From my brother-in-law:
Russ Feingold is an excellent senator who is very supportive of civil rights, against unnecessary wars, and a tough fighter for the rights of voters and the poor. He is currently in a tough election fight against a millionaire (who would be the senate’s 70th millionairre if he wins)
Here are just five highlights from his many accomplishments:
1) Despite being in a very tough election, with 70% of Americans against his position, Russ Feingold bravely spoke up for the rights of Muslims to build a mosque anywhere and wherever they please.
2) He was the ONLY Senator to vote against the USA PATRIOT Act during its first vote. All your liberal “lions” lost their brains in the months after 911 (the vote took place Oct 23rd, lighting speed by senate standards). . . .the embers of WTC were still orange. He is one of the best advocates for civil liberties in the Senate.
3) Feingold was one of 28 US senators to vote against H.J. Resolution 114, which authorized President George W. Bush to use force against Iraq in 2002.
4) Russ Feingold was a major force behind campaign finance reform. His efforts limited how much wealthy people could donate to federal races.
5) Russ Feingold has consistently advocated for the poor, including apposing NAFTA, increasing the minimum wage, access to healthcare for the impoverished
Russ Feingold’s courage and determination to do the right thing — even while representing a somewhat conservative largely rural state — should be an inspiration to Muslim Americans. That his positions on the issues largely mirror the positions that Muslims have is just an added bonus.
Please donate to Russ Feingold’s campaign directly —–> https://secure3.convio.net/fsc10/site/Donation2?df_id=1520&1520.donation=form1
If you have already given your maximum donation, please consider donating to Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur — someone who has similarly advocated for Democratic values. Ms. Kaptur was one of the few members of congress who bravely stood up to criticize Israel for it’s atrocities in Gaza. Donate to Ms. Kaptur right here –> http://www.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/12825