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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 09:00 AM
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Protest against the war in Iraq every Saturday at noon in Wyandotte
Edited on Mon Jun-18-07 09:01 AM by SharonRB
From the Wyandotte Democratic Club and the Downriver Young Dems:

Every week that U.S. troops remain in Iraq, precious lives are being lost needlessly.

It's time to make your objections known. Please join us every Saturday at 12 o'clock noon at the corner of Fort Street and Oak in Wyandotte for a peaceful protest. For one hour a week we will stand up for withdrawal from Iraq and in support of our troops.

Just show up. Bring your own sign, or one will be provided. We will be there every week, rain or shine, until the troops are home. We look forward to seeing you there.
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wyandottedem Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 08:38 PM
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1. Hi Sharon
Well, I finally got on here. I did try the other night, but of course the name I wanted was taken, then I had to wait 24 hours to post. But find you I did! Thanks so much for posting about our event...even one person showing up from here would be great. It was so nice meeting you...thanks for supporting our Young Dems.

I'm off to take the tour around this place. It seems different than I remember, must have been a long time since I've been here to lurk! Any suggestions for good places to hang out?

See ya around, and definitely at YK

Pam
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 10:31 PM
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2. I guess it is you!
I asked you in the other thread, which I got to first. Glad you're here. I really hope you'll be at the picnic on Sunday.

Once you donate, if you do, you'll be able to post in any of the groups (as opposed to the forums). The best place to hang out on all of DU, assuming you watch Countdown, is in the Countdown with Keith Olbermann group, or the KOEB. It's under the Politics, Issue and Media groups. Here's a link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

We call it the clubhouse and there are a bunch of us who meet there every night while we watch the show. We're all really friendly and get along great. Several of us have met in person and have become friends in real life, too. You can read there even before you donate, but you won't be able to post until you donate and get a star by your name.

There's a lot to see here and it takes some time to find your way around, but it's well worth the effort.

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spartan61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 07:45 PM
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3. I am glad to hear about this protest.
I grew up in the Downriver area and will be returning to MI in early August for my high school reunion. I will make sure to come to the protest while I'm in the state. Speaking fo protests, next Sunday my husband and I will be going to an impeach bush protest in Kennebunkport. There should be a lot of coverage because Putin will be meeting with georgie. Then on August 25 we will be going to another protest in Kennebunkport when georgie is there vacationing. This protest will be an anti-war protest. I'll be sure to pack my sign to carry at the protest in Wyandotte.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 08:44 PM
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4. Those Kennebunkport protests sound great
Sorry I won't be in Wyandotte -- I live in Huntington Woods, near the zoo. I posted that for someone else. We have a protest at 11 Mile and Woodward the last Saturday of every month (although this month we had it today instead, but didn't have a great turnout).
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wyandottedem Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 06:49 PM
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5. Hi Sharon
Guess I'm the someone else! :) We weren't able to make it to the picnic...word on the street is that it was a great time!

Thanks for posting the info on our protest. I was just interviewed today for a write up in the local paper, so the word is getting out.



Pam
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:11 PM
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7. Yes, you are the someone else
Sorry you couldn't make it yesterday -- it would have been great to see you again. It was a good time. Nancy showed up for a little while and the Lt. Gov was there for quite a while, too. Gov. Granholm really wanted to come, but she couldn't make it.

Glad you came back.

:hi:
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wyandottedem Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 06:52 PM
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6. Great!
We'll look forward to seeing you there! Have fun in Kennebunkport...make 'em sweat!
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wyandottedem Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-30-07 10:38 PM
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8. Update on the Wyandotte Protest...
Just wanted to say that the number of participants is growing each week, and that I put up a little blog to keep a record of our protests. Here's a link if anyone wants to check it out:

http://wyandotteprotest.blogspot.com /

And by all means, if you're in the area any Saturday at noon, please join us!

poe
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-30-07 11:05 PM
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9. I just posted a comment on your latest post
:hi:

If only this weren't the other side of the earth for me.....Glad to see your crowds are growing.
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wyandottedem Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-30-07 11:47 PM
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10. I got it...
Thanks ~ I confess it was very exciting to have someone leave a comment...and you're not even a relative! I wish you could make it too, but how 'bout you work your side of town and I'll work mine for now, and then in Chicago(!) we'll compare notes and hatch a brilliant plan to sweep Michigan. Or get drunk. Or something. :yoiks: :think:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-01-07 08:53 AM
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11. Can't wait to see you at YKos!
I'm hoping we'll have a DU meetup organized at some point in Chicago -- If you come you'll be able to meet a bunch of DUers in the flesh! As soon as you have enough posts, I can PM (private message) you my cell phone number so we can communicate in Chicago. Actually, I may have your hubby's e-mail address on one of my Gore petitions. If I do, I'll send an e-mail. I don't think you need a ton of posts to be able to PM, though, so hopefully you'll get to that point soon.
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wyandottedem Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-01-07 01:37 PM
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12. Yeah, I was surprised that I couldn't post
I tried to do that for the protest update, and I wasn't allowed. Guess I'm still in the initiation phase here. I'll check my daughter's sign in list for your email/phone# as well. She probably has it, but I'll tell hubby to check his email too. I'm sure I'll be able to post soon in any case. A DU meetup would be great. Have you heard anything about a Michigan meetup? Maybe with the MichLib bunch? Let me know...

poe
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-01-07 05:36 PM
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13. Haven't heard anything yet about MichLib, but I assume there will be something
Too many people to see...too little free time to see them, I'm sure! And I really want to meet the FDL folks.

Keep posting and you should hit whatever that secret number is soon.
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spartan61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-04-07 09:17 PM
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14. I just read your blog. It is great!!
I think it is important that you show the sad and rising numbers each week of those killed. Maybe that will finally wake this country up to what is happening in georgie's war.
I will be in Lincoln Park on Sat., August 11th for my high school reunion. My husband and I plan to meet your group at noon and protest with you (if you don't mind.) We went to the Kennebunkport protest last Sunday and it was so exciting to be with so many people who feel as we do about this corrupt administration and the two idiots who think they own this country. Wish we could be in Wyandotte for the Sat. before too, but that is the day we will be leaving Maine and driving to Michigan for the week. It's been several years since I have been "home." I'm looking forward to the trip. Good luck with your protests. You are doing a good thing. Sometimes I feel that is all we can do because our Congress Critters don't seem to get it when we call or e-mail them. Americans really need to take to the streets and make our voices heard.
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wyandottedem Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-05-07 08:26 PM
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15. Thank you Spartan61
I'll be thrilled to have you come to our protest! I think it's incredible that you are coming all the way from Maine. My husband, daughter, and I will be in Chicago for Yearly Kos the week before, so it works out well. I would hate to miss you! (SharonRB, if you're reading, thanks for posting the info here, and for inviting me to DU -- this is some kick-ass networking!)

Thanks for checking out my blog - the visual of those numbers is so powerful, which is why I did it. If anyone thinks they can't start a blog, think again...it was super-easy. As for the protest, I know you have your own signs, but we have plenty, in case you bring someone else or don't have room for yours. I'm looking forward to meeting you. Kudos to you guys for protesting in Kennebunkpot - that's really takin' it to him! See you soon...

poe
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-05-07 08:41 PM
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16. I'm reading!
I'm so glad you followed up and came here. I tell so many people about DU, and most of them don't even bother giving it a try. Stick around -- and check out other forums. Join us in the Countdown group any evening at 8 (but you have to donate before you can post there).

:hi:

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republicofm Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 10:46 AM
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17. Wish I could have made it
Good luck with the protest today, wish I could have made it!

Mike
Republic of M, Gay Michigan
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wyandottedem Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 04:16 PM
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18. Thanks
We had a good group today, about 35 people. Word is getting out, and the article in the local paper helped too. We're there every week, so come whenever you can.
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