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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 06:21 PM
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Fitrakis and Wasserman to brief Congressional Progressives
This just in from an email from Ecological Options Network.

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey has invited Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis of FreePress.org to give a briefing about America's deepening electoral crisis to the Progressive Caucus in the U.S. House of Representativeson December 7th.

I don't see anything on their website about it yet (http://www.eon3.net/pages/main.html ) or on Free Press (http://www.freepress.org .)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 06:24 PM
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1. What a treasure those two are. n/t
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 06:29 PM
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2. Let me emphasize....
Edited on Mon Nov-28-05 06:31 PM by liberalnurse
These fine gentlemen are Ohioans. I see them at every progressive event. They are indeed Ohio's treasure and most of all, America's Town Criers" for democracy. :applause:


Bob's got the goods too! He has text on this that resembles a NY phone book!
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 06:33 PM
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4. I try not to have hero/ines, but they make it difficult! n/t
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 08:57 PM
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5. Lucky woman. I emailed Bob's campaign and asked how to
hook up and help. :)
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 06:31 PM
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3. Here's more, and related news
This is a longer excerpt from the EON email I just recieved. (I can't paste it here in full because it's a request for funds.)

...FreePress.org and EON have now joined forces to produce a unique new documentary entitled VOTERS REVOLT! - Restoring Democracy in America.

For the next step in production, the EON team needs to be with the Free Press teamin D.C., gathering interviews and reporting on the recent powerful GAO report, which corroborates their award-winning reporting on the many ways our electoral system is broken. Our projected interview schedule includes Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rep. Cynthia McKinney.

Then on to Ohio. We have a great opportunity to capture the fallout from the massive irregularities in Ohio's most recent election, when statistically unexplainable results were reported. Twoof the many unbelieveable vote tallies were Issue 2 and Issue 3, both hard fought and well supported election reform measures. Historically accurate polling predicted both would pass with 59% and 61% of the vote, respectively. Yet the "official" vote tally showed almost the opposite, 63.5%, and 67% againstthe reforms, which is a very unbelievable 40 point error in polling. This may indicate the futility of voting for election reform in a corrupt electoral system. You can't vote to repair your broken electoral system if your votes aren't counted...

There is little to no mainstream corporate or alternative reporting and public discussion about our deliberately privatized and corrupted electoral system -and the citizen efforts to reclaim it. Together with Free Press, we aim to contribute as quickly as possible - an overview and analysis of the situation in multiple forms andformats. We'll produce streaming video, podcasting, short versions for meetings, longer versions for houseparties. We are targeting Link TV and Free Speech TV for national broadcast. The public must understand the truth of whether or not their votes are being accurately counted before the November 2006 election! The release date target forVOTERS REVOLT! - Restoring Democracy in America is June 2006.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 11:01 PM
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6. Don't forget tomorrow at 12:30 at the Ohio Statehouse Bob will be
officially announcing his candidacy for OH Governor. I'll be there and will report back.
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 11:32 PM
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7. Can't wait for your report! Go, Governor Fitrakis! n/t
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