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Monday, May 23, 2005

DNC chairman Howard Dean visiting WV

From DremaDems:
DNC Chairman Gov. Howard Dean visits West Virginia
Join in on Wednesday May 25th as Governor Dean attends a good old fashioned cookout and rally at the State Democratic Party Headquarters beginning at 11:00 a.m. Complimentary hot dogs and refreshments will be served during this lunch hour event. Gov. Dean is expected to speak at 11:30 a.m.

Parking will be able along nearby streets, at Gov. Joe Manchin's former campaign HQ, and at Laidley Field. The State Democratic Party HQ is located on the corner of Greenbrier Street and Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston, easily accessed from Interstates 64/77 by the State Capitol/Greenbrier Street exit. Hope you will be able to join us for some Democratic fun!


Democrats Are For
Democrats are for honesty, responsibility and compassion. It's time we to stand up for the American values we value most in our own communities. Growing the party in every neighborhood is an action idea. It takes a lot of hard work and resources to reach out in every state, in every precinct, in every community. Everywhere I go, I meet Democrats who are hungry to win and ready to work hard. You can help now by clicking here . – Governor Howard Dean – DNC Chair


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Quote that Bears Repeating
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid." --President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952

WV Social Security Forums Fan Out
Hundreds of citizens have been turning out for the Economic Forums on Social Security being carried statewide by West Virginians United to Protect Social Security. The panelists include economists from the WVU Institute on Labor Studies and Research, the AARP, the AFL-CIO, WV Citizens Action Group, WV Council of Churches and the WV Fair Shake Disabilities network. If you live in Cabell or Upshur County mark the dates below and plan to attend. The forums are open and the public is welcome.


And if you will please, contact your local City Council and County Commission to ask that they sign onto the Social Security Protection Resolution. More and more local governments have been signing on opposing private accounts. For more information or a copy of the resolution, contact: Margaret Jarvis mjarvis@wvaflcio.org.


May 24, 2005
Huntington City Hall Chambers
800 5th Avenue
Huntington, WV
6:00 p.m May 31, 2005
Upshur County Senior Center
28 N. Kanawha Street
Buckhannon, WV
6:00 p.m.


More than 24 million women receive Social Security benefits, and without Social Security, 53 percent of all senior women would be living in poverty.

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