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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This Time We Have A Game Plan: Never Back Down!

The DNC has issued an annual report to the grassroots. (to those paying attention that would be...us!). Cynical speculation is that it was done to quiet some of the naysayers and second guessers regarding the DNC's $ bottom line, but I believe it's a meaningful way for Dean to show DNC accountability to the activists. A way to show the grassroots supporters and volunteers what the DNC is doing and planning to do. With that said, Howard Dean is a breath of fresh air within the beltway. He gets 'it'. 'It' being the need to connect the DNC to the base.

The report has an impressive array of accomplishments, priorities and goals. It shows that Dean (DNC) is giving every Democratic candidate the opportunity to connect with a meaningful national agenda. Anyone still withholding support with Dean at the helm of the DNC is either a fool or an elephant....(just my opinion mind you).

The Plan:
Show Up Everywhere
Strengthen State Parties and the Grassroots
Focus On Our Core Values
Take Advantage of Cutting-Edge Technologies
Train Tomorrow's Leaders

Focus On Our Core Values
Never Backing Down: Governor Dean has lived up to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call to never remain silent about the things that matter. From the failed management of the war in Iraq to the moral crisis of 45 million people without access to healthcare, he has shown honesty and backbone and encouraged more Democrats to do the same.

A Clear Agenda: Working with other party leaders, we have created and begun to communicate a clear agenda for change

Honest Leadership and Open Government-- We will end the Republican culture of corruption and restore a sense of responsibility to elected office, and we will pass fundamental reforms that make government more honest, open, and accountable to the American people than ever before.

Real Security -- We will protect Americans at home by getting serious about homeland security, and address the real threats abroad by capturing or killing Osama bin Laden and focusing on actual (not imagined) nuclear proliferation. We will be prepared for the threats of tomorrow, and we will always tell the truth to our troops and the American people.

Jobs in America that will Stay in America -- We will keep good jobs from leaving and ensure that every job in America is a fair deal. We will balance the budget, ensure that the tax code is simple and fair, and create jobs by making America energy independent.

A Strong Public Education System -- We will strengthen our nation's public schools to restore opportunity and optimism for every American.

A Health Care System that Works for Everyone -- We will join every other industrialized country by making sure everyone has access to affordable health care. We will change a corrupt, inefficient system into one that makes sure the world's wealthiest country is also the healthiest.

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