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100 Days

Promoted by Rosi

Cross Posted on Daily Kos

It’s been a busy 100 days for us in Congress.  From reining in Wall Street excesses with comprehensive financial regulation reform to protecting and creating American jobs, we are working hard to fulfill the mandate given to President Obama and Congressional Democrats back in November of 2008. But the next 100 days promise to be even busier.

In Congress, we have been fighting back against the constant obstructions of the Republican minority.  Instead of coming to the table with new ideas to get the American people to work, the GOP is still more interested in scoring cheap political points.  Whether it’s arguing for repeal of health care reform that will help protect America’s families, apologizing to BP for Democrats’ efforts to hold them accountable for their actions in the Gulf, or denying a crucial extension of unemployment benefits for nearly three million American workers, it’s clear that Republicans are more interested in fighting for corporate interests than the interests of the American people.  

Despite this obstructionism, we have made some important progress.  The most obvious example is the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The White House blog conveniently lays out ten parts of the financial regulation package you may not be aware of, such as prohibiting mortgage brokers from selling unaffordable mortgages simply to make higher commissions, providing consumers with free credit reports, and putting an end to the “too big to fail” mentality by preventing financial institutions from growing to such a point that their collapse would trigger much wider economic collapse.  

The financial regulation reform package will prevent the excesses of Wall Street and big banks that led to the financial meltdown in 2008 and protect consumers from confusing and deceitful financial service products.  We established an independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a mission of protecting common people from excessive interest rate hikes, misleading financial products, and the leveraged risk of packaged securities that resulted in the loss of people’s savings.  

The Fight Begins Today

Promoted from the diaries by Rosi Efthim

Cross Posted on Daily Kos

With yesterday’s primary election in the books, the journey to November’s general election starts right now.  

While we still don’t know who our opponent will be, we do know she will either be a self-funding billionaire or the darling of the tea party. We also know that, no matter what, we will be facing a well-funded right-wing assault seeking to turn back the clock to the Bush/Cheney policies that have caused so many problems for our state and nation.

I treat every election the same, no matter who is on the ballot: run hard and let the voters know of the work we’ve done to make their lives better.  I’ve been fighting hard every day to deliver real results for the 6th District. I’ve fought to create and protect jobs, while opposing trade agreements that destroy jobs and give tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.  I’ve safeguarded our beaches and am holding corporate polluters accountable by forcing them to foot the bill for cleaning up their toxic waste sites. And I’ve worked hard on health care reform that will help everyone across the nation.  

But there is still much work to be done, and I simply can not continue my work without your support.  So I hope you will  join me at my hometown headquarters, as we kick-off my re-election campaign.  It’s not going to be anything fancy – just some food and refreshments – but it will give us all a chance to get to work, making sure the 6th Congressional District stays blue.

                                  Sunday, June 13th

                                   2:30pm – 4:30pm

                   Pallone for Congress Campaign Headquarters

                               495 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ

                                 Please RSVP on Facebook

                       or to matt@pallonefornewjersey.com

One Year From Right Now

One year from right now the polls will close, and we will all be anxiously awaiting to hear who our next President will be.

That means we have three hundred and sixty six days to work our asses off to make sure it’s a Democrat.

You can start by volunteering for a campaign over the next couple days, voting early on Tuesday and calling everyone you know to get them out to the polls.