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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-07-09 12:43 AM
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26. January 4-6, 2005 I was with Kip Humphrey & the 51 Capital March in DC...

Those were heady days. Things were happening on DU in the ER forum then, good things. I think half of DU was in DC. On the 6th, about 1000 of us marched down Pennsylvania Avenue (without a permit) while others were doing last minute lobbying in the Capitol to get a Senator to stand up and challenge Ohio. God bless Stephanie Tubbs Jones (God rest her soul) and Barbara Boxer.

Here, for those who want to remember....

http://www.51capitalmarch.com /

http://www.americainexile.com/index.html

http://fairnessbybeckerman.blogspot.com/2004/12/save-ou...

http://web.archive.org/web/20050204063536/http://thanky... /

Video of the march ended up in UNCOUNTED, Help America Vote On Paper, and other movies. A great video of it was posted online by Mike Flugennock (sinkers.org) with David Cobb, Jesse Jackson, etc. speeches, Wil B and many shots of the march up Capitol Hill. But it is not on YouTube and I can no longer find it online. There were other good videos, but none have turned up on YouTube either. Somebody should track this footage down and get it preserved.

Anyway -- I would STILL like to start celebrating January 6 as Democracy Day EVERY year.

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