Join us and sign the petition at There’s lots of buzz about this already. Speaking simply, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are paying lip service only to our man Obama’s agenda. Encourage them to get with the program. You’ll join some good company (over 50 bloggers and almost 1700 signers) including:

LN Rock
African American Political Pundit (National)

Pam Spaulding
Founder, Pam’s House Blend (NC & National)

Garlin Gilchrist II
Co-Founder, The SuperSpade (National)

Chris Rabb
Founder, Afro-Netizen (National)

Chris Bowers
Co-Founder, OpenLeft (National)

Glenn Greenwald
Writer, (National)

John Amato
Founder, CrooksandLiars (National)

Founder, Hullaballoo (National)

Howie Klein
Founder, DownWithTyranny (National)

Chris Rabb
Founder, Afro-Netizen (National)

Marisa Treviño
Publisher, Latina Lista (National)

Manuel Guzmán
Editor, Latino Político (National) 

Here’s an excerpt from the letter which explains in more detail — whassup:

Dear DSCC and DCCC —

We read that you have chosen to accept President Obama’s ban on fundraising from PACs and lobbyists, but only for June 18 – the day he headlines a fundraiser for you.

This isn’t just hypocritical – it defies common sense that you’d think the public would believe this was a principled stand against special-interest influence.

For 364 days a year, your rules would allow members of Congress to leave a hearing about regulating Wall Street and then walk straight to the DSCC and DCCC offices to “dial for dollars” from Wall Street lobbyists who want more bailout money and less accountability to taxpayers. Most Americans would find that conflict of interest repulsive.

We call on you to ban PAC and lobbyist contributions 365 days a year, just as President Obama did.

This is actually the least you could do to take on special-interest influence.

Will the DSCC and DCCC reject donations from executives of bailout recipients such as AIG, the way you did for Enron? Will you require candidates you support to publicly endorse the real solution to special-interest influence: public funding of congressional elections?

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