mar 2015 #8
LiberalElite Apr 2015 #9
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #10

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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:44 PM

1. k and r

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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:47 PM

2. k & r. Thanks for posting. nm

 

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:32 PM

3. Wish there was more on the Environment such as

acknowledging Climate Change. Perhaps I am missing something.

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Fri Mar 27, 2015, 12:24 AM

4. I signed it.

And kicked this.

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Fri Mar 27, 2015, 12:49 AM

5. Huge K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 


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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:29 AM

6. The People

organizing in Iowa and NH for the People Principles, about time.

I say the more the merrier because it can only save our candidates mega-millions in ads. The MSM will be hurling fireballs when we don't need their airwaves to gather the people.

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Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:42 AM

7. Additionally, the American people would like to make the MIC more accountable.

Including the bullshit NSA and CfuckingIA.

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Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:42 AM

8. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

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Wed Apr 1, 2015, 06:57 AM

9. Signed, K&R - now up to 65% nt

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2015, 02:06 PM

10. Thanks for posting this. Change is definitely coming.

People are tired of holding their noses when they go to vote when it isn't necessary.

There are some great Liberal organizations now finding real Dem candidates and supporting them, local and state levels.

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