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rawstory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:43 PM
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LAST CALL: 24 House members issue plea to Senate...
Twenty-four members from the House signed a letter issued to the full House and Senate this afternoon in a last-minute bid to encourage the Senate to open discussion on the electoral vote tally Thursday, RAW STORY has learned.

The members signing were: John Conyers, Jr, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Jim McDermott, Maxine Waters, Lynn Woolsey, Bernard Sanders, Eleanor H. Norton, Sam Farr, Chaka Fattah, Donald Payne, Anthony Weiner, Diane Watson, Barbara Lee, Elijah Cummings, Robert Wexler, Juanita Millender-McDonald, Jos E. Serrano, Major Owens, Danny K. Davis, Dennis J. Kucinich, Sheila Jackson Lee, William Clay, Jr. and Barney Frank.

Rep. Frank's signature was not included in this release because he signed it after it had been scanned.

http://rawstory.rawprint.com/105/final_plea_105.php
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:44 PM
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1. Thank goodness for these wonderful/brave/outspoken DEMOCRATS!
:toast:

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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:51 PM
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9. And, of course, one Independent, Mr. Sanders.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:52 PM
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12. True.
:hi:
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:44 PM
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2. Dennis J. Kucinich !!! (n/t)
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:48 PM
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6. How many Ohio representatives is that?
2? Pretty sure Boxer said she was in if Ohio representatives were in.
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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:07 PM
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20. So much for all the questions about Dennis. Go Dennis.! You're a hero!
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Idioteque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:14 PM
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33. I hope he can get Sherrod Brown to sign on too! (n/t)
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Eye_on_prize Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:19 PM
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34. It's about time Dennis weigh in on this...geesh. Thanks Dennis 4 finally
coming around on this .
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:45 PM
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3. Where's Jerrold Nadler? Expected to see his name.
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rawstory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:49 PM
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7. Source says it was probably quick turnaround
Had only a few hours to have members read and sign letter b/c had to be hand delivered to senate.
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:46 PM
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4. That is great and thanks for the news......n/t
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Riverman Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:48 PM
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5. Zoe Lofgren D - San Jose
Zoe where are you? Safest democratic seat in Calif
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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:23 PM
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37. Where's Marcy Kaptur of OH? n/t
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:50 PM
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8. Proud to see Jim McDermott D-WA on this list!! These are our leaders nt
Edited on Wed Jan-05-05 04:51 PM by glitch
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ohio_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:51 PM
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10. Where is
Ted Strickland?? :(
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:51 PM
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11. That's double the dzen reported by the MSM. About right.
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:53 PM
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13. NOW you know who to VOTE for when they need us!!
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:54 PM
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14. Barbara Lee! My rep!
The only one to vote against the Iraq war resolution.

Thank you thank you.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:56 PM
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15. well, hello, Barney! Thank you Mr.Frank
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:56 PM
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16. Excellent! I am so pleased to see McDermott (WA), Sanders (VT),
Kucinich (OH), Woolsey (CA), Farr (CA), Wiener (NY), Wexler (FLA), Serrano (NY), and Frank (MA). At the very least we will have ensured that the Congressional Black Caucus will not have to stand alone.

:kick:
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femme.democratique Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:57 PM
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17. Glad to see Kucinich on there, that means alot!!!! eom
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ohio_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:02 PM
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19. It sure does...
I'm so glad to see him on board. :)
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femme.democratique Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:08 PM
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21. Why hasn't he made any public statements?
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ohio_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:11 PM
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23. Not a clue
Keeping a low profile until the last minute? :shrug:
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femme.democratique Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:11 PM
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25. I suppose, maybe he was convinced by the Conyers report?
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:01 PM
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18. WTF? Why isn't my House member on there?
SHE'S A DEMOCRAT IN A TOTALLY SAFE DISTRICT!!!!

(Trots off to write her immediately.)
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:21 PM
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30. Ok, Rep. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON,
SEVEN TERM DEMOCRAT, and MY REPRESENTATIVE, and MEMBER OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS.

YOU'D BETTER DAMN WELL STAND UP!
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mollyd Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:10 PM
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22. We should send a tube of KY
Edited on Wed Jan-05-05 05:10 PM by mollyd
to all the members of congress who prefer to bend over rather than take a risk and stand up!
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:11 PM
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24. No Castle? Hmmmm, looks like I'm voting Dem next time. n/t
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newscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:13 PM
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26. Bless them all!
Edited on Wed Jan-05-05 05:15 PM by newscott
And special kudos to Barney Frank, my rep!!!!! :bounce:
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:13 PM
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27. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS
Hey, this is our SPECIALITY -- WORLD WIDE WEB...
let's USE our abilities to get the word out!!!
For those of you who can't bein Washington tomorrow,
you can at least spread the word ELECTRONICALLY!!
I have sent out the Conyer Senate Letter to 30 friends
throughout Europe, Thailand and Australia. Get
the word out!! FAST! If you were a U.S. Senator with
the WHOLE BLINKING WORLD LOOKING DOWN YOUR THROAT,
wouldn't you be a little bit concerned? We can make it
happen! Get the vision in your head of an entire planet
watching to see what happens in session tomorrow in
Washington... with them all thinking, "Let's see what
American Democracy is all about!" Phew!
Talk about a WORLD court.
Shazam!
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:19 PM
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29. Tracking since
Nov 12 I think, from Malalysia got some Japanese friends lurking here too we all watching.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 05:15 PM
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28. Heroes, all n/t
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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:06 PM
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31. One think tank named Kucinich the Congressman of the Year
Their American Hero list (halfway down the site on the right) from 2004 includes Jim McDermott and Maxine Waters as well as Dennis Kucinich. Glad to see these three on the list.

That site is patrickhenrythinktank.org
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:10 PM
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32. Look at all those beautiful signatures....I have heard...
People say that being a Senator is so much more high profile, holds so much more prestige....bla bla bla....

It's our House Members that are busting-ass, and fighting balls out for us.

They deserve a round of applause!

We'll see what the Senate deserves from us tomorrow!!
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:23 PM
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35. Kucinich signing on is very significant
first he is from Ohio, were the worst of the election fraud took place and he is the only one who had also been a candidate for President.

He's definitely one of the best.
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:44 PM
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36. Google "joint session contest electoral votes"
and see what the first thing is to come up. The freeps are going crazy, I guess. I didn't go over there. Haha.
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