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  •  The website for both groups have supporters pages. (3+ / 0-)
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    Of course both sides claim to have grassroots support, and that's probably true of both groups to an extent.

    Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

    by AaronInSanDiego on Sat May 18, 2013 at 01:38:31 PM PDT

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    •  But less so for the Clean Water group it seems (5+ / 0-)
      Almost half the $190,000 in contributions to Clean Water Portland have come from out of state. (The pro-fluoride campaign, Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland, has received 13 percent of its contributions from out of state.)
      The contributions have come in part from a loosely affiliated national movement that works to defeat fluoridation efforts city by city. They include $43,000 from Wichita, Kan., real-estate developer James Garvey, the largest contributor to the defeat of a fluoride measure in Wichita last year.

      Another $5,000 comes from Ken Howard, who runs Abundant Living Information Services, a Christian health-food store in Orem, Utah, and calls fluoridation “a modern David-versus-Goliath story.”

      The video was produced by Joseph Mercola, an Illinois-based alternative physician, whose clinic has donated $5,000 in cash and polling worth $6,375 to Clean Water Portland. He reported the donation of the video was worth $600.

      He runs Dr. Mercola’s Natural Health Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Mercola has questioned whether HIV causes AIDS, suggests that many cancers are caused by yeast infections, and warns parents not to vaccinate their children.

      http://www.wweek.com/...

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Sat May 18, 2013 at 01:59:32 PM PDT

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    •  The voters themselves (3+ / 0-)
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      Filed a petition to stop fluoridation in 30 days. Lawn signs are ten to one against putting this in our water.

      And the backers are doing ALEC style initiative work which raises numbers of red flags.

      •  ALEC style vs the Tea Party, huh? (1+ / 0-)
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        Several Portlanders say they received a strange phone call last night: a recorded message asking how they planned to vote on fluoridating the water in Wichita, Kansas.
        Voters in Wichita rejected fluoridation in a city vote last Nov. 6. As WW reported earlier this week, the Wichita campaign was spearheaded by real-estate developer James Garvey, who founded a group called Kansas Taxpayers Network to "represent Kansas taxpayers at the state and local level by advocating limited taxes and government spending to create a free market environment."
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        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Sat May 18, 2013 at 02:15:22 PM PDT

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        •  Correction: ALEC style vs ALEC actual (2+ / 0-)
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          The Kansas Taxpayer Network is a member of the ALEC funded state level branches  (State Policy Network)

          http://www.spn.org/...

          “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

          by Catte Nappe on Sat May 18, 2013 at 02:26:15 PM PDT

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