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John Edwards: No Timeline, No Funding, No Excuses

Posted by pointblankpolitics on September 13, 2007


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John Edwards: “America wasn’t built on Wall Street”

Posted by pointblankpolitics on September 4, 2007

John Edwards campaign manager David Bonior sent out a message to supporters about the Big News on Labor Day.

Over Labor Day Weekend, John was honored to receive the endorsements of two of the biggest unions in the country – the United Steelworkers and the United Mine Workers of America.

Combined with the support of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, John is now backed by more than 1.8 million union members and retirees – more than any other candidate in the race.

John was introduced by Steve Skvara – a longtime steelworker who is now retired and struggling to afford health care for himself and his wife.

People like Steve are what this campaign is about – John has fought for hard-working people struggling to get by all his life, and now he’s fighting to represent them in the White House.

Check out video from the endorsement rally below: 

John Edwards is the worker’s candidate in this race. He is fighting for every man and every woman and every child in this country, so we can have a stronger middle class and a stronger future in America. He is standing up for workers and families, because he knows it’s all of us who have made America great, not just Wall Street.

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Edwards Winning Over Unions: Steelworkers and Mineworkers Endorse

Posted by pointblankpolitics on September 3, 2007

Two more union endorsements were made today. John Edwards won them both. Check out the local Pittsburgh coverage here, with video.

 From CNN:

The United Steelworkers and the United Mine Workers of America announced their support of Edwards at a rally in downtown Pittsburgh this Labor Day. In a statement, Steelworkers president Leo Gerard said, “All of the Democratic candidates in the field share our values, and any one of them would be a major improvement over the current administration. But none of them is a more forceful advocate for those values than John Edwards. Senator Edwards is committed, as he has been throughout his life, to going to bat for everyday Americans and to changing a broken political system that leaves millions of Americans without a voice in their government.”

Edwards told the boisterous rally, “America was not built on Wall Street. America was built by steelworkers and mine workers.” 

The United Steelworkers and the Mineworkers Unions today joined the Carpenters in the list of Edward’s Union Endorsements. His total union supporters is now up to 2 million, the most of any candidate with many more endorsements expected to be on the way.

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John Edwards Ahead in the Poll That Matters

Posted by pointblankpolitics on September 3, 2007

There’s a terrific diary up right now at dailykos. I urge you to check it out if you haven’t already done so.

Here is the main bit though that I think sticks out.

Contest 1st 2nd 3rd
Dem vs Giuliani: Edwards 8% Obama 1% Clinton -3%
Dem vs Huckabee: Edwards 17% Obama 9% Clinton 8%
Dem vs McCain: Edwards 7% Obama 6% Clinton 2%
Dem vs Romney: Edwards 16% Clinton 11% Obama 9%
Dem vs Thompson: Edwards 14% Obama 7% Clinton 4%

As you can see, Hillary is even losing to Guiliani. John Edwards is ahead in all the general election matchup polls, for a matter of fact he destroys the competition, and these polls really do matter most. We all want to ensure a Democrat is elected President. With John Edwards we get the extra bonus, that not only is he the most electable, but he is also the most Progressive. It is quite possible we may never see this opportunity again for many years to come, so in 2008 we must make it happen.

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Edwards Says No More Excuses: End The War, Receives Praise From Carter

Posted by pointblankpolitics on August 31, 2007

The latest public figure joining the high praise for John Edwards was former President Jimmy Carter.

 “I can say without equivocation that no one who is running for president has presented anywhere near as comprehensive and accurate a prediction of what our country ought to do in the field of environmental quality, in the field of health care for those who are not presently insured, for those who struggle with poverty,” Carter said.


“I think he is a very appealing candidate, especially for rural voters here,” Carter said, adding that Edwards “has a very good chance to do well” in the 2008 presidential race.

Edwards also spoke out about New Orleans and called for an end to the war in Iraq at the event in Georgia.

“My own view is that we don’t need a surge in Baghdad we need a surge in New Orleans,” he told hundreds of GSSU students. “It’s a national embarrassment.”

On Iraq, he said the Democrat-led Congress should insist that until President Bush agrees to set a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the war-torn country that lawmakers should be not authorize any war funding bills.

“The Congress will be coming back next week, and I think the American people have seen enough excuses,” Edwards said. “They don’t want excuses anymore. They want to see this war come to an end. They want to see it brought to an end.”

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Support John Edwards at Miami Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic

Posted by pointblankpolitics on August 30, 2007

There will be a John Edwards booth at the Miami Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic on Monday. It’s a free event, so let’s all go out and support him!

Event details are listed here and I’ve pasted them below: 

Date & Time

Monday, September 3rd, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Jose Marti Park, 351 SW 4th Street,
Miami FL


The Miami-Dade County Democratic Party
Salutes Labor!

Join Us at the Annual Dante B. Fascell Memorial Labor Day Picnic and help us show your support for Sen. John Edwards.  

Stop by our John Edwards Table, sign up for info and get a bumper sticker.  Join the campaign.  

John Edwards is now leading with an 8 point lead, in Iowa!

Democratic FREE FUN for Kids of All Ages! Monday, September 3, 2007  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Jose Marti Park
351 SW 4th Street
Miami, FL

Plenty of Food, Children’s Games, Unity, and Friendship.  Come and meet your Democratic Elected Officials, Candidates, Community Activists and Organizations as we honor the hard working men and women who make our country great.

For information on Sponsorship opportunities,
call the DEC office at 305-477-4994 or email dadedec@bellsouth.net  

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John Edwards Picks up Two Union Endorsements: Steelworkers, Carpenters

Posted by pointblankpolitics on August 30, 2007

John Edwards has picked up two major union endorsements. The United Steelworkers, the largest union yet to endorse anyone with 1.2 million members, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, with over 500,000 members both endorsed John Edwards for President today.

Here’s some of the great news from the UBCJA:

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Thursday welcomed his first national endorsement from a labor group, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

“I think it’s very encouraging. The carpenters are one of the biggest and most active unions in America, and they’re active in a lot of the early states,” Edwards told The Associated Press during a stop in this early voting state. “They’re a union that I have a lot of respect for, and I’m proud to have their support.”

The union has more than 500,000 members and was friendly with President Bush but stayed out of the 2004 race.

This particular endorsement indicates Edward’s broad support across the nation. He is the only candidate who is performing well among moderates and he consistently wins by the largest margins against the Republican candidates in general election matchups.

Edwards has proposed the most progressive agenda for American workers and that is why he is picking broad support among workers all across America. Workers want a comprehensive health care plan that will provide coverage to every American, not just those who can afford it. Edwards provides that. They want an education agenda that will focus on the middle class, getting more students in college, and making all schools better so students can achieve more. Edwards has already done it with his College For Everyone program, providing the opportunity for students to go to college, cost-free, as long as they volunteer in their communities 10 hours a week. Workers want better and fairer trade deals, with environmental protections that don’t put American jobs at risk because of corporate greed. Most of all, workers just want an end to way things are being done right now. They want an end to our country giving out to corporations on every single issue and they just want everyone to have a chance again, the America that used to stand as a beacon on top of the hill. Edwards has fought corporations his entire life and he will do that in the White House.

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Edwards at IAMAW Forum

Posted by pointblankpolitics on August 30, 2007

John Edwards appeared at Disney World Tuesday for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers forum, rousing applause for his support of unions and American-made products. From CNN:

Edwards was clearly popular with the group, several times drawing standing ovations, including once when he said weapons and equipment used by America’s military needs to be made in the United States. He said now tanks and ammunition for M16 rifles are being made in other countries.

“If your tax dollars are being used to produce the products that keep America safe, that provide defense for the American people, those jobs should remain in the United States of America,” Edwards said.

He also said as president he would ask residents to conserve energy and said the nation needs to focus on being a leader in creating alternative energy. He said he wants a national cap on carbon dioxide emissions that is lowered each year.

“We are the worst polluter on the planet. We are 4 percent of the world’s population, we’re putting out 25 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas,” Edwards said. “America’s going to have to change.”


“I have no apologies whatsoever for what I’ve done with my life,” he said to loud cheers. “My entire life has been about the same cause, which is making sure wherever you come from, whatever your family is, whatever the color of your skin, you get a real chance to do something great in this country.”

John Edwards will be a great President for all of the workers of our country. It’s time we have someone as our President who will side with workers, rather than big corporations.

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More Upcoming Events

Posted by pointblankpolitics on August 23, 2007

From John at Miami OneCorps: 

On Labor Day, Sept. 3rd, there’s the Dem Labor Day picnic from 11am onward at Jose Marti Park in Little Havana.  Again, let’s be visible and out there.

Finally, expect for John Edwards to be in town on and around September 9th for a Univision debate wth the other Dem candidates at University of Miami…we need people to be visible and active if there’s local events organized by the national people.  

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John Edwards Will Be in Orlando

Posted by pointblankpolitics on August 23, 2007

Here is the message I received from the campaign:

John is going to be in Orlando next Tuesday evening to meet with local supporters and he asked that I invite you to join him. Space is limited, so I hope you sign up to reserve your spot right away!

Here are the details:

What: “Small Change for Big Change” grassroots fundraiser with John Edwards
Where: TGI Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill, 8126 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. (407) 363-1414
When: Tuesday, August 28 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are $15 and there will be a cash bar at the event

You can get your tickets at the door or RSVP online to reserve your spot at:


This is an important event, because it’s part of our “Small Change for Big Change” grassroots fundraiser series that John and Elizabeth have been doing around the country.

It’s very expensive to reach out to voters in early primary states and across the nation. But the trouble with the usual fundraisers is that they are only open to those ready to write huge checks – and this campaign is built on reaching out to everyone.

So John asked his campaign to organize this series of grassroots fundraisers for supporters who share our passion but may only be able to spare $25 or $50. In fact, for next Tuesday’s event, tickets are just $15 each.

This campaign is about working together to achieve truly transformational change for our country and our world. We’re about creating a world where every man, woman and child in America has the quality affordable health care they need, where no child here (or anywhere) has to go to bed hungry, where the planet and its people do not have to face the ravages of global warming, and where our men and women in Iraq are swiftly brought home to a hero’s welcome.

Is this all possible? Can we create that world? Yes. But not without you.

If you’d like to join us in this great effort, John would like to meet you next Tuesday evening and talk to you about what’s next. We really hope you’ll be able to make it.

Here’s the link again to RSVP and reserve your spot:


Thank you,

–David Bonior
  Campaign Manager
  John Edwards for President

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