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Look what our neighbors to the north are cooking up!

I receive this announcement/ release from a friend in Seattle
WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING AS WELL PUT TOGETHER!!
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To citizens of the world, soccer moms and dads, truck drivers,
environmentalists, educators, gays and straights, people of religious
conviction, artists, musicians, students, people of all races and
ethnicities and ALL OTHERS concerned about democracy in America.

THE PEOPLE'S RECEPTION(S) FOR BUSH

Two events on Friday, August 22 (Bellevue and Seattle)
One event on Saturday, August 23 (Seattle)

On Friday, August 22, the man occupying the White House -- George W.
Bush -- will fly into the Pacific Northwest (at taxpayer's expense:
Air Force One costs us $57,000 / hour!) to raise funds for the 2004
election.

** TAKE THE DAY(S) OFF - TAKE BUSH ON!**

His reign has been a nightmare:

Unprovoked invasion and illegal occupation of Iraq
Lies about weapons of mass destruction
Massive budget deficits
Stolen election
Tax cuts for the rich
Growing unemployment
Cronyism & corporate crime & corruption at all-time highs
International law flouted
International treaties abandoned
U.S. Bill of Rights subverted
Unions busted
Gay rights challenged
Environmental laws and regulations gutted
Citizen rights trampled on
War on women and the poor
Immigrants treated cruelly and unjustly

While Bush and his supporters enjoy their $2000 a plate meal in an
isolated wealthy enclave, concerned people of Washington will be
exercising their constitutional rights in true Northwest fashion.

=== Friday, August 22 Events ===

In Bellevue...

DATE & TIME: Friday, August 22; 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: The intersection of Bellevue Way and NE 8th Street, Bellevue

WHAT: Family-friendly, legal demonstration on the sidewalks on this intersection. Bring signs expressing your sentiments! Educational opportunities & voter registration

ALSO: Decentralized direct actions by affinity groups around Bellevue.

In Seattle...

DATE & TIME: Friday August 22, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Victor Steinbrueck Park, Seattle (North of Pike Place Market)

WHAT: Democrats Rally: "Beat Bush Back" "Protest in the Park"
"Join the Rally against his Right Wing Policies"
Entertainment, Fiery Speakers, Music, and Slam Poetry


=== Saturday, August 23 Event ===

In Seattle...

DATE & TIME: August 23, 2003; 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront.

WHAT: Rally and March, Music and Speakers
Featuring William Rivers Pitt
--- insightful and hard-hitting commentator on recent events
--- author of "The Greatest Sedition is Silence" and "War on
Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know" (with Scott Ritter)

See www.stopbushseattle.com for program updates and more information.

WE ARE NOT A FOCUS GROUP!