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Kucinich progressive values being widely embraced!

Although Kerry has the nomination, Kucinich has continued to run to influence the Democratic Party platform to turn it towards a more progressive agenda on issues like election reform, ending the war in Iraq, creating a department of peace, repealing the Patriot Act, etc. Below is a repost of an email I received (since I'm a member of the campaign) on the effect the campaign is having, and it's GREAT NEWS!
Kucinich progressive values being widely embraced
Recognizing Campaign achievements

The Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign has changed the American political landscape. Even though the Democratic Party appears headed to selecting its presumptive nominee, Dennis Kucinich, with the help of dedicated and determined supporters, has kept the debate on the issues alive long after others bowed out. And if you look closely at platform resolutions adopted at state conventions currently underway across the country, the progressive values of the Kucinich campaign are loudly and clearly being embraced and advanced by Democrats around the nation. The resolutions are essentially endorsements by the state Democratic parties of specific ideas and policies. With the primary season coming to an end, let's take a moment to acknowledge the hard work of our grassroots in getting these resolutions passed.

Thank you to...



Massachusetts Democrats:


clean and publicly funded elections
universal pre-kindergarten care
and universal single-payer healthcare!
Colorado Democrats:


stronger regulation and labeling of organic and genetically modified organisms
LGBT civil marriage rights
universal pre-kindergarten care
the use of medical cannabis as prescribed by a doctor
U.N. in, U.S. out of Iraq
universal single-payer healthcare
a cabinet-level Department of Peace
the elimination of the use of depleted uranium in the U.S. arsenal
and the repeal of sections of the Patriot Act
Minnesota Democrats:


U.N. in, U.S. out
repeal of the Patriot Act
LGBT civil marriage rights
universal single-payer healthcare
and opposition to a military draft!
Washington Democrats:


canceling NAFTA and the WTO
repealing sections of the Patriot Act
universal single-payer healthcare
U.N. in, U.S. out
stronger regulation and labeling of organic and genetically modified organisms
the use of medical cannabis as prescribed by a doctor
affirming a minimum living-wage
LGBT civil marriage rights
a Department of Peace
and publicly financed political campaigns
Maine Democrats:


instant runoff voting
affirming a minimum living wage
universal single-payer healthcare
repeal of the Patriot Act
universal pre-kindergarten care
U.N. in, U.S. out
and canceling NAFTA and the WTO!
Oregon info:


canceling NAFTA and the WTO
repealing segments of the Patriot Act
universal single-payer healthcare
U.N. in, U.S. out
stronger regulation and labeling of organic and genetically modified organisms
LGBT civil marriage rights
the creation of a Department of Peace
publicly financing political campaigns
the elimination of the use of depleted uranium in the U.S. arsenal
and opposition to a military draft
We expect similar measures from Texas and North Carolina soon. Stay tuned

We've had a strong and positive impact on the policies of the Democratic Party at the local and state levels, and now it is time to take it to the national level. With the June 8th end to the primary season behind us, the focus and energy of the Kucinich Campaign is turning towards Boston and the Democratic Convention. We are currently the only organized group lobbying the DNC on platform issues. There is much that you can do to help.


Please sign, download, and distribute our petitions. Take them to events or send them out by email. Our petitions can be found at www.kucinich.us/petitions. This is an opportunity to lobby the Democratic Party on issues you care about.
You can also give testimony directly to the platform committee by visiting this site:  http://democrats.org/platform/index.html. For more details about our efforts in this regard, check out "Pushing the Democrats on Peace and Social Justice" by our Movements Coordinator, Charles Lenchner.
Throw a house party to help raise money to support our convention efforts. See www.kucinich.us/houseparties.
Join Dennis in Boston. Click here to make your reservation . We have a full week of teach-ins, rallies, and marches planned around the same issues that we hope to bring to the Democratic Party platform. Your presence will make a difference. For more information, see our convention narrative . Spread the word to all of your friends and neighbors. We will stand together and be heard in Boston!
So, thanks to everyone for all of their hard work and passionate energy over the past year. We have made so much progress, but that is only the beginning. Our long-shot campaign has evolved into a powerful movement! Please join us during this exciting phase of our work together.

Scott Hinchee
Convention Field Coordinator
Kucinich for President




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