Friday, November 10, 2006

First Post

Hello and welcome to Oregon for Feingold! As you can see it's a little sparse here so far, but I will be fixing that up over the next few weeks or so. I look forward to blending my support for Senator Feingold, my interest in forming new community (both locally and politically), and my blogging skills together here at Oregon for Feingold.

My Reasons for Supporting Senator Feingold
For Starters:
  • Over the course of a 12 year career in the Senate, Russ Feingold has held nearly 1,000 "Listening Sessions" in his state of Wisconsin, meeting with more than 43,897 Wisconsinites over that time. Anyone who is that connected to his constituency gets my support.
  • Sen. Feingold was the ONLY senator to vote against the Patriot Act. He knew from the beginning that the bill "went too far in allowing the government to obtain personal information about law-abiding Americans and in undermining constitutional rights and protections."
  • He cosponsored The McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill, in an attempt to cut soft money out of political campaigns. He is still fighting for campaign finance reform because he knows more needs to be done to protect us from big money.
  • Perhaps most importantly, he favored setting a timeline for Iraq when it was politically unpopular. He voted against the war in Iraq, but has continuously voted to fund and support the troops. (see: http://feingold.senate.gov/)
Comments welcome! I hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

Ed Howdershelt said...

Someone told me there was a blog based on one of my quotations. I had to check it out.
Sorry you don't like the 4th box, but sometimes using it results in resolutions and solutions when the other 3 boxes fail.
Since you think enough of my words to use it in establishing your blog, how about turning my quote into a link to my pages?
Ed Howdershelt - Abintra Press
Science Fiction & Semi-Fiction
http://www.AbintraPress.com
Thanks,
Ed