Texas 21

Devoted to discussion about the 21st Congressional District of Texas. Currently occupied by Congressman Lamar Smith (R).

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Help John Courage win a DFA Endorsement

John Courage is the only Texan on the list of possible "Grassroots All-Stars" for Democracy For America.

The idea behind the Grassroots All-Star Competition is this:

People can only hear us if they can see us, so we have to stop abandoning entire states—and the Americans who live there—as lost causes. Why? Because if politics is the art of the possible, Hackett proved that the red-versus-blue divide doesn't really matter—that progressives can fight, and win elections, by convincing people one at a time.

Want more progressive victories? Then we have to fight. Our money and energy made the difference in Ohio, and that model can make waves—and win elections all over the country.

DFA gives you a chance to help decide who they'll focus on. You could pick someone for New Jersey, or Arizona. But how about Courage for Congress? Heaven knows that's in short supply under the big dome...

Here's how to participate:
This week, Democracy for America is hosting an online vote to determine which congressional candidate will receive our first DFA-List endorsement of 2006. The vote is open to all challengers and open seat candidates. The candidate with the most votes at the end of balloting will receive a DFA-List endorsement and a national e-mail from DFA's Chair Jim Dean.

The voting will take place in two stages. First, we will hold an online vote ending on Saturday, 9/17 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time to narrow the field of candidates down to the top ten. For the second round, we will hold an Instant Run-off Vote among the top ten candidates to determine our first endorsement of 2006.

Cowboy/girl up!


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