23 March 2006

Impeachment Resolutions Sweep America

I am not a Democrat, nor am I a Republican. I am registered "no party". My husband is registered "Independent". In our country though, there is a horrible imbalance. I truly believe that the only reason our president has not been impeached is because the Republicans control every branch of service.

I know there are people who support Bush solely on the abortion issue and voted for him because they believe he will stop abortions. Personally, I think these people are causing more abortions than preventing them because they are not addressing the cause of why women get abortions. It is not for "birth control". I personally know a woman who had an abortion because she was divorced and lived in a small town. She had 2 daughters that went to Elementary school, and she was concerned her daughters would be austricisized over having an "illegitimate" sibling if this child was born. So in her mind, she was trying to protect her daughters from judgmental "righteous" neighbors. If abortion was illegal here, she would have simply gone to Mexico to have it done because she wanted to protect her daughters.

I have plenty of other examples, but I think you get the idea.

I sincerely believe the Bush family has been destroying our country and our freedoms, so though I do not agree totally with the Democratic party, I do agree that Bush and Cheney should be tried for their offenses against the American people.

And what really scares me is how our tax money (billions of dollars) is going for an Arab television network that is run out of Virginia. If our government is doing this in Arab countries, what makes you think our government is not controling our communications and the news we get? ABC is owned by Disney corporation. NBC is owned by Bill Gates. Executives at CBS were fired because they did a news report on how our president did not show up for National Guard duty. And now our president is going after any news reporter who reports a story on anything our president conciders objectionable, embarrassing, or classified (and our president has classified just about everything that is embarrassing to him). We are no longer the land of the free, and quite frankly, I am sick our of government using the Constitution of the United States as toilet paper.

This is what I received in my email this morning:



From California to Vermont, from Wyoming to North Carolina, from New Hampshire to New Mexico, impeachment resolutions are sweeping America!

They are popping up in Town Meetings, City Councils, and Democratic Committees. And when they pass, they make headlines locally and even nationwide.

Let's turn this local activity into a nationwide grassroots movement! We've collected everything you need to know here:
http://impeachpac.org/resolutions

To help organize impeachment efforts in your town, county, or state, join the Impeachment Working Group of Progressive Democrats of America:
http://pdamerica.org/impeach-wg.php

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Support Feingold - Censure Bush - Stop Cowering!

It's been 10 days since Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) introduced a resolution to censure George Bush for illegally wiretapping American citizens. Just two Democrats have joined him: Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA).

Polls show Americans support Feingold's censure by 48%-43% - including 29% of Republicans. Rightwinger Bill Kristol called it a smart move and says it helps Democrats. When the Republican Party ran attack ads against him in Wisconsin, Feingold got a standing ovation.

So why are the other 41 Democrats still cowering?

Call your Senators at 202-224-3121 and deliver a simple message:
"I urge you to support Senator Feingold's bill to censure George Bush."
And for Democratic Senators, add this:
"And stop cowering in fear of Republican thugs!"

If you have time, join Jane Hamsher in visiting the local office of your Senator:
http://www.firedoglake.com/2006/03/22/git-yer-boots-on-its-recess-time/

Post the replies you get here:
http://democrats.com/senate-censure

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33 Congress Members With Courage

Congressman Bob Filner from San Diego has signed onto H Res 635. There are now 33 Congress Members supporting Congressman John Conyers' bill to create an investigation into possible grounds for impeachment. Filner's name is not yet in the official list, because Congress is out of session this week, but Congressman Conyers' staff confirms that he has agreed to co-sponsor. Learn more and ask your representative to join the list:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/635

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NEW FLYER FROM AfterDowningStreet.org

Print this out, make copies, post it around your town and hand it out at events!


Open PDF
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/2006-3-flyer.pdf

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Boycott ExxonMobil

Consumers for Peace launched this boycott campaign, supported by After Downing Street and many others, seeking an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops and mercenaries from Iraq and the impeachment of George W. Bush and prosecution of U.S. officials responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The campaign urges consumers to boycott of ExxonMobil products and to purchase CITGO products as an alternative.

ExxonMobil has been selected for boycott because of its apparent active involvement in U.S. policy in the Middle East in general and Iraq in particular, and its power to help change these policies. The campaign urges the boycott of products and services of nine consumer products firms connected with ExxonMobil through its board of directors. They are: Campbell's Soup; Carlson Companies (Radisson Hotels, TGI Friday's); Corning Inc. (Steuben Glass); Metlife; Novartis; Pfizer; Verizon; Wells Fargo and Wyeth.
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/9488

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UPCOMING EVENTS

A Panel Discussion with Cindy Sheehan, Ray McGovern, and Larry Everest
Speaking the Unspeakable. Is the Bush Administration Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity?

March 23, 7 p.m.
International House at 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/9038

Political Musicians Anti-Flag and Congressman Jim McDermott to Discuss Depleted Uranium
March 24, 11 a.m.
Henry Fonda Theater Lobby, 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Anti-Flag, Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA), Dr. Donald Broder, Jodie Evans, Tim Goodrich.
Launch of a Petition Campaign to Support Depleted Uranium Munitions Study
http://www.anti-flag.com/

Town Hall Meeting Examining The Cost of Iraq: Lives, Jobs, Security, Community
Sponsored by the Progressive Democrats of Ohio
March 25, 1 - 3 p.m. at the Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Gold Star Mother and PDA Board Member Cindy Sheehan
Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Tim Carpenter, National Director, Progressive Democrats of America
Francis Chiappa, President, Cleveland Peace Action
Paul Schroeder, co-founder of Families of the Fallen For Change
Farhad Sethna, Immigration attorney and concerned citizen
Event emceed by actress and PDA Board Chairwoman Mimi Kennedy
An opening chant for Peace will be performed by Michael McMurray in Arameyic, Hebrew and Arabic.
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/9539

Progressive Plan for Ohio
March 26
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/ohioplan.pdf

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST GEORGE W. BUSH: The Evidence, and What the
Constitution Dictates

March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now hosts a panel discussion featuring Michael Ratner, Bill Goodman, Shayana Kadidal, and Maria Lahood, attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights and authors of a new book, Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush (Melville House). At The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street, NYC (corner of Bleecker and Lafayette Streets) Admission is free - seating is limited - first come, first served

March to Redeem the Soul of America
April 1 – 14, 2006 in Texas: Irving – Dallas – Waco – Crawford
ConsumersforPeace.org, Crawford Peace House, Dallas Peace Center, Texas Peace Action
www.marchforredemption.org

SOUTHERN REGIONAL MARCH FOR PEACE IN IRAQ & JUSTICE AT HOME
April 1, Atlanta will host the largest anti-war march in the history of the South. The date, APRIL FIRST, links the 3rd anniversary of the war, March 20, with the 38th anniversary of Dr. King's death, April 4. Activists are organizing contingents from Birmingham, Alabama; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Memphis & Nashville, Tennessee; Tallahassee, Florida and all corners of Georgia.
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/7943

Easter in Crawford, Texas
April 10-16
Join Cindy in Crawford. Everyone's welcome!

Sign up for these events, find others, and create your own at
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/event

See Also UFPJ:
http://unitedforpeace.org/calendar.php?caltype=39&lcountry=&state=&search=Search

And PDA:
http://pdamerica.org/events/main-list.php

1 comment:

  1. I agree , banning abortion would be the worst thing we could do.

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