Wanted to let you know about something happening in VA on the 4th in which I will participate and let you know that you can play a role from home!
Take a look at the email below from David Swanson of www.afterdowningstreet.org. Let David know if you are interested in attending as well, but please take a minute to make the two phone calls he is requesting from the netroots and grassroots across the country. We can make our voices heard, in concert, once again and cry out together for a return to respecting our Constitution.
David, a respected member of the online community and the press, has expressed his outrage at this planned event and rallied to mobilize people and online connections. Please take a moment to support him. His second request is to contact a local newspaper, a tactic which seems to be more and more effective at getting out word of dissent as this Occupation drags into it's 6th year.
Also, I am anxiously awaiting news of today's actions for Sen. John McCain's visit to our fair capitol city! Please let me know how things went! Having heard that several groups were organizing, I'm on pins and needles, here.
It's a beautiful sunny day without a cloud in the sky in our Nation's Capitol today. I was fortunate to attend a victory rally this morning at the D.C. courthouse for a friend from New York whose unlawful arrest in the Capitol in April was vacated. It's not often that we see true Justice anymore and it was refreshing to see a glimmer of life and hope in the D.C. court system. However, the cloud of shame still hangs over this city. I will continue to stand in opposition, as I know will all of you.
To get in
you must pick
up free tickets at 7 a.m. on Wednesday at the Monticello Visitors
Center. Bring as many people as you can, and each request the maximum
of four tickets. Go early!
To protest outside
meet at 8 a.m. on Friday at Quarry Park.
Please bring posters, signs, costumes, banners, props.
Here's a map that includes Monticello, the visitors center, and
Quarry Park: Map
Here's a new flyer: PDF Flyer
Keep phoning Monticello!
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a
private nonprofit, owns and operates Monticello with a professed
mission of preservation and education. Call Monticello right now and
ask them to uninvite Bush: (434) 984-9822. Then let the Daily Progress
newspaper in Charlottesville know that you've done that: enewstips@...
The Unitary Executive is scheduled to disgrace the grounds of Thomas
Jefferson's house, Monticello, in Charlottesville, Va. During a July 4
naturalization ceremony, immigrants will swear to "support and defend
the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all
enemies, foreign and domestic" at an event besmirched by the presence
of the Constitution's leading domestic enemy. Jefferson's Declaration
of Independence from King George faulted him for harassment by his
troops, elevating the military above civilian power, denying people a
fair trial by jury by transporting them overseas to be tried on false
accusations, and other abuses that have been matched by our current
King George. He has claimed the power to ignore laws, to rewrite laws,
to adhere to secret laws, to discard habeas corpus, to spy without
warrant, to detain without charge, to torture, to murder, and to lie
the nation into wars of conquest. All citizens, old and new, have a
duty to support and defend the Constitution, a document that requires
the impeachment of a president as criminal and abusive as the current
Learn more about impeaching Bush: http://afterdowningstreet.org/bush
For information on the protest, including housing if coming from out
of town, call 434-961-6278.
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