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government selection 2004

Kucinich progressive values being widely embraced

Recognizing Campaign achievements

The Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign has changed the American political landscape. Even though the Democratic Party appears headed to selecting its presumptive nominee, Dennis Kucinich, with the help of dedicated and determined supporters, has kept the debate on the issues alive long after others bowed out. And if you look closely at platform resolutions adopted at state conventions currently underway across the country, the progressive values of the Kucinich campaign are loudly and clearly being embraced and advanced by Democrats around the nation. The resolutions are essentially endorsements by the state Democratic parties of specific ideas and policies. With the primary season coming to an end, let's take a moment to acknowledge the hard work of our grassroots in getting these resolutions passed.
Thank you to...

Massachusetts Democrats:
-clean and publicly funded elections
-universal pre-kindergarten care
-and universal single-payer healthcare!

Colorado Democrats:
-stronger regulation and labeling of organic and genetically modified organisms
-LGBT civil marriage rights
-universal pre-kindergarten care
-the use of medical cannabis as prescribed by a doctor
-U.N. in, U.S. out of Iraq
-universal single-payer healthcare
-a cabinet-level Department of Peace
-the elimination of the use of depleted uranium in the U.S. arsenal
-and the repeal of sections of the Patriot Act

Minnesota Democrats:
-U.N. in, U.S. out
-repeal of the Patriot Act
-LGBT civil marriage rights
-universal single-payer healthcare
-and opposition to a military draft!

Washington Democrats:
-canceling NAFTA and the WTO
-repealing sections of the Patriot Act
-universal single-payer healthcare
-U.N. in, U.S. out
-stronger regulation and labeling of organic and genetically
modified organisms
-the use of medical cannabis as prescribed by a doctor
-affirming a minimum living-wage
-LGBT civil marriage rights
-a Department of Peace
-and publicly financed political campaigns

Maine Democrats:
-instant runoff voting
-affirming a minimum living wage
-universal single-payer healthcare
-repeal of the Patriot Act
-universal pre-kindergarten care
-U.N. in, U.S. out
-and canceling NAFTA and the WTO!

Oregon info:
-canceling NAFTA and the WTO
-repealing segments of the Patriot Act
-universal single-payer healthcare
-U.N. in, U.S. out
-stronger regulation and labeling of organic and genetically
modified organisms
-LGBT civil marriage rights
-the creation of a Department of Peace
-publicly financing political campaigns
-the elimination of the use of depleted uranium in the U.S. arsenal
-and opposition to a military draft

We expect similar measures from Texas and North Carolina
soon. Stay tuned

We've had a strong and positive impact on the policies of the Democratic
Party at the local and state levels, and now it is time to take it to the
national level. With the June 8th end to the primary season behind us, the
focus and energy of the Kucinich Campaign is turning towards Boston and the
Democratic Convention. We are currently the only organized group lobbying
the DNC on platform issues. There is much that you can do to help.

1. Please sign, download, and distribute our petitions. Take them to events
or send them out by email. Our petitions can be found at
 http://www.kucinich.us/petitions. This is an opportunity to lobby the
Democratic Party on issues you care about.

2. You can also give testimony directly to the platform committee by
visiting this site:  http://democrats.org/platform/index.html. For more
details about our efforts in this regard, check out "Pushing the Democrats
on Peace and Social Justice" ( http://www.kucinich.us/platform/index.php)
by our Movements Coordinator, Charles Lenchner.

3. Throw a house party to help raise money to support our convention
efforts. See  http://www.kucinich.us/houseparties.

4. Join Dennis in Boston. Click here to make your reservation
( http://www.kucinich.us/convention/housing.php). We have a full week of
teach-ins, rallies, and marches planned around the same issues that we hope
to bring to the Democratic Party platform. Your presence will make a
difference. For more information, see our convention narrative
( http://www.kucinich.us/convention/convention_narrative.pdf). Spread the
word to all of your friends and neighbors. We will stand together and be
heard in Boston!

So, thanks to everyone for all of their hard work and passionate energy
over the past year. We have made so much progress, but that is only the
beginning. Our long-shot campaign has evolved into a powerful movement!
Please join us during this exciting phase of our work together.

Scott Hinchee
Convention Field Coordinator
Kucinich for President

homepage: homepage: http://www.kucinich.us


Forwarded 16.Jun.2004 14:14

gk

I forwarded this article to my daughter and son-in-law in Houston. They are delegate and delegate-at-large to the Texas Democrat Convention. I have been promoting DK to everyone. How I hope a rare occurence would happen at the nat'l convention to bring out DK.