The stakes are high.

These issues matter to me

and they should matter to you!

1. Voter Suppression

2. Women’s Choice

3. Global Warming

4. Public Education and Student Loans

5. Decent Jobs at Livable Wages

6. Medicare and Medicaid

7. National Health Insurance

8. Campaign Finance Reform

9. Separation of Church and State

10. PBS and NPR

11. The Supreme Court and Federal Judges

12. Increasing Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness

13. Assault Weapons on the Street

14. Social Security

15. Consumer Protection

16. Immigration Reform

17. Preemptive War and National Security

18. Disaster Preparedness

19. Mal-distribution of Wealth

20. Fair and Progressive Tax Reform

21. Basic research in Science, Health and Technology

22. Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment

23. National Endowment for the Arts and The Humanities

24 . Cronyism, Manipulation and Incompetence in Government

25. Infrastructure Development:

Mass Transit, Energy Grid, Schools, Bridges, Roads, Airports

After careful analysis of the issues listed above, one can safely conclude that Obama’s positions are mainstream, moderate and reasonable; whereas Romney’s positions are ideological, opportunistic and dangerously radical.

“Since the choices are stark, the stakes are high. The consequences could be devastating. I suggest that you forward this email to at least 25 family and friends, especially those living in Battleground States. Ask them to forward these “25 Reasons…” to another 25 people and help get the word out.”

–Arthur Blaustein

Excerpts from a recent article by Professor Arthur Blaustein who teaches Community and Economic Development and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

 Blaustein latest book is DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT.

He has served as chairman of the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity under Presidents Carter and Reagan. He was on the board of The National Endowment for the Humanities under Presidents Clinton and Bush.

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