Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weekly Word

From Jim Piccillo:

Greetings Friends and Supporters!

The Jim Piccillo for Congress campaign is pleased to send you this 2nd Edition of the Weekly Word. This newsletter is designed to keep all of our supporters "in the loop" about the campaign's progress and activity. Click here to join the team. We hope you find the information helpful and informative. If we didn't address an area you are interested in, please feel free to call or email us. Your feedback is appreciated and, after all, we are here to listen to you!

On the Money

Our fund raising efforts are in full force. We have started the year by making great strides, but still need your help if we are to reach our goal of $100,000 by the end of the quarter (March 31st). Click here to help us reach this critical goal. Jim has been spending countless hours on the phone, calling potential donors and supporters to bring in the money that will showcase the 5th District as winnable for a Democrat this upcoming November. The incumbent is heavily funded by greedy insurance and banking industry PACs. By taking a quick glance at her financial reports on the FEC website it is easy to see who she truly represents.

Community Outreach

Over the past week, Jim met with some of the good folks of our local Unions and also visited Citrus County to meet with the wonderful Democrats at the Central Citrus Democratic Club. While unable to spend as much time with them as he would have liked, Jim was able to answer some questions and learn more about the concerns of the voters in that area. Jim will continue to tour the District, visiting with as many organizations, companies, businesses and Clubs over the course of the next nine months as possible, so that he can learn what issues most affect the people of the 5th District.

Weekly Word: Pressing Issue

In a press release dated February 16, 2010, Jim called upon the incumbent Ginny Brown-Waite (R) to return $2,000 in campaign contributions she accepted from scandal plagued WellPoint insurance (also known as Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of CA). WellPoint has been under fire for increasing their customers premiums by 39% after reporting a $2.7 Billion profit in the 4th quarter of 2009. It is despicable to accept contributions from such a greedy and corrupt organization. WellPoint's price gauging is the perfect example of why we need aggressive healthcare reform.

Spreading the Message

It can't be said enough... together, we will lift the 5th District in Florida back to the glory of the good old days; significantly lower unemployment, generate small business growth and ensure stability to those who have been hardest hit by these tough economic times. This is why we ask, once again, for all Democrats to get involved NOW! The most important part of any campaign is the people who volunteer. Walk with Jim side-by-side on this journey. Please visit to sign up to contribute, host a house party or just volunteer your time to help bring common sense back to Congress. The Republican incumbent continues to talk the talk, but is at a stand-still when it comes to walking the walk. Take this walk, to November and beyond, with Jim Piccillo.

Democratically yours,
Team Piccillo

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