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Green Party wins American Muslim Alliance’s Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Malcolm X Award

The Green Party wins an important award working for peace, tolerence and non-discrimination.

Celebrates American Muslim Alliance Award to the Green Party

The Cobb-LaMarche campaign today repeated its call for ending discrimination against Muslims both in America and abroad and celebrated the award to the Green Party of the American Muslim Alliance's Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Malcolm X Award.

The award was given for "showing courage of conviction in upholding American ideals, for demonstrating total honesty and integrity in dealing with fellow American of all religions, colors and creeds and for doing the right thing at the right time and for the right reason," and was presented at the American Muslim Alliance's annual national convention, September 25, in Orlando, Florida.

"Since September 11, 2001, the Bush administration and their Democratic co-conspirators have waged war on Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and right here in the United States. They seem to think that 'liberating' people overseas means killing them and they think we are safer at home if we ignore or subvert our Constitutional guarantees of due process. It's time to wage peace overseas and repeal the 'Patriot' Act here in the U.S. By ending the occupation of Iraq and upholding the Constitution, we'll make the world and ourselves safer and more secure," said Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb.

Cobb-LaMarche campaign manager Lynne Serpe attended the AMA annual convention and addressed the crowd on behalf of the campaign. Ms. Serpe said afterwards that she is "humbled by the AMA for the work they have been doing to encourage and mobilize their community to participate in the very same American government that has been scape-goating them. I look forward to working with the AMA on opening up the democratic process to include more American Muslims."

For more information on the Cobb-LaMarche campaign, go to www.votecobb.org. Information on the Green Party can be found at www.gp.org.

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Congratulations! 28.Sep.2004 15:18

Brian Setzler

I'm glad some folks appreciates the good work of the Green Party.

The Green Party is less than 15 years old here in the US. We are up against the two-party corporate duopoly which makes our work even more difficult. However, because we are founded on the progressive prinicples of peace, social justice, ecology and grassroots democracy, we will prevail!