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How Santa Ana Can Make the Dream Act Happen

The old-time politicians have nothing to show for 17 years work even though 70% of the people want the Dream Act. Voters in Santa Ana, CA are the key to the Dream Act for the entire nation because you will determine whether an independent goes to Congress. We can be the first district in a century to elect a true independent to Congress, not a Democrat or Republican pretending to be an independent. If you want to resist, if you want to make a difference, why would you elect an old-school, millionaire, 16-year, career politician?

Time for fresh approaches. I’m strong and I’m ready. Here are the steps:

  1. Tell your friends and neighbors about me, that I’m a working neighbor in your district. Tweet this message, Facebook post it, e-mail it. Don’t let the dream die!
  2. Go to www.rushman.org and print the flyer in Spanish, English or both. Hand these out in Santa Ana, West Anaheim, check here for what areas are in the district.
  3. Vote for Ed Rushman in the primary, June 5. We need 50,000 votes to send a strong message to Congress.
  4. Vote in November, too. We win.
  5. I start working. The media go crazy that a real independent gets in for the first time in ages. Identify every member of Congress who will vote for the Dream Act or could be persuaded. Speeches in the capitol. Interviews with the media.
  6. I’ll never lose focus, even when events might distract. I’ll never give up. I’ll build support until we have enough to override a veto.
  7. We bring it for a vote and win. 100 days.

Here is my agreement with you, the people: you do the first five steps and I’ll do the rest. You start this and I’ll finish it. Deal?

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I’m Personally In Favor of a Number of Things – and I Vote that Way

I’ve long found inconsistency to reveal ill will or deception. I listen to young people, and they are looking for what’s real, and what’s real is consistent. Many I meet on the street or going door to door, people of all ages and backgrounds, are immediately excited that I’m not a Republican or Democrat (our district has been “safely” Democrat 20+ years). They rarely ask my positions, they are for me just because I’m not taking money, so perhaps they are simply looking to trust someone. When they dig deeper, they agree on most things, and their disagreements are not total, it’s more about degree. More importantly, I’m consistent, I don’t believe in winning “by any means necessary” if it includes lies, bribery, or killing people. Some things really are personal taste: I drink more of a certain soda than I should. Way more. One of my favorite places to eat isn’t going to serve it anymore, and I plan to do zero about that. I’m not going to pass a law to make people drink it, but I’ll admit I like it and I’ll drink it, at least until I decide to give it up for some reason. I think this is reasonable.