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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

lost absentee's - already!!!!

channel 10 or 13 reported last nite 56,000 absentee ballots that were sent out oct 7th or 8th have NOT made it to their homes yet! michael moore is coming to join codepink in front of the broward (go figure - the south has the most difficult names) county supervisor of elections office tomorrow p.m. - JOIN US if you can!
yes, michael moore's office called me today - not once but twice! on my cell, during prime time, once while i was canvassing shoppers at a 'dangerous' mall!!! and once while i was standing on the street corner waving 'no stolen elections' and trying to engage in a political discussion one of the 2 bush supporters standing in front of us. he (the bushette) could only say bush was making america stronger, which he unfortunately tried to yell to the passing traffic. we yelled "for rich white men", "for halliburton", etc. when he'd pause for breath. he and his friend left shortly.
briefly - broward is almost TOTALLY democratic - the 3 of us, laurie from park slope has joined us, encountered strong kerry support, few if any bush supporters, and way too many folks who were not allowed to vote, and not because they're not citizens. earlier, we connected w/the naacp, searched for election protection folks, scoped out a good nov 3 meeting site - just in case - did crucial corner banner-waving, provided background for live tv at 5:00 and 6:00, demonstrated in front of a recruiting station only to be swamped by really scary (as in vicious twilight-zone violent racist nazi beings) anti-left people w/megaphones & bigger signs, not to mention more numbers, then us!
we found the gay & lesbian - well at least gay - part of ft lauderdale - it's in yet another 5 points neighborhood - that makes three that i know of: atlanta, jacksonville, and now ft. lauderdale - to leaflet the mm event tomorrow p.m. - after we made flyers.
rushing again