Take the pledge. Pass it on.

From Bold Progressives

Please email the below message to your progressive friends and family.

This week, Democrats helped George W. Bush and Republicans loot the federal treasury and hand billions over to Wall Street.

For some reason, we can never find money for kids’ health care, clean energy, or other progressive priorities. But when it comes to right-wing priorities like war and giveaways to failed Wall Street executives, Republicans always find the money and Democrats go along.

There were progressive solutions to the financial crisis that would have truly held Wall Street accountable and helped the middle class. But instead of fighting for a bold progressive alternative, Democrats caved to the least popular president in history.

ENOUGH. Anyone with common sense will vote for Barack Obama and Democratic congressional candidates this November. But it’s time for citizens to fight back and take this pledge — will you join in signing it?

   “In 2009 and beyond, I will be part of the movement that pushes Democrats to be bold progressives — and that helps pass a bold progressive agenda into law.”

   Sign the Bold Progressives pledge here.

This pledge is endorsed by top progressive bloggers and activists. When you sign, you can also write a message to top Democrats about what bold progressive leadership means — BlogPAC will deliver it to top staffers for Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and Steny Hoyer.

What does taking the pledge mean? It means that when Democratic “leaders” tell Americans we must settle for watered-down solutions while bold back-benchers in the House or Senate are pushing strong progressive alternatives, we will clamor for those bold alternatives together until they are passed into law.

What else does it mean? It means we will turn those bold back-benchers into leaders. Just as grassroots progressives fueled Howard Dean’s election as Democratic National Committee chair and pushed aside insiders who wanted more of the same, we will make sure that Democratic “leaders” are the ones who actually show bold progressive leadership.

What else does it mean? It means we will no longer just write checks to the Democratic Party and assume they know how best to spend it. We’ll give our money to bold progressive candidates — bypassing the influence of corporate lobbyists and entrenched Democratic insiders who are used to picking the winners and using their purse strings to make bold progressives in Congress fall in line.

Please sign the pledge and then email this message to every progressive you know.

Also, share the link to http://www.boldprogressives.org/ on Facebook. We will update this blog as pledge signers reach 100, 1,000, and 10,000. We will let the media know. And we will work together as a movement to usher in a bold progressive era starting in 2009.


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  1. It is numbers that we need and you are one of them!


  2. I won’t be signing it, of course, since I would argue it’s a way to keep progressives wed to the Dems in much the same manner they are now.  But, if it makes people feel better, then go for it!

  3. …I’ll get on mailing out to my lists later today!!!

  4. i think it’s too late for progressive agenda, which usually means drip, drip, or baby steps.  

  5. I put it up here and I signed it.

    Does this make me a “top progressive blogger?”  And if it does, is that the same things as a “leftwing blogger?”  To be frank, I think I’m happier being a nobody.  

  6. Perhaps you think of me as too much comic relief with my rants about being anti-globalist, a confirmed 911 truther and self professed street prophet of the used to be middle class suburbanite entering peasant/prole class.

    Above left/right/progressive/”praise da Lord n pass da ammunition” there are globalist multi-national organizations which are the elephant in the room.

    I am still waiting on Nancy non-impeach Pelosi but barring that tomorrow I get to go out and buy a safe.


  7. but cynicism has gotten the best of me.

    Just don’t think a “sternly worded letter” is gonna do it.

    Tomorrow I go out to buy 50# of rice, 50# of lentils, and a gun.

  8. Your a fool.

    Your going to write letters to the people who are stealing your money and threaten them with more letters…..

    Why don’t you give up on them. They don’t care about YOU. They care about the CORPORATIONS who steal your wealth. That’s why they gave them YOUR money.

    And now your going to protest by writing letters saying “THIS IS WRONG!

    One think you can do…which may not make much difference…but it’s worth a try…


    Throw ALL Elected Officials OUT OF OFFICE….they are incompetent at best.



    You people are too naive, too provincial, too unsophisticated, too narrow, too small townish, too virgin to understand what it means to get a good downtown ass kicking.


    Don’t reason with the people who are beating you up!

    Don’t ask them to stop!



    And find out where Lee Harvey Oswald is…..

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