Welcome New Members + “Invitation / Disabled Greens Caucus”

Welcome New Members + "Invitation / Disabled Greens Caucus"
Dear All,
Osiyo. Cool, thanx for sharing, caring. Keeping in mind that an injustice to any is an injustice to all, people like you help us to continue to uplift the evolution, struggling with all the convolutionary forces of the corporate structure, and their devolutionary direction; every moment of everyday! That unfathomable well of light, the more given, the deeper it is, is a beacon by which all can glean that there will come a day, a day for life and the world, where peace will be; because we all be it. Viva la evolution 🙂
"Invitation For Disabled Greens Caucus
Send this file (or parts of it) to potential Caucus members.
Subject: Invitation to Join the Disability Caucus of the Green Party
The Disability Caucus is an Identity Caucus of the United States Green Party.
Once we are accredited, we will have the same status as state parties do within
the Green Party (except that we can not cast a vote for our presidential
nominee). There are several other Identity Caucuses, including Black, Latino,
Women, and Lavender.
Verified Members:
Please join us by becoming a verified member aka a voting member. We need 100
verified members, spread out over at least 15 states, in order to be accredited
as a Caucus. As of January 2008, we have 100 people in 25 states (but we need
more to be sure of meeting the total).
To be a verified member you must meet the following requirements:
1. Be registered to vote as a Green in your US State; OR (if your state
does not have a Green Party or you are not eligible to vote) be connected
to the Green Party in some tangible way (fairly flexible).
2. Be a person with a disability. We may allow some non-disabled voting
members but so far have not made that decision.
3. Agree to follow major discussions and participate in votes.
4. Send your information to our Membership Committee at
greencaucus@…. We will need your legal name, snail mail
address, email address, phone number, date of birth, connection to
the Green Party (are you registered Green?), and if you are disabled
or a friend of the disabled community. This information is for
internal Green Party use only and will not be made public. If you are
joining as an adjunct member (a nonvoting friend of the Caucus),
please let the membership committee know. If you aren’t sure if you
want to become a verified member, just let them know that too.
Adjunct Members:
If you do not qualify as a verified (voting) member but want to be part of the
Caucus, we welcome you to join the mailing list and participate in the
discussions. Please let the Membership Committee know who you are and that you
are an adjunct member. We require your real name and a brief description of why
you are here. Adjunct members include people living outside the United States,
those whose hearts are Green but who are not part of the Green Party at this
time, and people who are not themselves disabled (or do not qualify if we offer
expanded membership).
Disabled Greens Mailing List:
Our discussions and votes take place on the Disabled Greens mailing
list. If possible, please join this list. We average 1-4 messages a day,
but this can vary a lot. The list is to discuss Caucus business and related
activism work only. We are not a disability support group.
To join the Disabled Greens mailing list:
Please go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disabledgreens/
Or send email to disabledgreens-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
For more information, contact Cyndi Norman at cyndi@…
Disabled Greens Votes Mailing List:
This is an announcement list for official caucus business only (no
discussion). This is where votes and other important items will go. Only
the list moderators can post. Nothing will go here that won’t also be on
Disabled Greens. If you do not have the energy to keep up with the regular
Disabled Greens list, you can join Disabled Greens Votes to make sure you
won’t miss anything important.
If you join this list, please also join Disabled Greens as at least a
Special Notices subscriber so you will be able to read posts on the webpage
(or switch back to receiving posts) when you wish to follow a particular
discussion.
To join the Disabled Greens Votes mailing list:
Please go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disabledgreensvotes
Or send email to disabledgreens-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
For more information, contact Cyndi Norman at cyndi@…
Non-Internet Members:
We recognize that some potential members will not be able to have internet
access, either for financial reasons or due to their disability. We
encourage everyone who can get internet access (it’s free at the public
library) to take advantage of it, but if you can’t, we would still like to
have you be a member of this Caucus.
To join as a non-internet member, please use one of the following contact
people and give them all the information for verification (see list
above). You will be able to choose phone, TTY, or snail mail contact,
though it will make it easier if you are able to do more than one. You will
be assigned another member (if you don’t already know one) who will keep
you up to date on discussions and send in a proxy for your votes.
We are still working out these details so please be patient.
Contact People:
Email (mailing lists, website, general questions):
Cyndi Norman at cyndi@…
Email (membership committee and verification questions):
Erica Freeman at dg-mem@…
Voice Telephone:
Heidi Friedman at 617-666-7816 (Eastern Time). Noon-8:00 pm.
TTY Telephone:
Sharon Wachsler at (413) 625-9820 (Eastern Time). TTY calls only. Includes
TTY answering machine. Please allow time for me to switch over from voice to
TTY.
Snail Mail:
Green Party Disability Caucus, attn: Heidi
c/o Havurat Shalom
113 College Ave, Somerville MA 02144
Website:
Feel free to forward this announcement to appropriate individuals or groups.
The Green Party Disability Caucus has several associated mailing lists.
Please join as many as you like.
Caucus Business List:
Disabled Greens
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disabledgreens/
This is the main list for the Caucus. If you are a Caucus member you should
join this list (if you do not wish to get all the mail, join as a "special
notices" subscriber and then join the Announcements/Votes list so you have
access to files and archives).
Caucus Business is the only topic for this list. Everything else is off topic
and needs to be directed elsewhere.
Caucus Announcement List:
Disabled Greens Votes
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disabledgreensvotes/
This is an adjunct list for Caucus members. If you can not keep up with the
volume of the main list, join this one (but be sure to join the main list too as
a "special notices" subscriber).
Only moderators can post here. Volume is very low. All votes and important
business will be announced here. No discussion.
Disability News List:
Disabled Greens News
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disabledgreensnews/
This list is intended to take all the related but off-topic posts. Here is the
place for chat, discussions that aren’t strictly Caucus business, and forwards
of Green or Disability Activism. If you have something you want to share with
the Caucus, and it’s not Caucus business, go ahead and post it here."
 
Here’s a spiritual study in poetic form that informs discernments that all life are necessary threads in the fabric of life; "we,….", will not allow to be torn asunder 🙂
 
"If there was something in the air
If there was something in the wind
If there was something in the trees or bushes
That could be pronounced and once was overheard by animals,
Let this Sacred Knowledge be returned to us again."
Artharvaveda (VII, 66) as quoted in Entering the Circle
 
Thanx again, twigs of poetree 🙂  A poems line comes to mind 🙂 "…and death (murder) shall have no dominion…", Dylan Thomas. As an ode to him, I wrote the following twig of poetree, in a similar style 🙂  
 
C’est La Unvie
A million monarchs lie dead, though,
No less sociological programming of
Upper-middle to rich classes with
Decadence, affluence, inclusion, is.
No less societal determination of
Middle to lower, being excluded by
Division and conquering, privation.
Yet, they, on wing no more, still
flyIn our spirit’s eye, heal humanities’
Heart. While their silent cry echoes
The 33,000 species extinct each year,
A rate not seen since the last ice age
Ensued; does it move you?
Does your curiosity ask why?
Will you, on this 33rd Earth Day, allow
A tear for all life’s fallen? Consider
The losses economic apartheid incurs,
Mirrored by the divide human-centricity
Has levied? Our underlying duplicitous
Disregard for life, greed and oil fueled,
Won’t abate for our existence, will you?
( For the beautiful butterflies, et tu, mon amis, written one and a half years before the 33rd. ) 
YOU CAN
Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even
Be the be, but, if you don’t vote the vote,
You won’t ever be livin’ in a democracy! 
Thanx 
While feeling sacred on
This All Hallow’s Day,
I also feel pangs of the
Hungry, so wrought by
The profane; for the food
Wasted by us could feed
All the world’s. Yet,
Betwixt, in the mundane,
It’s only hurled. 
clarity
Sword that cuts all ways,
Without, for, there’s no cutting;
And a pointless point. 
normal 
I don’t suffer, or, suffer from,
Eurocentrism, northern malaise,
Nor, academia; a blood disease.  
Injustices
Addressing, not addressing them have costs,
the former is individual, the later is global, as well. 
ends or means
Neither do I embrace.
Rather, the struggle well run,
Which uplifts us uncrowned,
Every moment humans race! 
Responsibility
If you don’t exercise it,
Its Siamese twin sister, freedom,
Will wither, like a muscle, as well. 
if
One lived as prayer,
Their light adding
To the well of light,
Their every step in grace;
Leaving no footprints,
That will echo always. 
why
As acid rain from your closed eye,
An acre of rainforest falls each
Second, and the earth’s tears bleed;
For, all you see is grey. 
grace
Feeling with your spirits hands,
See with the eye of your heart,
Hear with the ear of your soul,
And know with the body
Of life’s knowledge,
We can be prayer;
Being forever answered. 
Tone
Life’s signs and meanings
Perceived by all our senses and
Being’s foci of attention, can
Divine from within and without.
That’s if our inner-eye
Isn’t clouded by false-ego,
Self-conscious self, or doubt. 
Cityscape
Hustled and bustled,
Still, hands only put to heart,
Beings, only art. 
Artist
Their innerselves, stretched canvasses
On that frameless frame, the world.
They being painted by life itself,
With reality as the brush.
The painting ever evolving,
The frame continually changing,
Their beingness as gleaned meanings
For all to share; seen through…,
If they were there.  
 
Some of the groups I moderate, etc. 🙂
Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group:
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/
Abuse in Therapy, Group :
http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/
Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues,
advocacy, and professionals: Invite link:
http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action
reality’s 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund
reality’s My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund
Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities:
United to Demand Justice and Social Change:
http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists:
http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
reality’s Windows Live Space :
http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0   
reality’s geocities website :
http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html
Poets For Human Rights :
http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous         
Poets For Human Rights 🙂
http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality 
What do you think?  "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci.  For those interested 🙂 "of or pertaining to the morning, day 🙂 relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day ( formal ), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". As always, feel free to copy and share, as well. Thanx! Enjoy a festive eve’ as you can. Ciao, for now.
Matutinally Yours,
james m nordlund   reality (aja) 🙂
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org 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: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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