Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bill Hedrick House Party -- Sunday, July 18

Dear Southern California Progressives,

We have seen time and time again how important it is to have bold progressives in Congress who are willing to fight for our values. As we struggle with an economic crisis, environmental catastrophe and two wars, we need these leaders more than ever.

That’s why I hope you’ll be able to join me Sunday, July 18th at 2pm for a fundraising event for progressive champion Bill Hedrick. I am working with Peace Action West to build support for Bill’s grassroots campaign to take on Republican Ken Calvert in California’s 44th district.

Bill Hedrick was the first major congressional candidate to come out against the war in Afghanistan. He has been a teacher for more than 30 years and president of the local school board--not a typical politician. He wants to see our tax dollars taken out of misguided wars and spent in our communities on education, healthcare, and infrastructure. Even in a Republican-held district, he is not afraid to express his progressive values. A victory for Bill would send a message to the Democratic Party that we do not need to back away when faced with Republican opponents—we can fight for real progressive values and win over voters around the country. He came within 3 points of Calvert in 2008, so we know a victory is possible, but only with your help for his grassroots, people-powered campaign.

The best way you can understand how special Bill Hedrick is as a candidate and a person is to meet him. At the event, we will have an opportunity to hear from him directly and ask questions.

Please click on this link to RSVP (you will receive detailed directions once you fill out the RSVP form). If you are unable to attend, you can still donate to his campaign through this page:

If you have any questions about the event or Bill Hedrick’s campaign, feel free to contact me or Peace Action West’s Political Director Rebecca Griffin at 510.830.3600 x113 or
I hope to see you on July 18th. Please click here to RSVP and receive detailed directions:

Please join PDA endorsed candidate Bill Hedrick as we join with Peace Action West for this fundraiser!
In Solidarity

PDA California
Rebecca Griffin
Political Director
Peace Action West
510.830.3600 x113

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