Losey For Congress

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Following last November's election, Mark Losey decided to make that challenge. All of you know that he is running for Congress in the 15th district of Ohio, but now it is time to make that challenge official.

Please come out and show your support for Mark and his campaign as he officially announces his candidacy for the United States Congress.

Our announcement will be held on Monday, October 10th at 10:00am in Goodale Park (120 West Goodale Street near Downtown Columbus). We will be meeting at the gazebo and Mark will have the distinct honor to be introduced by Congressman Sherrod Brown who has been very supportive of this campaign since its beginning.

Please come out and learn why Mark will win this race and how Mark will be a new voice for hope, common sense and accountability.

After the announcement, there will be a reception nearby - details will be given at the 10am event.

Mark has been privileged to meet many people in the last few months, but we have a great deal of work ahead. Please join us. Join us on October 10th and beyond as we begin to take back the 15th district, take back Ohio and take back America.

I can't make it to Columbus on a Monday morning, but if you can please do! While you are at it grab a few friends.

What is Sherrod doing to lower gas prices?

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Well Congressman Brown is currently supporting three new legislative measures. First he is a co-sponsor of an Anti-Price Gauging Legislation (HR 3782), which is being sponsored by Congresswoman Heather Wilson from New Mexico, yes a Republican. That's putting common sense and the American people in front of partisan politics and big corporations. The bill will prohibit unfair price gauging after a disasters, it would limit the price to a maximum of 110% of the average gas price in the area in which the disaster was declared. The Oil Reserve Pricing Reform Act which will limit the filling of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve during times when oil prices are high so the government isn't raising prices for American consumers. Finally you have the GAS Reserves Act introduced by Congressman Brown himself. From the Congressman's official web site, "The GAS Reserves Act would create gasoline reserves in the Midwest and other historically vulnerable areas. These reserves could provide a price buffer when pipelines or refinery outages occur, mitigating price spikes that hurt consumers."

If you spot Gas gouging call the Attorney General at 800-282-0515

Another Update

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I've decided that just because Sherrod Brown is not running for Senate is not a reason to end this blog. He is going to run for re-election and there is always stuff to post and comment about. Although I do suspect that I will only be posting two or three times a week.

BTW: Does anybody know anything about a Republican challenger? I haven't been able to find anything. If you do, please comment, email or use the tip box to let me know.

Wal-Mart hearing

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Well apparently Sherrod Brown held hearings on Wal-Mart in Cleveland on Monday, I didn’t hear about it till today. I didn’t see it in the PD on Sunday, don’t remember seeing it on the local news and I didn’t get an email. Oh well, I would have gone.

Here is the press release:

"Are Americans Shopping Themselves Out of a Job?"

CLEVELAND — Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-13) today held the first-ever congressional forum on Wal-Mart. More than one hundred area residents attended the event, which featured Democratic Cleveland Reps. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-11), Dennis Kucinich (D-10), and Ohio State Senator Bob Hagan. "Clearly this is an issue of great personal importance for families throughout northeast Ohio," Brown said. "I was impressed by how well informed the audience was about the effects of Wal-Mart on local workers and businesses." Prompted by fierce opposition to Wal-Mart in Cleveland, and concerns about the retail giant dumping employees onto state Medicaid rolls, the forum brought together economists, business owners, and workers to help examine the Wal-Mart business model. Testifying at today's forum were:

* Heather Boushey, Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research
* Bob Baugh, Executive Director of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council
* Amy Hanauer, Executive Director, Policy Matters Ohio
* Burt Saltzman, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Dave's Supermarkets
* Carla Henthorn, former Rubbermaid worker
* Tuesday Chapman, Tops Markets worker
* John Letner, Vice President, BCTGM Local 19

"We asked tough questions today," Brown said. "How do we help consumers look beyond sticker prices, and how do we attract good businesses to Ohio so consumers don't have to shop themselves out of a job?" Ohio has lost more than 170,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000. The event, held at the Cleveland State University Marshall School of Law, examined the outsourcing of American jobs, lower wages for local workers, and growing homeland security concerns of the Wal-Mart business model. 60 percent of all products sold at Wal-Mart are made in China. "Governments and communities must begin investing in businesses that foster economic growth, meet consumer needs, and honor workers," Brown said. "Instead, we are watching our main streets disappear while investing billions of dollars in the world's largest communist power." Brown said he plans to release a report based on today's findings to help determine the next steps for community and government efforts. He has set up a link on his congressional Web site where visitors can submit questions and comments. A Web cast of the hearing will be available by Friday, September 23, 2005. For more information visit www.house.gov/sherrodbrown.

Brown Introduces Gas Price Legislation

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Congressman Brown has introduced legislation responding to record high gasoline prices. As Ohio motorists know, prices were already high before Hurricane Katrina damaged key domestic refining capacity. Every 1¢ increase in retail gas prices costs consumers more than $1 billion a year. Congressman Brown's legislative package attacks high gas prices on several fronts:

* GAS Reserves Act - Would create regional reserves of gasoline to provide a cushion for consumers when pipelines or refineries go out
* Oil Reserve Pricing Reform Act - Would require the Energy Department to consider oil prices before pumping scarce oil into the ground for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
* Anti-Gouging Bill - Would prohibit gasoline price gouging in the wake of a natural or man-made national or state emergency, and would allow the Federal Trade Commission to take action against violators

For more information, visit Congressman Brown's Web site.

Update: Fixed Images

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Even though I'm not posting anymore I'm getting a few hits everyday so I went and moved the images to a new server so the layout should look OK again.

I'm still deciding what candidate to blog about or get involved with in 2006, no particular candidate or race really excites me at this point.

If you got any ideas or want to say anything, email (Brown2006@gmail.com), comment or send a tip.