Sonoran Alliance has obtained an email by the national progressive organization, Democracy for America, praising Raul Grijalva for his effort leading the boycott against Arizona:
What is ironic and hypocritical about this email is that this national group as late as last Thursday was praising Grijalva who supposedly reversed his position on the boycott against Arizona! Oh really? Then why would Grijalva tell constituents in his district one thing at the same time he is raising money out of state by telling donors another thing???
One final note is that the email reveals that this national organization believes that Grijalva is in “the fight of his life” over this race.
Here is that email:
From: Jim Dean <email@example.com>
Subject: Raul Grijalva
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 12:21 PM
DFA members won a big fight in New Hampshire on Tuesday when progressive Ann McLane Kuster beat Blue Dog Katrina Swett in the Democratic primary. Our joint phonebombs with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee generated over 18,000 get-out-the-vote calls to voters in Kuster’s district and now another corporate Democrat — who still supports tax cuts for the wealthy, still supports her mentor Joe Lieberman, and who actually called herself a Sarah Palin Mama Grizzly — has been defeated thanks to your hard work.
But the fight to make sure progressives win in November is only just beginning. Republicans and the big corporations that prop them up are targeting specific progressive leaders across the country in their campaign to take back the House of Representatives and they’ve set their sights on Rep. Raul Grijalva.
Congressman Grijalva is a progressive champion that not only fought with us for stronger Wall Street reforms and the Public Option every step of the way, he also fought for progressives back home in Arizona after the state government passed a well-publicized, bigoted, racial profiling law early this year. Raul had the guts to call on tourists and businesses to boycott Arizona to pressure a change in the law.
His reward for bold leadership? Republicans and corporations have vowed to beat him. As Chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressman Grijalva has stood up for us time and again — it’s time we stand up for him.
It’s easy to see why Republicans are threatened by Congressman Grijalva — he’s a fighter. He doesn’t cave when the right-wing attacks or when lobbyists pressure him.
Now, with Republicans and their corporate sponsors waging war on Social Security, Congressman Grijalva is organizing progressives in Congress to not let it happen. He won’t just hold the line for no cuts to Social Security, he’s going on offense and demanding Congress strengthen it.
Traditionally, Congressman Grijalva hasn’t had to fight too hard to keep what is typically a Democratic seat in Arizona. But thanks to his bold progressive leadership and effective caucus organizing, he’s facing the toughest challenge of his career. Raul is one incumbent that progressives can’t afford to lose.
It’s time for us to back him up with the full strength of our people-powered organization. Contribute $5 now to help him fight back against the corporations trying to tear him down.
Thank you for everything you do.
Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America