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Sunday, October 12, 2008

SPREAD THE TRUTH ABOUT BARACK





On October 11, 2008 the Law Office of Karren Pope-Onwukwe, LLC hosted a successful grassroots fundraiser for Barack Obama. Many attendees expressed concern about misinformation being presented as truth. The most effective way for Senator Obama to fight back is for you get involved! Please read the informationbelow and consider calling people in swing states that may need to hear from a regular person like you. (I posted some pictures from the fundraiser at the end)

DROWNING IN A FLOOD OF MISINFORMATION REGARDING ELECTION 2008?
THE FACTS:
WILL OBAMA RAISE YOUR TAXES?
-- The Obama plan provides three times as much tax relief for middle class families as the McCain plan.
According to the Washington based "Tax Policy Center"
-- Under the Obama plan, middle class families will see their taxes cut - and no family making less than $250,000
will see their taxes increase. http://www.obama.com/
-- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan - a lifelong Republican and longtime friend of Sen. John McCain - said the country can not afford $3.3 trillion of tax cuts proposed by McCain without corresponding spending reductions. Bloombergreports.com
WHAT HAS OBAMA DONE TO SUPPORT WOMEN'S ISSUES?
-- Obama has received a voting record of 100% from NARAL Pro Choice America
-- Obama has advocated for women by actively supporting each of the following issues and legislation that McCain has routinely voted against:
- Roe v. Wade - Equal Pay for Equal Work - Women's Health Initiatives - Stricter Domestic Violence Laws - Supplemental Childcare Funds
WHO WILL IMPROVE THE STATE OF OUR ECONOMY?
"I have a great belief that the fundamentals of our economy are very strong."
John McCain, September 15, 2008
As of September 16, 2008:
-- Unemployment rate is 5-1/2% -- 49,000 jobs were lost last month
-- 1,000,000 homes are in foreclosure -- The U.S. owes more than nine trillion dollars in debt
CNN, September 16, 2008
-- Republican Sen. Phil Gramm, a member of the Senate Budget Committee from 1989-2003, is likely to be Treasury Secretary in a McCain administration. Gramm is the author of the laws deregulating banking.
-- Data show average annual growth of real gross national product of 1.64 percent per capita under Republican presidents versus 2.78 percent under Democrats since the 1940's. That 1.14 point difference, if maintained for eight years, would yield 9.33 percent more income per person, which is a lot more than almost anyone can expect from a tax cut. New York Times, August 30,2008
HOW WILL CHANGES IN THE SUPREME COURT AFFECT AMERICANS?
During the next four years, there is the potential for appointing three new Supreme Court Justices.
-- McCain says he would put conservatives on Supreme Court Washington Post, May 7, 2008
-- John McCain believes Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned. John McCain.com
-- The Court's upcoming cases touch on the issues of abortion, affirmative action and air pollution, in addition to immigration and patent law. Morning Edition, NPR, October 2, 2008
WHICH CANDIDATE PROVIDES THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH PLAN?
"The Obama health plan outperforms the McCain plan in coverage and efficiency."
The Urban Institute/Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center, May 23, 2008
McCAIN'S VIEW ON THE SURGE AND U.S. VICTORY IN IRAQ?
The outgoing commander of U.S. Troops, Gen. David Petraeus, said that recent security gains were "not irreversible" and that the U.S. still faced a "long struggle." Petraeus said that he would never declare victory there. "This is not the sort of struggle where you take a hill, plant the flag and go home to a victory parade... it's not war with a simple slogan."
BBC, September 11, 2008
CONFIRMED AMERICAN DEATHS:* 4,094
CONFIRMED AMERICAN CASUALTIES:* 30,182
*as of Sept. 16, 2008
COST OF WAR: $ 341.4 million per day
WILL OBAMA PROTECT ISRAEL?
-- A letter decrying criticism of claims that Obama is not a supporter of Jewish causes has been signed by: Top executives of the American Jewish Committee, the Reform movement, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Congress, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Phoenix Jewish News, the Orthodox Union, the Jewish Council of Public Affairs, the United Jewish Communities and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Obama has been endorsed by the Jewish Council for Education and Research.
Phoenix Jewish News, January 25, 2008
WHICH CANDIDATE IS MOST LIKELY TO BRING ABOUT TRUE CHANGE IN WASHINGTON?
McCain has been in D.C. since 1982, and has voted with Bush 90% of the time.
Washington Post, September 16, 2008
Obama was the Senate's point person on ethics reform, and sponsored or co-sponsored the bills that made up what the Washington Post called "the strongest ethics legislation to emerge from Congress yet."
All legislative actions can be verified on The Library of Congress website: http://thomas.loc.gov/
McCAIN REPEATEDLY STATES THAT OBAMA OPPOSES OFF-SHORE DRILLING AND NUCLEAR POWER.
"I still don't believe that (off-shore drilling) is a particularly meaningful short-term or long-term solution...I am willing to consider it if it's necessary to actually pass a comprehensive plan...In addition, we'll find safer ways to use nuclear power and store nuclear waste. And we'll invest in the technology that will allow us to use more coal, America's most abundant energy source, with the goal of creating five 'first-of-a-kind' coal-fired demonstration plants with carbon capture and sequestration."
http://www.barackobama.com/
WHERE DO THE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STAND ON GLOBAL WARMING?
-- Gov. Sarah Palin does not believe that climate change is caused by human behavior.
ABC News.com August 29, 2008
-- The science is clear: Human activities are changing our climate, and Senator Biden continues to lead the fight for responsible management of our environment. Biden.senate.gov
JUDGMENT?
-- The first crucial decision a presidential candidate makes is the selection of a running mate.
Even leading Republicans are wary of Governor Palin's domestic and foreign policy experience. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel was asked if he thought Palin could lead the country if GOP presidential nominee John McCain could not? "I think it's a stretch to, in any way to say that she's got the experience to be president," he said.
http://www.startribune.com/ September 18,2008
BECAUSE OF THESE FACTS I AM VOTING FOR BARACK OBAMA.
I BELIEVE HE IS THE BEST CANDIDATE TO INSURE THE WELL-BEING OF MY FAMILY, MY COUNTRY AND THE WORLD.
http://www.obamamoms.org/ (for a PDF version of this fact sheet)
Spread the truth about Barackā€
From:
Jon Carson, BarackObama.com (democraticparty@democrats.org)
Sent:
Sun 10/12/08 2:07 AM
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democraticparty@democrats.org
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Karren Pope-Onwukwe (kpopeatty@msn.com)
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Dear Karren, The smears and lies about Barack are becoming more frequent, more outrageous, and more offensive.While you and I know the truth, many undecided voters do not.It's more important than ever to reach out to voters in crucial battleground states. You can set the record straight, fight back against John McCain's attempt to mislead voters, and help win a key state in this election.Get your list of potential supporters to contact. We'll give you talking points you can use.This election is coming down to the wire. Voters are making up their minds, and in a number of states they are casting their votes early. You can help make sure the attacks we're seeing from the McCain campaign don't influence their decision at the polls.No experience is required. You can do it all from home. You'll join more than 200,000 supporters around the country who are using our voter contact tool to great success.Ask friends and family to join you. If more supporters like you get involved, we can quickly reach the number of voters we need to win this election.Get started right now:http://www.democrats.org/page/m2/4052b103/5f7cf2c/5403517b/74b978f7/1679019486/VEsF/Thanks for all you do,JonJon CarsonNational Field DirectorObama for America

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