ACTION: WomenCount PAC’s New Ad

From: WomenCount PAC
Date: June 12, 2008 12:22:14 AM EDT
Subject: Need your help to fund important new ad!

Dear Friends,
We are putting the finishing touches on our next ad, which we’re hoping to run in the New York Times as soon as Monday. We think you’ll love the content – and this is no time to sit back and wait. More than ever, we must stand up and be counted – all 18 million of us. But we can’t do it without you. We are still short of the necessary funds to place the ad.

The headline is “We’re still here. We’re listening. And we’re not going away.” It says we will not rest until we hear from the Democratic party and its nominee about how they will:

  • represent the 18 million Americans who voted for Hillary;
  • acknowledge Hillary’s 35 years of experience;
  • reform a flawed nominating process, especially caucuses;
  • address the flagrant, often hostile, gender bias in the campaign;
  • assure parity to the 52 percent of Americans who are women;
  • apologize for their public silence in the wake of the outrageous attacks leveled by Father Pfleger against Hillary;
  • and support the issues we hold dear, such as health insurance for everyone, a good start for all children, a strong economy, and a smart environmental policy.

It is so important that we speak out and speak up at this critical moment. Hillary’s supporters around the country are launching many different efforts, and WomenCount respects all of those views.

We believe that the points we raise in this ad are shared by everyone, and we hope you will get behind our latest effort.

To contribute, go to www.womencountpac.com. Remember that the quickest way to get the funds to us is to send a check by overnight mail or print out and fax back the credit card form you can download from the web site.

Thank you for your continued support.
WomenCount PAC

WomenCount PAC was created to ensure that the 51 percent of American citizens who are women have their values and votes counted in the political process. So far in the 2008 election cycle, WomenCount has run a series of ads related to the presidential campaign and made contributions to several women candidates for Congress.

Contributions to WomenCount PAC are not tax-deductible. Contributions will be used in federal elections, and are subject to federal law regarding prohibited sources and limits. Contributions to WomenCount PAC are limited to $5,000 per calendar year and contributions from corporations and labor unions are prohibited. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $20 in a calendar year.

Paid for by WomenCount PAC and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
WomenCount PAC ~ 1016 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 303, San Francisco, CA 94129 ~ http://www.womencountpac.com

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6 thoughts on “ACTION: WomenCount PAC’s New Ad

  1. Thank you so much for doing this. I will absolutely be contributing as soon as possible.

    GO Ladies!

  2. I’m troubled by this ad. Why does it sound like we’re willing to kiss and make up?

    If it were my ad, I’d state flat out, either HRC is the nominee, counting all 18 millions votes, or we not only walk, but target every super delegate who voted for Obama for unseating and we’ll vote against Obama. They won’t understand anything except nuclear options. They skewered the results to favor him and said “screw you” to all of us. We are the majority. We have the power to make this their worst nightmare. We should be speaking from a posiition of strength, power, and willingness to use the nuclear option! That kind of stand is all they will respect. Otherwise we sound like we’re going with our little hats in hand and asking “pretty please, I want some more.” What they did was morph into the 2000 and 2004 GOP by not counting all the votes.

  3. Josephine and Reba, that’s great that you’re contributing!

    Linda Starr, Absolutely — I think that organizing all the groups as is happening now w/ Pumapac, newwomensparty, and Just Say No Deal is helpful for creating a more powerful voice — One thing is that some, not all, but some Hillary supporters, who weren’t as passionate or following the race and goings on as closely, have rolled over. They just think he’s the nom now. But of the people who are enraged at the injustices, it’s good to use our numbers collectively. I think some people are ready to go to McCain, b/c they see how corrupt the DNC is that could even pull this off, and don’t see that they’ll change their minds, as decisions seem to have been made and in place for a while.

  4. The “corrupt” DNC is composed of (originally) Clinton supporters who created all the rules you rail against!! Clinton didn’t follow the rules, so followers claim that she was cheated out of the election. The “flawed” caucuses were just fine when Bill ran. How do you think the folks in Iowa feel when you dis their process? Get real people! Vote for McCain and lose the right of choice, be subjected to years of war, an economy in the toilet, right-wing Supreme Justices. If you don’t care about yourselves, at least think about your children and grandchildren. Our country in crisis and all you can do is whine. You are not real progressives, nor do you care about the direction of the country. The “nuclear option” may be just what you get if you vote for McCain – and not the one you imagine. This is not a position of strength – this is a position of stupidity. I give Senator Clinton credit for supporting Obama – at least she knows what is at stake. – Old white woman who is fed up with the whining

  5. Hi,

    Amy here — writer/filmmaker (Mad Hot Ballroom and What’s Your Point, Honey?).

    I have a new doc getting great press that could help Women Count PAC help women, raise money, continue to support Sen. Clinton and help move the mission.

    Please have someone contact me asap. My filmmaking partner sent a proposal to the email address but we don’t want it getting lost.

    Our doc is a direct hit with Women Count PAC. We have a one-night screening in San Fran on 7/31 — would be great to meet the team out there.

    Let’s make some waves!

    Please contact me.

    Amy
    917-690-3975
    amymsewell@aol.com

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