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Progressive Democrats endorse Segal

July 30, 2010

Not particularly surprising, but this might help David Segal a bit in his efforts to raise national money:

The Progressive Democrats of America voted yesterday to endorse David Segal in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District race. (The Rhode Island Chapter of PDA endorsed David Segal earlier in July. Yesterday’s endorsement came from the national PDA).

“PDA is honored to join with Rhode Island PDA in endorsing David Segal in his race for Congress,” said Tim Carpenter, National Director of PDA. “David Segal has a long track record of speaking out on the issues that unite progressives. He has been out front calling for an end to the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and speaking in favor of health care for all. David will be a strong leader fighting for health care not warfare in Washington!”

“Rhode Islanders have chance to be represented in the Congress by a nationally-recognized progressive voice—one which our country desperately needs,” said Pat Smith of Barrington, who is a local leader of the Rhode Island PDA chapter. “David Segal would vote no to additional funding for the war in Afghanistan; he would work to really end the war in Iraq; he has pledged to take no money from corporations for his campaign; basically he has an enlightened and moral view on every issue.” . . . .

Progressive Democrats of America was founded in 2004 to work rebuild and revitalize the Democratic Party from the bottom up by pushing for policies that serve the broad public interest, not just private interests. PDA’s grassroots activism across the country has helped change the political landscape nationally. PDA’s endorsement is the latest in a long list of groups that have come out in support of David Segal in the last couple weeks as his campaign continues to surge with momentum, including: the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals; the USAction Fund for a True Majority; Blue America PAC; the Rhode Island Chapter of Democracy for America.

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