Honorarium for Bill Stegmeier (And others) This week POPULAR will be announcing its Restore Integrity Award for Fine and others as indicated below (see copyJun 16, 2009 1 of 1View Source
Honorarium for Bill Stegmeier
This week POPULAR will be announcing its "Restore Integrity Award" for
Fine and others as indicated below (see copy of email sent to Senator Webb):
Hello U.S. Senator James (Jim) Henry Webb, Jr.:
As you may know, I am Executive Director of POPULAR, Inc. (POPULAR), a
nonprofit good government advocate and legal reform organization.*
Congratulations on being selected to receive POPULAR’s 2009, midyear "Restore Integrity Award" in the Public Sector category.**
All of POPULAR’s award recipients have taken or otherwise pursued one or
more specific acts or measures to eliminate significant inequity, waste, fraud, abuse, or other public and/or private sector corruption in America.
POPULAR defines corruption as any illegal or unethical conduct contributing to
the systemic malfunction of government, commerce, and/or democracy in
America as contemplated by the U.S. Constitution.
Beginning this June 2009, POPULAR’s "Restore Integrity Award" will be awarded bi-annually in the categories of public sector, private sector, and grassroots advocacy. The 2009 midyear recipients are as follows:
Public Sector Category:
Senator Richard (Dick) Durbin (D-IL)
for declaring that banks which enabled America’s current financial crisis, remain the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and "frankly own the place" as his colleagues in the U.S. Senate vote down his proposed amendment to a bill that would have allowed bankruptcy judges to help desperate homeowners renegotiate their mortgage payments.
Senator James (Jim) Henry Webb, Jr. (D-Va)
for introducing "The National Criminal Justice Act of 2009" calling for a national commission to "undertake a top-to-bottom review of (America’s) entire criminal justice system" and offer recommendations for reform.
Private Sector Category:
Dr. Richard I. Fine
for being the first attorney to expose the illegality and inherent conflicts of interests spawned by the now notorious, "double benefits" payments from Los Angeles County, California to the state’s superior court judges, all to Fine’s professional and personal detriment as he was subsequently disbarred and jailed indefinitely on contempt of court charges.
Grassroots Advocacy Category:
Ms. Marcel Reid and Ms. Karen Inman,
co-recipients, for spearheading the grassroots fight for truth, transparency, and accountability within ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), a purported advocate for low and moderate income people. Reid and Inman began their fight to reform ACORN while serving on its now defunct, Interim Management Committee and are among the co-founders of ACORN 8, "the people’s movement to reform ACORN."
Mr. William (Bill) Stegmeier
for financially underwriting America ’s highest profile though failed ballot initiative to accomplish substantial citizen oversight of alleged judicial misconduct known as the South Dakota J.A.I.L. (Judicial Accountability Initiative Law) Initiative or Amendment E.
A press release announcing your award is scheduled to be circulated through international wire services during the week of June 15, 2009. An encased
certificate commemorating your award will be mailed to you during that time as well. You need not reply to this message. However, feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at this email address and/or the toll free number listed below.
Thank you and again, congratulations.
Zena D. Crenshaw Logal.
(TF) 888.478.4439 Ext 2
*POPULAR is an acronym for "Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America
Restored". The nonprofit corporation is essentially an association of public
interest attorneys and Juris Doctors, advised by a board of nonlawyer, community leaders. These good government advocates are committed to helping poor
and other disadvantaged people access affordable and competent legal
representation, appropriate judicial oversight, and important civil and criminal
justice system reforms.
**POPULAR’s "Restore Integrity Award" program is co-administered by the
organization’s Advisory Board President Katherine Moore and Advisory Board
Vice President Nancy Swan.
Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored