I've just formed an exploratory committee for Congress. To read the announcement, please click here.
I want to thank everyone who has encouraged me to take this step. The expressions of support that I've received from hundreds of people have been deeply gratifying.
With so much at stake -- in the midst of perpetual war, a destructive economy, unchecked global warming and so many other dire realities -- our challenge is to create the kind of future that we want to leave for the next generations.
For a sampling of my statements on policy issues in recent months, please click here.
For a summary of my background, click here.
You'll find a lot more -- including video, photos and articles -- on the Norman Solomon for Congress Exploratory Committee website.
I'm very much looking forward to what comes next with this exploratory committee -- house parties, issue forums, listening tours, public debates and more -- an ongoing swirl of activity across the North Bay.
And I want to invite you to be part of it all.
If you'd like to host a house party where I can speak, hear people's concerns and respond to questions, please send me an email at NormanSolomonNorthBay@gmail.com and put "House Party" in the subject line.
If you'd like to contribute to this effort, please click here.
Going forward, there's no better keynote than these words from Senator Paul Wellstone: "In the last analysis, politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine."
P.S. -- I'd appreciate it if you forward this email to people you know. It would also be a big help if you post some of the links on websites, listservs, Facebook and Twitter. And please suggest that people visit the website, www.NormanSolomonExploratory.com.