Friday, May 13, 2011

Why wait until 2012? Take back the House NOW in NY-26.

From Rep. Jerry Nadler:

I'm writing to ask for your help in the upcoming Special Election to replace Representative Chris Lee in NY-26 on Tuesday, May 24th.  The Democratic candidate, Kathy Hochul, has a real chance to take back a seat that has been held by Republicans for a long time, which would send a strong message that voters reject the Republicans' regressive and destructive agenda.

Remarkably, Kathy Hochul now has a slight lead over Jane Corwin (Republican) and Jack Davis (Tea Party), according to this week's DK/PPP poll.  Jane Corwin made the mistake of endorsing the outrageous Republican plan to dismantle Medicare, and she is paying the price in the polls.  The Republicans are clearly concerned about holding this seat -- they even dispatched House Speaker John Boehner to the district for a fundraiser and are pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into Karl Rove-style attack ads.  We need to respond with our own greatest asset -- you!

You can make the difference in this tight election by helping to get out the vote between now and election day, May 24th.  Here's what the campaign needs right now:

1. If you can travel to Buffalo and help the Hochul campaign get our the vote in the district, please email DCCC National Field Brynne Craig at Craig@dccc.org. The DCCC and Hochul campaign can help you find housing and shared rides.

2. Also please consider phone banking right here in NYC for Kathy's campaign. Please bring your cell phones and chargers. See below for a list of opportunities.

Saturday, May 14, 12 – 4 PM
Maloney for Congress Campaign Office
24 East 93rd Street, Suite 1B
RSVP to shelby@carolynmaloney.com – please let us know which day you can attend!

Tuesday, May 17, 5 – 9 PM
Maloney for Congress Campaign Office
24 East 93rd Street, Suite 1B
RSVP to shelby@carolynmaloney.com -  please let us know which day you can attend!

Thursday, May 19, 6 – 9 PM
Home of Merle Mceldowney
2166 Broadway, Apt. 16F
RSVP to merle.mceldowney@gmail.com
 
Thursday, May 19, 6 – 9 PM
Organizing for America Office
25 East 21st Street (Park + Broadway), 4th floor
RSVP here or to Chris at chris.chavez@gmail.com
Landlines available but please bring cell phones if possible.

Thursday, May 19, 6 – 9 PM (Brooklyn Location)
Home of Mary Salig
15 Hawthorne Street, 2D, Brooklyn, NY 11225
RSVP to marysalig@gmail.com

Saturday, May 21, 12 – 4 PM
Monica's office
27 Union Square West, Suite 302 (b/w 15th & 16 Streets)
RSVP to uesforchange@gmail.com 
Landlines available but please bring cell phones if possible.
 
Monday, May 23, 6 – 9 PM
Home of Arlene Geiger
240 West 98th Street, Apt. 7E
RSVP to ageiger3@nyc.rr.com
Please bring cell phones, chargers, and snacks.
 
Monday, May 23, 6 – 9 PM
Organizing For America Office
25 East 21st Street (between Park Ave and Broadway), 4th Floor
RSVP here or to Debo at debojg@gmail.com
Landlines available but please bring cell phones if possible.

Thank you for doing what you can to help Democrats win this important race.

Best,

Congressman Jerry Nadler

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