While I believe that protesting in Portland is like preaching to the choir, hell, WE voted for "other than Bush" by 70% .
I hear a few people saying. "Let's wait until 2008, and then maybe " .. Well, what are you going to do for the next 4 years?
-When you loose your job because it was shipped to India... .. "oh well, maybe we'll just get someone better in 2008"
-When homeland "security" arrests you for something you wrote in your LJ... what then? "well I guess we're fighting terrorists".
-When you're drafted to fight in the Middle East ... "Well.. democracy worked, he was voted president"
-When Roe v. Wade is overturned... You're banned for mentioning gay rights? what's next? ... " I guess I should write to my representative now."
We are supposed to be a balanced governing body .. the Republicans have full control of the House, Senate, the Presidency, and soon the Supreme Court. .. Bush said himself " I will work with any Democrats that agree with me".. and those who don't agree?
I not saying to riot, or march in protest.. Bush's campaign was given 100's of millions of dollars by American companies to win the election. If we don't agree with Bush, we obviously don't agree with these campaign supporters either, if they're the one's wanted him to win. Why should you be giving your money to giant corporations who'll just spend that money to elect a moron.
WE MUST BOYCOTT ALL THE MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS OF BUSH'S CAMPAIGN !!. They won't take notice of a few protests.. but they sure notice 100 million people not buying their products !!!
For a list of contributors and other info visit http://boycottbush.org .
Another list http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topcontribs.asp?cycle=2004
If you have money in a major contributors bank, GET IT OUT.. find a non-republican friendly bank..
Buy your things "not at Wal-Mart" ... change cell phone providers,
Buy your gasoline at stations that don't give 10's of millions to Bush.
support the major corporations that contribute to the party you want.
Hit them where it really hurts .. the wallet.