Thanks to Rachel Sumi who has put together a list of critical races and issues for California voters.
Last night was the first of our Democratic National Convention, and what a night it was! Even though we are thousands of miles away one could not help but feel the energy, power and conviction that enveloped the convention center. Speaker after speaker told their story, personal stories that shared how President Obama's policies have changed their lives, how they are better off today than they were four years ago. Perhaps the most moving of these stories was by Stacy Lihn, see it here for yourself:
So the far right is now claiming that the GM plant that Ryan cited in his speech did indeed "close" under President Obama in 2009, which has a bit of truth, but not much.
The complete truth can be found here:
It is simply unbelievable to listen to the GOP convention and hear repeated lies, yes, outright lies. For instance, last night we were treated to a speech by GOP VP nominee Ryan. In his speech he stated that a plant closed in Wisconsin under Obama's administration. Truth be told, that plant was closed long before Obama was elected.
But why tell the truth when you can lie and demogauge your way through an election? See for yourself the lie, and the truth, that was spewed by the GOP last night:
This is a very long, but excellent read. The article was written by a life long Republican who has never voted for a non Republican in a presidential election. This year he is not just voting for Obama, he is also actively engaged in volunteer activities to help make sure our President is re-elected.
Take a few minutes to read why this life long Republican is voting for Obama, a clear case of what is wrong with todays GOP:
Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that the health care program established by President Obama was constitutional. This ruling means that millions of Americans who are now without health insurance will be able to access that insurance, these millions of Americans will finally be able to get the care they need and deserve.
Romney, immediately after the ruling, stated that he would repeal this health care plan, of course he did not outline what, if anything, he would replace the plan with.
What did Romney do when he was involved with Bain Capital? He destroyed good paying American jobs so that his company could make profits for a few individuals. No one is against profit, but when it comes at the expense of American workers we all are harmed.
Willard "Mitt" Romney is on the campaign trail, however he seems to think that campaigning gives one the right to lie at will. Watch for yourself, and feel free to share this video with your friends and family members. We can't let Willard get away with lying at will.
In June the residents of San Jose will be asked to weigh in on Measure B. The Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee is recommending a NO vote on Measure B, and we would like you to know why.
First, no one is arguing that pension changes are not necessary; rather it is the way these changes are being proposed that is the problem. In 2010 voters passed Measures V and W, had the city in good faith negotiated with labor over pensions San Jose would have seen almost two years of savings to date.