Do What McJoan Says
by Matt Stoller, Thu May 10, 2007 at 01:47:58 PM EDT
There's a progressive vote underway. Do what McJoan says and call these members with an ask that they vote 'yes' on the McGovern amendment.
This is a clean and fully funded withdrawal vote.
Update [2007-5-10 18:12:46 by Matt Stoller]: And it goes down by 255-171. Hoyer votes against, Pelosi for. That's a pretty good number of progressives, and a good showing. And now we have people on the record for or against the war.
Atrios has a list of freshmen Dems who voted against this.
Most of the new Dems backed the amendment, including every winner on the netroots page except McNerney (who is losing his base). On a note of pique, I'll add that Ciro Rodriguez was a terrible candidate who ran a terrible campaign in 2006. I'm embarrassed to have supported him last year and I'm embarrassed for him now. Most of the others are Rahm-bots.
We have a lot of work to do, but the Democratic Party is for the most part a strong antiwar group.