March 17 2007 Democratic Party Newsletter
Trusting the Government
For the past six years, we have had an administration that has tried to operate in secrecy, without transparency, without the public having knowledge about their action. . .Well, this week, Congress is finally pushing back
Laws that allow us access to government papers are known as Sunshine Laws. When you live in a representative democracy, sunshine laws are very important. They provide us with the information we need to evaluate are leaders, so we can make informed decisions when we vote.
Edwards Plan for Universal Health Care
John Edwards has announced a plan for universal health care that would cover everyone in America. He said, “We will leave no one behind. We will not allow a single family or a single child in America to not have healthcare coverage and to not have the healthcare they need and deserve.”
Democrat, Republican, Independent?
“How likely is a 5’7” Jew-from-New-York billionaire, who’s divorced and running as an independent, to become president of the United States?” That is the question New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is asking, and so are a lot of other people.
Representative Pete Stark Acknowledges he is an Atheist.
In a political climate dominated by the religious right, it can take a lot of courage for a politician to acknowledge he does not believe in a supreme being. Pete Stark is the first member of Congress, the highest-ranking elected official in the U.S. to acknowledge that he does not believe in God.
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