The latest E-mail from Mike Huckabee and HuckPAC:
Well it’s summer and things are predictably heating up. Not just in your backyard but on Capitol Hill as well.
Republicans in the House and Senate are fighting for a balanced energy plan to bring relief to families everywhere. All week Republican legislators in the House have staged a rally demanding Speaker Nancy Pelosi call back the Congress for a special session and an up or down vote on a comprehensive energy plan that includes offshore drilling.
In the Senate, Republicans have gone to the airwaves with a simple but powerful message demanding action on a balanced energy plan. You can see their video here. I am proud to say it includes two Huck PAC endorsed candidates: Lamar Alexander and Elizabeth Dole. After you watch the video I encourage you to share it with family and friends.
Second, please help us close the gap on our goal of 2,000 contributions by August 20. Since last Thursday we have had 485 individuals make an online contribution towards our goal. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider doing so today. With a contribution of $10 or more we will count your contribution towards our goal. If you are willing to match the average contribution of your fellow supporters, it is $65. Regardless of what you contribute, what is important is that you participate. Huck PAC is fully funded by individuals like you.
Finally, and this is something we are all excited about, I wanted to share an idea we had and get your feedback. Everyone knows how committed our supporters were during the campaign. Time after time we overcame long odds to shock the pundits because of the hard work of our volunteers. In September we want to launch a campaign to mobilize Huckabee supporters once again, this time in support of our favorite candidates. With your help, we will set a goal of X hours and then track the hours on our front page like we used to track dollars raised online during the campaign. Participating volunteers can help any candidate of their choosing. All they need to do is tell us who the candidate is and then login on our website the number of hours they volunteered for (so they are counted towards our total). The candidate you help does not have to be a Huck PAC endorsed candidate. If this effort is successful, we will launch it again in October and set a higher goal for our team.
Do you like this idea? Please vote here.
To recap, if you have a moment please do three things for me today: watch this video, make a contribution towards our August online fundraising goal and tell me what you think about our Volunteer idea in September.
Fighting for our values,
the man famous for campaigning in plaid shirts, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is back to blog again as the sun sets on Vertical Day. This time Senator Alexander talks about his pro-life stance:
I’m pro-life, and I know that many of you share my deep and abiding respect for life in all of its forms.
I continue to believe what women in crisis need most is our care and support. I support adoption as an alternative to abortion and encourage efforts to make adopting a child easier. And I’ve fought in the Senate for numerous pro-life measures.
I cosponsored the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 to end that dreadful and unnecessary procedure. And, through that law was challenged in federal courts, I was heartened that the U.S. Supreme Court did the right thing last year by upholding the ban.
I supported the Unborn Victims of Violence Act – also known as Laci and Conner’s Law – which made it a criminal offense to injure or kill a fetus during the commission of a violent crime against a pregnant woman.
And I was proud to cosponsor and vote for the Child Custody Protection Act, a measure which would make it a federal offense to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion if the intent is to circumvent a parental notification or consent law in the state where the minor lives. In many cases, we’re talking about girls who couldn’t even go on a school field trip without a parent’s permission. And I firmly believe that a young lady should have her parent’s involvement in such a life-changing decision.
Despite strong bipartisan support in both chambers and Senate approval by a vote of 65-34, this bill never became law because the Democratic leadership in the Senate refused to allow the two Houses to meet and agree to a final version to send to the President for his signature.
The inexcusable lack of progress on the Child Custody Protection Act demonstrates how badly our nation needs leaders who share our commitment to the culture of life. If you’d like to learn more, I’d encourage you to visit LamarAlexander.com and sign up to join my team.
Even though the sun is now setting into the West, there are still 3-4 hours left in Vertical Day and more posts coming up. Please stay tuned and do go click the links and comment to these wonderful supporters and candidates! They deserve our support!
The first guest blogger today is Tennessee Senator, Lamar Alexander. He will be posting more today but his first entree is on the need for our children to be taught American History and lessons in Civics:
First of all, I want to thank Governor Huckabee and the community here at HuckPAC for letting me participate during Vertical Day.
I’ll be posting on the blog several times throughout the day, but I wanted to begin by discussing the importance of a truly “vertical” issue: American history and civics.
From the founding of our country, we have always understood how important it is for citizens to understand the principles that unite us as a country. Other countries are united by their ethnicity. If you move to Japan for example, you can’t become Japanese. Americans, on the other hand, are united by a few things in which we believe. To become an American citizen, you subscribe to those principles.
Still, the sad fact is that too many of our children are growing up as “civic illiterates,” not knowing the basic principles that unite us as a country.
It’s time to put the teaching of American history and civics back in its rightful place in our schools, so our children grow up learning what it means to be an American. That’s why my first legislative act as Senator was to work across the aisle to establish Presidential Academies for teachers and Congressional Academies for students to train our best and brightest in these vital subjects.
And it’s time to recognize that one of America’s greatest accomplishments is the manner in which we unite our magnificent diversity. Of course, one very important way that we’ve done that is by speaking a common language, English. Accordingly, I’ve written legislation to protect English in the workplace and I’ve cosponsored legislation to establish English as the national language of the United States.
If you’d like to learn more about my efforts to ensure that our children and those who immigrate here legally can better learn what it means to be an American, I’d encourage you to visit LamarAlexander.com and sign up to join my team. Thanks again.
Very well said Senator Alexander. I could not agree with you more. You’re doing a great job in The Senate and I hope you get to stay there for another term. I was too young to vote in 1996 but you were my choice for President if I was old enough then.