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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:30 PM
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Sign in here if your city passed an anti-patriot rule/law/bill/etc
9-1 Baby - Wilmington DE said a big fat "NO" to the Patriot Act. We have one lone republican on the City Council - go figure!!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:31 PM
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1. Austin votes Thursday.
The resolution's sponsor, mayor pro tem Jackie Goodman, rates passage at 75%-25%. :thumbsup:

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:43 PM
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4. That would be the biggest thrill - Austin TX saying "NO" to Bush's
Cockamanie Ideas!!!

Good luck hun!!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:47 PM
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5. Eh, it will be news, but not as big as if Dallas or Houston voted against.
After all Shrub only won Travis County because Nader pulled something like 15%. So, we're not exactly the most conservative place in the world. ;-)
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:42 PM
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13. So, are you gonna go...
to the City Council meeting on Thursday bro?

Just wondering if any fellow DUers were gonna be there.

DV
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:43 PM
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14. I'm planning on it.
If only to see the cute gal from the ACLU again. ;-)

I might not stay for the whole deal, but I'll go down for the pre-party at least.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:51 PM
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18. You need to take your courage...
into your hands and ASK THAT GIRL OUT!

I'm gonna nag you about it. Every time I see you. Til you DO IT.

:-)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:56 PM
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19. Er, um...
:scared:
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:51 PM
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23. What's the worst thing...
that could happen? She says no? Hell, that's nothing compared to me nagging you incessently. :evilgrin:

You never know what might happen if you take a chance. You too could end up snogging in a UT parking garage. ;-)

DV
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:01 AM
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29. Snogging in a garage?
That shit never happens. :P
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:19 PM
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36. Hey! You took my word!
Gimme a nickel!
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:32 PM
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37. Funny...
I thought that word belonged to the British. Who knew? *shrug*

Oh well, you want a nickel...come to Austin and get it. :-)
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KCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:40 PM
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38. I second Velma!
Ask her out! She'll probably say yes, but, if she doesn't, move on.

Good luck!! Remember--women like a guy who's self-assurred... so none of that "you wouldn't happen to want to maybe go out or something with me someday in the future or later, whenever" crap. "How about coffee and a screw?" Much more to-the-point. :evilgrin:
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:47 PM
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39. He can't possibly say no...
to the both of us. :-)

I vote that he goes with "Grab your coat luv, you've pulled."
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:55 PM
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40. Dear God...
...I'm so totally screwed, aren't I? :P

Feh - meeting time!
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:29 PM
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41. If you listen to us...
you just might be. :-)

DV
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:06 PM
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20. Hey Austin EvilDUers we need to be there
Even though we think it will pass, doesn't mean we shouldn't show up. You can just sign a card to say you support the resolution if you don't want to talk, and you can do that anytime during the day. The public discussion starts at 6:00 pm. Hell this is a historic event, Jackie and Raul are sticking their necks out there for us, lets show them some support. I'm going to be there for sure.

At the very least make sure you send the Austin council a fax:
http://www.aclu.org/NationalSecurity/NationalSecurity.c...

Sonia
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:31 PM
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2. Bozeman MT
Says NO to Patriot act!
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:34 PM
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3. U City MO (suburb of St Louis)
It was close but the city council did pass an anti USA Patriot Act resolution back in February!!!


It took some politicking and work by attending council meetings and discussions. What surprised me is that the black council reps were the most leery of passing such a resolution. The mayor was great..he said that in times of war the constitution tends to get put away in a closet and locked away.


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nannygoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:47 PM
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6. Carrboro, NC (Paris of the Piedmont)
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:49 PM
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7. My little CO town did
At the same time we passed our anti-war posture. I believe Telluride did as well.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:32 PM
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24. Don't forget Denver and Boulder
maybe we're not all Bush country
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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:49 PM
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8. Do you think the Chester County Board of Supervisors
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 08:50 PM by goobergunch
would listen to a 16-year-old? It's worth a shot the next time I've got a free weekend... :evilgrin: :evilgrin:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:56 PM
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9. Way to go Wilmington!
Fabulous news LynneSin. One more patriotic city for the defense of civil rights! Yep, we're eagerly waiting our turn in Austin, TX this Thursday. I think we should be right behind you. Funny thing is that we should have been the first Texas city to pass ours, but we got beat to the punch by a little city right outside of Austin, (Sunset Valley Pop. 365). Sunset Valley modeled their resolution on the one Austin was considering. More power to them.
http://www.bordc.org/OtherLocalEfforts.htm

Sonia
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:05 PM
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10. Huh?
The family DuPont must be losing its clout.

--bkl
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Sagatious8 Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:32 PM
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11. I wish I could check in here
I'd love to come to our city council and ask them to pass an an anti-patriot act ruling. Any links for information on how I can present the case to our city council?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:34 PM
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12. Check with the ACLU for information!
http://www.aclu.org/TakeAction/TakeAction.cfm?ID=11894&...

That page will get you started.

Also, for information on Austin's resolution: http://www.deveritas.com/AustinBORDC /

Good luck!
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:43 PM
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15. NYC did, but they pussyfooted around it
hoping not to turn off the nice Republicans in Congress they're counting on for post-9/11 aid. :puke:
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gate of the sun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:46 PM
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16. santa fe new mexico
said no
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 10:08 AM
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30. Congrats gate of the sun!! 600 posts
:toast:
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:47 PM
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17. Eugene, OR is in da house!
We said no f*cking way to the Patriot Act!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:48 PM
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22. I thought all of Oregon was in the house
and not just a few cities???!!!!
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:18 PM
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35. Wouldja believe Portland hasn't done it...
keeps coming up...keeps getting dodged by mayor Katz
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:07 PM
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21. They've proposed it in Fargo, but it's still under discussion.
This is a very libertarian city, so you'd expect us to oppose it.
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Seneca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:46 PM
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25. my city was one of the first
right after it passed nearly 2 years ago.
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dfong63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:43 AM
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26. santa cruz, ca
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:45 AM
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27. santa cruz here, too!
whoohoo... we rock
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MSchreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:46 AM
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28. Detroit, Michigan
Also Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Martin
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 10:12 AM
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31. Champaign AND Urbana, IL
Additionally, the Urbana Free Library shreds paper records at the close of each business day, and 'scrubs' all digital records for each patron upon return of your books, etc. :thumbsup:
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:50 AM
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32. Maine Democratic Party took a stand
Against the Patriot Act. Nothing binding or legislative yet.
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jono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:00 PM
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33. Seattle!
A RESOLUTION affirming the City of Seattle's commitment to protecting
the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of all Seattle Residents

WHEREAS, Congress passed the so-called USA Patriot Act (PL 107-56) on
October 26, 2001, following the horrific attacks on America of
September 11, 2001; and

WHEREAS, many provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act and other related
Federal orders and measures may pose a threat to the civil rights and
civil liberties of the residents of our City, particularly to those
who are immigrants of Middle Eastern, Muslim or South Asian descent,
by potentially:

a. Reducing judicial supervision of telephone and Internet
surveillance.

b. Expanding the government's power to conduct secret searches
without warrants.

c. Granting power to the Secretary of State to designate
domestic groups, including

political and religious groups, as "terrorist organizations".

d. Granting power to the Attorney General to subject non-
citizens to indefinite detention or deportation even if they have not
committed a crime.

e. Granting the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) access
to sensitive medical, mental health, financial and educational records
about individuals without having to show evidence of a crime.

f. Granting the FBI the power to compel libraries and
bookstores to produce circulation or book purchase records of their
patrons, and forbidding disclosure that such records have been
requested and produced; and

WHEREAS, the City of Seattle honored the memory of victims of the
terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, through Resolution 30434, by
denouncing acts of violence and intolerance against all people, and
affirming the civil rights of people of all ethnic and ideological
backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, a nation headed to a foreign war must do everything in its
power to lessen fear at home and reinforce constitutional protections
for those who in wartime may be victimized; and

WHEREAS, the City of Seattle is proud of its long and distinguished
tradition of protecting the civil rights and civil liberties of all
its residents and affirming the fundamental rights of all people; and

WHEREAS, the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution and the
Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Washington
guarantee all people living in the City of Seattle freedom of speech,
assembly and privacy, equality before the law and the presumption of
innocence, access to counsel and due process in judicial proceedings,
and protection from unreasonable searches and seizures; and

WHEREAS, the preservation of civil rights and civil liberties is a
pillar of American society and is essential to the well-being of any
democracy, particularly during times of conflict when such rights and
liberties, especially those of immigrants and ethnic minorities, may
be threatened, intentionally or unintentionally, under false pretense
of national security or patriotic zeal; and

WHEREAS, through the "Seattle Police Intelligence Ordinance" (Seattle
Municipal Code Chapter 14.12; Ordinance 108333 as amended by Ordinance
110572 and Ordinance 110640), the City of Seattle was the first city
in the United States to prohibit by law the collection and maintenance
of information about the political, religious or social views,
associations or constitutionally protected activities of subjects who
are neither involved in criminal activity, suspected of involvement in
criminal activity, nor charged with involvement in criminal activity;
and

WHEREAS, the City of Seattle denounces terrorism, and acknowledges
that federal, state and local governments have a responsibility to
protect the public from terrorist attacks, but should do so in a
rational, deliberative and lawful fashion to ensure that any new
security measure enhances public safety without impairing
constitutional rights or infringing upon civil liberties; and

WHEREAS, law enforcement and security measures that undermine
fundamental rights do irreparable damage to the American institutions
and values of equal justice and freedom that the residents of the City
of Seattle hold dear; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Seattle believes that there is not
and need not be conflict between security and the preservation of
liberty, and that residents of this City and this nation can be both
safe and free; and

WHEREAS, cities and counties in more than 20 states, including major
cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, and Detroit have enacted
resolutions reaffirming support for civil rights and liberties in
response to the USA PATRIOT Act and other government policies that
threaten these values, and demanding accountability from law
enforcement agencies regarding their use of these new powers

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF

SEATTLE, THE MAYOR CONCURRING, THAT WE:

AFFIRM the City of Seattle's abhorrence of, and opposition to global
terrorism and our unqualified support for the men and women serving in
our armed forces.

AFFIRM the City of Seattle's support for the fundamental,
constitutionally protected civil rights and liberties of all our
residents, and oppose those measures that infringe upon such civil
rights and liberties or that single out individuals for legal scrutiny
or enforcement activity based solely on their country of origin,
religion, ethnicity or immigration status.

AFFIRM the City of Seattle's support for the Seattle Police
Intelligence Ordinance (Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 14.12;
Ordinance 108333 as amended by Ordinance 110572 and Ordinance 110640)
and endorse its independent Civilian Oversight.

RESOLVE that the City of Seattle will vigorously resist any
unconstitutional acts against its citizens under the USA PATRIOT Act,
including invasion of privacy, expanded surveillance, and denial of due
process that may come from application of the USA PATRIOT Act.

REQUEST that City of Seattle Departments with jurisdiction over
facilities frequented by the public post copies of the Bill of Rights
in prominent locations within such buildings.

URGE the Seattle Library Board of Trustees to notify patrons of the
Seattle Public Library that their library records may be subject to
disclosure to law enforcement officials under provisions of the
Patriot Act, and that librarians may under some circumstances be
forbidden from disclosing that certain records have been requested or
obtained.

http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=&...
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sexybomber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:15 PM
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34. I think Ithaca did, but I'm not sure
I know both the city and Ithaca College passed resolutions condemning the Iraqi Oilgasm though.
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skippysmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 03:08 PM
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42. a few towns out here on cape cod did...
...not sure about other towns in MA though...
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