The Kucinich Campaign wants to make sure that Bush is defeated this year. But a weak Democratic Party that fails to meet today's challenges won't win the election.
To help align the party platform with the values of most Democratic voters, we are collecting signatures for 5 petitions, reflecting our most urgent national priorities:
o Iraq o Health Care o The Patriot Act (Civil Rights) o A Department of Peace and o Jobs/Trade, (NAFTA/WTO)
Our goal is to present a million signatures to the Democratic Party Platform Committee when they meet at the end of June, as a complement to our efforts on the ground at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Please sign the online petitions and email the links to others on your list. Then download the PDF versions, print them out and get as many signatures as you can.
* Return printed signed Petitions to the Cleveland office by June 1st. * Get a few pages filled, mail them in and start working on another set.
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Post by calabi-yau on Apr 25, 2004 17:53:11 GMT -5
... these efforts won't garner anything more than some lip service, if successful.
You may be absolutely right spikeb. But as long as the lips keep moving and talking, there is a certain gain to be had if only because there'll be a few more ears who may listen. The winds of change have been known to veer unexpectedly before.
"Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perpetually rejuvenated illusions." Albert Einstein
Interesting petitions. Kucinich, of all people, should know very well these efforts won't garner anything more than some lip service, if successful.
The reaction of 'lip service' from the Democratic establishment (especially if they go off and do something really stupid and choose someone like Evan Bayh or Dick Gephardt for Kerry's VP) would help us to make our point though: which is that the Democrats, as a party, are beyond the point where they'll ever listen to us.
‘What Americans need is less faith and more thought, less willingness to put their trust in a bygone political order and a greater realization that they, the living, are the only ones capable of maneuvering society through the storm.’<br>Daniel Lazare, The Frozen Republic
Are people, such as myself, who are not registered with the Democratic Party permitted to sign these petitions? I don't see anything on electronic signing thing asking for party affiliation, but I wonder if this one of those things where, if the DLC cabal running the DNC sees a bunch of 3rd party and independent signers they'll dismiss it outright. Maybe if I identified myself as one of the fabled "swing voters" the DLC would listen? ;D
I do like and support many of Kucinich's positions and, at the same time, I would like to work with Democrats like Kucininch -- and I would include Cynthia McKinney in that too -- in ad hoc coalitions on matters that are important to me. But, as the party stands now, I am happy to no longer be a Democrat and do not wish to rejoin them because the Dems no longer completely represent my values and do not champion the issues that are important to me. (In fact, I think if the DNC was smart, they would learn that they could win elections where 3rd parties and independents are not running candidates by building coalitions on issues that are important to them, instead of chasing after fickle soccer moms, because it would help mobilize support for their candidates, but you have to give us something to support first.)
"Lip service" Every little thing I can do to rock the boat is an act of my own freedom. It asserts that I matter. It adds to the vague sense of unease that even these brain dead psychopaths must be feeling. Even us boneheads count.
"A bayonet is a tool with a worker at both ends."-Lenin