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Make this the most emailed NYTimes article ever!

Fresh off his DO THE MATH Tour (the most direct aim attack the fossil fuel corporations will likely ever see), Bill McKibben says he found this

the NY Times front page article comes from our Minneapolis roadshow last Friday night, and the article concisely lays out the demands and the strategy of the campaign. It’s precisely the boost we need. So please, go read it here:
We’re quickly getting traction, but we can get more if we have your help.

So, first things first: please email the article by clicking the "E-Mail" button on the New York Times website -- if we can get it on the newspaper's "most emailed list", we can help make sure it goes as far as possible, as fast as possible.

For full instructions on how to email the article, click here:

Progressive Central Convention / Robin Hood Tax

Last week in Charlotte, in the shadow of the Democratic National Convention, Progressive Democrats of America hosted a full day of progressive values and thought at its best. We were treated to panel conversations from the brilliant minds of Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5), Michael Lighty and Karen Higgins of National Nurses United, Alan Grayson, Kurt Bateman, Labor Coordinator, Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-3),Medea Benjamin, Code Pink and many others. Rep. Keith Ellison announced that he is rolling out The Robin Hood Tax. Video below the fold.

The People's Convention 7/4/2012 Keith Ellison, Alan Grayson

Progressive Central:
The People's Convention
Tuesday, September 4th in Charlotte, N.C.

From PDA & Rep. Keith Ellison
Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Join John Nichols (Nation Magazine, MSNBC), at guided conversations and events featuring guests: Governor Mike Dukakis, Congress members John Conyers, Raul Grijalva, Keith Ellison, Jim McGovern, Barbara Lee* and Alan Grayson, plus several other progressive leaders, (see below).

The most important race in NC in 2012

Browsing through the right wing Rhinoceros tonight I came across an article that I agree with (unusual) but for the contrary reason.

if Newby is not reelected and Republicans lose their majority on the state Supreme Court, much of what the legislature will do could be overturned after lawsuits work their way up the judicial ladder.

We must take the judicial races very seriously this year. It's the only recourse if the worst happens and Republicans win all else.

Progressive Resolutions for March 6 precinct meetings

Mayor Randy Voller leads workshop at PDNC State Convention


Randy Voller, recently re-elected mayor of Pittsboro, Chair of the Chatham County Democratic Party, and the force behind Chatham County's electoral U-turn earlier this month, will lead the workshop on how to grow a new generation of elected officials who will represent the 99% by recruiting, supporting, and electing progressive candidates beginning at the local level.

Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

2011 Annual Meeting

Saturday, December 3, 2011

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Orange County Campus (OOC)

Room 201

Durham Technical Community College
525 College Park Road

Hillsborough, NC 27278



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