Help elect progressive leader Mark DeSaulnier
Progressive leaders you helped elect in 2008 have voted against funding for the war in Afghanistan, called for a quicker withdrawal from Iraq, and helped defeat wasteful F-22 fighter jets. We are having an impact. Now we must turn our attention to one the most critical districts in the country in our work to oppose new nuclear weapons.
On September 1st, candidates will compete in a rare competitive special election to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher, who has joined the State Department to work on nuclear nonproliferation. After an intensive process of questionnaires and meeting with candidates, Peace Action West has decided to throw our support behind progressive leader Sen. Mark DeSaulnier. Click here to send him to Washington, DC.
To volunteer in this last critical week, call Stephanie from the DeSaulnier campaign at 925-210-0240.
The tenth congressional district is home to the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory, one of the few places in the country where nuclear weapons work takes place. As battles rage within the Obama administration about whether we need to bring back the dangerous Reliable Replacement Warhead, a new nuclear weapon, we need to know we have a champion of our vision of a nuclear weapons free world representing Livermore and the rest of the tenth district. Click here to contribute to Mark DeSaulnier’s campaign.
Sen. DeSaulnier has represented the Bay Area in public office for more than twenty-five years. A proud progressive, he stands out amongst the crowd of candidates for his commitment to eliminating nuclear weapons and building a better foreign policy based on diplomacy, development and aid rather than the reckless use of military force and investment in Cold War weapons. In a special election like this one, it all comes down to being able to turn people out on election day. Your help in this last week is essential.
Our work to defeat new nuclear weapons like the Reliable Replacement Warhead and the nuclear bunker buster depended on the effective organizing we did in this district. We need to keep this momentum going as we have a window of opportunity to work toward a nuclear weapons free world.
Paid for by the Peace Action West Voter Fund.