Monday, August 29, 2011

You vs. Eric Cantor.

Come on Comrades lets make these Evil Republicans suffer. 

On Friday, we asked DFA members to vote on which Republican to target next with our new TV ad exposing the Republican attacks on Medicare, Social Security and education.

It was close, but the winner was clear: Republican Eric Cantor.

Now, we'll hit him hard across his Virginia district before he heads back to Washington after Labor Day. You told us what to do. Please help make it possible by contributing $5 to get the ad on the air.

As of this morning, we've raised $30,000 for in-districts ads, but -- to have a lasting impact and send a strong message -- we need your help to raise at least $50,000 by Monday morning.

We're holding Republicans accountable and hitting them where it hurts most -- back home in their congressional district.

Please contribute now to make it happen.

Thank you for everything you do.


Charles Chamberlain, Political Director
Democracy for America

Democracy for America relies on you and the people-power of more than one million members to fund the grassroots organizing and training that delivers progressive change on the issues that matter. Please Contribute Today and support our mission. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Socialism in Chitown

Save the date and pre-register now!

Midwest Socialism Conference
“Stand Up and Fight Back!”

Saturday, Nov. 5 & Sunday, Nov. 6
UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, Ill.

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Midwest Socialism Conference
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Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.
A mass fightback movement is on the rise.
From Egypt and Tunisia to Wisconsin and Ohio, workers are taking a stand against oppression and exploitation. These inspiring struggles show that when working people enter the political arena and engage in mass action, we become the most powerful agents for change.
But at the end of the day, what can bring an end to the budget cuts, unemployment, racist police brutality, and the ongoing wars and occupations that afflict so many? Can reforms alone put the needs of poor and working people first when the entire economic system is fueled by the pursuit of maximum profits for banks, corporations and landlords? What can decisively turn this situation around?
The conference will feature speakers, workshops, entertainment and discussion on a wide variety of topics ranging from the movements against war and occupation abroad to the attacks on working people at home.
Whether you are looking to organize against war, racism, sexism and capitalist exploitation, or if you just want to learn what socialism is all about, the Midwest Socialism Conference has something for you.
Join us for presentations and discussion on a number of topics, including:
  • What is socialism and is it possible in the U.S.?
  • Fighting for jobs, education, housing, health care
  • Overcoming racism and police brutality
  • Lessons from Midwest labor battles: What will stop the anti-worker offensive on unions, students and badly needed public services?
  • The Egyptian revolution & U.S. imperialism in the Middle East
  • Fighting sexism, anti-LGBT bigotry and anti-immigrant attacks
  • Cuba & Venezuela: Gains and challenges of socialist revolution
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"Stand Up and Fight Back" - Midwest Socialism Conference
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6
Doors open at 8:30 a.m., conference begins at 9:30 a.m.
Where: UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, Ill.
For more info: 773-920-7590 or