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Mike Thompson Watch

Recent news:

Citizens Urge Thompson to Co-Sponsor National Health Insurance Act (September 5, 2007)
Some Votes, Then Vacation (August 22, 2007)
Norman Solomon Urges Peace Democrats to Dump Thompson (August 9, 2007 at MendoDay)
Ravioli & Polenta 2007 Fundraiser Invite (July 30, 2007)
Of Environmentalists, Salmon and Vineyards (July 16, 2007)
June 2007 Votes by Mike Thompson (June 30, 2007)
And the War Goes On (May 25, 2007)
Thompson votes For and Against War In Iraq (May 20, 2007)
How I Pissed Off Congressman Mike! (humorous consituent's blog, May 16, 2007)
Thompson votes to overide Iraq Veto, protect Gays, increase Head Start funding (May 9, 2007)
April 2007 Votes (May 1, 2007)
A Citizen Gets to Meet Mike Thompson (April 4, 2007)
Mike Thompson Votes to Withdraw from Iraq (March 23, 2007)
Code Pink Talks to Mike About the War in Iraq (March 14, 2007)
Thompson votes for Water Quality Acts (March 8, 2007)
Thompson votes to make Union organizing easier (March 5, 2007)
Peace Activists Plan Protest, Analyse Thompson Proposals (March 1, 2007)
Thompson Votes for Business Tax Relief, Against Iraq Bump (February 19, 2007)
Thompson Votes for Alternative Fuel Research (February 12, 2007)
Peace Protests Pester Thompson (February 12, 2007)
Mike Thompson Appointed Chairman of House Subcommittee on Terrorism (February 2, 2007)
Mike Votes with Democrats in New Congress (January 2007)
Mike Votes for Offshore Drilling (December 2006)
Earmarked Projects Vote (September 2006)

Congress members are not watched very closely by the public, by the news media, or even by "watchdog" groups, which usually focus on a single issue. All too often newspapers rely almost exclusively on press releases sent out by office holders; rarely is there indpendent coverage that gives the public a fuller and insightful view of what is really going on.

I hope to change that one congressional district at a time, starting with the one I live in, the 1st Congressional District of California, which every two years goes through the ritual of electing Mike Thompson to the U.S. House of Representatives.

But what does Mike do there? This site will allow you to find out, revealing breaking news and his record. Click on the links above to find out more.

William P. Meyers

(please note that this site reports facts, but also includes my opinions and opinion pieces by others; the distinction should be clear from the context)

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