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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:30 PM
Original message
We're looking for *1000* committed DUers for the DU Activist Corps
Edited on Sat Jul-02-05 11:05 AM by Skinner
UPDATE: The response so far has been great! So, we're increasing our goal to 1000! --Skinner

As I'm sure you are all aware, the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor marks the beginning of what will likely be a massive battle over who will take her place. It is a battle in which Democratic Underground intends to play a role. As one of the more moderate members of the court, O'Connor has been the deciding vote for numerous extremely important court decisions. Her successor could tip the balance of power for years to come.

After four years of building this website from nothing into the most popular liberal discussion forum, it is time for us to be more active in helping our members become political activists. We had long hoped that by bringing such a large group of people together, a significant level of activism would occur spontaneously without our help. This has happened on occasion, and our members have contributed to many important causes, but too much of the process is left to chance. The time has come for some official organization.

We start in a good position, because we've got thousands of people here every day -- somewhere in the neighborhood of 40,000 people visit Democratic Underground on a typical day. But we face a number of challenges. I believe our two biggest obstacles have been the following: 1) This place is so large that most requests for activism get lost in the shuffle; and 2) Many members feel that there is no guarantee that anyone else will take action, so it seems pointless to spend time doing stuff yourself.

I don't think we can overcome these obstacles by simply posting stuff and saying "Hey everybody! Do this now!" We need to do more.

The Democratic Underground Activist Corps

With this in mind, today we are proposing the creation of the Democratic Underground Activist Corps. The idea is simple: Identify and bring together the members of our community who are willing to make a personal commitment to activism. Only after we have a critical mass of people who have made that personal commitment, we can start the hard work of actually trying to make a difference. We could eventually bring together thousands of people, but I think the minimum number necessary to make this worthwhile is 1000.

How it works

If you are not willing to make a serious commitment to activism, please do not sign up. We are looking for people who are ready and willing to "sign on the dotted line," to make a personal commitment to do your part in the actions of the DU Activist Corps.

The Activism & Events forum has been renamed as the "DU Activist Headquarters" and it has been moved to the top of the Admin Picks section of the Forum Lobby, Latest, and Greatest Pages. The DU Activist Headquarters will serve as ground zero for discussion of all things related to activism, and will give members an area to propose and discuss possible activism by Activist Corps. When an official action for the Activist Corps is agreed upon, one of the DU Administrators will post a thread in the Activist Headquarters and pin it to the top of that forum. (We understand that our members are busy and do not have unlimited time to devote to activism. We will be respectful of your time when new actions are posted -- probably once every few days.)

Once an Official Action thread has been posted in the Activist Headquarters, every registered member of the DU Activist Corps will be sent a private message and/or email message to let you know that it is there. Each Official Action will have clear instructions, and a clear deadline.

When you have completed the action, you should return to the Activist Headquarters and register that you are done. We will have a function set up to handle this member reporting, which will likely work on the honor system. The system will keep a running total of who has taken action.

When you report back that you have completed a particular action, a permanent notation will be added to your personal Activist Profile (which will be linked from your DU member profile). Each member of the DU Activist Corps will have a permanent record of each action they participated in.

We are considering possibly giving members of the DU Activist Corps a special notation on their profile and/or posts, indicating that they are registered members of the Activist Corps. If a member stops participating in the Activist Corps for an extended period of time, they may lose their designation as an Activist Corps member. (They can easily join again when they are ready to do so.) We are still working out some of the details.

That's how it's going to work. Now, all we need are 1000 committed DU activists!

How to sign up to be a member of the DU Activist Corps

As I said above, if you are not willing to make a serious commitment to activism, please do not sign up. We are looking for people who are ready and willing to "sign on the dotted line," to make a personal commitment to do your part in the actions of the DU Activist Corps. Signing up to be a member of the DU Activist Corps is simple:

1. You must be a registered member of Democratic Underground, and you must be logged in. If you are not registered or logged on, please do so now.

2. Just click this link to join the DU Activist Corps. It will automatically register you as a member.

3. At any time, you can check if you or someone else is a member of the DU Activist Corps by looking at their DU profile.

How many people have signed up?

You can check back to this post at any time to find out how many DUers have signed up for the DU Activist Corps.

Total Number of Activist Corps Members: 1455 (This number will update automatically.)

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them here.

Skinner
DU Administrator
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:34 PM
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1. Woah
You're faster than the GOP with their PATRIOT Act after 9/11! ;)
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:35 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. This is the BIG fight of the year, IMHO.
As another DUer so eloquently put it this morning: GAME ON.
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:37 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. And another:
BRING IT ON!

I've signed up. Let's kick some ass.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #2
208. This is the biggest fight in a generation. O'Conner's seat can literally
tip the court's balance in the wrong direction. Of the moderate/conservative justices, she is the worst to lose right now.
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frankly_fedup2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 10:28 AM
Response to Reply #208
326. It's a friggin nightmare. Of course, Bush is going to put the most
extreme choice he can find. He has for every other position. Look at Bolton . . . still not confirmed (thank goodness).

The real nightmare will be when Rhenquist retires due to his illness, or God forbid, dies. The poor man is 80+ and being treated for thyroid cancer and STILL working everyday. I don't agree with his policy sometimes; however, IMHO, he is to be admired.
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 11:15 PM
Response to Reply #2
315. Skinner, are you going to include election issues in this forum? IF
WE DON'T DEAL WITH ELECTION FRAUD they will take even more house and senate seats in 2006 and nothing slse we do will matter.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 01:01 AM
Response to Reply #2
348. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
AUYellowDog Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #1
92. Praise the Lord and pass the ammo, lets get this shit done!
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #92
353. AMEN
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 04:34 PM
Response to Reply #1
313. I'm in!
I've been doing this sort of thing all along, anyway. I hesitated to sign up at first because I was afraid it might entail going to events or something that I just don't have time for with my schedule. Now that I've been reassured on that count, I'm in!

Proud to be part of the DU Activist Corps -- now let's kick some reTHUGlican A**!!

:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:37 PM
Response to Original message
4. This is an outstanding idea.
We definitely have a big fight over this ahead.

I'm willing to make the commitment. I'm here every day, anyway. :)
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:40 PM
Response to Reply #4
7. BTW, I think we have to work to replace both O'Connor & Rehnquist
with moderates, not just O'Connor.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:38 PM
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5. I've never been passive
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 12:39 PM by wryter2000
But I've never thought of myself as an activist before. Can you give me an idea how much of a commitment it will take. I have some money I can donate (not much), and I have some time to write letters and e-mails. I'd like to take part, but I don't want to join and then drop the ball.

Is it possible to get more information before I join?

On edit: This is a fantastic idea.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:43 PM
Response to Reply #5
10. We intend to be respectful of members's schedules.
We will not ask you to do something every day. If it's something simple (say, voting in an online poll) then time shouldn't be an issue. But if it's something that requires a little more time (writing a letter to the editor) we would only ask every week or so.

As I said in my post above: We understand that our members are busy and do not have unlimited time to devote to activism. We will be respectful of your time when new actions are posted -- probably once every few days.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:19 PM
Response to Reply #10
54. That I can do.
I'm signing up.

Activitist Brilmayer reporting for duty!
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kimpossible Donating Member (785 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 11:29 PM
Response to Reply #10
360. OK, I'm in!
That sounds like the kind of thing I already do, anyway. It'll be good to coordinate with the rest of you.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:38 PM
Response to Original message
6. Question: Is this online activism?
Would this involve online activism (emails, petition signing, etc.) or protesting, going to events, etc.? Or is it both?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #6
8. It would mostly be online.
But it would likely include other types of activism that you can do from home: writing actual snail-mail letters to Senators or to local media, for example.

At the moment, we have no plans for this to include events or protesting.
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:45 PM
Response to Reply #8
13. Then I'm in
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 12:58 PM by indigo32
my evenings are all about this!

P.S.... don't have a problem going to protests, but this has to work around my job for the moment.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:49 PM
Response to Reply #8
15. That will be easier for me then... I'm signing up!
:thumbsup:
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:56 PM
Original message
online stuff i am more than willing to do, i am in!
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 12:57 PM by LSK
You guys rule!!
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:43 PM
Response to Original message
9. can you give some examples
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 12:44 PM by shugah
of the types of actions that will be requested? each person will have different strengths to offer any activism and i for one, know that i am willing to do whatever i can to influence the outcome of the coming battle but i want to make sure that i can fulfill the commitment if i were to sign up.

on edit - it seems that others have already asked the same question.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:45 PM
Response to Reply #9
12. We intend to focus on activism that can be done from home.
WE ARE LIKELY TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

Voting in online polls.
Signing petitions.
Writing letters to Senators.
Writing letters to the Editor.
Sending emails to media.
Sending emails to friends.

WE ARE UNLIKELY TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

Go to protests.
Hold local events.
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:50 PM
Response to Reply #12
16. thanks!
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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:50 PM
Response to Reply #12
18. If it can be done from home.
I'm in. Politicians are always claiming they want to hear the voices of young voters. I'll bite.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:53 PM
Response to Reply #12
24. Oh... Well then! I already *do* those things! I'm in-a-roo!
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 12:57 PM by Prag
:D

(Edit: changed can to already)
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:25 PM
Response to Reply #12
62. Oh. That's what I do already.
I've got idiotic physical and financial limitations, but my emailing capabilities are just fine and I use them, from sending thank yous for columns that voice our concerns, to signing petitions and goosing online polls. And writing uncheery little notes to my representatives.

Also, I have a little list of friends who regularly get info from me.

I'm an activist? Who knew?
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Donailin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 11:12 PM
Response to Reply #12
216. well heck, that's easy
been doing this already for the past two years.
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #12
260. thanks that answers my question
I'm in
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gorbal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 03:39 AM
Response to Reply #12
280. That is what I do anyway
Might as well sign up then. I was afraid your were going to ask us to canvas or table. Not that I have anything against it, I just suck at debating with people in person.

If you ever need any art, send me an e-mail:)
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 11:00 AM
Response to Reply #12
285. Ok. I am signing up.
Edited on Sun Jul-03-05 11:01 AM by geckosfeet
edit for spelling. Jeez,,, only 1 word longer than 2 letters,,,,,,,
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 04:44 PM
Response to Reply #12
355. How about just ONE protest? A biggie in Wash DC 9/24-26
and.... DU Activists can still be part of it by spreading the message here at home if they can't attend?

It's an IMPEACHMENT Party! What would it look like if DU didn't attend?

Well, I'm going and I'll just have to get a long list of people attending in spirit, I guess!!!
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:44 PM
Response to Original message
11. As long as I don't have to walk, I'm in
Though I might hop somewhere if I have to.
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UCLA Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:49 PM
Response to Original message
14. I'm in! Lets go!!!
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:50 PM
Response to Original message
17. I'd be happy to participate.
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 12:58 PM by Prag
:kick:
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converted_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:50 PM
Response to Original message
19. I'm here, bring em' on!!!
I'm here 5 to 6 hours a day anyway, and I can't think of a more fulfilling way to spend my time!!!!
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:50 PM
Response to Original message
20. I already send a daily email to MSM
I also have unlimited long distance so I call anyone is U. S. anytime. As with some on this board, I cannot get out and protest, but I can write and call and will be happy to do it...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:51 PM
Response to Original message
21. Oh, man. This'll be like my third Permanent Record.
:)
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:52 PM
Response to Reply #21
22. LOL!
I love it!
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:52 PM
Response to Original message
23. One thought
Something caught my eye: "honor system". You know that word intrinsically incompatible with "honor"? Yup: "Freeper".

Shouldn't there be some kind of a filter to ensure that there aren't saboteurs involved in this? A post count minimum, for example -- since those are required even to post threads?
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jahyarain Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:59 PM
Response to Reply #23
30. i was thinking the same thing
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 01:02 PM by jahyarain
i was also thinking that maybe some of us COULD organize protests with the schedules of those involved kept in mind (my wife and i have full time jobs and 4 children but they are also the reason i want to stand up and fight)

on edit: i realize my post count is extremely low but that's because anything i want to say is usually already said (i'm here almost all day at work though!)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #30
41. Welcome to DU, jahyarain
:hi:
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jahyarain Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:31 PM
Response to Reply #41
63. thank you!
actually i've been here...i think it's been almost a year but i usually don't talk much. but much like "The Daily Show", this is one of the few places one can go to get the actual news (and read intelligent conversations!)
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toymachines Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:21 PM
Response to Reply #30
55. ya i really wish there was some sort of protest schedule
that is my thing, physical activism. anything to try and wake the zombies up, inform the masses. but its a bitch when its just my five friends. keep the good work up guys. i am excited to see what the du activists can do with there powers combined. B-)
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 01:49 AM
Response to Reply #55
229. I've Been Out Protesting With ONE Other Person
More is better, of course!
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 04:49 PM
Response to Reply #55
356. Here's a protest for you... 9/24-26 Wash DC
http://impeachbush.meetup.com/boards/view/viewthread?thread=1429154

<snip>
Hold Bush & Congress Accountable for the Deaths, the Destruction,
the Lies, and the Toll on Our Communities
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2005


END THE WAR ON IRAQ - BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
Leave no bases behind - End the corporate occupation of Iraq
Stop bankrupting our communities - No military recruitment in our schools

Sat., 9/24 - Massive March, Rally & Festival
Sun., 9/25 - Interfaith Service, Grassroots Training
Mon., 9/26 - Lobby Day, Mass Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience


If you can't be there, I will take DU logins for a "Here in Spirit" sign that I will try to get displayed on MSM and at least get a picture of and post after the event.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:01 PM
Response to Reply #23
34. If we start to think there is a problem, then we'll address it.
But at the moment, we hope to keep this open to as many people as possible, even newbies with low post-counts.
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demjuli Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #34
49. Thanks from this newbie
who doesn't post as often as she'd like to.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #49
73. Welcome to DU, demjuli!
:hi: Good day to be here.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:57 PM
Response to Reply #34
77. What happens if a person goes on a vacation for three weeks?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:59 PM
Response to Reply #77
79. Then you become an inactive member of the Activist Corps.
But when you come back from vacation, you can easily become an active member by participating in more activism.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:00 PM
Response to Reply #79
83. Do we need to let you know we are going?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #83
85. No, not at all. (nt)
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #79
134. So the entire DU account doesn't become inactive only the "activist"
part?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #134
136. That is correct. (nt)
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 07:32 PM
Response to Reply #77
189. Thanks for asking this
When we were travelling, we accessed DU at the library. So if I'm near one when we're away and it's convenient, it might be fun to check in. Just a thought. I'm glad you asked about this!!!
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sagesnow Donating Member (311 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 06:15 PM
Response to Reply #34
180. From a long time lurker
Count me in on the DU activist forum.

I don't post much, but I do send out lots of links from DU to my list of liberal friends here in the red MidWest. I don't like to post unless I have something great to add. Please don't automatically assume lurkers are BAD. DU is like my daily newspaper- I just don't send a letter to the editor every day in the form of a DU post.

I'd like to change my screen name to LurkinLibral but then my post total would really be low again.
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cloudythescribbler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #34
292. have people agree to a short CONTRACT agreeing not to be a freeper
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:55 PM
Response to Original message
25. Awesome idea
My post count may not show it, but I spend hours here every weekday~ might as well make use of myself, eh? :).

Signed up.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:56 PM
Response to Original message
26. I'm in.
I'm ready to do whatever it takes. I've been stewing in my own anger and fear since I found out about O'Connor's resignation. If I don't take this energy and direct it to actual action I will most likely go insane at this point.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:57 PM
Response to Original message
27. This is awesome!
execellent Idea...the admins :yourock:

I signed up...
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GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:57 PM
Response to Original message
28. I'm In



LET'S DO IT!

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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:59 PM
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Im in!
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:59 PM
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29. Skinner! PLEASE PIN AT TOP OF ALL FORUMS!
Just trying to get your attention. :)
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:02 PM
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36. I will pin it later.
For now, I want to let it float a little, because I think more people are likely to see it that way. Once the inital interest dies down, I'll pin it to the top.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:03 PM
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37. I second that
this needs to stay at the top
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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:59 PM
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31. I am in.
I will stand in defense of the Supreme Court.
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:00 PM
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32. Thanks !!! I am in. I am so glad you are harnessing the massive
amount of positive energy in DU. We needed to be organized !!!!
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:01 PM
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33. I was number 80 something yay!! Im gonna remember this day forever!!
Lets punch that clock!!
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:02 PM
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35. I'm signing on.
I will do my best to fulfill the requirements. Thank you for the opportunity, and "good on ya" for the concept.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:04 PM
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38. 100 sign-ups in 30 minutes!
Great job, DUers!
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:04 PM
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39. Would you be interested in linking your efforts to PDA?
I can wire your corps and our corps together.
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:25 PM
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104. Skinner's call, of course, but I would have concerns about this
Depending on what you mean by "wiring" the two together. I'm not at all sure I would approve of every PDA position on things. Sorry, but that's the way it is given some of the history I'm aware of.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:26 PM
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106. I'm shocked
I was thinking of using the PDA blog to push whatever activism Skinner puts up here. Two groups are better than one.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:10 PM
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132. TOTALLY, TOTALLY agree. n/t
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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:07 PM
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40. Will there be any kind of allowance for being away?
I am going on my honeymoon in about a week and a half and will be out of the country. I would LOVE to do this, but don't want to be gone for 10 days and find my account deactivated because I hadn't participated during that time frame.

Olaf
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:16 PM
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48. To be clear, your DU account would not be deactivated.
You would just be listed as an inactive member of the Activist Corps. When you come back from vacation, you can jump right back in and become an active member again.
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AgadorSparticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 11:15 PM
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275. i'm glad you cleared this up. we travel a lot and i was concerned
about dropping the ball. i write letters already and do the online polls, etc. i think this is a really great idea. count me in! :thumbsup:
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Liberal Dose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:09 PM
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42. I would gladly protest, do freeway blogging, etc. with other DUers in my
area. So, anybody in Key Largo or the surrounding area feel free to contact me for some rabble rousing. :)
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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:12 PM
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44. so would i in my area! memphis tn!
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grumpy old fart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:00 PM
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80. Add one here from Memphis also!
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jahyarain Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:13 PM
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95. haha
i'm just up the road from you guys in Nashville
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grumpy old fart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:23 PM
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101. haha?
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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:10 PM
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43. I'm in either way I guess. I do all that stuff already. N/T
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yankeeinlouisiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:12 PM
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45. Sweet!
Great idea!! I've just signed up...what's my first assignment!

:bounce:
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:17 PM
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50. You're not going to get an assignment until we get 500 people.
We want committed people first.
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yankeeinlouisiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:57 PM
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125. It was sort of a joke.
I realize you need 500 ppl.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 04:38 PM
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352. OK I committed myself.... can I suggest a future Activist Action?
D.C. - United for Peace and Justice - 9/24-26/2005
(Affectionately known on DU as an "Impeachment Party" - Let's INVITE EVERYONE!!)

http://impeachbush.meetup.com/boards/view/viewthread?thread=1429154

<snip>
Hold Bush & Congress Accountable for the Deaths, the Destruction,
the Lies, and the Toll on Our Communities

Schedule of Events:
Sat., 9/24 - Massive March, Rally & Festival
Sun., 9/25 - Interfaith Service, Grassroots Training
Mon., 9/26 - Lobby Day, Mass Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience

We can combine with 4,500 other Sponsors and bring many of our 70,000 to Washington DC that weekend to give "them" a demonstration that "they" can't ignore. (Whether "they" is the MSM, Press or administration (who could look at over 1/2 a million signatures and call John Conyer's request for accountability on the DSM "old news.")

Individually we can get out in our communities and get the word out to local activist organizations as well. If each DU Activists tells 10 other organizations about this and gets even one to sign on to it, we will be able to increase by about 1/5th the entire present sponsorship amount. If MoveOn isn't involved already, maybe they should be as well.

We need a 5 Million Man-Woman-Child March to NAIL the MESSAGE on the DOOR of the WHITE HOUSE that WE THE PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF LIES AND MISMANAGEMENT OF THIS NATION - WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK! BUSHco GO HOME! NOW!!!!

I'm thinking we can "man" a nearby hotel room/suite or rent a bus or a motorhome to serve as the base of DemocraticUnderground participaiton in this event.

We can prepare some shout outs ahead of time and bring megaphones, signs etc... "WE THE PEOPLE" "DEMAND JUSTICE" "DO YOU HEAR US?" "MR BUSH" Combining with all these other agencies I have this crazy dream of 5 Million People in DC shouting loud enough to rumble buildings and set off car alarms for miles.

Here is the list of those groups that have already signed on:

http://answer.pephost.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ANS_S24endorsers

As of Monday, June 27, over 4,500 endorsers have signed on to the September 24 Call for United Mass Action. Below is a partial list of endorsers

A.N.S.W.E.R. Steering Committee
- IFCO/Pastors for Peace
- Free Palestine Alliance - U.S.
- Haiti Support Network
- Partnership for Civil Justice - LDEF
- Nicaragua Network
- Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines
- Korea Truth Commission
- Muslim Student Association - National
- Kensington Welfare Rights Union
- Mexico Solidarity Network
- Party for Socialism and Liberation
- Middle East Children's Alliance
- A.N.S.W.E.R. Youth & Student National Coalition

Endorsers
- Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
- Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
- Eric Mar, President, San Francisco School Board
- Ron Kovic, Author of Born on the Fourth of July, Vietnam Veteran
- ProLibertad/Freedom Campaign
- National Lawyers Guild
- Philippine Peasant Support Network
- Office of the Americas
- Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
- Michael Berg, father of Nicholas Berg
- DC Healthcare Coalition
- Kabataang Maka Bayan (KmB) Pro-People Youth
- Students Against Empire
- Mexicanos Sin Fronteras
- National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
- American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, San Francisco Chapter
- Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean (EPICA)
- Frente Socialista de Puerto Rico (New York committee)
- Dorothy Day Catholic Worker - Washington DC
- Tri-Valley CAREs
- Peoples Law Resource Center
- Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
- Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five
- Al-Awda Palestine Right of Return Coalition, S.F.
- Gay Liberation Network - Chicago, IL
- Palestine Aid Society
- 8th Day Center for Justice - Chicago, IL
- Harlem Tenants Council
- Asians for Jericho/Mumia
- Florida Palestine Solidarity Network
- New Jersey Solidarity - Activists for the Liberation of Palestine
- Queers for Racial & Economic Justice
- BAYAN USA
- Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Supervisor, District 5
- Chris Daly, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Filipino Workers Association (FWA)
- Puerto Rican Alliance of Los Angeles
- Robin Tyler, Gay Liberation Network
- Women Against Military Madness
- Student Coalition for a Just Peace
- Islamic Political Party of America
- International People's Democratic Uhuru
- Vanderbilt Progressive Student Union
- Riverside Area Peace and Justice Action
- San Francisco Bay View Newspaper
- Niagara Coalition for Peace (NC4P)
- Texans for Peace
- Peace Now - Las Vegas, NV
- Peace North - Hayward, WI
- Boston College Global Justice Project
- DC Poets Against the War
- Louisiana Activist Network
- Students for Peace & Change
- Anti-War Organizing League
- International Socialist Organization
- Caribbean & Latin America Support Project
- Bay Area United Against War
- College Voice, College of Staten Island, NY
- Johnson Anti-War Coalition, Johnson State College
- Muslim Student Association, California State University Long Beach
- New York Committee in Solidarity with the people of El Salvador
- South Bay Mobilization
- Africa Affinity
- Fairbanks Coalition for Peace and Justice
- Foundations Afrikan Millennium
- Queer Radio: Out FM
- North Alabama Peace Network
- Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter
- Action Center for Justice, Charlotte, NC
- Alabama PeaceFirst
- Blas Bonpane, Director, Office of the Americas
- Theresa Bonpane, Executive Director, Office of the Americas
- Association of Humanitarian Lawyers
- Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Oakland-Bay Area
- Arise for Social Justice
- El Dorado Peace and Justice
- Birmingham Peace Project
- Episcopalians for Exchange With Cuba
- Northeast Georgia Peace Corner Group
- Gray Panthers - Berkeley-East Bay
- North Texas for Justice and Peace
- Teens for Peace, Sioux Falls, SD
- Phil Berrigan Institute for Nonviolence
- Coalition for Peace and Justice
- Sexual Minorities Archives
- St. Pete for Peace
- Bolivarian Circle International The Cyber Circle
- Grandmothers for Peace International
- Northland Chapter Grandmothers for Peace, Superior, WI
- Mad. Area Raging Grannies, Madison, WI
- Code Pink - Missoula, MT
- Code Pink - Piedmont Triad
- Veterans for Peace - Taos, NW Chapter
- Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers
- Vanessa Dixon, DC Healthcare Coalition
- Carlos Villarreal, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild San Francisco
- Zachary Wolfe, Chair, National Lawyers Guild Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans Committee*; Founder, Peoples Law Resource Center
- Jack Igel, Peace Action*, Veterans for Peace*
- Jari Sheese, Military Families Speak Out (MFSO)*
- Al Leskys, Peace Now*, Las Vegas, NV
- Anne Feeney, Board Member, Thomas Merton Center*, Pittsburgh, PA
- Jack Robinson, Brown University Student Labor Alliance*
- Walter Lippmann, Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews, CubaNews List*
- Paul McCarthy, Amnesty International USA*
- Mary Lou, Member, Peace and Freedom Party*
- C. T. Weber, Peace and Freedom Party - California State*
- S.E. Anderson, National Reparations Congress*, Brooklyn, NY
- Tara Hui, Center for Asian American Advocacy* (CAA)
- Ann Rennacker, Secretary, Mendocino Coast Peace & Justice Center*, Fort Bragg, CA
- Deborah Coley, President, Crockett Area Peace & Justice Coalition*, Nacogdoches, TX
- Evalyn F. Segal, Unitarians for Justice in Middle East*
- Jane Oie, Fox Valley Peace Coalition*, Appleton, Wisconsin
- Ron Swallow, Dayton Peace Action*
- Hal Ethridge, U.S. Army Retired, Tucson, Arizona
- Ruben Trejo, Veteran Representative, Palmdale, California
- C.D. Blodgett, World War II Combat Veteran, Veterans for Peace*
- Marty Preston, Associate Member, Veterans for Peace*, Wisconsin Dells, WI
- Jason Guthridge, Persian Gulf Veteran, San Pedro, CA
- Lt. Russell E. Fleming, Ret. SPSI
- Allan Fisher, Political Director, American Federation of Teachers Local 21*, San Francisco, CA
- Bruce Allen, Vice-President, Canadian Autoworkers Local 199*
- Canterbury Hatten, Retired Lawyer, Cannery Workers, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)*
- Robert Whitehead, Classroom Teacher and Union Representative, California Teachers Association (CTA)*, National Educators Association (NEA)*
- Suzanne Kincaid, California Nurses Association (CNA)*
- George Hepker, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441*
- Jean McMaken, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)*, Huxley, IA
- Elisabeth Fiekowsky, West Coast Organizer, National Organization Legal Service Workers*
- Eugene Craig, Steward, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)*
- Karen Martinez, Retiree, Communication Workers of America (CWA)*, Liverpool, NY
- Robin Aurandt, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 906*, Williamsburg, PA
- Buddy Gill, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104*
- Thomas Waites, Actor, Screen Actors Guild*, New York, NY
- Gess Healey, American Federation of Teachers*, Taos, NE
- Tim Duda, American Federation of Teachers*, San Antonio, TX
- Christopher Lamb, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers*, Bangor, ME
- Neil R. Friedman, Chapter Leader, United Federation of Teachers (UFT)*, Brooklyn, NY
- Doug Chancey, Screen Actors Guild*
- New Jersey Chapter of the National Writers Union
- Carole Cernuto, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 99*, Canoga Park, CA
- Daniela Blaese, member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)*
- Henry Millstein, National Writer's Union*, Novato, CA
- Richard Neva, Communist Party USA*
- Geoffrey Middleton, MSU Student Association for Feminist Thought*
- Dena Al Atassi, Florida Council Muslim Students Association*
- Dave Silver, Coalition to Free the Angola 3*
- Lynda Llamas, IFCO/Pastors for Peace*
- Michael Gordy, Membership co-chair, NEA Peace & Justice Caucus*
- Jamil Rahman, Islamic Political Party of America (IPPA)*
- Andre Belcher, National Black United Front (NBUF)*, NDABA - N'COBRA*
- Chris Drew, Executive Director, Uptown Multi-Cultural Art Center*, Chicago, IL
- Susan Keith, Georgia for Democracy*, Georgia Peace and Justice*
- Jean Mont-Eton, St. Gabriel Peace and Justice*
- Dante Pena, Hidalgo County Green Party*, McAllen, TX
- Ozlem Altiok, Peace Action Denton*, TX
- NJ Independent Alliance
- Radio Free Amerika
- Native Forest Council - Seattle Chapter
- Liberty Underground of Virginia (LUV)
- Socialist Party of Michigan
- Rastafarian African Improvement Association
- Sociologists Without Borders
- Catalysts for Change
- Citizens for a United Earth
- Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance
- All Nations Inc.
- Card Carrying Progressive
- Rednecks Against Racism
- Left I on the News
- Red Earth Productions & Cultural Work
- Waking Planet
- Bend-Condega Friendship Project, Bend, OR
- Personhood Press
- Native Alerts
- Circle of Truth, Orland Park, IL
- Freeway Activist Coalition for Equality, Winchester, CA
- Comic Press News
- Info Nature
- Pigeon Creek Poets
- The Stephen Kramer Company, Des Plaines, IL
- Robert B.C. Weaver Landscapes
- Tacenda Literary Publications
- BJS organization, Palmyra, NJ
- Starlight Records, Santa Cruz, CA
- The Squids Ink
- Shine Somber, Indianapolis, IN
- Jarnocan, Westfield, NJ
- National Committee for Radiation Victims
- The Peace House
- Japan Environment Institute for Solution
- Coastal Convergence Society, Huntington Beach, CA
- United States Raelian Movement
- Khalil Gibran Book Club
- Campaign for Sovereign California
- Berkeley Springs Worship Group
- SBA Farms Anti-war Collective
- Mark Twain Democratic Club, Whittier, CA
- Alternative Medicine Council
- Public Intellectuals for Social and Spar, New York. NY
- God Bless The World, Inc., South Burlington
- Charles Boone, Chairman, Pee Dee Indian Tribe*
- Marilyn Markley, Treasurer, Malama O Puna*, Pahoa, Hawaii
- Kenneth Nahigian, Humanist Association of Greater Sacramento Area*
- Vince Cinches, Talisay Unity of Urban Poor*
- Joyce Niksic, Secular Humanist Society of Chicago*
- Barbara Council, South Oregon Animal Rights Society*
- Dave Lindblom, Utah Public Employees Association*
- Paul Allen, Hope House Shelter Home* Dubuque, Iowa
- Thomas Unger, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)*, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)*, NRA*
- William Christensen, Industrial Workers of the World*, Friend of Thomas Paine*
- Alan Carlson, KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio*, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Robert McMahon, Assn. of Scient. & Prof. Engineer. Pers.*
- Cristogianni Borsella, Mediterranean League*
- Elliscia Ellerd, Office Manager, Ellerd Construction*
- Rodney Ferris, President, Possibilities Unlimited, Inc*
- Peter Gunther, Certified Archivist, Progressive Archivists*
- Stephen Kowal, Center for Democracy and the Constitution*, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- Michael Murray, Seacoast Peace Response*
- Charles Reinert, Naturopathic Physician, Helping To Heal, Inc.*
- J. Glenn Evans, Poets West*
- Barbara Evans, PoetsWest*
- Melanie Chischilly, owner, Chischilly Pottery*
- Leslie Robertson, Director of Design, Leslie E. Obertson Associates*
- Constance La Sala, Blessed Is She*, New Hyde Park
- Anne Kolesar, Citizens for Social Responsibility*
- Michael Chiltern, Creative Production Coordinator, Brooklyn Community Access Television*, Brooklyn, NY
- Nancy Wang, Co-Director, Eth-Noh-Tec*, San Francisco, CA
- G.S. Khalsa, Unixity*, Burbank, CA
- Coyotes Corner, East Providence, RI
- Ed Crouch, Social Worker, Concern for the People of Iraq*, Seattle, WA
- John Smith, Founder of Board, Take Back America*, Rock Island, IL
- Lana Kitchel, Media/Outreach Coordinator, Department of Peace Campaign, 2nd CD of CA*, Los Molinos, CA
- Michael Mastela, President, The Livonia Democratic Club*, Livonia, MI
- WEARTH, Sebastopol, CA
- Ramesh N, Friends Circle*, Naik Kamaraj Salai, Tamilnadu
- Phillip Manning, Schottenstein's*, Maysville, KY
- Michele Laub, President, Human Potential Unlimited*, East Atlantic Beach, NY
- Mike Stabile, Treasurer, Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club*, Cerritos, CA
- Ramsey Malone, Executive Director, The Engaged Zen Foundation*, Ramsey, NJ
- Rev. William H. Russell, American Atheists*, Libertarian Party*, Norwich, CT
- Paul Burks, Editor Emeritus, EarthLight Magazine*, Santa Rosa, CA
- Toni Hoover, Advancement of Humanity*
- Breelyn MacDonald, Animal Rights Foundation of Florida*
- Robert Lovell, Democracy for America*
- Julieanna, Thompson, Global Solutions*, Department of Peace*, Marina del Rey, CA
- Roberto J Mercado, Social Justice Documentary Photographer, Social Justice Impact
- Ken Kilnam, Editor, Minjok-Tongshin Daily Website
- Garda Ghista, Founding Director, World Prout Assembly, Highland Heights, KY
- Cynthia King, CEO, Wisdom Way Press, Goleta, CA
- Thomas Metzler, President, Metzler Violin Shop, Inc., Glendale, CA
- William Roberts, Owner, Stewart-Roberts Productions, Huntington Beach, CA
- Thomas Schooley, President, The Tienson MFG CO, Berkeley, CA
- Barbara Stanley, SkipperGraphics, Shallotte, NC
- Jude Arnold, PhD., Advance Productions*, Parthenon, AR
- Alfredo Jose Gonzalez, A. G. Graphics Arts Studios*, Los Angeles, CA
- Bonnie Elness, Share International, USA*
- Curt Clay, Americans for a United States Dept. of Peace*
- Ricardo Corrales Senz, Magister en Agronegocios, Consultor Independiente*, La Aurora, Heredia, La Aurora
- Mary Zoeter, President, Action for Animals Network*
- Ingrid Grace, Student, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Cynthia Raglenta, Graduate Student, Santa Rosa, California
- Heidi Erhardt, Student, Kipahulu Community School
- Assaf Kfoury, Boston University
- Denise Hesse, Student , South High School, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
- Elias Ibrahim, Student, University of California Los Angeles
- Alex D. Llongridge, University of Texas
- Valerie C. Virta, Graduate Student, University of Washington
- Nat Parry, Graduate Student, George Mason University
- Lance Cablk, Instructor, Clackamas Community College
- Therese Cauchon, Teacher, La Mesa - Spring Valley School District
- Steven Burge, Academic Skills Specialist, Si Tanka University
- Jon Anderholm Cazadero, Retired Teacher, United Educators of San Francisco*
- Meredith Dalebout, Retired Teacher, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Gerard Huber, Professor, A&M University-Commerce
- Iris Greenfield, Program Coordinator and Early Intervention, Pediatrics University of Florida
- Kelleen Farrell, Educator, Placerville, California
- Bryan Fellbusch, Student, New York University
- Kathy Quick, Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
- Albert A. Gaydos, Student, Queens College (CUNY)
- Jeremy Huffman, Student, University of South Florida
- Jeremy Motts, Student, Los Medanos College, Antioch, CA
- Elena Lopez, Graduate Student, University of Colorado-Boulder
- Marnie Hotz, Student, University of Massachusetts-Boston
- Stephanie Barnett, Student, Marywood University School of Social Work, Sellersville, PA
- Neil Zimmerman, Cooper Union*, Muttontown, NY
- Scott Nass, Student, University of Cincinnati
- Mazen Almoukdad, Student, Anaheim, CA
- Kristen Magis, Doctoral Student, Silverton, OR
- Petersen, Student, Santa Monica, CA
- Roxanne Cook, Student, Idaho Falls, ID
- Gareth Shellman, Assistant Director, Institute of World A*, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Dr. Bill Rosenthal, Hunter College
- Jennifer Wagner, Professor, West Valley College
- Dayne Navarro, Educator, San Pedro, CA
- John Renfrew, Professor, Northern Michigan University
- Patricia Berry, Educator, The University of New Mexico
- Michael Keefer, Professor, University of Guelph, Toronto, ON
- Kathleen Kolman, Music Director, John Stark Regional High School, Plymouth, NH
- Robert Schlagal, Professor, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
- Sarah Michaels, Professor of Education, Clark University
- Cara Crandall, Professor, Emerson College
- Joyce Paolini, Teacher, Sacramento, CA
- Jean Geissler, Retired Educator, Eau Claire, WI
- Linda Shahian, ESL Instructor, South Gate Adult School, San Pedro, CA
- Sarah Novey, Science Teacher, Prairie du Chien, WI
- Warren Gold, Professor of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, Mill Valley, CA
- Manouchehr Azad, Teacher, Harper College, Skokie, Illinois
- Paula Telesco, Professor, Chelmsford, MA
- Dr. Tip H. Shanklin, Professor of English and Humanities, Lindsey Wilson College
- Michael Dalterio, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bentle College, Sudbury, MA
- Paulette Sato, English Teacher, North Brunswick, NJ
- Ted Stearns, Teacher, Albuquerque, NM
- Miles Robinson, Middle School Science Teacher, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield, MI
- Stacy Mecklenberg, UC Berkeley, Stanford University
- Dr. Evan Fales, University of Iowa
- JB Schammel, School Sister of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD
- Karen Markley, Fullerton College
- McCutchen, San Francisco State University
- Sean Smukler, University of California Davis
- Lisa Middlecamp-Lowder, Social Worker, Muskegon Public Schools, North Muskegon, MI
- Dr. Susan Draper, New York University
- William Prescott, University of Oklahoma, Atlanta, GA
- Malgorzata Zarycka, Student, Chicago, IL
- Michael Morris, Development Coordinator, Florida State University
- Tracy Lord, Instructor, Bosphorus University, Ashland, OR
- Dr. Regino Diaz-Robainas, Blacklisted Former College Professor, Stuart, FL
- Nick Moe, Student, Anchorage, AK
- Deborah Dimmett, Doctoral Student, University of Arizona
- Candice Discepolo, Student, McDonogh School, Ellicott City, MD
- Frank, Sicoli, Philosophy Graduate Student, New School University
- Justin, Skay, Student, Arizona State University
- Robin Powell, Graduate Student, Penn State-University Park, Belcourt, ND
- Sarah Swanson, Student, San Diego City College, University of California
- Kanene Holder, Howard University
- Steve Baker, Student, University of Redlands
- Richard Abcarian, Professor of English, Emeritus California State University
- Mary Kay Duffie, Former UCLA Research Professor, University of California Los Angeles
- Linda Einfal, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
- Raymond Moody, Associate Professor (retired), University of Hawaii
- Jane Bergman, Teacher, Saint Mary Catholic School
- Janet Seltzer, Preschool Teacher, Albany, CA
- Robert Hilliard, Author/Educator, Cambridge, MA
- Arthur Solomon, Professor, La Conner, WA
- Nicole Kohansky, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Cumberland Company*, Bridgeton, NJ
- Megan Wood, Fordham Law
- Aroldo Garcia, Student, CUNY City University of New York
- Shennandoah Hardesty, Student, New Port Richey, FL
- Joanna Marr Baker, Student, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
- Taigen Leighton, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
- Gretchen Harris, teacher, Fairfax County Public Schools*, Virginia
- Marilyn Berger, teacher, Los Angeles Unified school district*
- Barbara Haggerty, teacher, Milwaukee, OR
- Carol and Joe O'Neill, teachers, Warriors Mark, PA
- Joe Cressy, Carleton University
- Patrick Brantlinger, Professor, Indiana University
- Morgan Chivers, San Jose State University
- Daniel Liberatoscioli, President, Walnut Hill College, Glen Mills, PA
- Julio Pino, Professor, Kent State University, Ohio
- Richard Rubenstein, Professor, George Mason University
- Roma Guy, San Francisco State University
- Natalie Sokoloff, Professor of Sociology, John Jay College
- Theresina Greenwell, Christ the King*, Tompkinsville, KY
- Rev. Timothy Nakayama., Episcopal Church USA*
- Theodore Webb, Retired Clergy
- Rev. J. Calvin Bugho OFM, Franciscan Justice & Peace Office*
- Jay Colbe, Jewish Voice For Peace*, Sacramento, CA
- Joseph W. DuRocher, Trustee, First Unitarian Church of Orlando*
- Rev. Wayne Robinson, United Church of Christ*, Antelope, CA
- Leo Klohr, Lutheran Peace Fellowship (LPF)*, Raleigh, NC
- The Reverend Lauren Welch, Baltimore, Maryland
- Henry Jefferson, Claremont United Methodist Church*, Ontario, Canada
- H. Eberhard, Von Waldow, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary*, Glenshaw, PA
- Rev. Lisa McMillan
- Rev. Keith Boyles
- Rev. Dr. Donna Martin, Pastor, United Church of Christ*, Columbia, MD
- Ellen Little, Campus Minister, Wesley Fellowship at Rutgers*
- Dennis R. M., Teall-Fleming, Director of Faith Formation, Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church*, Gastonia, NC
- Vincent Smiles, Professor of Theology - St. Joseph, MN
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 04:52 PM
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357. Maybe there can be Level I Activists and Level II where ...
if someone is already doing all the stuff you're talking about on their own, but hungers for the power of getting together and bringing our collective DU weight to bear physically on the issue at a protest that could work too, but it wouldn't be something expected of Level I.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 04:52 PM
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358. Maybe there can be Level I Activists and Level II where ...
if someone is already doing all the stuff you're talking about on their own, but hungers for the power of getting together and bringing our collective DU weight to bear physically on the issue at a protest that could work too, but it wouldn't be something expected of Level I.
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:15 PM
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46. I'm in
even though my computer skills suck compared many of the rest of you. I'll have my kids help me do anything I'm not sure of.

This is exciting and empowering!!
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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:16 PM
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47. OK, I'll bite, too...
I just finished my "College Student Success" course, and one of the goals on my 5 year plan was to become more active in progressive politics. Since I'm already a DU'er and spend part of my day here every day, this is perfect. I'm in the rural south, so I can participate without having to travel. I like and believe in DU.
I want desperately to do SOMETHING to change this country for the better. I saw what DU was able to do to help the people up in East Waynesville during the church flap, and even though I knew how great DU was, I was impressed. So yes, sign me up!

As an aside, I've been wanting to apologize for never having donated; I'm going to school now (at age 46) because I was laid off (2 days after the election). Even though I'm a secretary, I was classified as a Trade Affected Worker, which made me eligible for retraining. It's my 3rd layoff since the shrub was installed the first time. In other words, I'm kinda broke and likely to be for another 2 years, while I'm in school. It's got the up side that in 2 years I'll have a paralegal degree, but it will take some determination on my part.

I do have one question: Are you going to take more than 500 people if you get them, or are you cutting off at 500? Because I don't want to prevent from joining some of the other members who are so much more worthy of the honor and may want to join. I'm not trying to be smarmy here, I mean that sincerely...so if I sign up and someone who's a 1000+ and gold star member wants in, I don't want them left out instead of me!!!
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:19 PM
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51. We're going to take as many people as we can get.
500 is the minimum number of people we feel is necessary to get this idea off the ground. But we're going to keep signing people up well after that point. I'm hoping for 10,000!
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:30 PM
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111. Your Profile...
It's super close to my own, liberty! :hi:

Working into my Bachelors right now and we're even very close in age! You probably can relate - College is really hard at our age.

Since Bubblehead took office I've watched my late-husband's pension go from fully-vested (respectable amount for me to live on with some dignity) to "ZERO!" And some... When I asked... "What happened to all the decades, years, hours he worked paying-in extra, just so I'd be ok if I survived him and I did, sadly, something he always worried about more then himself) the local benefit hall said "Ask your President."

My Response: "I didn't vote for the ba#$ard!"

Ok... Signed-up. Awaiting orders.
Been doing this anyway on my own out here. Might as well be for good of us all!

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Voltaire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:19 PM
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52. Sign me up
with O'Connor gone, my political vacationing time since the election is OVER. LET'S ROLL!!
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Griffy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:19 PM
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53. I think we need to bring it into the real world.. use DU to organize,
but we need to get out and meet up! I was thinking of this, and am considering hosting a DU party here in DC. We are the DU'ers on the front lines.. if we can get enough people in the DC area, we can organize our own marches.. and bolster the marches of thers we agree with.. we can bring protesters to the streets, never underestimate this!

We can have sponser a protester fund raisers.. so if you can make it, you can sponser someone to carry your name, or a sign for you...

I'm sure many other ideas will form as we gather, grow and learn.
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:22 PM
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56. I ll give it a shot
But understand I am not that computer savy. But still I have one good fight left in this broken battered body and I promise you I'll give you one hundred and ten percent.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:22 PM
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57. I'd be honored to take part in this endeavor.
Thank you guys for giving us this chance.
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:23 PM
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58. Count me in!
Absolutely fabulous idea.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:24 PM
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59. In for a penny in for a pound
Sure, I wanna play football.
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:25 PM
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60. I am in...I am very good at following instructions/directions than
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 01:26 PM by patdem
instigation. This is just the ticket for me to become more active. Like Skinner said, sometimes heads swim because of all the things that need to be done.

What a GREAT idea!

I had to add: OMG! In one hour you have signed up 140 people!! :bounce:
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 04:41 PM
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354. I'm an instigator! It will be so good to work with people...
who know how to follow directions and such. BTW it's over 900 now!

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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:25 PM
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61. Skinner... Terrific idea and I'm in! n/t
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:31 PM
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64. Consider Me At Your Disposal For Graphics Requests!!!
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:39 PM
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69. Also Like Will I'd BE Happy To Link Efforts With My Site. Let me know.
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:55 PM
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164. cool
Your graphics are AWESOME!! Thanks for all YOUR work!
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:32 PM
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65. I'm in!
I'm good a letters to the editor.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:34 PM
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66. Sign me up
:dem:
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:38 PM
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67. I can't wait to get started
:woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:38 PM
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68. Skinner, please count me in. This is an absolutely great idea
I've been doing many of the things you mention already, so getting a large group all focused at the same time is fantastic! Bear reporting for duty... :patriot:
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:42 PM
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70. In. Thank you for doing this Skinner.

http://www.newsparkproductions.org





Peace.

www.missionnotaccomplished.us - How ever long it takes, the day must come when tens of millions of caring individuals peacefully but persistently defy the dictator, deny the corporatists their cash flow, and halt the evil being done in Iraq and in all the other places the Bu$h neoconster regime is destroying civilization and the environment in the name of "America."

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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:49 PM
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71. Suggestion: Admins. Activist HQ should be "protected" area on DU.
As with other groups I belong to, certain areas are special password only for obvious reasons. While certainly someone could slip under the radar and sign up as an activist to gain access to the info, it seems that it should be a protected area on DU to make it more efficient.

Still trying to see if there is a way I can fit into the Activist Corps here... after being here at DU for 4 years or so, I'd like to give back, so to speak.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:00 PM
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81. I second that
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 02:00 PM by ck4829
Our Yahoo Groups face a similar problem if we try to act as activists.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:00 PM
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84. I'm not sure that is necessary.
We will do it if it becomes apparent that there are problems with our current approach. But my preference is that we not make any effort to hide the activist opportunities. We have many more lurkers than we do registered members.
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:49 PM
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72. I'm in.
When do we get started?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:02 PM
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86. We get started when we get 500 people.
Or when Elad finishes working on the software. :D

The response has been extremely positive so far. If we get to 500 quickly, then I might bump the goal up.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:52 PM
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74. Reporting for duty
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banana pancakes Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:54 PM
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75. I'm in...
If this is something I can do from home, this is perfect.

My 'home' will be moving overseas in the next few weeks, so let me know if this will be an issue. But I am more than happy to write letters, send emails etc.

My post count *really* doesn't show it. I'm here everyday... I just read a lot. Call me a sponge :)

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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:24 PM
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103. hey banana! welcome to DU!
:hi:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:56 PM
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76. I would love to in a month.
I am having my other eye operated on for cataracts next week, so I can't be too active for a month, however, I can do a lot that isn't too physical. But after that recuperation period I am ready with new, sharper vision and plenty of time on my hands.

So do I sign up now or later?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:03 PM
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88. Sign up when you are ready to join
We'll still be around in a month.
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Sivafae Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 01:57 PM
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78. Ok, I'm in
Looking forward to this.
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:00 PM
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82. Count me in please. (nt)
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:03 PM
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90. You need to click the link to register.
Read the instructions in my post.
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:41 PM
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141. Looks like I had DUh moment lol ... done (nt)
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Twist_U_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:02 PM
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87. One Question
Will the letters that we are asked to write have talking points ? So we are all on the same topic.

Other than that I`m in, Superb Idea :hi:
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:05 PM
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91. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
I think that talking points can be really helpful. But people have a tendency to copy them directly, which decreases their impact. I guess it depends on the situation.
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Twist_U_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:09 PM
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94. OK
Shouldn`t be a problem considering the amount of support you can find at DU

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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:03 PM
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89. I'm in, I'm ready
I am self-employed and I can schedule my appointments to be available to do what is needed.

Let's go!
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FearofFutility Donating Member (764 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:07 PM
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93. This is fantastic
and I'm on board 100%:patriot:
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oge Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:16 PM
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96. OK I'm signed up.
I found this site through my daughter, who posts here all the time as FarceOfNature. She says you guys might be a tad wary of me until I build up my post count. Here is my blog if other people want to see what's up in my political universe:

http://oldgreyent.blogspot.com
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:28 PM
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107. You musta been waiting in the wings...WELCOME to DU!!!
I too am old and grey...what a way to show up here! :hi:
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oge Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:31 PM
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112. Thanks for the welcome.
Have been busy starting my own blog, more like a mag, actually, and doing a column in the local paper, for as long as they will carry something leaning left. Look forward to working with you guys and trying to see through all the smoke, fire, and mendacity.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #96
115. Nice Blog & Welcome!
:hi: Will look for you under FarceOfNature. If I forget, wave a hi my way. :hi:
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oge Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:41 PM
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116. thanks, AuntiBush
FarceofNature is my duahgter. I'll be posting as oge (old grey ent). Do you have a blog I can link to?
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:48 PM
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122. Yes... And I hope you don't mind if I add your link to my blog
I'm the liberal w/a revenge (at the bottom link) and ave your blog link. May I add it to my baby blog?

:) :hi:

:patriot:
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oge Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:13 PM
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133. Absolutely
Please do. Look forward to good exchanges!
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:17 PM
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97. This bleedin heart wild eye pinkocommie libural is ready to raise hell!
:D
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:25 PM
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105. Maybe we will need a protected area --
to protect us from ourselves. :hi:
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:29 PM
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108. lol! Isn't it our will not to protect us from outselves???
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:30 PM
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110. That's why we have to be committed.
:silly:
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:21 PM
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98. Signed up, thanks. nt
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:22 PM
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99. Reporting for Duty, too!
Be right back, as soon as I click the link.

Thanks Skinner and Will for that great offer. Many of us are housebound for various reasons and it's the least we can do.

We're down for the count. It's time we get busy and do our civic duty.

:patriot:
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:23 PM
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100. Reporting for duty!
:patriot:
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:23 PM
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102. om in....for the count
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 02:25 PM by ooglymoogly
already sign every petition write letters when asked and sometimes when not asked...so i'm here with spurs... lets hit it for democracy...yeehaah
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:30 PM
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109. Most excellent
It's something I've yearned for DU to do and (early on) wondered why it hadn't been doing it, for quite a while now. A point of focus and central organizing point are critically important, else activism efforts too easily get scattered. Well done.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:00 PM
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166. Agree with Eloriel, and will sign up...since many of us
have been doing this already it does give an "extra push" to commeraderie...which has been lacking for awhile...with the big influx of new members those of us who are activists often felt overwhelmed or ignored...unless one was in a clique. (Not disparaging about DU Clique's but if one doesn't belong to a "clique" an "activism post" or "alert" can get little attention.

It's nice to see this effort. :-)'s

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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:32 PM
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113. Thank you Skinner. I would love to be a part of this.
This is a wonderful idea. Especially for people with the passion, fury and commitment to bring about positive change.
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Fleurs du Mal Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:35 PM
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114. Finally DU flexes...sign me up! n/t
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KarenS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:41 PM
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117. Count me in!!!
I have the both time AND the energy !!!

LET'S GO!!!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:42 PM
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118. kick and YEA!! almost half way there!
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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:42 PM
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119. I'm ready to roll. I look forward to making this work.
Let me know what you need. I'm am a bit on the grey side.. In the early 70's I was pushing a stroller and protesting Viet Nam...but I am still kicking and ready to work.
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dissent1977 Donating Member (795 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:44 PM
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120. Count me in
And please anyone who is reading this needs to recommend this thread, we need to make sure a lot of people read this. I think we can do more than 500, lets aim for 1,000.
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snickersnee Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:47 PM
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121. stellar idea!
here are my comments:

1)i'm a newbie. newbies could be trolls. i could be a troll. i'm not though. how will you tell the difference?

2)i'm canadian. we're very helpful and industrious :bounce: , but there are limits as to what we can do productively. writing senators and editors is less effective from a hoser than a hoosier, eh. perhaps you could have a canuck task force or something, so we can focus more on organizing and assisting you citizens of empire to get your voices heard. i dunno, this is just a thought.

3)re. adding identifiers to profiles. fine idea and all. just don't let it turn into another clique-wedge. already, heated-up arguments often turn into "yeah, well i did X, what have YOU ever done". if folks start droppin trou to compare activisms, fire them.

those were my comments.
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:52 PM
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123. Love the FOCUS
I also agree that the forum shouldn't be password protected because lurkers may want to participate in some of the general activist campaigns.

Seems simple enough as it won't require us to leave our desks/chairs.. I am in.

I really like this idea as it will enable those of us who aren't so familiar with activism to learn all the techniques and support those of you who are experts.... I'm in.
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:54 PM
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124. Been quietly doing it for years but there's a LOT more power in numbers.
Let's kick some butt. :kick:
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UCSBLiberalCat53 Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 02:59 PM
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126. letter I'm working on
A threat to our environment

Right-wingers see a perfect opportunity now that Justice O'Connor has retired to appoint another member that will further their agenda of weakening our federal protection for our environment. Mr. Bush is most likely to select a judge in the clothing of William Myers, who believes that environmental laws are unconstitutional and a detriment to private property rights. Mr. Bush has undermined public health protections in the name of protecting industry by rolling back clean air and water standards, ignoring global warming, hindering clean up of toxic waste dumps, turning the Environmental Protection Agency into one that prostitutes the environment, and most alarmingly withholding or even changing key scientific evidence and reports to fit their needs. Environmental laws are anathema to these types who believe that these laws increase the cost of business. Conservatives believe that this cuts into business profits and that the lack of environmental laws in the past was tied to massive economic growth, but do not see the human cost of millions of workers who with their children have been exposed to the effects of polluted workplaces.

Bush needs to appoint a nominee that is acceptable to liberals if he wants to avoid another filibuster showdown. Those on the right want a Bush lackey who will rubber stamp every bit of their agenda without question. Republicans believe that they have a "mandate" to obtain such a nominee. Instead Bush should look towards a candidate more towards the center, a moderate who will show independence and not toe the party line.
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Proud_Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:02 PM
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127. I'm in
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:07 PM
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128. Great idea.
Now we can focus our energies and get something done. Thanks.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:07 PM
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129. "The time has come for some official organization"
Sweetest words I've read in a very long time. I'm in, and I applaud and thank you for giving us DU, and especially now for leading this effort.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:07 PM
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130. Would address and/or links be provided? Example: If told to write to
various Senators, I don't know their address. Or, I'm ashamed to say, how to write to my local newspaper.

Also, for me and my other computer illiterate comrades, I have never understood what Demopedia is for or how to use it. If the information is listed there, I won't be the able to access it. (I may be the only one that will ADMIT it, but not the only that can't do it.)
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:23 PM
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138. If possible, we will give you addresses or links.
In some cases, you might have to do that yourself. But in most cases, we will give you the addresses or links.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:09 PM
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131. Count me in. And my wife, FreedomFry, is also in.
We've often done online polling and LTTEs in tandem.

Great idea, Skinner! :thumbsup:
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:16 PM
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135. All signed up.
Its a great idea.
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vademocrat Donating Member (962 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:23 PM
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137. All signed up - Nice way to start Independence Day Weekend!
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:26 PM
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139. I think I'll go ahead and give it a shot.
As someone upthread mentioned, I'm a bit nervous about signing up for something and then dropping the ball, but I'm here alot and I already send emails from time to time when the fit takes me. I think I could do alot more with some organization and focus, and it doesn't look like you're asking anything that would be beyond my abilities. I think it would be a good way to sharpen up my letter writing skills and make myself more useful.

Good idea Skinner!:toast:
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:33 PM
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140. I assume we will be active in other areas also--not just
the Supreme Court. I can write to congresspeople and LTTEs. I have been full of rage for about 5 years now, and I really want to help.
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Hapameli Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:44 PM
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142. Please pin the big movement Los Angeles is starting: THE SUMMER OF PROTEST
Thank you, Skinner, for finally making this forum more activist-friendly. As someone who gets aggravated with the "all talk, no action" trend at DU, its relieving to know that we activists will finally be getting some organization around here.

CODEPINK LA and ImpeachCentral are working together to start a SUMMER OF PROTEST movement, which we hope will catch on quickly throughout the country. afterdowningstreet.org gave us credit for "setting the standard" and we're well aware that what California does the country follows.

All it takes is ONE PERSON to decide to start it in their area and invite all area groups to participate. Using the same movement name across the country is reminiscent of the successful strategy of the Civil Rights movement -- and we sincerely hope that THE SUMMER OF PROTEST earns a place in history.

Here was the thread I started in the California forum about it (got all of one unrelated response, so again I thank you): http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=141x11601

Here is a blog established for THE SUMMER OF PROTEST:

http://summerofprotest.blogspot.com/

Here is the text from that blog and the announcements that we've sent out:

Attention citizens of the Los Angeles:

Our SUMMER OF PROTEST is here. We will continue to set the standard for protesting against the Bush administration's lies, illegal wars, torture, and war profiteering.

Every Saturday afternoon at 3:00, throughout the summer and possibly beyond, we will be protesting outside of media outlets. Since the news refuses to inform the public, the public will start informing the news that we won't allow the coverups to continue. We will SHAME them into covering our protests and expose them for not covering the real issues!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND COME OUT TO THE WEEKLY PROTESTS.

We made major progress with our After Downing Street Rally at KTLA & KCBS this month, even getting our rally covered the same night on the KTLA Primetime News and getting a KCBS newsvan out to interview us. We will kick off our SUMMER OF PROTEST at KTLA & KCBS again this Saturday, July 2nd and keep this location throughout the month of July. In August, we will be targetting CNN News, also on Sunset.

KTLA News (3:00-4:00)
5800 Sunset Boulevard (Sunset and North Van Ness Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(Just off the 101 at Sunset)

KCBS News (4:00-5:30)
6121 W Sunset Blvd (Sunset and North Gower Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Photo Credit: http://www.la.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/129447.php
After Downing St. Rally at KTLA: This rally was convened to support the hearings convened by Rep. Conyers and over 100 other Members of Congress to investigate the Downing St. Minutes.

Organizations and individuals wishing to endorse the SUMMER OF PROTEST, please leave a comment to be added to our list of organizations to be announced later.
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reBel_gyrl Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:46 PM
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143. quick question..
What do you mean by "serious commitment"? What does "signing on the dotted line" involve? I am committed to making a difference, but I also have a commitment to my full time job, as I am sure many DUers do. I am very interested, but I'd like to know what sort of activism is necessary. I can't sign up and then find out I have to be out doing things during my work week, sorry. Oh, and I do not have a computer at home, would that stop me from signing up? Thanks!
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:57 PM
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146. Skinner says
We intend to focus on activism that can be done from home.
WE ARE LIKELY TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

Voting in online polls.
Signing petitions.
Writing letters to Senators.
Writing letters to the Editor.
Sending emails to media.
Sending emails to friends.

WE ARE UNLIKELY TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

Go to protests.
Hold local events.

So it looks like it will not take you away from your job.
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 11:56 AM
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247. Excellent...this I can do!
I was holding back for fear of a requirement for long distance calls and travelling to protests, being one of the "working poor".
I'm aboard, then! :thumbsup:
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i have issues Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:47 PM
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144. I'm in!
nt
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Norwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:47 PM
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145. Count me in
Although I already do much of what you would like us to do online, I'm gonna start sending lots of snail mail to my senators and congressman.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:11 PM
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147. Signed up and ready to go, Skinner
This is a great idea. I think it's terrific that DU is taking this step and doing some real organizing! :yourock:
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Demrock6 Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:14 PM
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148. Im going to sign up.
I try to email, take polls, spread the word as much as possible already. Let work smarter.
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One_of_8 Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:17 PM
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149. I might look like a Newbie
but I have been here every day since sometime in 2003. I have a B.A. in English, and my job involves writing and editing. I would be very willing to write letters to the Editor, letters to representatives, and also be involved in actual demonstrations or protests, work schedule allowing.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:21 PM
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150. i'm in too :D
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:22 PM
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151. Signed up hours ago
But kicking for the shift workers.
:kick:
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:23 PM
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152. Just a silly question Skinner
But would you design a "DU Activist" avatar?
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debdemoe Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:26 PM
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153. Question...
Hi there. I've been around DU about everyday since I found your site (shortly after moving from Italy to US, about 2 years ago). I never post 'cause my english is less than perfect, but I surelly can vote on polls on line, and go to protests if such is the case. I knocked doors for Kerry last november... we won the state... but that wasn't enough. That's why I want to sign in! I want to ask: I'm not a citizen, and I can't even vote. Is that a problem?
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #153
156. Welcome to the posting side of DU
and don't worry about posting. If you have been around here for two years you will have noticed that 'english less than perfect' describes many of us.

Usually activism doesn't require citizenship. What is usually required is a commitment of some of your time.

Again welcome.
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debdemoe Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 07:24 PM
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188. Thanks Robbien
Let's try to make a difference... can't wait untill we begin!
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:28 PM
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154. I'm committed
I want to help. C'mon, Duer's! Sign up!

I write LTTEs all the time. I love it when the pukes cite me in their return salvos. You get a kick out knowing you've irritated the theocratic bastards.
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littlenothing Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:34 PM
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155. Impact in Numbers
I've been coming to the site for almost a year. I've done most of the online stuff that's been mentioned. This is the prime opportunity to delurk.

Sick of philosophizing. Ready to make an impact. Let's do it.
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:58 PM
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165. Awesome littlenothing!
Happy delurking :hi:
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:37 PM
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157. I suppose I can do as much as a defeated little gay liberal can do...
:evilgrin:

Little do they know. Great idea, I'm in! :thumbsup: :hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:48 PM
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160. LOL! Nice to see you. n/t
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 06:33 PM
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183. HiYa neighbor! :)
Thanks to you for all your good works here! :thumbsup: :hi:
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:41 PM
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158. I'm in :) n/t
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pnwbi Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:45 PM
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159. Let's do it - YAY n/t
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:48 PM
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161. I'm in
Skinner, you made the sign up process too damned easy! :)
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:54 PM
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162. I'm in, now does anyone in FL, IL, DC, CA, GA, and NY want to volunteer
to help organize the Millions Against the Media March for Feb. 1, 2006, the tenth anniversary of the Telecommunications Act?

I have a few folks already in LA and Atlanta but the more the merrier.

PM me if you are interested.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 04:54 PM
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163. I'm in, now does anyone in FL, IL, DC, CA, GA, and NY want to volunteer
to help organize the Millions Against the Media March for Feb. 1, 2006, the tenth anniversary of the Telecommunications Act?

I have a few folks already in LA and Atlanta but the more the merrier.

PM me if you are interested.
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ray of light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 09:16 AM
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283. The Democracy Cell Project has activists in those states.
The easiest way to contact them is to register there, in the forum http://www.democracycellproject.net/forum/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=00 and then go to "my cell" and post there that you have a group or are looking for a group http://www.democracycellproject.net/forum/index.php?showforum=24 OR you could also post in the "action alerts" section http://www.democracycellproject.net/forum/index.php?showforum=121 You could even go into the "live chat" and talk to your fellow activist there; you can get advice; and you can ask questions when you run into a stone wall. (Which take my word for it--I've run into stone walls now that I am an official "muckraker"!

This is one way how the Democracy Cell Project and D.U. are really symbiotic in nature. The communication is already set up at Democracy Cell Project and DU has large numbers. The Democracy Cell Project helps train people for activism and gives them the tools to be effective advocates for change. We are both on the same side--we want a democratic government and not fascism!

I'd also like to say, I am in no way trying to steal Skinner's or D.U.'s thunder here. I LOVE that he is getting this going. I firmly believe that the Democracy Cell Project and D.U. can work together to create, as Jessie Jackson said, "A more perfect union."
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:03 PM
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167. Tommymac Reporting for Duty!
LET'S DO IT!

:patriot:
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:03 PM
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168. Damn... The One Morning I Sleep In, And I Wake Up In The Army, LOL !!!
I AM DEFINITELY IN!!!

WillyT... Reporting for duty, y'all!!! :patriot:

And that's...

William T. Cooper
Sacramento, California

For all you anonymous, cowardly, self-loathing, right-wing pukes!!!

Come on up!!! Let's play King of the Mountain!



:bounce::evilgrin::bounce:





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rowdyjesus Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:06 PM
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169. Sign Me Up!!!
I will be proud to be a DU Activist....this is one Army worth joining and the fight of a lifetime for our country.
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:52 PM
Response to Reply #169
212. Welcome to DU, rowdyjesus!
:hi: This is an excellent first post.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:09 PM
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170. Well, that was easy.
I hope I don't get any popups now.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:21 PM
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171. Question Skinner:
If a person who volunteers to send out LTTE's or whatever the case may be feels differently than the majority would they be expected to go along or is it okay not to? Hope this question is clear.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:23 PM
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172. If anyone disagrees with any of the proposed actions
they are not required to participate. Just take the day off, and you can help out on the next action.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:29 PM
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174. Thanks :) n/t
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 08:44 PM
Response to Reply #172
270. Gee... That SMACKS Of Democracy,,,, n/t
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:25 PM
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173. Just what I was hoping for
I want to be one of those persons who makes a difference.
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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:38 PM
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175. for us non-USAns
Congratulations on the plan, of course. And this note is meant for future consideration, once the plan itself is finalized and operational.

There's a good number of furriners here, and we might sometimes be useful. But it would be my position that there are also things we oughta keep our faces out of.

(That's why there are polls at DU in which I don't "vote", f'r instance, just on principle. Some things aren't my business, and some polls I shouldn't try to influence the numbers in.)

Maybe, down the line, you could consider two classes of membership in the corps. You citizens and residents of the US would be first class members, and we others would be something like associate activists. If an action was appropriate for us to be involved in -- like, say, something having to do with US foreign policy -- then we'd be notified and invited and recognized for contributing.

Basically, there are things USAmerican in which the rest of the world should have voice, even though we don't get vote -- while when it comes to how you people organize your social security system and the like, we should take a friendly interest and of course offer all the advice we like, but not butt in. ;)

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ExclamationPoint Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 05:55 PM
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176. under 18
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 05:56 PM by ExclamationPoint
I'm young, but I signed up anyway because I thought I'd still be able to help write letters and take polls, and maybe influence some of those in my generation to stop just saying buck fush (because that's anti-conformist) but to have them actually do something. Back to the point, is it okay that I signed up?
Edit: that was supposed to be a reply to the main topic not the last post, sorry!
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #175
201. Skinner, I second the question regarding non-American involvement
I can't write my Congressman, because I don't have one.

Do you foresee enough actions that Canadian DUers (and other foreigners)will be able to participate in?
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northamericancitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 01:15 AM
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226. I second yvr girl question. Can Canadians help?
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Mother Jones Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 03:01 PM
Response to Reply #175
309. ditto
Would love to be involved, if it helps in any way, even though I am Canadian.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 06:07 PM
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177. I just signed up
I've long been doing activism on-line. I am extremely busy with school and work at the moment but will do my best to participate.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 06:10 PM
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178. A question...is there a way to remove ourself
I would completely like to commit to this now but I don't know what I will be doing both for the California initiative election (November) and the 2006 election. All my activism time may be focused on those. I would feel like a flake to see an inactive designation when I was working on campaigns.
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Blue Yogini Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 06:12 PM
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179. I just joined DU
Will sign up in a few days. :hi:
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 06:30 PM
Response to Reply #179
182. You Wouldn't Be Fibbin To Me Would Ya, LOL !!! - Welcome To DU !!!
:bounce::toast::bounce:

Glad ta have ya aboard!!

:hi:

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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 06:30 PM
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181. I'm not so hot with words, but big in heart and don't give up. count me in
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Hardknock Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 06:38 PM
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184. Online activism
I'm all for it! Sign me up!
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 06:43 PM
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185. Let's get ready to rumblllllllll llllllllllllllle!
Great idea! I hope I can find enough time to keep up my committment. Let's stop the Republicans from further desecrating our country.
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SunJester Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 07:11 PM
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186. Signed up!
I'm glad you have this open to anyone, because my count is mighty low...I'm generally pretty awed by the regulars, and can't really think of anything relevant to add!

If any DU'ers in San Francisco would like to get together in person, though, that would be great! I've done this a few times with MoveOn, and the energy is wonderful, and sanity inducing!

Thanks for instigating this!:yourock:
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 07:19 PM
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187. Ready and Willing!
SOCTUS is to precious and too vital not to be actively participating in its protection.

Thank you, Skinner and Earl for doing this!
:yourock:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 07:32 PM
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190. Count me in
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 07:39 PM
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191. I'm in. Start me up...
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sojourner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 07:40 PM
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192. Yay! A place for organized activism ala DU!
Already doing these things...happy to sign on to be a regular.

Will we be able to still give other DU'ers a "heads up" when their support is needed as well? Other than just relying on them coming to the activism forum?
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 07:51 PM
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193. Kick !!!
:kick:
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 08:16 PM
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194. Great idea. I'm in.
I do this all of the time anyway.

Thanks Skinner!
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Massachusetts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 08:27 PM
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195. Skinner and clan
I'm on, I'll do my best, I can't sit back any longer and watch.


Lets get OUR country back!
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 08:33 PM
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196. I am in like flynn!
I can't wait to get started!
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 08:44 PM
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197. This is great and I'm in!
don't know if I would worry too much about the freeps - unless there is a form letter they get all confused anyway. Shoot - Gannon couldn't even write his own copy and he was getting paid!!
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 08:52 PM
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198. I'm in and we're at 407
This is a great idea. I do most of those things already, and this is going to be one of the most important fights of our lives. As the saying goes "there's strength in numbers". We're going to need all the strength we can get.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 08:58 PM
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199. Time to stand up and be counted
So count me in
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oxbow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 08:59 PM
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200. I hesitate to sign on officially
I'm going through sme heavy stuff right now and don't know if I can be counted on to answer the call of duty every time. Rest assured that I will check the Activist board every chance I get though, and work with you guys on an unofficial basis.
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 09:34 PM
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202. I'm here for me and DU! nt
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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 11:11 PM
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215. Le Resist Stance
:toast:
Is the boat full? This is such a great idea. You hit the nail on the head. Lots of us out here but the feeling is ill defined. MoveOn takes the money and they do it all. No participation. This is like an honor bound group so you know whatever the task it will be done x 500.
Well, so much for stating the obvious. Can I sign up?
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 11:48 PM
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221. Just sign on on the link provided by the original post! nt
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 09:59 PM
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203. Have camera will travel
I hope that I can be of assistance, maybe create neccessary Flash animations (approved of course) and get them out there using DU'rs and my contacts to spread the word - like Will Pitt said we can pool resources in a way, and I appreciate what Eloriel said in that not all people may agree with the views of others, I can understand how that would be a problem in some ways.

I just got back from filming the Conyers Hearing in DC and now have footage that the Media cannot spin. As I gain more footage in the future (and the manager in the Judiciary Office wants me to cover more important events) I think that we could join forces to get the word out with Video, etc - maybe create a "house party" DVD that people could donate to the DU and receive something they could use like the MoveOn folks are doing.. I recently received an email where the MoveOn folks are talking about showing films at these house parties - there's no reason why WE at the DU can't make something like that and get it out to EVERYONE.

So I've signed up, but I'd like to work with DU in a more oblique fashion, in my own way, at my pace since I have a very full plate in many ways..

Is that possible? I'm not saying that I can't do most of the things it appears that are needed as a DU activist, I'm just saying that I may have more to add to the mix.

In any case, this a brilliant Idea, and more sites need to do this until we have a UNION of the Original 13 Cyber Colonies like I've been saying for a long time :)
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 09:54 AM
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246. Great Idea for "House Parties for indy media films"...Symbolman..
And, if they could be offered on DU for purchase with the appropriate money going to the producers/filmers (like you) and a cut for DU for offering them. :shrug:
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 09:42 PM
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290. I like the way you think :)
Edited on Sun Jul-03-05 09:44 PM by symbolman
Exactly, I really don't make any money for what I do, the fine folks who donated for the Conyers video basically paid me back for my rent money which I took a chance on making back.

Video/editing/DVD production and distribution is very expensive so when I make offers like before and in the future for the most part I'm also making a donation of my time as well, which I don't mind at all as it's for the cause.

I've been making animations on TBTM for years for free, tho we did get ARMY OF ONE made into a 30 and 60 second commercial and a rich pal put up the bucks to run it all over cable during New Hampshire's Primaries, etc..

It even got shown on national tv BEFORE the actual winner of the Bush in 30 seconds contest was released (I was on Joe Scarborough's show the next day where they aired ARMY OF ONE, and he kissed my butt, knowing that if he made one misstep I was going to hit him with, "Gee Joe, it sounds like you're not supporting the troops.." :) ) we were one of the 14 finalists in the MoveOn event.

If anyone wants to see the show here's the link to that, I have no fear at all of going on tv and playing with these guys, the first time Joe had me on the show he threatened to turn of my microphone :)

Link works, it will say it doesn't but click on it again and it will run: http://66.230.230.110/radio/sym-1-13.rm it's a real media file.

House Parties are where it's at, and you can push other progressive films and actions at the end as well.

Right now I'm thinking of reducing the Conyers Hearing/Rally to a 30 minute piece and getting it out there at near cost so that people can use it for the house party scene...

"Takebackthemedia and DemocraticUnderground.com Presents" has a nice ring to it :)
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:06 PM
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204. Count me in--but don't ask me to do a lot of e-mails--
snail mail is more my thing.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:07 PM
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205. Been In (nt)
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:09 PM
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206. Call me, Ishmael.
Any time.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 01:47 AM
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228. The wild man egh? Sell your birth rite for a pot of beans? Not...
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:35 PM
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207. How will the "causes" be chosen? I spend a lot of my DU time (other than
reading and catching up) composing and posting (and posting at other sites) on causes I think are extremely important and yet under the radar. I would want to be able to suggest causes like this for consideration. It seems to me that this is the most vulnerable point - how are "causes" going to be chosen for activism and more important, how are other potentially important causes passed over? I would have no problem writing LTTEs and such on causes I was asked to support, but I would also want to be sure causes that I feel need attention get it.

So my greatest concern about this new endeavor is that it could detract from the ability to raise interest in "non-approved" projects. If all 500 or 10,000 of the people who are most likely to actually DO something, spread the word, write LTTEs, are following marching orders on the "recommended" causes, I'm afraid that these under-the-radar causes will fall through the cracks.

It's one of the great strengths of DU to be able to rouse interest and at least the possibility of action on many causes that are NOT the ones that are most often heard about. I wouldn't want to lose that strength while taking advantage of the ability to storm the gates on the issues that are better known.

(Like many others here, I also have some physical disabilities and I can't promise to always do something the same day it is requested.)

Any comments on this, Skinner? What about keeping the ability to bring important but under-publicized issues to the attention of DUers? And will there be a special forum for posting on these under-reported causes? Some of them are EXTREMELY important, like some truly sinister legislation that is on its way through the House. (I'm thinking of HR 1316, but there are others.) And the practice of CIA extraordinary rendition. And many others.
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:51 PM
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211. There are big fish to fry and little ones to saute
I'm sure that the DU admin can recognize the fights that are most important at the time, frankly I've seen MoveOn go after battles that are sure to lose a lot of money and waste some time.. (props to MoveOn for all they do, I'm not dissing them)..

But yeah, I see problems that Takebackthemedia.com wants to go after on a smaller scale but very important, like why the Troops are subjected to FOX tv while in the field, and forced to listen to Limbaugh on the ARMED FORCES RADIO Network - we are considering an action to demand that Air America Radio get equal time on the air since Limbaugh is being shoved down their throats, etc..

Still, like Skinner said, there are BIG issues that need to be dealt with NOW, taking the gloves off and getting out the 20 lb sledge hammer.

Good point - tho I'm sure the admin is figuring out which are the good fights, etc.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 11:05 PM
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213. I worked with MoveON nearly every day for some time,
including helping to coordinate the release of their book on the West Coast.

DU is much more interactive -- creates many more opportunities for real input than MoveON ever did. Peace, Wes and Joan, they took on a LOT and made a difference. May be right now in some developmental cul de sac.

I'm really excited about what DU's potential.

:toast:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 11:08 PM
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214. I would like to see a special place set aside for a sort of smorgasbord of
important causes. There would be the ones that we work on all together, all activists sending LTTEs or whatever about a particular issue, and then there would be this smorgasbord. Here people could CHOOSE causes that grab their own passionate interest.

Some will be worthy of wide interest and support though they are currently almost unknown:

Example - if HR 1316 passes, "bought" elections will become legal. See here;
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x1847357
Thread title: Email your Reps to STOP H.R. 1316, the "Make Congress More Corrupt" Bill
(It passed out of committee into the full House earlier this month. If it looks like a vote will be taken, we MUST act. You will not BELIEVE the provisions of this bill.)

Others will incite passionate interest in fewer people who are already atuned to the subject matter, say a particular environmental cause, or one targetted to elderly people, or to a limited area of the country.

These need to be put where they will get high visibility by people who might do something to support them, not just have to be posted over and over where they are not seen or, if they are, fall off the Greatest page after a day so that the process has to be done again and again.

So people who want to DO somthing coud be "official" activists on the "offical" projects and also be able to browse the smorgasbord for causes that appeal to them.

Getting late here and I'm rambling. I hope you can make out what I am trying to say.

If the Admins are going to pick a few projects for full DU support, I think we should have a way of assuring that OTHER projects, not chosen by the Admins, get what support they can.

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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 04:55 AM
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233. I think part of the trouble
Edited on Sat Jul-02-05 04:56 AM by symbolman
is that people respond to "web/news bytes" and everyone wants to be heard so the potential for action, even if someone is doing something, gets lost in the hubbub of 30 threads with three posts of folks that agree with that person.

or the "Is Dean GAY?" (only an example, never been posted as far as I'm aware) kind of sensational dreck that gets everyone spitting mad or confused or demanding links for proof, etc that in the end drown out real progress.

In a lot of cases the cream does rise to the top, as in Andy's sickness, etc and that's a good thing.

I've come to the decision that this whole country is in the grips of a PR war. So I believe that however much marching in the streets we do, if it doesn't get reported it has no effect. But that well placed PR, sometimes even nutty but fun - but it must be truthful & educational, can have a direct impact and get all eyes on a wrong, so many that the perpetrators back away from the "cookie jar" (crime, treasury, unneccessary deaths) slowly to save their political lives.

When I was reviewing the filming of Conyers & Crew at the WHite House gate and saw all the video cameras ON THE LAWN behind the fence, and then all the video cameras BEHIND Conyers - THEN the White House accepting the 560,000 signatures & 122 Congressmen sigs - that's when I realised that the power of PR is really in the hands of the people.

We need to arm ourselves with cameras, film injustice (as the camera doesn't lie) and shove it in their faces, the more cameras the better - they HAD to accept the papers at the White House as they knew that the WEB if nothing else had the ability to SHOW their arrogance and Now news trickles from the Web to the MSM because THEY are lazy and overpaid, passionless, while WE have a COMMUNITY that desires truth, facts, etc

CNN can't PAY enough people to have a 60,000 member investigative force like the DU. WIth all the talent here -

We can OWN THEM.

Let's get those bastards, ALL of us have some talent that meshes with the others until we are unassailable - more people need to sign up, send letters, pass work along to others who can do what you can't do that day..

We can build a something to rival the Pyramids and remember, they were built with one brick at a time.

Now, everyone pick up ONE BRICK.

(and thanks for helping MoveOn on a daily basis!)

Maybe we need a Media strike force here at the DU as well - we DO need someone to give ALL the Progressive websites marching orders so we can move in Lockstep (an agreed upon overarching editorial board of progressive web masters) - Say, "TODAY all websites and Blogs need to mention ROVE IN CHAINS and Hammer it" (until the MSM PICKS IT UP) - "Tomorrow we hammer on the DSM" - if we do it, it will happen, I've seen it. Off the soapbox now, just excited by Skinner's post :)
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 09:50 AM
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245. What a great post, Symbolman! I strongly agree with you. BUT -
Edited on Sat Jul-02-05 09:55 AM by Nothing Without Hope
...my concern is that there are many causes that require attention and we need to be aware of them. Yes, i'm sure important ones will be chosen for the "lockstep" response. But I don't want that to overwhelm and drown out the OTHER important causes.

There SHOULD be a way to harness the power of DU and other internet communities as Skinner is proposing. It's a grand idea and, given the dark state of things and the expectations for worse, it's essential. However, we also need to make plans and organize positively IN ADDITION TO the fighting we have to do. Yes, the fighting is essential, but we also have to plan and brainstorm, help create and encourage the positive alternatives to the horrors of the Bush administration. We have to coax the public to join in, and we want MORE than their anger, we want their HOPE and positive, forward-looking energy. Otherwise we will see apathy and despair.

Hence my concern that we not have a system here that is pushing ONLY "the cause of the week." Yes, that has to be done, but it's not enough. There are other things that have to be fought against, education campaigns - first for us and then for the public - on little-known but vital issues like horrible legislation or secret criminal policies, and there has to be brainstorming and gestating of practical, positive plans, ideas, projects for the future. We can't be one-dimensional. Yes, we have to fight the urgent fights together, but we also have to keep our eyes open at the wider picture.

I don't want the "cause of the week" approach to reduce the ability to gather response, interest and awareness of other important issues.

http://workingforchange.speedera.net.nyud.net:8090/

This great cartoon is found here: http://www.workingforchange.com/comic.cfm?itemid=18944


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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:50 PM
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209. Good way to channel our collective energies
This is a great idea, Skinner. Remember the success of the Sinclair campaign...
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:50 PM
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210. Count me in Skinner!
This is what I do every day anyway!

I'm in Pa. Specter, Santorum and Phil English, ewww!

Just let me know, ready and willing.

It's quite motivating to realize that * will get to "appoint" 2 Supreme CJ.
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il_lilac Donating Member (756 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 11:13 PM
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217. DU is all that has kept me sane since November
I am honored to join up! Thanks for the opportunity, I spend my free time here and signing petitions and writing letters anyway. Either we organize and fight or lose our country. I AM a liberal AND a patriot.
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Donailin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 11:14 PM
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218. Count me in
I'll be more than happy to help represent DU for change
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SuffragetteSal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 11:16 PM
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219. Count me in...
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 11:16 PM by SuffragetteSal
I like the famous quote "I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore"...

I emailed off a Letter to the Editor of my local paper just today.
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ebayfool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 11:47 PM
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220. 454! Almost at critical mass! Count me & mine in -
Mom's Baby Democrat will be along when I get off (the family that DUs together ...!).

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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:01 AM
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222. OK!
:woohoo:
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vard28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:20 AM
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223. I might not post often...
... but am MORE than willing to be an activist. I'm here with bells on!

I will also be keeping a close eye on my Virginia Democratic emails to see what I can do locally.

:woohoo:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:41 AM
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224. Wooohhooooo! Now you're talkin'!
Edited on Sat Jul-02-05 12:42 AM by lonestarnot
3 of us in here!
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whatsername Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 01:02 AM
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225. I've been here
for a few months as a very faithful reader and have often wished there was a daily "to do" list because there is so much information that it often gets overwhelming to know which petitions are most important to sign and which letters should be written!
If you decide to only let those with a certain number of posts to be members, I understand. But it would be helpful if there were, on the homepage, a "Most Important Things to do Today" list so that all DU members, AC members or not, could simply click on and make sure their voice is heard. Speaking for myself, there have been things that have come up that I've been like "shit, how'd I miss that?".
Anyway, thanks for all you do! I love DU and I've learned alot from you all!
Whatsername
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 01:24 AM
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227. Hey, Whatsername
Welcome to DU! :hi:
We are all here to get the job done. Your contributions will help us make a difference, so get ready!
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AAARRRGGGHHH Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 02:04 AM
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230. I work about 60 hours a week, but
I would be HONORED to do this in the name of DU.
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lwin Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 02:59 AM
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231. signed up n/t
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Wyatt Earp Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 04:01 AM
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232. I'm in
Skinner, I always had a question for you, Are you the Nancy Skinner that worked at WLS in Chicago?

If you are that was one of the reasons I changed from being Repub to a Democrat I always listened, Nancy Skinner always made heck a of lot more sence then Rush or Wade did.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 07:57 AM
Response to Reply #232
239. Nope.
My real name is David Allen. I'm not related to anyone named Skinner.
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slybacon9 Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 05:39 AM
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234. I'm IN
your turn...
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 06:06 AM
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235. IN - hey, they can only hang us once, right? Just when I'd given up hope
for NC, Ole 'freedom fries' Jones goes and gets a heart! (Thank you congressman, for actually representing your people over your party - oh for a couple hundred more)
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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 07:25 AM
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236. when is the first action going to be posted?
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cloudythescribbler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #236
293. good question -- and there should be a special forum ...
where corps members debate what kinds of issues and actions to pursue, with the people at DU thinking about them. I suppose this could eventually extend into DU being a forum for related flesh and blood activism, (a different corps) in conjunction with online
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FULL_METAL_HAT Donating Member (673 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 07:36 AM
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237. Total Number of Activist Corps Members: 500 !!!! n/t
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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 08:05 AM
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240. I'm signed up and ready for action!
Edited on Sat Jul-02-05 08:07 AM by fed-up
Add another patriotic American to the growing list of volunteer activists.

Where do I find the number of activist members?.

Too early, need more coffee. :)

Whoops, just found it in original post...
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Dylan Garcia Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 09:16 AM
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244. Let's get 1000 activists
Why sell ourselves short?
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FULL_METAL_HAT Donating Member (673 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 04:57 PM
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367. Total Number of Activist Corps Members: 1000 !!!! n/t
Yay!
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American in Asia Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 07:43 AM
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238. Thank you!
for giving me the chance to DO something more!

I'm somewhat geographically challenged, but am here every day and willing to do whatever can be done online.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 08:13 AM
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241. I'm in.
I got one new eye this week and am still recovering, can't walk much, don't have a lot of friends (outside of DU, ) but I CAN write and people generally pay attention when I do. Whatever I can do to assure my granddaughter a world she can live in, I shall.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate.
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 08:42 AM
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242. I have an idea for once you get your 500 committed people and that is
to have a "second" tier of volunteers which can be the "boots on the ground" willing to carry out tasks being organized and led by the core group. I would be willing to do something like that, but for a variety of reasons, including a rather high profile corporate job, I can't do more at the risk of being "uncovered."

I'm sure there are many similar people.
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 08:44 AM
Response to Reply #242
243. Skinner: I would like to privately converse with you on this and what
I might be able to do. I own some extremely powerful email marketing software.
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johnmilton Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 01:00 PM
Response to Reply #242
255. re: boots on ground, offline activism
This type of discussion of the extension of the project is critical.

I understand when people are in employment situations that
preclude activism offline so to speak, and so we need to
find people willing to be visible offline in dissent.

I am an educator, a tenured professor, and one of the things that
has absolutely floored and disillusioned me is the absence of
dissent on American University campuses.

I support the moveon.org styled neighborhood organizations, but
there is a void in seeding campuses with dissent.

We need national teach-out days, we need to do some old
fashion sit-ins in administration buildings. We need an online
source book for the lesson plans on DSM, etc.

In the old days when you marched you got in groups--union there, students there--it doesn't always make sense, but sometimes it does.

So my suggestion is start building in a way to create offline ad-hoc groups such as educators to facilitate broader actions.

This is the area in which I would like to help beyond the checkbook sign the petition route, as meaningful as that stuff is.

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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:23 PM
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248. I was worried abut having time to do it all
but seeing as how it's all online and it's just too important, I'm now in.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:25 PM
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249. Do we have to reveal our "true identity"?
I'd rather be known by my DU name..but yes, I'd be doing my fair share....Guess that's why it's called D-Underground!
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:26 PM
Response to Reply #249
250. You don't have to reveal any personal information. (nt)
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:35 PM
Response to Reply #250
252. I'm in!
C-ya
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:30 PM
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251. YES. Count me in. nt.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:39 PM
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253. When I vote in an online poll...
I often get an error message, page moved or no info, although I can often hit the VIEW RESULTS button and get something. So, although I often vote I have no idea if my vote registers or not. I have Netscape 7.1. I have no idea if that's the problem but I love Netscape. If you're willing to have me vote without being sure that it's registered properly, I'm happy to sign up for what I'm already doing some of now.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 10:16 AM
Response to Reply #253
298. Since you like Netscape so much, I would recommend that
you head on over to the Mozilla site and pick up on either Mozilla (which I happen to like and use) or Firefox.These are built around Netscape and are updated and easier to use, as well as being more powerful. Ya' might enjoy them.
I have used Mozilla for a long time, now, and have had no problems with any release or beta test version, finding them very user friendly and well documented.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 01:47 PM
Response to Reply #298
307. Actually...
Netscape is built on a Mozilla base.
I am loathe to fuss with my computer much further as I only have 96 RAM (expandable only to 125) and I don't want to crash the thing. I guess I'll just muddle through as best I can.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 12:48 PM
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254. OK, I'm in.
Let's do this!
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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 01:11 PM
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256. Done and Done
Your account has been added to the DU Activist Corps database. Thanks for signing up!

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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 01:14 PM
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257. Done
I wish I knew how many petitions and letters to the press we have alread sent. Sometimes my fingers smoke at the language I use....

:argh:
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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 01:17 PM
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258. If we join this
Can we be assigned, for the most part, to specific areas that match our particular capabilities?
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Spock_is_Skeptical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 02:12 PM
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259. Count me in!
As one who already actively participates in online action alerts, petitions, polls & sends email/mail to my reps, I am glad to stand up and be counted.

Although I may not post regularly, I have been lurking at DU since the early days - and have participated in many a call to action, although not participating in board discussions very much whatsoever.

DU has proven to be an awesome source of information and support. There are a number of great people here who make it such a fantastic place.

I'll wager there are quite a few other low-post count lurkers and newbies who undoubtedly feel the same way.

I hope that more of them will also join in this call to action.

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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 03:36 PM
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261. Just signed up. What an awesome idea! Power to the People!
:bounce:
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 04:13 PM
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262. *pant* Geez, I'm gone, what, two and half days, and almost miss,...
,...being a member of the DU Activist Corps!!!! *WHEW*

:woohoo: DU ACTIVIST CORPS! :woohoo: DU ACTIVIST CORPS! :woohoo:
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 04:15 PM
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263. I am ready to do anything I can. However, I do
not have a car so I will not be able to travel. I can write letters, make calls, talk to friends. I have been signing petitions for move-on, and a lot of other groups like that but I want to be part of direct planned action. Will we be able to suggest action issues? For instance I get newsletters from Bread for the World and the ARC which keep me informed about issues related to hunger and disabilities.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 05:52 PM
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264. I WOULD SO LOVE TO DO THIS....
I mean really LOVE to do this... but (ain't there always a BUTT) my mother-in-law who is 93 with Alzheimer's' lives with me.

If something is going on in the Sarasota County area, please let me know. I CAN do SOMETHING!!

This is the GREATEST POST!

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 07:48 PM
Response to Reply #264
265. Hey, my partner is just as demanding. And spending a few
minutes hitting a poll or writing a note or weighing in here on DU keeps me more or less sane.

Consider signing up for your sanity, as a way to take one moment to do what is important to you. I betcha you won't regret it.

:hi:
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 08:14 PM
Response to Reply #265
266. I Try To Hit All The Time....
and take lots of polls. But I think I will sign. I'm so ANTI-The
Corrupt Ones!

I think you call that "spreading the word"!
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 08:17 PM
Response to Reply #265
267. Gotcha Topped!
I ALSO have a HUSBAND!!!! You know the Mars Vs Venus thing????? I frequently remind HIM!

But we will survive!!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 08:36 PM
Response to Reply #267
268. See, that didn't hurt.
:hi:
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 08:41 PM
Response to Reply #268
269. We Are Spiritually Connected Today....
Could sound weird, but spirituality exists, at least for me!

To each his own!
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oncall Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 09:11 PM
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271. DemocracycellProject.net has doing what you are talking about


for about the past year. It is a site dedicated to the cybercommunity of Activists. There is a forum where people can post their activities. We share ideas via the net and provided feedback and communicate ideas. The forum has a book chat and other unique features. There is a chat room for instantaneous conversation. The blog supplies thoughful subject threads and posts. The Democracy Cell Project (DCP) is a non-profit organization with a bold approach to using online communications to integrate, educate, and include the millions of people across America who are ready to work for a more democratic country. The DCP is dedicated to assisting individuals and communities to tighten their messages, build coalitions, and organize on the ground to make political change a reality. The DCP provides leadership in developing messages and organizing from the ground up. Through its website, the DCP hosts a learning community, giving activists access to the tools and the train-ing they need to mobilize and activate their own democracy cells. At the Democracy Cell Project, we value your advice and your ideas. You are our partners in making this site as useful as it can possibly be. With your participation, we will build a site that will help people everywhere be more effective fighters for a more democratic country. Visit it, I think you will find exactly what we need for a cybercommunity of activists who are already making a diffence. We could use more.

<http://www.democracycellproject.net>

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Gronk Groks Donating Member (582 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 09:17 PM
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272. Now is time to stand up and be counted...
...enough with the whining and complaining. The time to act is here and now. If we do not reclaim our country from these fascists, our children and grandchildren will ask, "Where were you when the darkness decended"...

...and we will not be able to look them in the eye...:patriot:
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 09:50 PM
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273. I'm in. This is the kind of stuff I do on a regular basis, anyway.
Edited on Sat Jul-02-05 09:51 PM by Bouncy Ball
Just not usually in organization with others, except when I get emails from moveon, True Majority, etc.

Thanks for doing this, it's a fantastic idea!!! Can't wait for the first action.

On edit: kind of cool--I was number 600!
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KCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-05 10:16 PM
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274. thanks, Skinner!
This is awesome. I haven't posted on DU in a very long time, partially because I got a job and was too busy, partially due to just needing to get away from what often seems like too much gloom-and-doom. I'm thrilled to see that activism is going to be a part of DU's mission and am off to sign up. Like some others, I am interested in physical ativism as well--well, so long as I don't get arrested. :)

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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 12:11 AM
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276. Okay, Mr and Ms. Anarchy1999 are in. Just tell us what to do.
I'd also like to make a small request. Can any and all support the Vets for Peace Convention being held in Dallas the first week of August?

www.veteransforpeace.org
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kurtyboy Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 01:43 AM
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277. I'm in
Kurt
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 02:07 AM
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278. OK - I'm in. I do want to voice once more my concern that we all
have a way to put forward suggestions of "causes" for activism and that the ones that are not chosen for an organized community response still have a way to be seen.

Basically, I can't NOT join this important and historic new effort.

:patriot:
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JFN1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 03:20 AM
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279. Handbills At Your Service
We've got sixty-five handbills, and counting. We'll keep cranking them out - feed us issues, ideas, or create them yourself and send them to us!

We feel this is a tremendous resource, and we place it at the disposal of the DU Activist Corps. :)
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 07:34 AM
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281. DU activists might want to join forces with DFA Meetup

Find Democracy for America Groups In Your Area

Meet others to learn more about Democracy For America and discuss local strategies. Get the latest news at your Democracy for America Meetups! This Meetup is officially brought to you by Democracy for America.

http://dfa.meetup.com/
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Swamp Fox Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 08:29 AM
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282. I'm in
Edited on Sun Jul-03-05 08:31 AM by Swamp Fox
Will I need to bring my old flintlock? LOL

Swamp Fox
U.S. Army Draftee

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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 10:14 AM
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284. I'm in! And what perfect timing...
to join something like this on Independence Day weekend! Thanks DU!
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DisassemblingHisLies Donating Member (273 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 11:53 AM
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286. Done.
Can't think of a better group to organize with. This is where the passion is.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 01:21 PM
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287. reporting for DUty, SIR!
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Neerav B. Trivedi Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 07:26 PM
Response to Reply #287
289. I have joined the Democratic Underground Activist Corps (DUAC).
<SALUTES>

Members of the Democratic Underground Activist Corps:

My name is Neerav Trivedi. I am already a registered member of Democratic Underground, and I have also joined your ranks in the Democratic Underground Activist Corps (DUAC). I have already been involved in an mass e-mail campaign with a couple of friends from Conyers Blog for the past month or so (which I am still doing today). My main area is the Iraq War, so anything related to that can be done by me and my people, which I ma doing via that e-mail campaign at the moment. I will try to recruit people from there into the Democratic Underground Activist Corps, if possible.


General Skinner, I await your orders. My name and e-mail address should already be in the Democratic Underground's database of registered members, which I assume you have access to at any time as an Admin.


Please give me my first marching orders as soon as possible after the Fourth of July Weekend, and I will get to work on it immediately.


Please keep in mind that I will be frequently updating you here in the Democratic Underground Activist Coprs (DUAC) on my progress, both on a weekly basis and after each activity that I have been assigned to do have been completed. These updates will happen ONLY on the forum related to the Activist Corps. In addition, any ideas or suggestions that I have that can help us to enhance our performance will be suggested by myself on this forum as well. Either way, you will hear from me often, possibly every day.


Until then, be well, be active, and have a safe and happy Fourth of July to you and your family!!!


In the name of American Freedom & Democracy...........
<SALUTES>

Commodore Neerav B. Trivedi,
Chief of Headquarters 21A
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 01:27 PM
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288. Count me in!!! Great idea, Skinner... nt
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cloudythescribbler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 10:05 PM
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291. an excellent idea
possibly a loose quota of number of actions participated in as a percentage (say 20%) as a minimum of online actions requested would keep person in good standing. I know it's cheezy, but having some objective standard makes someone feel comfortable, and others feel motivated.

I don't know what the procedure is for (a) proposing actions and(b) approving them. Do you support UFPJ -- links to various issues, like Zach in Tenn (gay teen incarcerated ...), or various people locked up (civil libs -- Guantanamo, possible links to desperate AI issues), groups working on Sudan, on Iraq War, on environment and energy, and so on. I suppose you will pursue actions you know the vast majority of DU people will unreservedly support. I hope that at least baseline support for peace movement is a REGULAR part of it.

cloudy
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mojavekid Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-05 11:21 PM
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294. Done.
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jmcon007 Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 01:31 AM
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295. I'm in and it feels good. DU is a terrific place to vent and to exchange
thoughts and ideas, but there comes a time when preaching to the choir is not enough. I'm personally glad to have this opportunity.
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FairGame Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 02:17 AM
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296. Reregistered to join up. #701. Formerly Caligirl(computer quit last month)
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 09:08 AM
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297. well, I guess I wanted to think about it for a couple of days..
that's just my style..But I am in :bounce:

just tell me what to do :hi:
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justinsb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 10:35 AM
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299. Question
I'm an expat living in Canada - so all of your actions may not be applicable, however, there are some cases where I may be able to do things others cannot or may hear about things others do no - also through other groups I can instantly relay information to several hundred others, in Canada, The US, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.

There also may be times when I am out of town and cannot respond quickly to activities. Let me know if I can be useful to you.

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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 01:42 PM
Response to Reply #299
304. You should sign up.
There may be some things you can't do, but there will be plenty of other things that you can help out with. You should sign up.
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Desert Liberal Donating Member (394 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 01:43 PM
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300. Signed up! Let's kick some GOP butt!!!
Edited on Mon Jul-04-05 01:48 PM by aundria75
on edit: I also run a DFA group here in Springfield, MO and will be passing along any online activism stuff to my group in our weekly email 'newsletter'. Maybe that will add a few voices even if they aren't signed up on DU.
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 08:14 AM
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301. Skinner, What would you prefer I do?
Currently I'm off line 3-4 days a week.

Is it easier for you if people like myself try a commitment or just join in when it's possible?

Awesome idea, kinda like an activism "greatest" forum. What a time saver!

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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #301
305. You should sign up.
We're not going to be giving people stuff to do every day. I think you shoudl sign up and see if the committment is too much. I think you'll find that it is reasonable.
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frankly_fedup2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 10:53 AM
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302. Who on here is from Virginia and what is your nearest locations?
I'm interested (as I am online all the time); however, I cannot drive

very far from my home, so if it involved trips for protesting, I

would need to get to know some of you who are from Southwest Virginia

(near Wytheville or Marion), to get with and hopefully get a little

smoke going on around here because if their is smoke, theres gotta be

a fire, right?

PS: I, also, am a smoker so you may want to take that into consideration before contacting me. I don't mind stepping outside to smoke; however, I know the smell stays on my clothing, and I wouldn't want to offend anyone with allergies like myself. FYI just in case.

Kindest regards,

frankly_fedup2
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 01:45 PM
Response to Reply #302
306. We're focusing on activism you can do online or from home.
We're not asking members to do any travel.
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frankly_fedup2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 10:21 AM
Response to Reply #306
325. Okay then, I'll give it a try. I have plenty of time. People for the
American Way, Amnesty International, DNC, and UNICEF have about broke me this year so I have time to give but no more money (well, except for a little for DU, of course, lol).

Okay then hook me up.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:25 AM
Response to Reply #325
327. You have to hook yourself up.
Follow the directions in my post that starts this thread. That will register you as a member of the activist corps.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 11:10 AM
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303. I've never stopped being an activist since the 60's....
I don't see any reason to stop now, the stakes are higher than they've ever been. This incredibly crooked cabal in the White House has MANY things to be held accountable for and if we don't hold their feet to the fire, who will? . Count me in. :hippie:
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 02:54 PM
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308. Skinner, I'm going to try it. I don't know how well I will do @ it but
if it is on line or from home then I will give it a try!
Thanks for the opportunity!
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 03:12 PM
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310. I'm in.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 03:27 PM
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311. Member #767 reporting for duty!
time to make my "little" efforts for democracy count for more, and pool my resources. I've been a DU member almost from the beginning, mostly lurking. Time to get it in gear and be the change I want to see!
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hermetic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 03:40 PM
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312. Alrighty then!
Hey Xultar :hi:
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really annoyed Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 07:06 PM
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314. I'm here
This is a good chance for me to get more involved - something I've wanted to do for a long time.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 12:18 AM
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316. Onboard.
Gotta try SOMETHING, anyway.

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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 12:45 AM
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317. I would love to join. It will take me a little more time to get my own
personal crisis in order. I hope I'll make it in time to join.

:hi:
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 02:13 AM
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318. I want to sign up, but disability issues may prevent me from being as
active as I would like.

Otherwise, I'm a pretty decent writer and artist, although I haven't done any serious artwork in quite awhile. Maybe I should heal up a bit more...?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 09:35 AM
Response to Reply #318
321. You should sign up.
We're focusing on activism that people can do from home, on their computers or by snail mail. If you are able to post on DU, then you should be able to help out with the activist corps.
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Pushed To The Left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 02:29 AM
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319. Just signed up!
My schedule is very busy, but I will do what I can! The right wing must be defeated!
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 08:43 AM
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320. I'm in.
What do you want me to do?
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wtbymark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 09:57 AM
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322. Vermonter signing in (nt)
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revree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 09:58 AM
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323. I'm in...
does the 1000th member get a balloon? ;)
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MojoXN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 10:15 AM
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324. Number 806...
Locked, Cocked, and Ready to Rock! Just give the word, and I'll do EVERYTHING in my power to help.

MojoXN
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 01:35 PM
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328. Count me in too.
:bounce:
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ScamUSA.Com Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 02:01 PM
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329. count me in
Would it be considered selfish to request DU Activists with websites link to http://scamusa.com

The DU linkmaster has already added a link, for which I'm very grateful.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 03:55 PM
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 04:38 PM
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331. I am on board!
This is a great idea, Skinner. I'm so proud to be a member of DU and able to contribute in this way.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 09:46 PM
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332. How about just getting started instead of waiting for a certain number?
Just a thought.We have a lot of work to do and the other side is not waiting!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:59 PM
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333. One more question before I say yes...
Can you give me an idea of how much time will be involved.

I would really like to become more involved, especially living in a red state! But do have other obligations.

3-5 hours a week - you bet I'm in...

20 - sorry!

Thanks!
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:44 AM
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334. I suspect the time committment will be very low.
Maybe an hour a week, tops.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:13 PM
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335. count me in!
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ken-in-seattle Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:02 PM
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336. I am already a volunteer in the War on Error...
so I had to sign up :)
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Chicken Girl Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:38 PM
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337. Count me in!
:toast:
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 11:34 AM
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338. Ok, I did it!
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pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:12 PM
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339. #884 here
Just signed up.

Now lets get to work!


Out of this long political darkness a brighter day will come.
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pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:25 PM
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340. T-Shirt
Anyway we could buy a T-Shirt with the DU Activist logo, the Blue Fist at the DU store? That would be cool.
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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:52 PM
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341. Since I write to congresscirtters all the time
and I freaking hand wrote notes to every single Killer D when they shut down the redistricting in Texas, I think I'm up to the task. Hooray!
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:09 PM
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342. I am in.
Let me know what I can do.
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 03:28 PM
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343. Good Luck!
I'll be rooting for you all from rainy (well, actually, we're having sunny weather today - the sun's still up at 2226) Bergen, Norway. If I were still living in Eugene, I'd darn sure sign up, but as it is, I'll have to be satisfied with sending good vibes (and donations, once I get a steady job.)
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mamiesb2001 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 05:25 PM
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344. I'm in. Anyone else in Baltimore MD?
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 04:09 PM
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351. Curious about your sign in....
I'm a Mamie - are you related to or a Mamie yourself?
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annagull Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 09:10 PM
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345. Ready to take action!
Thanks for the opportunity to participate!
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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 12:57 AM
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346. Eo!
Edited on Sun Jul-10-05 12:58 AM by mahina
Alaka'i: I ku mau mau

Pane: I ku wa

Alaka'i:

I ku mau mau
I ku huluhulu
I ka lanawao
Pane: I ku wa

Alaka'i: I ku lanawao

Pane:
I ku wa
I ku wa huki
I ku wa ko
I ku wa a mau
A mau ka eulu
E huki e
KULIA!

Leader: Stand up together

Response: Stand and shout

Leader:

Stand together
Haul with all your might
Under the mighty trees
Response: Stand

Leader: Stand up among the tall forest trees

Response:
Stand
Stand and pull
Stand and haul
Stand in place and haul
Haul branches and all
Haul now
Stand up!


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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 12:58 AM
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347. Deleted message
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 02:06 PM
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349. Okay, I'm in!
RL
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 02:17 PM
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350. Alright, I'll do it, but
only if I can plagiarize some DUer's LTTE because I'm a terrible letter writer. :7 Count me in. :hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 09:48 PM
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359. in_cog_ni_to
Edited on Sun Jul-10-05 09:48 PM by sfexpat2000
I'll write letters just for you to plagarize if you want. :)

Thank you!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 05:08 PM
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368. Thanks, sfexpat!
:hug:
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GrapesOfWrath Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 10:43 AM
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361. Count me in
I'm ready
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 03:53 PM
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362. For my kids and my someday grandkids
count me in.
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 04:46 PM
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363. Sign me up please !
Hiley
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Lecky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 04:54 PM
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364. Yay 1000!
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 04:54 PM
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365. 1001!!!
I waited and waited to log in as the 1000th
volunteer!
So which am I Skinner?
1000 or 1001?
BHN
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FULL_METAL_HAT Donating Member (673 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 04:56 PM
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366. 1001! (and counting!) Woo Woo!
Total Number of Activist Corps Members: 500 !!!! n/t FULL_METAL_HAT Jul-02-05 08:36 AM #237
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 05:29 PM
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369. Nuts! I Missed 1001. ..... Nuts...
:D
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