Newsflash:
Issues End Mass Criminalization Dr. David Gill Former Illinois Congressman Phil Hare Endorses David Gill
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 14:45

Former Illinois Congressman Phil Hare Endorses David Gill

Written by 

Hare said Illinois families need more progressive voices in Congress. “I trust David to be a passionate voice for middle- class people,” Hare commented. “I know David will protect the rights of workers. And who better than an ER doctor like David Gill to block the Republicans’ attempts to end Medicare as we know it?”

Former Congressman Hare said he wanted to move forward with his endorsement now even though a small number of provisional and absentee votes remain to be counted before the Primary election results will be certified. Hare said he agrees with David Gill and his primary opponent that all votes should be counted.

“With so few absentee and provisional ballots outstanding, and many of them coming from Champaign County where David dominated with 75% of the vote, it’s hard to see how the results from primary night are going to change,” Hare stated. “I think Democrats can all agree that the potential distraction of a costly, drawn-out recount process is counter-productive to our shared goal of defeating anti-labor, anti-choice Republican Tim Johnson in November.”

Hare invited his fellow Democrats, his friends in labor and allies in the progressive movement to join him in supporting David Gill now. “We need to unite and move forward to help David run a smart, aggressive campaign,” Hare concluded. “Tim Johnson’s been in politics for 41 years. It’s time for him to go. If we all work together, we can help David Gill defeat him and put the 13th District in the Democratic column in November.”

“I’m honored to have Congressman Hare’s strong endorsement in this race,” David Gill stated. “I’m ready to go to Washington and fight hard for the things Phil Hare and Lane Evans were so passionate about in Congress: decent jobs, better heath care and taking care of our veterans.”

Dr. David Gill is an emergency room physician from Bloomington, Illinois, who has never held been elected office. He is running against Republican Tim Johnson who is seeking his seventh term in Congress.

Read 10621 times

End Mass Criminalization Articles

Brave New Foundation - For Profit Prisons

Brave New Foundation For Profit Prisons

Henry Rollins narrates the Prison Profiteers video series profiling the powerful institutions benefiting from locking up too many people for too long. See all the vids and take action here: http://prisonprofiteers.org #prisonprofiteers

Henry Rollins On Prison Profiteers. Better Watch It.


Henry Rollins On Prison Profiteers. Better Watch It.
The Get-Rich-Quick Plan That’s Actually Killing People
Could Anyone Possibly Think This Phone Company Isn’t Horrible?
Sometimes Cops Find Your Stolen Car. Sometimes Cops Stole It.

Should It Cost Less to Get Out of Jail If You’re Rich?
We’re Being Robbed But The People Doing It Will Never Go To Prison
Mistreating People + Lobbying = More Money
 

PDA In Your State

Sign the TPP Fast Track Petitions

MoveOn.org Petition - Congress Don't Renew Fast Track

Public Citizen Petition - Congress Must Reject Fast Track Authority

MoveOn.org Petition - Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership

CREDO Petition - Stop the Massive Corporate Power Grab

 

Find Your Elected Officials for Issues

Enter your zip+4 and find your elected officials. This link provides name, address and phone number

ButtonFindElectedOfficials

 

Like End Mass Criminalization on Facebook

Hand Deliver a Letter to your Senators or Representative

If your Senator(s) and/or Representative is not currently a supporter, they may not be aware that the legislation exists. Nothing sends a stronger message to a Congressional member than a personal visit to a district office by a voter with a written request for support. Phone calls and emails are incredibly important but nothing gets attention like a personal visit. Our Educate Congress page has information and a sample letter. Print the letter, sign it, deliver it.

Button-HandDeliver

School to Prison Pipeline

Abolish the SHU - CA Legislative Testimony

50 Years After I Have a Dream - We Have a New Dream Ending Mass Incarceration

Do You Think Mass Incarceration Matters? Depends Who You Are.

Dream Defenders Demand End to Racial Profiling, School to Prison Pipeline, End Stand Your Ground

Mother of CA Prisoner On Hunger Strike: The System Is Designed to Drive You Insane