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Subject: Tell Senator Obama: Don't cave on telecom immunity
This week, Senators Dodd and Feingold won a battle in the fight to stop the FISA capitulation: they've delayed a vote on the bill until after the July 4th recess, which buys them more time to shore up the votes they need to defeat the bill.
However, it's unlikely they'll succeed without real support from leaders in Congress, most of whom have already abandoned us: Senator Reid caved in long ago, and Speaker Pelosi finally folded last week. There is one major leader left who should support our cause: Senator Barack Obama. Senator Obama said he was "unequivovally opposed" to retroactive telecom immunity last December, but lately, he's started to backpedal. We need to make sure he does what's right.
I just signed a petition calling on Senator Obama to stand up for the Constitution by voting no on FISA -- I hope you will too.
Please have a look and take action.
From TouchArt.net and OneEarthBlog.blogspot.comSubject: Tell Senator Obama: Don't cave on telecom immunity
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Sage Paisner Grad Student in Photography at CalArts photographed Martin Luther King III, Dr. King Jr.'s eldest son when he toured Northern New Mexico in June 2007.
Martin Luther King III began the Northern New Mexico segment of his Realizing the Dream Listening and Learning Tour for his Poverty Initiative in America with a presentation by the Bosque Conservation Corps Youth in Southeast Albuquerque.
FromTouchArt.net and OneEarthBlog.blogspot.com
Sage Paisner Grad Student in Photography at CalArts photographed Martin Luther King... more
Congressman John Lewis was a major student leader back in the day with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and has served his district that includes Atlanta with dignity, power and inspiration.
Congressman Lewis introduced Martin Luther King III at the Realizing the Dream Poverty in America Initiative report to Congress in October 2007. His rousing call to renew the fight against poverty and injustice, and the shame of 38 million Americans living in poverty was epic.
Congressman John Lewis has the experience and political know-how to be a great vice-president.
I'd love to see a Hillary Clinton/John Lewis ticket. The dems could win, then America will have two hard-working dedicated proven public servants committed to peace and justice at the helm.
Hillary Clinton/John Lewis 2008, 20012
Barack Obama/Barbara Lee 2016, 2020
What a era of peace, prosperity and social justice, we could achieve with a long-term plan.
With leadership like that over a 16 year period at least, we really could achieve the goal of eradicating poverty, diminishing racism and sexism, greening the economy, and stopping global warming and lifting up everyone together.
As Martin Luther King III said in Israel last summer. We must turn his father's "dream into vision, and that vision into action.
Stopping the name-calling and thinking out a disciplined plan that recognizes the need right now for experience and words backed by action, with space to nurture and support the development of younger leaders like Barack Obama and other inspiring leaders, both men and women, from all of our communities of all colors, including white, could be a plan for real change.
From Charleen Touchette, Realizing the Dream New Mexico Coordinator for TouchArt.net and OneEarthBlog.blogspot.com
Congressman John Lewis was a major student leader back in the day with Dr. Martin... more
Dr. King Jr.'s words and actions continue to inspire us today to work for peace with justice. This is a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Follow the links for more info and find out about the good works his wife, Coretta Scott King continued as have his four children, Martin III, Yolanda, Dexter and Bernice.
Hope you will then commit yourself to joining us in the work to realize Dr. King Jr.'s vision of the beloved community and spread the good news to your family, friends, and everyone in your communities.
38 million living in poverty is obscene. Answer Martin Luther King III's call to turn his father's "dream into a vision and that vision into action."
From Charleen Touchette, New Mexico Co-ordinator of Martin Luther King III's Realizing the Dream Poverty in America Initiative forTouchArt.net and OneEarthBlog.blogspot.com
Dr. King Jr.'s words and actions continue to inspire us today to work for peace... more
Funky Fingers: Poverty
Is here to stay, I'm sorry to say.
5 years ago
Congresswoman Barbara Lee is a leading member of the Out of Poverty Caucus. She also gave a powerful speech on ending poverty at the Realizing the Dream report to Congress on October 25, 2007.
Barbara Lee's War on Poverty
Recently, Congresswoman Barbara Lee said to me, "This is a moment when people are suffering. They are one paycheck -- if they have a paycheck -- away from poverty."
That's why Lee has maintained a laser-like focus on addressing poverty. One in eight Americans -- approximately 37 million people -- now live below the federal poverty line of $19,971 for a family of four. (A woefully inadequate measure that is 42 years old and fails to account for basic necessities.) That's 4.9 million more people than in 2000 and the poverty rate for children is the highest of all age groups. Nearly 60 million people live just above the poverty line. Using the British standard of measurement, approximately 30 percent of Americans -- and 40 percent of American children -- are living in poverty. Congresswoman Barbara Lee is a leading member of the Out of Poverty Caucus. She also... more
Martin speaks about the consolidation of media ownership.
Listen to Martin Luther King III interviewed at the CBC- Congressional Black Caucus.
Martin Luther King III told Congress the U.S. does not lack the means to end poverty, it lacks the will. Mr. King said that if we can spend trillions on war and destruction in Iraq, we must mobilize the will to bring the 35 million Americans living below the poverty line out of poverty.
Martin Luther King III told Congress the U.S. does not lack the means to end poverty,... more
Photos of Martin Luther King III on his Realizing the Dream Listening and Learning Tour in June 2007 to three New Mexico Pueblo communities.
New Mexico Realizing the Dream Coordinators Pearl Means, Charleen Touchette and Liesette Paisner arranged the visit for Mr. King and American Life Television to hear from the leaders and people in communities working to end poverty to reignite the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King III and Martin's mother Coretta Scott King.
Mr. King and the communities he visited were filmed for a video on Poverty in America that premiered in Washington, D.C. on October 25, 2007 and is aired on the American Life Television Network.Photos of Martin Luther King III on his Realizing the Dream Listening and Learning... more