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Saturday, March 3, 2012

A chance to "make history"

You see, it's not important that prospective Senators and Representatives have the slightest clue about the Constitution, or reality - they just have to be "firsts".

Help elect two extraordinary women to the Senate:Tammy Baldwin and Mazie Hirono.
On Thursday, by a vote of 51-48, the Senate narrowly defeated the “Blunt Amendment,” dangerous legislation that would have allowed employers to opt-out of providing any health care coverage they disagreed with on any so-called “moral” grounds -- including women’s contraception and even life-saving procedures.
Together we stopped it, but it was a tough fight -- and we’ve got to keep fighting to put an end to these endless right-wing attacks on women’s health and women’s rights.
We have a chance to make real history this November by electing Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin as the first openly gay senator and Mazie Hirono in Hawaii as the Senate’s first Asian-American woman, adding two more powerful progressive voices to our ranks in the Senate -- and making 2012 another “Year of the Woman.”
Will you help us make history?
Please contribute $5 or more to support Tammy Baldwin and Mazie Hirono today -- and help us make history in 2012!
Tammy Baldwin has broken many barriers while leading the charge for Wisconsin's working families.
Tammy was the youngest member of the Wisconsin legislature when she was elected in 1993. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Wisconsin in 1999. She was the first openly gay challenger in history elected to Congress. And if Tammy wins in November, she would be the first ever woman Senator from Wisconsin.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Tammy stood with me to oppose the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999, legislation that would have prevented the "too big to fail" bank collapse of 2008. She stands tall for our fighting men and women overseas and after they come home. And she was the architect of the health care reform provision that is allowing millions of young people to stay on their parents' insurance plan until age 26.
Tammy Baldwin is exactly the kind of person we need fighting for working families in the U.S. Senate. But we know outside, right-wing special interests will spend huge amounts of money to defeat her -- they've already started.
That's why she needs our help.
Will you contribute $5 or more today to help elect Tammy Baldwin as the next Senator from Wisconsin?
Mazie Hirono's life story is the epitome of the American dream.
Born in Japan, Mazie moved to Hawaii with her mother and brothers before the age of eight without speaking a word of English. Taking her first job before she left elementary school, she put herself through college in Hawaii and law school at Georgetown University before being elected to the Hawaii legislature in 1980.
Throughout her time in the legislature, as lieutenant governor from 1994 through 2002, and in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2006, Mazie has established herself as a leading advocate for families and children -- especially early education. In fact, it was her leadership that helped lead to President Obama's announcement that he would be investing nearly $500 million in early learning last year.
But, just like Tammy Baldwin, Mazie is facing a tough battle against an extremely well-funded former GOP governor -- an opponent who could raise between $8 million and $10 million -- and big corporate interests who could spend millions more trying to pick up a rare open Senate seat in Hawaii.
Mazie needs the resources to fight back, and you and I can help.
Will you contribute $5 or more today to support Mazie Hirono's campaign in Hawaii?
At a time when our right-wing opponents are forcing American women to re-fight basic health battles we thought were settled decades ago, Tammy Baldwin and Mazie Hirono are exactly the kind of leaders I need by my side in the Senate.
With your help, we can elect the most women to the U.S. Senate in history -- and stop right-wing extremists from rolling back all the progress we’ve made on women’s health and women’s rights.
So today, after narrowly defeating the dangerous Blunt Amendment this week, let’s commit to making 2012 the next “Year of the Woman” -- and making history by electing Tammy Baldwin and Mazie Hirono to the U.S. Senate.
Please contribute to Tammy and Mazie today!
In friendship,

Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senator

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Tammy Gay Baldwin already has the distinction of being named the "most liberal Representative in CONgress". As a Senator, her capacity to destroy America is greatly amplified. I will do all I can to make sure she stays "retired".

I have no idea if the Hawaiian woman is qualified, or knows a right from an entitlement, but just the fact that Barbara Boxer wants us to support her is a red flag.

Just being different has never been a good reason to put someone in power.

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