Binderim's Blog

Monday, June 05, 2006

Binderim Campaign Update

Gary Binderim
Democrat for Congress
Campaign Update

Campaign Support Continues to Grow
Gary has been traveling the district and continues to gain new supporters. Since the last update, he has visited with the National Letter Carriers Asssociation in Port Arthur, he visited the home of a Beaumont survivor of Hurricane Rita whose home was demolished by a falling tree, yet was still found to be livable by FEMA, several Democratic and progressive organizations, and he has been trekking through the western part of the district picking up support.

Among the greatest assets of this campaign are the campaigns of fellow Democrats in the area, particularly those of Chad Khan for Texas House District 126 and Dot Nelson-Turnier for Texas House District 150. These campaigns will be integral in getting out the vote in the Spring and Champions portions of District 2 where our Democratic base is growing. Several activities with those campaigns are in the works, including block-walking and meet-and-greet events throughout those areas. We will keep you posted or you can also visit for more information.

Phone-Banking Set to Start
As expansive as District 2 is, it will be quite a challenge to walk every block and meet every voter. Part of the plan to introduce Gary to voters around the District will be conducted through volunteer phone banking. We are asking for volunteers to sign-up to call voters in the area to introduce the campaign, inform voters of volunteer opportunities, and provide other campaign information, as needed. If you're interested, e-mail us at We will provide you the phone list and the script and you can make the calls from the comfort of your own home. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Your $upport is Also Needed
Running a Congressional campaign is no easy feat and it also takes money. Along with the usual printing of signs, push cards, buttons, and other paraphernalia, there is also the cost of gas and volunteer expenses (water, snacks, etc.) to get out the vote. As we get closer to November, we'll need even more support to double our efforts throughout the District. We need you to step up and commit to help the campaign any way you can. $35 will pay for 1,600 push cards. $50 will pay for printing 100 buttons to give to supporters. $100 will pay our long distance bill. You get the picture? It really does add up. Every dollar helps us get in touch with the people that Ted Poe continually votes against.

It is the support of working people committed to making change happen that will not only make the Binderim Campaign competitive, but also victorious.

Ted Poe is giving us every opportunity to win:
He voted to continue the tax cuts for the wealthy--a cut that benefits millionaires (less than 3% of District 2 households).
He voted to protect price gouging oil companies--he was one of 36 that voted against protecting consumers.
He continues to be bankrolled by BIG OIL, drug companies and other special interests--he is not representing you.
He continues to hide behind the politics of division and intolerance, while voting against the best interests of District 2 every chance he gets.

Simply put, it is time for Poe to go!

And you can help send him home by supporting the Gary Binderim Campaign today.

"This campaign is not just about exposing the indifference Ted Poe has toward the majority of District 2, it is also about offering the voters our solutions to the challenges facing our country. This campaign is also about the entire Democratic ticket. In the last decade Democrats have not had this big of an opportunity to be victorious up and down the ballot. Republican officeholders at every level are giving us every opportunity to take advantage of their votes and practices against the people. Ted Poe simply does not represent the values of the majority of people in District 2 and he proves it everyday. But it is up to all of us to make a statement, not only by voting, but by working to inform every voter we can, engaging them in the electoral and political process, and getting them to the polls. That is what my campaign is about, and I need your help to get me and Democrats in our area elected." Gary Binderim

Contributions or gifts to the Campaign to Elect Gary Binderim are not tax deductible. Federal law requires us to use best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per election cycle.

Mail to: Gary Binderim Campaign, Jenni Strader-Treasurer, 3011 Brook Shore Court, Kingwood, TX 77339

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