Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Tom Delay and Karl Rove

Dear Friend,

Last week you heard from DCCC Chairman Rahm Emanuel about the Campaign for Change - a partnership between the DCCC and thousands of Americans dedicated to leaving a better country to their children. While George W. Bush is not on the ballot next year, his Rubber Stamp Congress is - and together we can stop this misguided right wing agenda by electing a Democratic Majority in the House.

Please sign on to the Campaign for Change, plug in to our strategy and give us your ideas on how we can help you bring the truth to your friends and neighbors:

Demand Change: Tell Us What You Need.

The timing is right: Republican poll numbers are tanking and even the most skeptical pundits are conceding that the House is in play, Tom DeLay and Karl Rove know their empire is in danger, and they are terrified and will do or say anything to retain their power. We need you on board now with the Campaign for Change to keep DeLay and Rove up against the wall, and we want your input on how to bring our message into your community.

Hardly a day goes by that we don't pick up the paper and see some Republican disgrace, some deep betrayal of the trust that Americans have placed in their leaders. Even now, with Americans getting crunched every time they go the gas pump, Republicans are giving new handouts to pad the profits of their oil industry pals. Today the latest news is the Administration's top procurement official resigned and was arrested for lying and obstructing a criminal investigation into Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dealings with the federal government. There's a reason this happens every day: because they keep getting away with it.

We at the DCCC also hear from our supporters every day, people like you, asking why Democrats let them get away with it. The answer to that is simple too: Republicans have the majority, they hold the hearings, they have the subpoena power - and Republicans don't investigate Republicans.

If you pay attention carefully, their entire agenda regarding the potential investigation of failures to the Hurricane Katrina response is the same: stack the investigation with Republicans and make sure Democrats cannot subpoena the documents we need to get the truth. And of course Karl Rove is in charge of the rebuilding effort.

Demand Change: Tell Us What You Need.

Republicans are not wasting a single day activating their well-heeled propaganda machine. We can't waste a day either. The question is how do we do it. The answer is person by person, community by community. Together we can form a network to defeat Republicans in every corner of the country.

While we're a national committee, we fight in congressional districts in every region in the country -and we turn to people like you because nobody knows what will work in your community better than you.

There is not a single Republican in the House who can claim to have stood up against Tom DeLay and Karl Rove's pay-for-play nonsense. And not a single one deserves to be let off the hook. It's my job to make sure they are not.

Sign on to the Campaign for Change to show the Republicans our strength - and while you're there tell us how we can help you and others make a difference in your neck of the woods:

Demand Change: Tell Us What You Need.

Stay tuned, and stay vigilant.


John Lapp
Executive Director, DCCC

P.S. - This is only beginning. In the weeks to come we will be sending out information on events, actions and victories. Also, we'll report back soon on some of the ideas that you and your fellow Americans have contributed - then it will be time to put them into action.


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