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Kate Anne, communikating on multi-levels -- personal and political, as well as for peace, justice and nonviolence

Monday, July 03, 2006

Week for Citizen Action, Peace, and Tasini

Jimmy Van Bramer, Kate Anne, Dan Jacoby

Another busy week -- much accomplished on my to-do list. Our WQIDC Citizen Action for Spitzer-Paterson 2006 event at Bliss restaurant went well, with the weather behaving, a good turnout, and a fun time. I've posted lots of pictures on my site [title link -- and side link, too]. Our conference call went well, but we ended up showing the DVD explaining Clean Money Clean Elections AFTER the call. That's okay: it got shown. Many folks need to be thanked. Bliss restaurant's Dorothy Morehead was so helpful in getting this event off the ground as was Joan Pagan. Bruce Raymond was a big assist, too -- and Gene Oyler helped us keep track of everyone. Our WQIDC president Jimmy Van Bramer gave a good live presence as to what Citizen Action, Clean Money Clean Elections is. And it was great getting people together for a good cause, actually good causes: Citizen Action, action toward public financing of elections, and support of Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson as Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York State. We raised almost $400 and folks can still donate $5 to the cause(s) by going to Hats off to Citizen Action of New York for organizing all these house (and patio :-) parties.

Saturday found me vigiling for peace in Union Square with Sam, Betty Lou, and Bartholomeu. We were joined by St. Paul, Minnesota native Whitney Bey, social worker, who is here in NYC all of one month. Then I grabbed my clip board and joined with the Tasini folk to collect petition signatures for peace candidate Jonathan Tasini for United States Senate. What energy he has, greeting people, pressing flesh, encouraging folks to sign. Hot day, but Jonathan is determined to make a difference and get the peace message out. If you are an NYC Democrat who hasn't signed his petition, get in touch with me or the campaign to sign (and if you have time, to carry) a petition during these closing days of the drive. Call the campaign at 646-415-8361. Tell your friends: Jonathan Tasini for the US Senate!

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne

Julius Zomper, Jonathan Tasini, Russell Squire


At 7/03/2006 04:08:00 PM, Blogger Kate Anne said...

I should have thanked everyone who came to our Citizen Action event -- thanks all!!!!

And thank you to every registered NYS Democrat who signs a Tasini petition!!


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