Tim Carpenter | PDA
Today, California voters will cast their ballots to determine their nominees in contested races. As you know, PDA has two endorsed candidates on the ballots—Tracy Emblem and Marcy Winograd. These two progressive women have put it all on the line for the things we believe in. And some PDAers are giving it right back—they’ve joined in the GOTV effort by making phone calls. Today is your last chance—before the primary—to make a difference for Tracy and Marcy:
Click here to make calls for Tracy.
Click here to make calls for Marcy.
By Norman Soloman
When Israel attacked the Gaza aid flotilla, Congresswoman Jane Harman was engaged in a parallel assault. Israel’s government relied on the efficacy of violence; Harman’s campaign was counting on the power of paid media. In both cases, the targets were advocates of human rights for Palestinian people.Brandishing guns and stun grenades, in international waters, Israeli commandos rappelled from a helicopter and boarded from a fast-moving boat onto the flotilla’s largest ship. The mission was to halt a Gaza-bound expedition carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid.The mission of Harman’s campaign strategists -- targeting her progressive opponent with a slick TV commercial -- was to achieve a related goal in California’s 36th congressional district. Stopping the Gaza flotilla and stopping the congressional campaign of Marcy Winograd are similar agenda items.Harman, a powerful member of the center-right Blue Dog Coalition, is one of the Israeli government’s most valued allies on Capitol Hill. She’s a standout -- even in a Congress teeming with fervent apologists for Israel’s relentless suppression of Palestinian rights.