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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:42 AM
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: I spoke to a very noncommital Representative Jan Schakowski.
Edited on Thu Jul-12-07 07:25 AM by liberaldemocrat7
and spoke to Representative Jan Schakowski of the Out of Iraq Caucus and told her

of this action to end the war. Tell her to spread the word to her fellow representatives and constituents all over the US: Also mention Democratic Underground.

I told her:

"For those who want to end the war call War contractor and GOP contributor General Electric at 203 373 2211 and ask for the public relations department or email gary.sheffer@ge.com

Tell the person that you want the Iraq war to end by Dec 2007. Tell the person that you will no longer buy their products until the GE CEO gets George W Bush to end the war, and then resign with Cheney."


The more people who call into CSPAN Washington Journal on the Democrats line the better the chance that one of us will pass the message to Representative Jan Schakowski. CALL 202 737 0002.



She ACTED VERY NONCOMMITAL ABOUT MY SPEAKING TO HER as if ok there appear winners and losers in the sphere of companies doing business and making money on the war. Did she say anythign about whether she would spread the word, yes or no? NOT A WORD. I find it rather disappointing that our own representatives act so noncommittal about this and cynically wait for the 2008 election.



"The Republican party appears weak and vulnerable at the cash registers of those companies that give them money."


Call General Electric. Start the revolution.


Gary Sheffer
Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
(203) 373-3476
gary.sheffer@ge.com

Peter O'Toole
Director, Public Relations
(203) 373-2547
peter.o\'toole@ge.com
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:58 AM
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1. Lamar Alexander is on now. Central time
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:59 AM
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2. waiting??
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:01 AM
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4. a caller says it is time for Bush to call upon our Univerisites, researchers etc
to get off the oil addiction instead of the band aid approach bush is doing now.


grand. actually it is Kerry's idea
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:00 AM
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3. We could have used some callers to confront Lamar Alexander
on his eleventh hour conversion on doing something constructive about the war instead of backing * and his insane ideas.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:03 AM
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5. yes,. they are playing clip from Ted Kennedy now---get out of the war.
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:04 AM
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6. Call now
call now 202 737 0002
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:04 AM
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7. Jan Schakowsk coming up next.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:05 AM
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9. I have heard her before. She is articulate. CALL--LIGHT up the PHONE
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:04 AM
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8. And She's Supposed to Change Repugnican Votes In The Senate?
Jan's great and I look forward to hearing her...not just about Iraq but many other topics she's out front on. In fact, I'd rather hear her discuss the health care mess as this is where her expertise lies and what the House needs to focus on...not Iraq.

The votes are in the House to pass most withdrawl plans, but with Repugnican obstructionists in the Senate, nothing is gonna get done. As long as you have Repugnicans feinting they're "tiring of the war", then they go and vote to enable even more bloodletting. Alexander is more the problem here than Schakowski.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:16 AM
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12. yes, Alexander is part of the problem!!
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:06 AM
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10. I just got in.
I'm waiting. If they don't accidently cut me off I will tell her.

Call in anyway.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:22 AM
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17. I'm betting you're on as I type
thw two monkeys Baker and Hamilton. :yourock:
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:10 AM
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11. Represntative Schakowski acted so noncommittal about my call GE campaign.
Does she really want to end this war?
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:20 AM
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15. What Can She Do?
Throw a tantrum on the House floor?
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:32 AM
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22. No, she can tell people to call general electric and pressure them.
God do you appear so dense that if people apply pressure to a friend of the GOP telling them they won't buy their products in droves that perhaps something will happen?

That's how Gandhi and Mandela brought down oppressive governments, with boycotts of their government's company friends.

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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:36 AM
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24. Huh???
So Congresspeople are now supposed to stage corporate boycotts? And how is this to be done?

Again...stay on the topic and question here please...what can she do as a LEGISLATOR...one of 435 who already have voted on cutting funding and timetables?

From one who did plenty of boycotting from the Vietnam era...I've avoided GE products since those days...I still boycott Pepsi for hiring Nixon to sit on their board of directors. But that's individuals...not government action

Again...please try and tell me what else she can do.
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:43 AM
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27. She's a citizen. If she really wants to end this war she could tell her fellow
Edited on Thu Jul-12-07 07:44 AM by liberaldemocrat7
representatives and constituents to have people call GE. No, she wants to cynically wait for Nov 2008 while 100 soldiers on average die each month until then.

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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:51 AM
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28. GE Will End This Invasion?
Honestly, I'm trying to follow you here. Is GE responsible for this invasion?

Are they war profiteers? Yes. But they are in a long list of companies that are. Why single out GE? Again, just curious to hear your explanation.

I know Congressman Schakowski...both as one who lives in her state, she respresents the district I grew up in (one of the most liberal/progressive in the country) and I've had the chance to both hear her speak and shake her hand. This lady was against this invasion from the outset...spoke out when it wasn't popular. If anyone wants our troops home, and now, It's Congresswoman Schakowski.

Again...what do you expect her to do? She's done a great job in forming a caucus and is one of the most realiable votes we have here in our common goal to end this madness. Why not take your anger and frustration to help put pressure on Senate Repugnicans who are obstructing any discussion of ending this fiasco...or working for a campaign that is organizing to remove more Repugnican obstructionists next year.
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 11:51 AM
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32. GE will lose money until their CEO gets Bush to end the invasion of Iraq.
Edited on Thu Jul-12-07 11:52 AM by liberaldemocrat7
I expect an elected Representative to act like a citizen. If the reality appears that she cannot persuade Republicans in congress to end this war, then I expect her to take the message to citizens and say, you buy products every day. Change your buying patterns such that you will no longer buy any GE consumer products, call general Electric at 203 373 2211 and say to the public relations person, get your CEO to persuade Bush to end the war and until that happens you will no longer buy GE consumer products.

Keep watching Countdown though but watch no other program on MSNBC.

Gandhi told his citizens something similar and the British eventually left India. Our leaders should apply economic pressure on the friends of the GOP.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:17 AM
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13. keep this KICKED
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:19 AM
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14. says prob. not Demonstrations cause already have 70% of country behind
getting out of the war
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:20 AM
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16. Some very good calls this morning n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:36 AM
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23. yes
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:37 AM
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25. Reading from WPost--al-quida in Iraq------is the principle enemy
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:23 AM
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18. she says she sees fear in the eys of many upcoming Repugs esp those
who are up for re-election in 2008
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:25 AM
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19. she is talking about our equipping them when they may hope to take over
the country
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:27 AM
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20. caller: "they hate being OCCUPIED more that they hate each other"
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:29 AM
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21. 'militarily we have won the war-----We have won, now get out"
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:42 AM
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26. Perhaps she thinks that it is a stupid idea but did not want to offend you by
telling you so.
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:52 AM
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29. No, perhaps you consider the plan dumb, but she hasn't said.
Would you have told Mandela, Tutu and and Gandhi that boycotts appear stupid?

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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 08:22 AM
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30. Bingo.
nt
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 08:28 AM
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31. Jan Schakowski is one of the reps they are pushing to sign off on impeachment
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