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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Joe Lieberman on Environment & Civil Rights

Senator Lieberman promoted climate change legislation AAEA supported (McCain/Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act - - we especially loved the fission plant supports in the updated Innovation Act) but he also 'sat-on' the NO FEAR bill for nine months until the NO FEAR Coalition recruited Dick Gregory, Walter Fauntroy, Joe Madison, & Rev Al Sharpton to rally, freedom ride up to the Senate and march on his office. He then did the right thing and passed the legislation out of his Government Operations Committee and the 'First Civil Rights Legislation of the 21st Century' was signed into law by President Bush on May 15, 2002.

Of course Senator Lieberman is obviously a strong supporter of Israel, as is AAEA. He waffled on affirmative action (we'll stop supporting it when racism against blacks ends) but he is also a strong supporter of the war on terrorism, as is AAEA. So we have mixed emotions about Senator Lieberman. It is telling that Rev Jesse Jackson, Rev Al Sharpton & Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) went to Connecticut to work for the Ned Lamont campaign. Of course, they represent the far left wing and we disagree with them on some important social issues. We lean moderate to conservative and Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman, though consumate politicians, are our kind of Democrats (AAEA is aggressively nonpartisan). So good luck Joe.

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