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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.
You can also check out 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 Go now, before the election of November 2008!

This candidate was a passionate excellent presenter at the 5th Annual Democracy Fest!

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

Join the DFA Community at

Steering Committee Jim

What's YOUR elevator speech?

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 11:21

Imagine you are a lowly employee on the company food chain. One day while getting on the elevator the CEO gets on the elevator with you. You have 30 seconds to 2 minutes before the elevator reaches the top floor. It's your big opportunity to tell the CEO your terrific idea and get noticed. What will you talk about? How will you say it?

Think of your voters as the CEO of your company. What are you going to share with them? Why should they vote for your candidate? Why should they go to the polls on election day when they're busy with their daily lives? How can you say what you need to say in 30 seconds and still be clear AND motivational? Remember to sell them on the benefits of voting for you! No one votes for features. People vote because of the benefits!

Work on your elevator speech today! Tell everyone why you are supporting your favorite candidate!

This helpful tip brought to you courtesy of Democracy Fest! (

Steering Jim

Once again the 5th Annual Democracy Fest was excellent! Kudos to the organizers!

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 11:09

The Democracy Fest in Dulles, Virginia (August 15-17, 2008) was another terrific time for those who attended. It was educational and refreshing. I enjoyed meeting other progressives from around the country. There were great trainings and ideas shared on things like organizing, delivering your message, and working with internet resources. The evening program was awesome with Howard Dean motivating the crowd to their feet. Howard was energizing as ever! The program included many other talented entertainers as well and a great time of drink and partying was had by all!

I hope you will attend next years convention as it's being considered for Chicago or Burlington, VT! No matter the way the voting comes out, it's gonna be a great trip for anyone in Metro Detroit and Michigan as well! Plan to attend!

Steering Committee Jim


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