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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:36 PM
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The Fierce Urgency of Now
This speech was delivered at the Take Back the Vote Rally in Illinois on Sat., Aug. 19th

The Fierce Urgency of Now

By Jean Kaczmarek,
co-chair Illinois Ballot Integrity Project, DuPage Chapter
August 20, 2006


Eighty-six years ago yesterday, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote after a 72-year battle.

Forty-three years later on a hot August day, Martin Luther King delivered his immortal I Have a Dream speech to remind Americans of the fierce urgency of now.

Here we are, 43 years later on another August day, faced with the unfinished work of civil rights in our electoral process, to also dramatize an appalling condition.

The heart of election reform is a matter of civil rights. When our votes are not counted, all of us are strapped in a chair and force fed with iron clamps and tubes, all of us are plastered with fire hoses with a force which strips bark off trees, all of us are sitting at the back of the bus...

http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_conten...
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:31 AM
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1. Nominated. nt
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:01 AM
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2. not to yield
that is it- not to yield.
courage all!! :toast:
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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:47 AM
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3. The wind is changing...
;)
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