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[GreenYes] Environment and the Vote
Dear GRRN Members: 

It is impossible to separate the rights of people from 
the rights of the environment, and our duty to protect the 
environment requires us to weigh in on human
injustices as well.  If we cannot guarantee that building 
grass roots support for environmental protection will 
actually translate into success at the ballot box, through 
voting on issues and candidates which support our values, 
then democracy is meaningless, and the public education 
we all undertake to encourage people to reduce waste can 
be sabotaged at any point in the process.  

Below is information about activities to express concerns 
over the voting process.   Feel free to forward this to your 
friends, family and other listserves.

My Mom and I got a great flight out from San Francisco to 
Baltimore so we can participate in our first civil rights 
activity.   Look for me at Dupont Circle and I hope you can
make it.    - - - Sincerely, Ann Schneider

Counter Inauguration Voter March
10:00 am to 4:00 pm on January 20, 2001
Washington DC

Voter March is the Sponsor of the Inaugural Voter March,, in Washington, DC on Saturday, 
Jan. 20, 2001, for voter rights and election reform and to 
protest the Inauguration resulting from election irregularities 
and partisan power politics.  


Dupont Circle – speakers, music & performances
March to the Capitol and the US Supreme Court 

Why?	To demonstrate the need for voter rights 
and election reform and to show unhappiness of 
the election process in Florida and with the 
decision of the US Supreme Court

Who?	ALL are invited to bring their friends, 
homemade signs and warm clothes.

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy 
of this period of social transition was not the strident 
clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence 
of the good people."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

He also said human progress is "neither automatic 
nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice 
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the 
tireless exertions and passionate concern of 
dedicated individuals." 

Who is Organizing This Activity?	VoterMarch

Thousands of us will be meeting at Dupont Circle In 
Wash. DC at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 20th.  
We will have a stage set up for our counter-inaugural 
demonstration at Dupont Circle where we will have 
various speakers and entertainment figures performing.  
We will then have an organized protest march from 
Dupont Circle to the Capitol and then to the 
U.S. Supreme Court.	

Voter March maintains a very active listserve (150+ 
messages/day) discussing this march and other rallies, 
marches, actions and other activities related to election 
reform and ensuring that the new administration behaves 
in fair fashion.  For more information on VoterMarch go to or email for 
more information.

The website includes the names and email addresses of 
individuals who have agreed to coordinate activities in their 
state and to help people get to Washington DC for the 
Counter Inauguration.

See this Washington Post Article on the Counter Inaugural 
Activities in Washington DC

and for RELATED WEBSITES.  - - It is a long list so If you 
aren't interested you may want to stop here.

1. Becoming a state representative
2. What to where to DC on 1/20/01 - its' cold.
3. May 6th Million Voter March
4. Hotel Information
5. Websites about other groups working on 
	Inauguration Activities
6. ACTION You Can Take Right Now for Voters Rights
7. US Supreme Court & Federal Elected Official 
	Contact websites
8. Websites of post election buttons, signage 
	and clothing
9. Boycott websites
10. More discussion listserves
11 Regional group websites
12. Other Activist Sites
13. News links for post election news
14. State Contacts and state listserves sponsored 
	by VoterMarch
15. California Marchs - Los Angeles and San Francisco


We've heard from people from New York to California so 
wherever you are, find the organizing center nearest you--
nd if there isn't one, set one up and organize buses, vans 
and car caravans to getas many people as possible to DC 
on January 20, 2001.  Massive protests are expected on 
that day.  Serving as an organizing center in your area 
would mean working with other people and groups in your 
city, school, community, place of worship, union or workplace 
to bring people to DC on January 20.  Organizing tools are 
available. We would list you on the  web 
site as a Local Organizer and could direct people in 
your area to you.

If interested, contact Joel Landy, National Groups Coordinator 

A partial list of State Organizers can be found at the bottom 
of this email message.  Or check the website for more 
updated information.

Hotel Information I the Greater Washington DC, Virginia 
and Maryland Area

Hotel information as of 12-18-00 that still has about 30 
some rooms available for the weekend of the inaguration. 

Quality Inn on Courthouse Road 
Arlington, near a metro stop and very convenient 
to downtown . 
$179 @night 

The following hotels have 380 + available rooms (as of 5:00 
12-28-00) for the evenings of January 19th and 20th.  They are 
all very close to the Washington Beltway

Fairfield Inn, College Park
4050 Powder Mill Road · Beltsville 
301-572-7100 · 165 Rooms total, 80 available 
Weekend special $74.00 + tax  per night, includes 
continental breakfast.  City transportation available.

Red Roof Inn, Oxon Hill
6170 Oxon Hill Road · Oxon Hill 
301-567-8030 · 120 Rooms total, 40 available
$60-65$ + tax

Red Roof, Lanham
9050 Lanham Severn Road · Lanham 
301-731-8830 · 104 Rooms Total, 5 available

Ramada Conference & Expo Center
8500 Annapolis Road · New Carrollton 
301-459-6700 · 238 Rooms Total, 30 available
$129.00+ + tax
Complementary Shuttle to New Carrolton Metro

Howard Johnson
5811 Annapolis Road · Cheverly 
301-779-7700 · 164 Rooms Total, 14 Available
$120.00+  + tax
City transportation available.  

Hampton Inn, Landover
9421 Largo Drive · Landover 
301-499-4600 · 142 Rooms Total, 28 Available
$69, $10 additional per person + tax 
Shuttle to metro

Holiday Inn, Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue · Bethesda 
301-652-2000 · 279 Rooms Total, 150 Available
$189 + tax Kings only, 
Walk to metro

Sheraton, College Park
4095 Powder Mill Road · Beltsville 
301-937-4422 · 206 Rooms Total, 30 available
$185-$244 + tax

Embassy Suites in Tyson's Corner
$119 per night. 

Other Sites for Information on the Inauguration and Protests - - Independent Action Center   - - Independant Progressive Policy Network - - demonstrations around 
	the country - - "Guide to Effective 
	Participation 	in the 2001 Inauguration.  - - Ruckus Society - - Organizers Collaborative -Site collecting political parody songs 
for upcoming protests, demonstations

Homework – To Be Prepared When Asked Why You Don’t 
Support the Status Quo – To help you if confronted by angry 
people supporting the outcome of the election.  Websites 
with information about how the right attempts to repress 
and intimidate activists.  - - "The Right Wing's Nasty Jargon.  
	There's Nothing Logical About It".

Ideas of Actions You Can Take Right Now

1.	Write to Your Congressional Leaders *
2.	Comment on Choices for Cabinet and Departments
3.	Write or email national and local media about their 
	coverage or lack of coverage of this issue.
4.	Writing protest messages on paper money.  E.g., '
	Bush is Bogus', ‘Count All The Votes’, etc. on one side. 
5.	Where an Orange (for Florida) or 
	Black (Death of Democracy) Ribbon
6.	Drape black banners on trees on your property
7.	Wear black arm bands
8.	Put a Black Flag up on National Holidays 
9.	Fly the American Flag upside down on inauguration day
10.	Write on your money:  Gore Won, Bush Lost
11.	Write on all the give away cards, direct mail and 
	blow in cards that you receive from the biased media:  
	Gore Won the Popular Vote; Gore Won Florida!
12.	Let all the Votes Be Counted!"  And send them back!  
	They pay the postage....
13.	Put a message that Gore Won on your answering 
	machine;  You can change text daily.  Or do special blurbs 
	on Bush appointments;  Artic drilling;  The Florida vote theft; 
	Miami-Dade Republican storm troops; etc.  Your choice.
14.	Print out stamps from the online site 
	and put them all over the place.  Or you can do your own in 
	return label sizes ordered from your local fast turn-around printer.  
15.	Get a Gore Won bumper sticker. (some can be 
	downloaded for free.)
16.	March, Demonstrate, Protest whenever, wherever you can.
17.	Download some free Banner Art
18.	Read a good book on preparing press releases and 
	start hitting on your media
19.	Protest the sponsors on the  biased media.  But make up a 
	list of the president's of the sponsoring companies and let them 
	know why you are no longer going to buy their products!  As an ad 
	man, I can tell you this will get attention!
20.	Read Shrub or Fortunate Son by Hatfield & learn what you 
	are dealing with.
21.	Join a Democratic Party near you.
22.	Organize and start your own groups.  Remember this country 
	was built on protests, some peaceful...
23.	Educate your friends and neighbors as to what has really 
	happened to the vote and their freedoms...
24.	Call in on those news shows that ask for voter opinions!  
	keep on them!
25.	Wear clothes that show you are in mourning!  Black 
	armbands, black outfits, whatever.
26.	And contribute to the online community with your time, your 
	energies, your thoughts and your money.

Contact information

US Supreme Court (of Pretenders)
c/o Public Information Officer (PIO)
Washington DC  20543
888 293-6498

US Senate info - -  
(may not need the www)

House of Representatives - 

A website to assist you in finding Federal Legislators websites 
and in some cases their email addresses - -

Sources of Post Election Bumper Stickers, posters, t-shirts, etc.

Note, listing here does not denote support of these sites.  They 
are compiled here only for your information. to download graphics that you can 
	printout, e.g. on avery labels. - - T-Shirts - - "Hail to theThief" merchandise  - -  Cartoons & T-shirts - - cartoons - - anti-Bush ART - - cartoons - - Political Buttons - - Bumper Stickers - - bumper stickers   Download free POSTERS  - -  t-shirt (egroups subscription required)  
	- - Bush Brothers Banana Republic - -Home of the Official Judicial Fiat
T-shirt - 
"Killcoup Was Here": Sticker Shock. All styles. Two stickers of each 
style per page. Formatted for Avery Labels Style 5160 - Peel-and-
Stick labels.

And on Boycotts - - Boycotts and other actions - - Boycott list

More Discussion Listserves or websites - - -  Citizens For Legitimate Government , - - Act - - - - 

Regional Groups - - Palm Beach - - NY Democrats

Other Activist Sites

NewsLinks on the After Affects of the Election     (Updated several times daily) - - Liberal Slant - - Best list of LINKS to anti-Bush
sites -  - Activist LINKS


The Voter egroup  is one of the 
most popular and fastest growing egroups.   We are now 
adding new Voter egroups for each of the 52 states,  DC and 
International.   One of the primary objectives of the new state 
egroups is to facilitate transportation to people who are 
planning on attending the counter-inaugurals on 
January 20, 2001 in Washington, DC.

All of these egroups are affiliated with the 
website which is for voter rights and is sponsoring the Inaugural 
Day Voter March which has a 2-part platform: (i) to seek real 
election reform to curb the abuses and disenfranchisement 
of voters that occurred during the Presidential 2000 election, 
and (ii) to protest in the form of a counter-inaugural the 
"coronation" that will occur as a result of serious election 
irregularities and  highly partisan U.S. Supreme Court 
decisions which usurped the will of the people.     The new 
State Voter eGroups are as follows:


Voter March, LLC 
Louis Posner, Esq.
Chairman & National Groups Coordinator

Joel Landy
National Groups Liaison 

Alabama - 

Alaska -

Arkansas - 

Arizona  -

Beverly Fox-Miller

California -

Jamie Murray
Los Angeles, CA

Organizing a rally in LA on 1/20/01

LA Counter Inaugural
January 20, 2001
Pershing Square
Rally & March to 
Downtown Federal Building

San Francisco Will also have a counter Inauguration march.  - - 


Connecticut  -

Betsy Bowen
Norwalk/Stamford, CT


District of Columbia

Bob "Hawk" Rogers
Washington, DC area
or backup


Bob Kunst
The Oral Majority 
P.O. Box 402263 
Miami Beach, FL 33140 

West Palm Beach, FL


Michael Collins
Athens and Atlanta
or backup


George A. Casen



Elizabeth Cortell
Chicago Metro Area


Suzanne Jackson 



Debby Anthony
Kansas City


Ivonne Rovira



Barbara Scapa

Renee Berry-Huffman 
Portland, Maine 


Doug Lang
Silver Springs, MD

Vicki O'Hara
Annapolis/Baltimore, MD


Pam Appleby
Boston, MA


Dave Fernquist
Detroit Metro area


Tiller and Fussell 
St. Paul / Minneapolis, Minnesota

St. Paul / Minneapolis, Minnesota



Pat Walsh
phone: 314-846-1849

New York

Nancy Magarill
New York City, New York

Suffolk Country, NY

Joe Seeman
Albany, New York

Mike McCleese
Cincinnati, Ohio
or backup

Kenneth J. Murray
Dayton, Ohio




New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

North Carolina

Susan Lewis 

North Dakota

Armondo Perez
701 795 6976


Mike McCleese
Cincinnati, Ohio
or backup

Kenneth J. Murray
Dayton, Ohio



John Mark
Portland, Oregon

Kurtis Smith
Portland, Oregon - E-group list for everyone to join. or


Bruce Bailey
Philadelphia, PA

Kevin M. Hoover 
Pittsburgh, PA 
or backup 

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Elaine van der Linden
Belevedere, S.C.

South Dakota


Catherine Lohmeier
Nashville, TN


Paula Little
Dallas, TX


Charles Stanton 
Newport News, Virginia 
(Southeast Virginia).

Lika Smith
Seattle, WA
phone: 206-679-6108

Marian Beddill 
Bellingham, WA 
(NW Washington) 
phone: 360-738-3151 


Paula Little
Dallas, TX

West Virginia 






Rallys for Voters Rights will also be held in Los Angeles 
and San Francisco as well as other cities around the Nation.

California -

Jamie Murray
Los Angeles, CA

Organizing a rally in Los Angeles on 1/20/01

LA Counter Inaugural
January 20, 2001
Pershing Square
Rally & March to 
Downtown Federal Building

San Francisco will also have a counter Inauguration march.  - - 
information will be announced on January 7th.  Go to the California 
listserve for more information after that date.

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