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Personal thanks from Charles Dumas, and a message to the people of the 5th

Fellow Democrats and supporters, Jo and I, want to thank you for your support and courage in our recent campaign for Congress. It was a difficult challenge. But, your efforts paid off. We are celebrating President Obama’s victory in Pennsylvania and in the country. We are celebrating the victories of all of our Democratic party’s statewides. We gain seats in the U.S. House and Senate. It represented the triumph of our vision for moving our country forward through cooperation, communication and community. Unfortunately the President will still have to deal with a Republican controlled House of Representatives.  But, it is a House, which will have to respond to the articulated will of the people.

Though we lost the election in the 5th Pennsylvania, our campaign succeeded in giving many of our fellow Americans a voice in the process. Over a 100,000 people, 37 % of the electorate voted pulled the lever for Dumas and showed their support for the President.  We visited every one of the sixteen counties many times and made good friends and colleagues in each. We made sure that the issues in this election were clear to the voters. We tried to hold a referendum on the incumbent’s record of supporting the tea party agenda over the interests of his constituency. We engaged our incumbent in dialogue about the problems in our communities.

But, we cannot stop now.  As the President made clear, the process of Democracy does not stop with casting your vote.  We must stay involved and engaged. After the 2008 victory in the general election, we, Democrats, went home. The Republicans did not.  They put together a strategy which won the 2010 elections and take over a majority of seats in the House.  In Pennsylvania they won control of the Legislature and Governor’s mansion. The state government drew up the redistricting plans, which lost us seats in both Congress and the Legislature.

We cannot make that mistake again.  We must keep supporting the President.  Write letters to Rep. Thompson about the issues that matter to us, education, the environment, the economy, health care, voter suppression, women’s reproductive rights, support of working people. Right now taxes are in the spotlight. The President would like the one percenters, those who make over 250,000 a year, to start paying their fair share.

Brothers and sisters, again, I thank you for your support. Again I say we have the right to celebrate. But, that being done let’s roll up our sleeves and continue to struggle to bring our vision of America to fruition. You know – Don’t Quit!

Charles Dumas
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Our deepest thanks to all the people of Pa 5th, and especially to our campaign supporters and team

Published on November 7, 2012 by in Election News

Thank you, everyone!

Our campaign was always a big challenge demographically, so we are not surprised that we did not win. This was about standing up for the democratic process and fighting for core values, and we did that, and are so proud to have been part of this election and to have served the people of the 16 counties of the Pennsylvania 5th District.

More to come – but now it’s time for everyone to take a rest and enjoy the larger victories!

Our excited and happy congratulations to President Obama, Senator Casey, and all the outstanding progressive Democratic candidates that did win this election!

 
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GET OUT AND VOTE!

Published on November 6, 2012 by in Uncategorized

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Thank You to the Charles Dumas for Congress team and all the tireless Dems across the 5th District Pa!

Published on November 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Good morning wonderful Charles Dumas for Congress Team,

We are off to our Election Day trip through all 16 counties of 5th PA district. We are energized and encouraged by the tireless efforts of our Charles Dumas for Congress Team and all Democrats working nonstop for our President and candidates who stand for the good of all the people poor and rich, male and female, gay and straight, able and ability challenged of all beliefs and ethnicties. This resurgence of citizenship and hope in our Democracy has already moved our country…

FORWARD,  DON’T QUIT!

Charles

 
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Charles Dumas, Democratic candidate for U. S. House of Representatives, 5th PA District will visit poll locations in all 16 counties of the 5th PA district on Election Day 11/6/12.

Published on November 5, 2012 by in Election News

November 5, 2012

Charles Dumas, Democratic candidate for U. S. House of Representatives, 5th PA District will visit poll locations in all 16 counties of the 5th PA district on Election Day 11/6/12. Dumas will bring his message of Jobs and Economic Fairness, Environmental Responsibility, Affordable Education and Healthcare for all citizens and support for our President to 5th PA voters. Read more…

 
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An Interview with Charles Dumas, Democratic Candidate for District 5

Published on November 4, 2012 by in Uncategorized

“The House of Representatives has a 10% approval rating. They’ve been dysfunctional for two years. They’ve been too concerned about obstructing the president. We’ve got to get our shoulders to the wheel and fight about values.”

An Interview with Charles Dumas, Democratic Candidate for District 5

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This election is a choice between fundamental visions.

Published on November 1, 2012 by in Election News

CHARLES DUMAS FOR CONGRESS
This election is a choice between fundamental visions. Should we take two steps
backward and relinquish control of the economy and government to privileged economic
aristocrats, hoping they will pull us out of the economic swamp in which they dropped
us? Or should we continue to move forward, rebuild the American community and
restore the American dream? Read more…

 
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Democracy is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, it will atrophy.

CHARLES DUMAS FOR CONGRESS

Democracy is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, it will atrophy. I am running for Congress because I believe that the incumbent was not representing our best interests. Congressman Thompson, is an honorable man, who stepped up to be a public servant at a critical time in our country’s history. Read more…

 
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Charles Dumas Dem Candidate for Pa 5th District for WPXI

Published on October 31, 2012 by in Election News

 
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UNDER THE BAOBAB by Charles Dumas

Published on October 31, 2012 by in Election News

The sustainable aspect of United States world leadership is through example not military or even economic domination. Our strength is our ability to transform social dissimilarities into a productive social order. The wonder of American democracy is not that we are unconscious of difference, racial or otherwise, but that we have managed to figure out how to be respectful of each other’s identity and dignity despite those differences. We seek common ground through an understanding of mutual self-interest. It has not been easy. It has taken decades of struggle and the bloodiest war in our history to arrive at that common ground. This example could help transform the world. Read more…

 
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