Profiles In Courage

by Blue America PAC

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Ed Markey resisted the blandishments of the House Democratic leadership when they were trolling for votes for Sequestration in August, 2011. When push came to shove, Ed voted no; he voted against the Sequester. His conservative opponent in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate primary, Stephen Lynch, of course, went with the herd-- with Hoyer, Israel, Crowley AND Boehner, Cantor, Ryan-- to vote for Sequestration.

It's part of a pattern and we've seen it more recently when Alan Grayson and Mark Takano asked their colleagues to sign a letter to President Obama assuring him that “we will vote against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits-- including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.” Ed Markey signed onto the letter. Lynch of course, didn't. [UPDATE: the day after we posted this page, Stephen Lynch became the first and only conservative to sign the Grayson-Takano letter. He hasn't figured out a way to go back in time and change his vote in favor of the Sequester though. Let's keep hammering away!]

We need more leaders like Alan Grayson, Mark Takano and Ed Markey. If you can, please consider contributing to their election campaigns.



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Alan Grayson

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Ed Markey

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Mark Takano

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