Thursday, March 30, 2006
Bush Knew, Bush Lied
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Schwarzenegger Brings Race Baiting Media Hit Man to California
Castellanos created a 1990 ad against then-North Carolina Senator Harvey Gantt that was designed to heighten racial tensions and create a backlash against Gantt. The ad, called "Hands," criticizes Gantt for supporting affirmative action and suggests that minorities are stealing jobs from higher-qualified white workers due to racial quotas. You can see the ad here.
Castellanos was also responsible for the now infamous ad attacking then-Senator Max Cleland for his voting record on National Security. The ad said that Senator Cleleand didn't have "the courage to lead." (Washington Post, October 22, 2002) The ad did not mention that Senator Cleland had lost an arm and both legs while fighting for his country in the Vietnam War.
Questions for Schwarzenegger
The Governor chose to bring Castellanos and his misleading, sleazy attack ads to California. CYD would like to know:
Why does Governor Schwarzenegger support attacks on our veterans?
Why does Governor Schwarzenegger support campaign tactics that increase racial tension?
Why does Governor Schwarzenegger support misleading political attack ads?
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Republicans Caught Again Using Illegal Campaign Tactics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * MARCH 23, 2006 * CONTACT: JESS DURFEE, (619) 750-5377
DEMOCRATS FILE FEC COMPLAINT AGAINST CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE
'Personal Note' Attributed to Roach's Wife Violates Disclosure Laws
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Democratic Party today filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against V. Eric Roach, a candidate in the 50th Congressional District special election. The complaint states that Roach used an allegedly personal letter from his wife to avoid federal campaign law requirements. “Eric Roach is hiding behind his wife and breaking federal law,” said Jess Durfee, Chair of the County Democratic Party.
“Voters in the 50th District deserve a Member of Congress who will serve them with openness and honesty, and Mr. Roach’s deceptive advertising does them a real disservice.” Sent to voters earlier in March, the mailer in question did not disclose that it was authorized and paid for by Roach’s campaign, as required by law. In fact, every effort was made to look like the letter was sent not by the millionaire candidate, but by his wife – from the folksy letterhead to the faux-handwritten printing.
The Democrats’ complaint reads, in part: “Beyond the issue of enforcement of 2 U.S.C. § 441d(a), which requires disclaimers on all ‘public communications,’ Mr. Roach’s mailer is an example of deceptive paid communication that would lead a reasonable person to believe that he or she had received a personal note from the wife of a candidate. This type of misleading communication is at the heart of the original rationale for disclaimer requirements.”
In the race to replace the criminally corrupt former Rep. “Duke” Cunningham, the Democratic Chair emphasized the importance of restoring public trust to Congress – starting with an honest campaign. “Voters in this special election deserve better than deceptive, dishonest, and illegal advertising,” Durfee said. “Our candidates need to be held to the highest standard of ethical conduct, and the Democratic Party will continue to monitor any potential illegal activity.”
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Young Democrats Honored in San Diego
Thanks to all of those who have supported us!!
San Diego County Young Democrats
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Once Again...Phil Angelides Stands Up for Young Democrats
The Daily Cal, Daily Nexus and State Hornet all did good recaps of the events.
I was lucky to go to the Berkeley event--and as usual Phil did a great job reminding me of exactly why we can't afford a to keep a steroid filled Republican egomaniac around for one more minute--when, much like a hybrid, there's an alternative that is so much better--a smart, innovative, thinker who will actually lead California...
Another Republican Hand Caught in the Cookie Jar...
Former Bush White House Aide Caught Stealing
Former Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Claude Allen, who suddenly reigned last year, was arrested Friday for a, “retail theft scheme.” The scheme consisted of stealing items from stores such as Target and Hecht’s and then taking them back with a receipt and asking for a receipt. Allen has received over $5000 refunds last year through this scheme. Allen earned $161,000 a year when he was working at the White House. Allen tied with Karl Rove, Andrew Card, and Stephen Hadley for the highest income of any White House employee. Allen was also nominated to the Federal Circuit Court by Bush. Allen’s participation in this plot to steal from retailers demonstrates a lack of morality and judgment which is deeply concerning when found in high level advisors to the President of the United States.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Be somebody in 2006....get the know-how on campaigning!
Have an impact in 2006
"The DFA training was very comprehensive, informational, and inspirational. There was no fluff... just reality about running an effective campaign." --Mayor Val Keehn, Saratoga, NY
Mar. 18-19: Stockton, CA (Rep. Pombo's District)
The DFA Training Academy is a unique opportunity to work closely with top-notch political operatives and experienced grassroots veterans on the fundamentals of developing a message, communicating with voters, and building the army of volunteers needed to win.
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Val took the strategies and tactics she learned home to her campaign in Saratoga Springs. Today, she is "Mayor Valerie Keehn." And her success is just a taste of what's in store for 2006.
So, if Sam Alito on the Supreme Court upsets you as much as it does me, I hope you'll sign up for a DFA Training Academy event near you today. Running the best campaign possible is a prerequisite to victory. And training is essential for running a great campaign.
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I hope to see you soon.
Arshad Hasan, DFA Training Academy Coordinator