Get Out and Vote

Get Out and Vote
November 2, 2008
Dear jamesm,
The day has arrived – get out and vote.
Peace voters make up a majority of Americans. One way to show our political power is voting. We have a variety of candidates to choose from. Exercise your right and get out and vote.
Many feared an October surprise. We’ve actually had several. In the last few weeks the U.S. has attacked Pakistan more than 20 times, killing scores of civilians. Last week, the U.S. attacked Syria, also killing civilians.  U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, where the war is escalating, have also killed many civilians – sometimes the U.S. military leadership has even apologized. In Iraq, the U.S. is unable to reach agreement on a Status of Forces Agreement because the Iraqi’s really want the U.S. to leave, and the Bush administration really does not want to leave.  In Iran, the U.S. continues to fund what our leaders would describe as terrorist attacks in an effort to change the leadership of Iran. All of these military endeavors are creating a much wider war that stretches across the Middle East into Afghanistan. It is interesting that this escalation of conflict did not create an October surprise that was a highlight in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.
No doubt, the wars were dwarfed by the failing economy. The economy is forcing Americans to face reality. One reality that is dawning that the U.S. cannot afford to re-make its economy and continue wars on multiple fronts as well as the gigantic defense budget. Rep. Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Banking Committee, is calling for a 25% cut in defense spending. 
Change is in the air. Circumstances will force change beyond where any of the candidates are currently promising. Our job now is to show that peace voters vote as this is one measure of our political power. After the election we will be pushing whoever is elected to rapidly end the Iraq war, focus on non-military solutions in Afghanistan, emphasize diplomacy over militarism and re-think the defense budget. Donate now to support our efforts. 
But for now – get out and vote.
Kevin Zeese
Executive Director
P.S.  If you have any questions about how the election is being administered or want to report problems on Election Day visit our democracy project www.TrueVote.US.
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: This petition on Haiti disaster anniversary:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: This petition on Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts:,_native_american_acts,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: This petition on Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: This petition on Economically empower through advocacy:
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