Who to Vote for 2008

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Mon, 11/03/2008 - 23:38

Hello all!

Just a few thoughts on this day before the election 2008.

We could sure use a few more organizers in Wayne and Macomb spearheading our efforts to identify the good progressive candidates in those counties.

As for Oakland I have the following suggestions.

Barack Obama, Carl Levin, Sandy Levin, Bob Alexander, Gary Peters (Endorsed Locally and by National DFA!), and the 11th District Dem guy!

Also all your Dems for State House Races.

For County levels - Brenda Lawrence for county executive, Andy Meisner for treasurer (a former DFA endorsed candidate and a current special DFA guy!)
Also for Prosecutor Jessica Cooper.
For Oakland Clerk - Sheila Smith! Our DFA Endorsed Candidate! She's awesome!

For MI Supreme Court - Diane Hathaway. See www.justice4michigan.org to learn a lot more!

For Oakland Co Circuit Judge - Mary Ellen Brennan. Just vote for the one! Gorzyca and Anderson are right wing radicals.

For Oakland Probate Judge - Mark Frankel

For Oakland Community College - Shirley Bryant and Carlyle Stewart.
For Oakland Community College Partial Term - Thomas Sullivan

Proposal 1 and 2 - Yes
Oakland Co Proposal - No

Hope this helps someone!

Steering Jim

Join Peace Activists at McCain Rally in Sterling Heights Friday Sept 5, 2008 4 pm

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 23:49

Sent: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 5:57 pm
Subject: please read and join us

Given what we saw in Minneapolis/St Paul last weekend, it would be good to show
we can't be intimidated from speaking out against the war. Pass it on. jg

This from 11th Hr:

At least two newspapers will be covering this peace protest. When was the last
time we held a peace rally and the media showed up? Please help make this a big
statement by rallying attendance from your group and coming yourself. We could
number 1000 people if we wanted. If I have reached the national headquarters,
please contact your southeast Michigan local people. Carol C.
11th Hour for Peace



Peace Protest @ McCain Rally
Freedom Hill Sept. 5 at 4PM

John McCain and Sarah Palin will hold a rally in Sterling Heights the day after
McCain accepts the nomination for president.

Tuesday August 26, 2008 is Women's Equality Day. Help promote.....

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 00:16

Tuesday, August 26th, Women's Equality Day, celebrate 88 years of voting rights! Promote pay equity, contraceptive equity, and access to health care for kids and families! This message sent to you by MI Planned Parenthood. For more information:

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan


Submitted by Steering.Jim on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 12:26

This is the year for CHANGE! If you can't feel the energy and excitement in the air just look around! Wake up and pay attention! Haven't you noticed there aren't nearly so many of those "Support the Troops" magnets on the car in front of you. They must have all lost their magnetic stick! People need help visualizing their troops getting on a plane and leaving Iraq! No one wants to envision our troops in Iraq for 100 more years! (Even if they are there as an McCain occupying force!) Obama knows several things on this topic like 1) Troops can't be in Iraq and not get shot at, 2) The only reason we're not seeing more violence is that we are paying off the leaders in Iraq. We have made no progress at building a democracy in Iraq. 3) We can't afford 100 more years in Iraq at the current rate of millions of dollars per month! McCain is not realistic and out of touch with American voters.

Do you or someone you know need to register to vote or check your registration?

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 12:04

Check out this website Promoted by Rock the Vote and Powered by Credo Mobile. www.registertovoteonline.com
You can also check out www.iwantovote.com to get help with almost anything related to voting registration including updating your information, registering to vote, and checking on your status.

Help a terrific activist in Vermont!

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 11:48

In the progressive state of Vermont, they have a three party system, Republican, Democrat, and Progressive. Yes, Vermont truly is leading the world in progressive thinking! One local activist is answering the call of Howard Dean to run for office. After years of street protesting, picketting, writing letters, and phone calling her elected officials of all parties, Ellen Garneau finally decided the way to get progressive change was to run for office herself. She's now running for State Rep against the republican incumbent! There is no Democrat in the race so it's Ellen against the incumbent! Ellen has a very progressive vision on keeping jobs in America, securing affordable costs for living in the areas of food costs and heating fuels, work for green energy both in buying and producing, and providing affordable healthcare for all! Ellen is a lifelong advocate for equal rights for all. She firmly believes that the government has no business or right to know what is happening next door or in your own home. If you want to be a part of Ellen's campaign for change you can support her with up to $2000 per individual at www.EllenGarneau.com. Go now, before the election of November 2008!

This candidate was a passionate excellent presenter at the 5th Annual Democracy Fest! www.democracyfest.net

Steering Committee Jim

Inspire People to Vote for YOUR Candidate! Show up on their door!

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 11:30

Studies show that conversations win elections! Voters are impressed when someone shows up on their doorstep to have a conversation about why you feel they should support your candidate. Are you helping your favorite candidate with their door-to-door campaign? It doesn't matter so much that you don't say it right or your not a perfect speaker. What makes the biggest impression is showing up! Just like Howard Dean said, one of the ways to take back your country is to SHOW UP! Participate! Are you doing all you can for the candidate you love? If not consider volunteering for their door-to-door voter contact program!

It's fun, great exercise, and you learn so much about the neighborhoods in Metro Detroit!

This message brought to you from Democracy for America training! You can learn more at www.democracyforamerica.com.

Join the DFA Community at www.dfalink.com

Steering Committee Jim


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