December 5 Is "Mass Donation Day" For Mike Gravel

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Former Senator Mike Gravel's campaign is holding a "Mass Donation Day" on Wednesday, December 5th. CLICK HERE To Donate $$$ To Mike Gravel.

Raising money is very important for the Gravel campaign because Gravel has been held out of the last two Democratic debates for the official reason of not having raised enough money, although it seems likely that the real reason has to do with what Gravel says at the debates (that pesky little thing called the truth.)

Despite being the oldest candidate in either party at age 77, he's also the easily the most progressive presidential candidate. Take a look at Gravel's stances on the issues:

The Iraq War: Gravel is one of only three truly antiwar candidates along with fellow democrat Dennis Kucinich and Republican Ron Paul. The rest of the democrats only give lip service for peace and the rest of the republicans don't even do that.

Iran: Gravel strongly opposes military action in Iran. Compare Gravel on this issue to Hillary Clinton who recently voted to declare the Iranian army a "terrorist" organization.

Global Warming: There is no candidate stronger on global warming than Mike Gravel. Not only does he think it is a major issue but he has plans to do something about it as soon as he enters office.

Taxes: Gravel wants to eliminate the IRS. He believes in a progressive fair tax. This transparency in the tax system would mean that everyone pays their fair share and no one would have to live in fear of the IRS. Eliminating the IRS would also save a huge amount of money for the government. Gravel's version of the fair tax is progressive because he wants to include a "rebate" so that taxes on necessities such as food, clothing, and lodging do not wipe out the funds of the poor and the middle class.

Health Care: Gravel supports a true universal health care system (in comparison with Obama, Edwards, and Clinton who despite what they say, do not.) The only candidate as strong on health care as Gravel is Dennis Kucinich.

Pro Choice: Gravel is pro choice and does not believe the government should interfere with a woman's right to decide.

LGBT Rights:
Gravel is easily the strongest candidate when it comes to LGBT rights. Gravel strongly supports same-sex marriage and opposes the Defense of Marriage Act. He is also against the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy of the military.

Social Security: Unlike most democrats, Gravel has a plan for social security. Gravel wants to put real money, rather than borrowed money, in the Social Security Trust Fund.

Education: Gravel supports making education a higher priority in the national budget. He supports government funding of education from pre-kindergarten to higher education. This would enable people of all classes to have a fair shot at a real education. Gravel wants to catch America up with the rest of the world. As anyone who has seen "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" can attest, we are lagging far behind.

Veterans Affairs: Unlike the war-mongering neocons, Gravel actually cares about our veterans. Gravel would ensure that veterans receive full funding for their most important needs.

War on Drugs: Gravel wants to end the War on Drugs. Gravel does not believe that drug use should be considered a legal problem. It should be considered a public health concern. Prohibition of alcohol did not work in the 1920s and prohibition of marijuana (and other drugs) does not work today. Gravel is the strongest candidate on this issue which will likely be seen in the future as obviously as we see prohibition of the 1920s now. The War on Drugs is an assault on our civil liberties.

Net Neutrality: Gravel supports a free and open internet.

CLICK HERE To Donate $$$ To Mike Gravel.

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