Tuesday, December 27, 2011

In Pennsylvania: The Dems' Germandered "Silver Lining"

Dear Friend,

Last week, the Republicans in Harrisburg sent to Governor Corbett a newly drawn congressional district map that he has now signed into law. As you can see for yourself, the lines of the district wind all over the state and split up communities. The 7th has even been recognized as one of the five most gerrymandered districts in the nation.

But there's a silver lining to these districts. Despite Republicans' best efforts to gerrymander Pennsylvania into a red state, it just isn't one. No matter how ridiculous the shapes are that they draw, the Republican incumbents are not as safe as they think they are.

Five districts. Five of the new congressional districts that were drawn for Republican incumbents were won by President Obama in 2008. And in 2006 Senator Casey won districts 3,9,11, and 18. These are all winnable districts for us in 2012 and beyond.

Will you donate just $5, one for each of the districts, today to win those districts for Democrats?

In 2012, those same 2008 voters will be back at the voting booths, and we have a real chance to show the Republicans that they can't trick their way to victory.

This is exactly what happened to them a decade ago. They gerrymandered the state to pieces, but because we were able to recruit the better candidates, mount more aggressive campaigns, and fight for the people of Pennsylvania, Democrats won districts that were drawn for Republicans. And we can do that again if you donate today.

The new 6th, 7th, 8th, 15th, and 16th districts all voted for President Obama in 2008. Those and more are winnable for Democrats in 2012 and beyond - but only with your help. Contribute $5 today by clicking here so we can vote out these Republicans who were more interested in protecting their seats than representing Pennsylvanians.
Thank you,

Kevin Washo
Executive Director

No comments:

Post a Comment