NOW: Get Out The Vote: David Levitt for US Senate
Join us in voting for David Alex Levitt, on your ballots in Tuesday's June 5th primary.
We're doing something extraordinary: using our elections to stand up for what Americans want, especially the people of California, when other Senate candidates and incumbents who should be representing us just won't do it.
We have detailed Issue statements, and a policy platform to invest in jobs, renewable infrastructure and education, amid fairer taxes - developed by over 100,000 people known as the Contract for the American Dream. For the June 5th primary election campaign we're focussed on 3 issues:
End Afghanistan End Prohibition Medicare for All
- Rescue our soldiers from Afghanistan – where truth tellers like Lt. Col. Dan Davis conclude there is no achievable mission and not one more life should be lost in a war that isn't keeping us safer.
- End the prohibition of medical marijuana – and the ongoing destructive federal raids on California medical dispensaries.
- Expand Medicare to all Americans - provide not-for-profit universal single-payer insurance to younger, healthier people at even lower rates - the way most other civilized countries do.
This year's primary also has a uniquely happy twist: a new rule where the "top two" vote-getters go on the November ballot, regardless of party. So Democrat David Levitt can win without getting more votes than Senator Feinstein - with as little as 5% of the vote!
June 1st update: We did it! We've achieved:
- more Facebook support and Likes than any other candidate challenging Senator Feinstein
- many times more engagement -- 2000 talking about us vs 570 and 150 for the wealthiest Republicans and 300 for Feinstein
- in fact, many of those "Talking About" Feinstein on her page are really criticizing her or recommending Levitt!
- over 250,000 emails from partners have been sent to California voters
- hundreds of glowing, eloquent recommendations of Levitt by voters at ProgressiveBallot.org, more added every hour -- add yours!
NOW it's time to GET OUT THE VOTE for Tuesday, June 5th for David Levitt.
Tell Friends about David Alex Levitt for Senate on our ballots
- On Facebook, we're over 5300 California voters with over 2 MILLION Friends.
- Many of us already voted by absentee ballot.
- Half of California will vote on June 5th, primary day.
- And surveys say half of those voters haven't chosen a US Senate candidate -- that's 25% undecided.
- They also say no Republican has more than 4% support!
David Levitt will be one of the two primary winners if this weekend and Monday we contact our 2 Million Friends -- mostly California voters -- to Vote Levitt on June 5th!
- We've made sharing easy: share this link. Follow the instructions at http://Levitt2012.org/goviral to Tag your California friends in a Facebook post about the campaign, so it will be seen on all their Facebook Walls. Using tags that way, one post can appear on over 40 friends Walls.
- Like http://facebook.com/Levitt2012 so others know you're involved
On Twitter: Follow, Retweet and Reply at @Levitt2012
Include @Levitt2012 in Tweets that link articles on Afghanistan, CISPA, health care, prohibition, whistleblowers and freedom.
Favorite and Retweet such messages when you see them, tagging them @Levitt2012, and put them on your Facebook Wall.
Here's more on what David Levitt stands for, from this week's Brad Blog:
"Instead of wasting trillions on war and giving $7 trillion for too-big-to-fail banks to gamble with as we have the past 4 years, we need to invest in education, infrastructure, and 21st century energy jobs," Levitt says in defining his positions.
Those positions stand in stark contrast to Feinstein, whose husband, Richard Blum, made millions off the Iraq war. Feinstein supported the 2002 Iraq war resolution, warned Republicans not to oppose Bush's Iraq troop escalation in 2007, co-sponsored the USA PATRIOT Act, joined Republicans in voting to limit the scope of privacy protections in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and supported the Obama administration's troop escalation in Afghanistan.
Levitt, on the other hand, calls for an immediate end to the DOJ/IRS raids on CA medical marijuana clinics and for a single-payer Medicare-for-All healthcare system. He not only decries the fraudulent Wall Street schemes that led to the 2008 economic meltdown, but calls for specific solutions, including a break up of the big banks, prosecutions of bank and rating agency executives, restoration of Glass-Steagall, and "a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions by any bank that received bail outs or low interest Fed loans."
Back in 1998, Feinstein was amongst the group of Senate Democrats who opened the door to the Wall Street credit default swaps casino by voting to repeal Glass-Steagall, the Great Depression era banking reform that, for decades, had disallowed investment firms from gambling with the funds of private depositors held in commercial banks.
In an email exchange, Levitt, who says he admires Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), informed The BRAD BLOG that he not only opposes the infamous Citizens United decision but supports Vermont's proposed Constitutional Amendment which would end corporate personhood and establish that money does not equate to free speech under the First Amendment.
Should Levitt succeed in achieving the second highest primary vote totals in next week's CA primary election, this could potentially create a far more significant challenge to Feinstein than any that could be mustered by a Republican --- provided Levitt's substantive positions could cut through the cloud of paid-for political propaganda that only corporate money can buy.
Great News for Democrats
If you're a Democrat, fear not. So is David Levitt. And there's no danger of a spoiler, since Senator Feinstein has 10 times the support of any Republican in the primary.
In fact if Levitt places second, this will be the first US Senate race in California without a Republican since 1856 - and the first one with two Democrats in the November general election, ever!
For once, it's not a "lesser of two evils" choice between what we have now and something even worse. We can vote for what we really want.