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  •  More and better democrats - Sandy refugees (0+ / 0-)

    There are 3 Republican House seats in southern New York, in areas that were devastated by storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. Do we have any progressive candidates to put against these guys next cycle?

    NY-03 Peter King (R) (Long Island, including south shore)
    NY-09 Bob Turner (R) (Includes the whole Rockaway Peninsula)
    NY-13 Michael Grimm (R) (Staten Island + part of Brooklyn water front)

    There are a whole lot of progressive democrats in the Occupy Sandy Relief effort, who may not call themselves progressive democrats (YET!).

    They are serving people whose lives have just been shattered. When they recover from this storm disaster, we  can't let them learn that government's slow response here means that government should be small enough to drown in a bathtub.

    Red Cross sends a truckload of blankets to Occupy Sandy – NYTimes

    Occupy Sandy Relief started their main hub in the Rockaways with a solar powered generator from Greenpeace.  Before long, the National Guard was relying on OccupySandy to distribute food and water.  The slow motion Red Cross sent a truckload of blankets on Thursday night, 10 full days after the storm. Occupy Sandy's direct action, with their motto of "Solidarity, Not Charity" and their ability to organize boots on the ground, is breaking down walls that have been used to divide us. This is community organizing. It is apolitical and non-religious.

    When we support them now, they may join us later.

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