Norman Solomon for Congress

An email I just got from my friend Jeff Cohen. I think this is the first time in the history of this site that I’ve ever specifically encouraged contributions to a candidate, but I think this is the first time in my life that someone I know personally and respect is running for Congress. So there you go.

My friend and longtime writing partner, Norman Solomon, is running for Congress. He’ll be seeking the open seat now held by Lynn Woolsey in the progressive Marin/Sonoma, California district where Norman has lived for many years. (Lynn, who co-chaired the Progressive Caucus, is expected to announce her retirement in June.) The mainstream press in the district treats Norman as a frontrunner, since he’s so well-known, well-respected and well-organized.

Though he’s never held elective office, Norman can win this seat just as activist Donna Edwards won her Congressional seat in 2008. This district is perfect for Norman’s peace and justice politics.

Norman’s immediate need is for some quick donations. I just gave $250, and it took 3 minutes. Any amount you can, please donate:

And send this email to friends who don’t yet know that Norman Solomon is running for Congress AND CAN WIN. He is not running as a protest candidate.

To continue demonstrating clout in this race, Norman needs to raise funds by the end of May, when the campaign will announce its first fundraising total.

Visit the campaign’s impressive website at or click here to donate:

Jeff Cohen

If questions, call Norman Solomon for Congress Committee (415) 250-5200 or email
Norman Solomon is a local activist, national columnist and award-winning author of a dozen books – including War Made Easy, which was turned into a powerful documentary film. He played a prominent role in the movement to prevent the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He has led fact-finding missions to Iraq and Afghanistan – and has appeared regularly on TV and radio, from CNN and MSNBC to PBS’s NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered. His columns have run in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Post, as well as CommonDreams, Truthout and AlterNet. His first book in 1982, Killing Our Own, exposed nuclear risks. He was a co-founder of FAIR.