With NFIB on board, Divided We Fail will be continuing to secure pledges from members of Congress and the presidential candidates in support of the effort. To date, 154 Members of Congress (41 Senators & 113 Representatives) have expressed support; 140 have signed the pledge and 14 have sent letters of support. Of the Presidential candidates, the following have either signed the pledge or sent a letter of support: Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Gravel, Huckabee, McCain (sent letter of support), Obama and Richardson.
In the near future, members and representatives of Divided We Fail are planning appearances for top level speeches at economic clubs nationwide; activities in the early primary and caucus states; events throughout New York State; and co-sponsoring and speaking at a November Financial Security Pension Conference.
More information about Divided We Fail efforts can be found at http://www.dividedwefail.org.
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