“How Democrats Can Take Back Congress”: New Book Shows How Citizens, Candidates, and Political Organizations Can Return a Democratic Majority to Congress

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“How Democrats Can Take Back Congress,” debuts now as a new softcover book that invokes the historic spirit of political pamphleteering by providing a detailed road map and platform for voters and Democratic leaders who want to reclaim Congress. It provides a simple, straightforward plan for Democrats to employ to win the upcoming congressional midterm election. It does so by offering ideas that most Americans would support, whether they live in blue states or red. Unlike other volumes on political change, the book offers readers a platform of specific issues.

Pamphleteering Press announces the publication of “How Democrats Can Take Back Congress,” a new softcover book that invokes the historic spirit of political pamphleteering by providing a detailed road map and platform for voters and Democratic leaders who want to reclaim Congress.

Written by a concerned citizen under the pseudonym “Tom Paine,” the new book honors the legendary patriot and pamphleteer whose powerful writings helped instigate the American Revolution. Before making the book available to the public, Pamphleteering Press first provided a copy to every Democratic member of Congress, Democratic candidates for the upcoming Congressional election, and Democratic political organizations and operatives.

Sherrod Brown, member of the House of Representatives from Ohio’s 13th District and current U.S. Senate candidate, states: “All in all, a good book with provocative ideas and a thoughtful road map for Democratic candidates.”

The book’s timeliness is reflected by current polls that reveal rock-bottom approval ratings for the Republican-led Congress. Pundits point out similarities between the political environment of today and 1994, when Newt Gingrich put forth his Contract with America, but they rarely offer a comprehensive approach for Democrats to capitalize on the situation. “How Democrats Can Take Back Congress” provides a simple, straightforward plan for Democrats to employ to win the upcoming congressional midterm election. It does so by offering ideas that most Americans would support, whether they live in blue states or red.    

Target audiences for this concise and persuasive book are politicians and political operatives, Democratic voters, Independents, and disenchanted Republicans who want to see a significant improvement in Congress. Unlike other volumes on political change, the book offers readers a platform of specific issues.

Each of the 15 issues includes an easy-to-understand synopsis with pros and cons, plus soundbite quotes Democrats can use to get elected anywhere in the U.S. These ideas enjoy widespread support, polling from 60 to 90 percent in favor. This widespread approval encompasses all demographic groups, including blue- and white-collar workers.

The book’s issues include: data privacy and identity theft prevention, full tax-deductibility of college tuition, saving Social Security while giving a payroll tax cut to the vast majority of workers, freedom from foreign oil, restoration of ethics in Congress, and automatic minimum wage increases through an annual cost-of-living adjustment.            

The actual writer of “How Democrats Can Take Back Congress” is Chris Weigant, a published book author, freelance political writer, and passionate participant in local and regional politics. A resident of California’s Central Coast, Weigant has also worked with Silicon Valley corporations such as Apple, Netscape, and 3Com as a software quality assurance engineer.

After reading the book, Ohio’s Rep. Brown also told Weigant, “I very much liked the Social Security tax proposal, as it speaks directly to those for whom the burden is most oppressive. Your ID theft and privacy ideas are also intriguing.”    

California journalist and law professor Paul Sanford believes that the new book is “worth a look from anyone interested in the future of the Democratic Party.”

Copies of “How Democrats Can Take Back Congress” can be purchased online from booksellers such as http://www.amazon.com, http://www.barnesandnoble.com, and http://www.powells.com. List price is $12.95, with discounts available from some retailers. Additional details about the book are available at the Pamphleteering Press website (http://www.pamphleteeringpress.com).

About Pamphleteering Press

Pamphleteering Press publishes political commentary and political humor books that have widespread appeal. Based in Capitola, Calif., it can rapidly turn manuscripts into books and provide the books to wholesalers, distributors, and online bookstores. As a result, timely political subject matter is still fresh and relevant when books are released.

Contact information

For review copies of this book or to schedule an interview with Chris Weigant, please contact:

Bob Neubert

Robert Neubert Associates

Phone: 831.657.0900

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