As I mentioned earlier, the Monday, Wednesday and Friday challenges for the near future will be related to the Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq, http://www.responsibleplan.com/. What I'll do each of these days is highlight two members of our group of Congressional challengers. One is for you to contact and convince to endorse the Plan. The other is someone who has already endorsed the plan, for you to reward because they did the right thing.
Today's focus is on John Russell, from District 5. Call him and ask him to sign on the Responsible Plan (details on the plan are at http://www.responsibleplan.com, you could also use the talking points from our endorsement of the plan, http://quinnell.us/sspb/?p=1524, or you could use the argument mentioned at OpenLeft showing candidate Darcy Burner gaining ground in her race because of the plan, http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=4936, or that she raised more than $500,000 in the first quarter this year running primarily on this issue, http://www.horsesass.org/?p=4656). You can contact him at 813-625-2822, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second is Joe Garcia, challenger in District 25, who has already endorsed the Plan. If you think this was a good thing for him to do, which you should, you can contribute to his campaign here: http://www.actblue.com/page/fpc2.
Previous plan endorsers are the following:
Larry Byrnes, FL-14
Alan Grayson, FL-8
Joe Garcia, FL-25
Faye Armitage, FL-7
Timothy Cunha, FL-6
Clint Curtis, FL-24
Stephen Blythe, FL-15
Samm Simpson, FL-10
Clyde Malloy, FL-7
Doug Tudor, FL-12
The other challengers who have yet to endorse the plan, and feel free to contact them about the plan, too, are:
James Bryan, 850-652-3350
Jay McGovern , 904-626-9618, email@example.com
Carol Castagnero, 863-687-8414, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Russell, 813-625-2822, email@example.com
David Werder, 727-862-3377
Alexander Fry, 407-579-7800, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Smith, 407-574-9296, email@example.com
Charlie Stuart, 407-999-9899, Manager@CharlieStuartforCongress.com
Quoc Van, 407-453-4380, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita de Palma, 727-239-0621
John Dicks, Web form: http://www.johndicksforcongress.com/contact.php
Bill Mitchell, 813-223-1959, email@example.com
Bob Hackworth, 727-458-4134, firstname.lastname@example.org
Max Linn, 727-347-8784, Max@MaxLinn.com
Christine Jennings, 941-366-8121, email@example.com
Robert Neeld, 239-549-9588, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Rancatore, 772-539-9194, 321-821-2348, 321-766-4131, info@PaulRancatore.com
Annette Taddeo, 305-661-6499, Web form: http://www.annette2008.com/index.php?submenu=Contact&src=forms&id=Contact%20Us
Raul Martinez, 305-823-8686, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Renneisen, 954-812-2674, info@Renneisen2008.com
Ray Sanchez, 561-996-6722, email@example.com
Suzanne Kosmas, 386-427-0439, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you contact anyone on the list, please be completely professional and respectful in doing so. The idea isn't to attack these people, it's to let them know that Floridians support this plan and we want our candidates to do the same.
We have set up an ActBlue page for the Florida challengers that have endorsed the plan. You give to one or all of them here: http://www.actblue.com/page/fpc2.