Friday, October 19, 2007

Campaign Email: More Contributors Than Watts!

First, let me thank you for your support. With your help to Rick Noriega's campaign, we raised more money from individual contributors than our primary opponent in the third fundraising quarter. With your continued commitment and support, Rick Noriega will be well on his way to be the next U.S. Senator from Texas.

During the July-September fundraising period, we raised over a half million dollars -- $530,722 -- from individual donors and PACs, including PAC. The total bested our largely self-funded millionaire opponent and demonstrates that Texans are ready for change ["Noriega bests Watts in individual donations," Associated Press, October 16, 2007].1

Our fundraising success is a reflection of a true grassroots effort in this campaign that's bringing Texans together from all walks of life. It is a movement that is catching fire and it's exactly the kind of effort needed to beat John Cornyn and help get our country back on track.

Slowly but surely the traditional media is catching on to what we've known all along. The traditional standards for measuring campaigns no longer apply ["Wealth may not be enough for Watts in Senate race," Houston Chronicle, October 16, 2007].2

As a five-term legislator, standing up for public education, health care, and women's rights; as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas National Guard who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan; as the Incident Commander assisting Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston; and today as a citizen candidate for the United States Senate -- Rick Noriega continues to answer the call.

But this campaign is about more than Rick. It's about a call to serve, and more and more people are joining us every day in answering that call. You have been a key force in our growth and momentum. And for showing that leadership, I want to thank you.

We know we're not done yet, though. We must continue to work to bring an end to the war in Iraq, to stand up for the health of all children, and change the culture of politics that divides rather than unites.

If you're able to make yet another donation today to help us continue in our cause, it will help send a message that we are not taking our success for granted, and that we won't stop until we unseat George Bush's rubberstamp Senator, and bring true Texas values to the floor of the United States Senate. Please click here to donate today to continue to support the campaign. Thanks again!


Sue Schechter
Campaign Manager
Rick Noriega for Texas
Democrat for U.S. Senate

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


On November 4, 2008, we all get to vote for a candidate for President. Don’t let your party affiliation, surpass, the reality, of, what we are, all, presently dealing with in our every day lives as Americans.

If you are financially, OK, then you can afford another financial hit in the next four years from the Bush-Chenney/McCain-Palin administration-ticket. They have made it clear…

1.CENSORSHIP- Another factor of this teams leadership style, you had better become use to is… the censorship (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party). If, wanting to burn books in a library (Palin) that doesn’t fit with the “propaganda” (Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party); it should at least have a familiar, historical, ring. Journalists please answer this question for me… do you still have your right to “freedom of press and freedom of speech”?

2.FUNDING EDUCATION -Along with the under funding of education (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party). The less educated the people, the less questioning of “questionable” practices or citizens taking action.

3.RELIGION- In accordance, with watching a city of its own people drowning (dying), along with some of the extremist religious sermons, lectures and hypnosis’s of why it occurred (Bush, Cheney, the religious right and the Republican Party).

4.PRESERVING THE CONSTITUTION- Coupled with unconstitutional surveillance and torturing means. I guess Americans need to see people hauled off into concentration camps before we react—hey, haven’t we seen this in Cuba with the unlawful detaining of… substitute Arabs for Jews?

5.WAR- Don’t forget the familiar ring of war, war, war, all the time and the “worldview” being outside the norm for this stage in history.

6.SEPARATISM- Take a good look at the pictures of Americans that are following these two campaigns–conventions and campaign attendees. The participants–in one crowd; the crowds qualitative connotation is emphasizing an American “imperial, purist, sovereign, republican party” utilizing a totalitarian philosophy along with speeches riddled with fear tactics; and, in another crowd–it mirrors the rest of the country. Leaves other Americans to believe, if they don’t look like the incoming regime (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party) or, embrace their philosophies, you will be left out in the cold, literally, (should explain the record home foreclosures and failing economy coupled with record oil prices and overall stick it to the people on the lower end of the totem pole mentality. No point in mentioning anything about this at a convention, or on the campaign trail). Hitler’s philosophy…either you are for our beliefs, or…

7.PROPAGANDA-The staged speeches, staged campaigning and nonsensical talking points, some which are outright lies. The choosing of an actress/politician/right-wing extremist/beauty contestant, for VP, counting on the uneducated to put the party into totalitarian rule. After Americans have 12 years (the past 8 + 4 more) of Republican Party rule… do you think Americans will ever remember living in a democracy? Also, this will make the Republicans the single most dominant party in American history, insuring, in definite, future control over America.

The choice of this election is not one just based on the economy or war: It’s of preserving “America” which we can understand any community in America being focused on doing; preserving our culture and heritage.

Republicans are focused on insuring a “puritanical- morally rigorous and strict” rule and American environment, always, being afraid, of those who differ from ourselves (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party). Ask yourself…do you fit in to this perspective of America?

It’s the obvious, that is disturbing…AMERICA is not puritanical and all her people should be working together to make her the best she can be, not, tearing her apart, by race, religion, culture, political or socio economic division.

MY FELLOW AMERICANS…the choice is simple…

Either America will move forward to the 21st century adapting a more global world perspective (along with a pressure relief for us all), or, we move “backward” and stay in the 20th century clinging to ideals and concepts that have never worked in Nazi Germany and will not work in America.

You are wrong. Before you vote…go on a letter writing campaign, show up at campaign stops in your area and raise hard questions, loudly, without malice, to in the least, raise doubts about their message. Fax over your concerns to your elected officials Washington office, particularly, those running for re-election. Bombard them with objections of things YOU find questionable. You will not be alone.

Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a concept used to describe political systems where a state (state of mind) regulates nearly every aspect of public and private life (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party).

The term is usually applied to Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Shōwa Japan or communist states, such as USSR, Democratic Kampuchea, Vietnam, Mao-era and modern China and North Korea (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party).

Totalitarian regimes or movements maintain themselves in political power by means of an official all-embracing ideology and propaganda disseminated through the state/party-controlled mass media, a single party that controls the state (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party), personality cults, central state/party-controlled economy, regulation and restriction of free discussion and criticism (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party), the use of mass surveillance (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party), and widespread use of terror tactics (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party).

PEOPLE we are one Republican presidency from becoming totalitarian. Particularly, if the economy keeps declining for normal folks which make them less of a voice because of socio-economics; the ideology and propaganda will be amplified and the media more controlled then the last 8 years. The world is pretty close to seeing us as Nazi America based on our actions the last eight years (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party).

If we vote (McCain-Palin, Bush, Cheney and the Republican Party), we are telling the world…we the people, endorse their style of leadership. This will be the third time, for Americans doing so.


Leaders from around the world were willing to look once more to America as the leader of the free world.

Now, with the insulting choice of Palin as a vice president running mate, McCain has erased all that Obama accomplished with moving towards restoring America’s world image.

World leaders are not looking forward to pinpointing their country’s location on a map for Palin who just got a passport in 2006. Shakespeare cautioned us about individuals with vaulting ambition and a lack of self knowledge. He also told us (Hamlet) to watch out for the rash.

John McCain made a rash decision, which could haunt Americans for decades, especially when the media completes its vetting process.

Having lost love ones in the last war, we thank John McCain for his service, but I also remember some escaped, and some died. We are, not, willing to allow him to destroy the future for generations to come, because he was a POW.

How does John McCain intend to address the issues of our time?

His Vice President pick, Palin, recently asked “What does a Vice President do”?

Hence, she has ambition, but lacks the knowledge of what she can and can not do.

John McCain is just reckless, a figure straight out of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and we all know how those stories end.