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Kevin Spidel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:12 PM
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Reverend Jesse Jackson writes to PDA base
This email is going to go out within the next hour or so.

From the desk of Reverend Jesse Jackson
December 27, 2004

Dear Progressive Democrat,

I want to express my thanks for everything Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has done to keep the investigations into tampering and fraud in the 2004 election alive and in the public eye. The work of PDA's grassroots activists helped bring media attention to the election fraud hearings held in Ohio, rallied the House Minority Judiciary Committee to confront the issue of voter fraud, and has forced members of Congress to take the election fraud issue seriously.

I ask you to join in the next wave of election-related actions. We must let the politicians know that we're here, we're watching, and we demand every vote be counted and that every vote count. This is not about whether Bush stole another election, it's about fundamental civil and democratic rights. We must work to change the current system, or we'll continue to have disreputable politicians denying the vote to African Americans, Latinos, youth, and others for years to come.
Please visit the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition website for more information about the upcoming Rallies for Democracy. You may contact George Korn at 740-953-1130 for logistical information.

Additionally, I urge you to go to the PDA website and follow their latest Action Alert which targets a second round of Senators, including John Kerry. In less than 72 hours PDA members were responsible for over 23,000 emails being sent to six U.S. Senators urging at least one of them to join progressive House members in challenging the election results on January 6, 2005. Many of you took the first action. Now we need to contact this second group of Senators as well. Please send this message on to your friends and email lists and ask them to send the action alert also.

Next month we will pause to remember the sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King. I ask that you remember him not only in spirit, but in deed. His words ring as true today as ever, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Commit to taking action in the streets as a tribute to his memory. Two historic rallies will be held at the beginning of January. Start the New Year off right and get involved.

Rainbow/PUSH, PDA, UFPJ, the Greens, and other progressive activists are sponsoring a Pro-Democracy Rally in Columbus, Ohio on January 3rd, 2005.

If you can't be there, ask your friends in the area to attend. Encourage them to add their voices to the chorus.

On the 3rd, we will ask our politicians to stand up for democracy. On the 6th we will be there to support them as they do. A massive Pro-Democracy Rally will be held in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2005, with complementary rallies throughout the country. Take a day off for democracy and join with us as we demand an end to separate and unequal elections, to a system that lends itself to manipulation and fraud. Votes are the building blocks of our democracy, and we must not take them for granted.

We seek to do a glorious thing, and we will be triumphant if we stand together.

Keep Hope Alive
Rev. Jesse Jackson


The NEW action with new targeted Senators (Including Kerry) is at http://www.pdamerica.org the direct one click link is: http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/mail/oneclick_compose/?aler...

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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:14 PM
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1. Right on Jesse!
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:17 PM
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2. email to targeted Senators- done!
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KaryninMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:17 PM
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3. This is great, Kevin!
Keeping hope alive is indeed the expression of the day. I'm sending out an email blast to my list tonight and will included this as well as the new links as well.

You want to put in a new post here (and we'll keep it kicked) with the NEW action with new targeted Senators as well since we need everyone to focus now more then ever on this.

Thank you and thanks to PDA!

Karyn
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bmoney07 Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:17 PM
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4. Things are starting to wind up
Kick ass Jesse!
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itzamirakul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:19 PM
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5. I am happy to comply and to
pass this letter on...
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:21 PM
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6. Done n/t
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:25 PM
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7. sure thing
and happy to do it !
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:29 PM
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8. done times 14 n/t
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:29 PM
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9. Done and Done
Thanks Rev for helping us keep the hope alive!
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:37 PM
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10. Link to Rainbow/Push website
Edited on Mon Dec-27-04 03:37 PM by goclark

Yea! They listened to me.

I contacted Rainbow Push a few weeks ago and urged them to put info about MARCHES and Rallies on their site.

It is such a great feeling to see that phone calls and emails and passion for the truth are working.

http://www.rainbowpush.org/FMPro?-db=RPOfrontpage.fp5&-...
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:40 PM
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11. Woo hoo, go Jesse!
:yourock:
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:41 PM
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12. Done
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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:42 PM
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13. Done! n/t
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SmileMaker Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:52 PM
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14. Kickin' for PDA and Jesse Jackson
Done! Good form. Thanks Kevin.
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Kevin Spidel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:09 PM
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19. love the AI logo!
my first job in politics was with Amnesty. Been a member for 10 years! My frist gig was workign as an organizer for them. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for AIUSA and the work they do!
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 03:56 PM
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15. Done
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:01 PM
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16. Thank you for linking to that.
I've been remiss at communicating with public officials because of two weeks of cold symptoms, a term paper deadline, the holiday season and three small boys. This gave me the opportunity to do something. Anything.
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Turn CO Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:04 PM
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17. Sent out to friends, too. n/t
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:05 PM
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18. Done
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:17 PM
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20. Fabulous, Kevin
Well done!!
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:27 PM
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21. Ummmm.... 23,000 emails
just isn't going to do it!

Not when freakin' Michael Powell gets hundreds of thousands! We need 10 times that many, 100 times that many, a thousand times that many...

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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:31 PM
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22. Done. "This is not about whether Bush stole another election." hehehe
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:39 PM
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23. We could't ask for better timing on this one! Jan. 3rd.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:48 PM
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24. Right on!
Like I've said before...I seriously believe that those bandits miscalculated and basically dismissed the indominable strength of the American Spirit! :bounce:
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:51 PM
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25. Vive Jesse!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 04:53 PM
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26. Done! letters sent to Senators plus forward to friends
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 09:06 PM
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27. Kick for Durbin & Murray! (n/t)
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 12:22 AM
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28. kicking this again!
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-01-05 11:11 AM
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29. Did it again this am
for about 20 or so friends and mostly relatives
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