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  • les evenchick
    Forwarded from the GPUS national affairs discussion list -- Les
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 17, 2008
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      Forwarded from the GPUS national affairs discussion list -- Les

      --- On Sun, 11/16/08, Marnie Glickman <marnie@...> wrote:

      > From: Marnie Glickman <marnie@...>
      > Subject: [usgp-dx] Malik Rahim
      > To: "USGP Discussion" <natlcomaffairs@...>
      > Date: Sunday, November 16, 2008, 6:53 PM
      > Dear friends,
      >
      > It is time for every person on this list to make a
      > contribution to Malik Rahim.
      >
      > www.votemalik.com
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      > If you are undecided or don't want to give a
      > contribution now, you must read more about this amazing
      > person.
      > Malik Rahim has been a pioneering community organizer for
      > decades. His chances are good to unseat the incumbent, who
      > has weak political support and grave legal problems.
      >
      > Rahim is best known as co-founder of Common Ground in the
      > aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When state and federal
      > officials failed to respond in the harrowing days after
      > Katrina struck, Common Ground heroically organized thousands
      > of volunteers to provide basic services like free healthcare
      > to tens of thousands of suffering New Orleans residents.
      >
      > Rahim has also helped to found organizations such as
      > Housing is a Human Right and the anti-death penalty
      > Pilgrimage for Life, which he helped establish with Sister
      > Helen Prejean.
      >
      > Rahim is running for Congress to spur federal assistance to
      > Katrina victims and other poor and working folks across the
      > country. He strongly supports H. R. 676, the United States
      > National Health Insurance Act, which would institute
      > universal single-payer healthcare in the US. He wants to
      > restart the faltering economy by pushing for green jobs and
      > supporting H. R. 4048, the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project.
      > After visiting Iraq, Rahim, a Navy veteran, advocates
      > bringing the troops home as quickly and safely as possible.
      > He also supports increased funding for affordable housing,
      > alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders, and
      > transitioning to 20% renewable energy within 5 years.
      >
      > Rahim’s main opponent is Rep. William J. Jefferson, who
      > gained national notoriety after he was filmed accepting cash
      > bribes. In July 2005 the FBI videotaped Jefferson at a
      > hotel accepting $100,000 in a leather suitcase. Days later,
      > an FBI raid on Jefferson's home in Washington discovered
      > $90,000 in his freezer. In June 2007, a federal grand jury
      > indicted Jefferson on 16 charges of bribery, corruption,
      > racketeering and money laundering.
      >
      > In the December 6 election, Rahim will also face
      > Libertarian Party candidate Gregory Kahn, independent Jerry
      > Jacobs and Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao, a former
      > Jesuit priest and philosophy professor at Loyola University.
      >
      > Green Change has endorsed Malik Rahim. We ask that you do
      > everything you can to help him.
      >
      > Peace,
      >
      > Marnie Glickman
      > Executive director
      > Green Change
      >
      > www.greenchange.org
      > 503.313.7919 w
      > 707.313.7919 f
      > skype: marnieglickman
      >
      > My Green Change page:
      > http://network.greenchange.org/people/marnie
      >
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      > justice, grassroots democracy, sustainability and
      > non-violence. We work together to share Green art, politics
      > and culture.
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