From: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 01 July 2004 00:00
To: Ian@*********** .co.uk
Subject: YOU have re-ignited the Democratic Party
When my Democratic colleagues in the House elected me as Democratic Leader after the 2002 elections, I vowed to them and to you that never again will the Democrats go into a campaign where the public doesn’t know who we are, what we stand for and how different we are from the extremist Republicans who currently control our government. I believed then, as I do today, that standing up and speaking out against the Bush/Cheney Administration and their reckless method of governing was our only hope.
A majority of my Democratic House colleagues joined me in this fight. Despite the withering abuse heaped on us by Republican leaders and their right-wing allies, we stood up and spoke out against the war in Iraq. We challenged the radical policies being driven by George W. Bush, John Ashcroft, Tom Delay and their cohorts — policies too often substituting fear and terror for the need to identify workable solutions to the challenges that confronted our nation. However, the fact remains that as hard as we fight everyday to block the GOP and pass our common sense agenda, we are 11 seats short of a majority in the House. To put our country back on track, we must elect more Democrats in November and end the reign of Republican tyranny.
And I am counting on you to help us. 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.
And after you give, send this on to your friends and colleagues. The House of Representatives has for too long been under the control of right-wing ideologues. Like the White House, the House – once known as the “People’s House” – has forgotten the very people that it is supposed to represent.
Thank you for standing up. Keep up the fight.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
House Democratic Leader
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