Dear MoveOn member,
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the strongest, most progressive leaders in Washington.
Her determination brought health care reform back to life last winter,
when the Senate and the White House were ready to scale back. She fought harder than anyone for bigger, better job creation bills. And right now, she is the strongest voice in leadership for ending Bush's millionaire tax bailout.
But after Tuesday's elections, some corporate Democrats are taking the
wrong lesson--saying that Democrats should be less progressive and more like the Republicans. And they're pushing Speaker Pelosi to step down.
This would be a terrible loss for progressives, and for the country.
Pelosi is deciding right now whether to stay on as the leader of the
Democratic Caucus, and she needs to hear from the millions of progressives who want her to stay. Can you call her office and tell her that you're counting on her to lead the Democrats in the new Congress?
Here's the number: Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- 202-225-0100
Indeed, Democrats, you must retain this exemplar of good governance for the benefit of the movement. You must.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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