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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 04:22 PM
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Reserve April----The Mobilization to End Poverty--- Washington, D.C.
The election of Senator Obama represents a historic moment for our nation and world. A new door has opened and a new dawn of leadership will soon begin. However, even the most committed president will face incredible pressures and obstacles in making poverty reduction a priority, particularly during this economic crisis.

This April, Sojourners will host The Mobilization to End Poverty a historic gathering of thousands of Christians here in Washington, D.C. Together, we will call the new president and members of Congress to take immediate steps to address extreme poverty. And we need you to be there.
Learn more about The Mobilization to End Poverty.

Weve already sent notice to President-elect Barack Obama, that we expect him to join The Mobilization and address the thousands gathered. While we intend to listen to him, we will also demand accountability for the promises he makes to us and to those living in poverty.
Along with the newly elected president, weve also invited nationally known speakers and advocates such as Tavis Smiley, Gov. Mike Huckabee (invited), Rich Stearns, Rev. Sharon Watkins, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Rep. John Lewis, John Perkins, Alexia Kelley, Brian McLaren, and Rev. Freddie Haynes plus many others who will join Sojourners Rev. Jim Wallis for this historic, three-day event.

For full program, http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&item=M...
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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 04:34 PM
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1. K&R
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 05:18 PM
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2. thanks, AllieB!!
:hi:
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 05:20 PM
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3. Kick
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maryf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 06:16 PM
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4. K & R5! this should be huge!
I hope lots mark their calendars for this one! Thanks Bobbolink!!
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 07:12 PM
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5. I wish there was excitement... doesn't seem to rate.
:(

Thanks, Mary!

:loveya:
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 07:36 PM
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6. I think this is very important
but I'll be too poor to go.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 08:23 PM
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8. Me,too..... but I'm so glad they are doing this!
I hope that Obama accepts the speaking invitation (I think there's a good chance of that!), and I hope that people are able to make an impact on their visit to capitol hill .... speaking to reps and senators!

Maybe the day will come when we poor folk can be there for a triumphal march! :hi:
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 09:50 PM
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11. I hope so!!
Edited on Wed Nov-12-08 09:50 PM by undeterred
:hi: Sojourners is the real deal.
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Indigo Blue Donating Member (167 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-15-08 04:06 AM
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21. Did you check out Sojourners Ride-Share & scholarship program? And Couch Surfing?
"Sojourners Ride-Share": http://goloco.org/groups/4218

Sojourners scholarship program for M2EP participants with financial need: http://sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&item=M2EP-...

Couch surfing: http://www.couchsurfing.com / (not Sojourners, but linked on their site here: http://sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&item=M2EP-... )

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 08:14 PM
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7. K&R
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 08:28 PM
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9. K&R!
:thumbsup:
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 08:30 PM
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10. Thanks! This keeps sinking, and I appreciate you bumping it up!
:pals:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-08 01:04 AM
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12. Error: You've already recommended that thread. n/t
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-08 11:41 AM
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14. silly error message--recommend it anyway!
:rofl:

Thanks, vickiss!!!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-08 09:43 PM
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15. I never give up!
:rofl:
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-08 09:42 AM
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13. I'll kick this.
And I'll try to be there.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-08 10:49 PM
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16. It's sad that most of the Christians I know don't give a shit about ending poverty.
Edited on Thu Nov-13-08 10:51 PM by Ladyhawk
I wish you well!

I am a staunch atheist and will soon find my own way to help others. I've decided that for me, it must be religion-free.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-14-08 05:16 PM
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17. To each her own.
:hi:
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Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-14-08 05:21 PM
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18. K&R
Universal Health Care is the way to prevent poverty for so many. Someone should invite Congressman Kucinich to speak about this most important legislation...
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Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-14-08 05:23 PM
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19. oops too late to recommend
maybe you should repost?

Thanks Bobbolink!
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-14-08 05:23 PM
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20. Happy to kick this one up for you :)
:kick:
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