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Peaceful symbolic event Democracy is dying -- This Saturday November 23rd, from 1:00-3:00p

ActionSpeaks Portland announces a peaceful symbolic event: Democracy is dying -- This Saturday, November 23rd, from 1:00-3:00pm to be held at SW Jefferson and Park.
ActionSpeaks Portland announces a peaceful symbolic event: Democracy is dying -- This Saturday, November 23rd, from 1:00-3:00pm to be held at SW Jefferson and Park.

The election is not over. Make every vote count.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Regardless of your political party affiliation, you can participate showing your concern that our democracy is being threatened by the lack of standards and accountability in our national voting system. Help us to draw greater public awareness of the electoral fraud issues and irregularities that occurred November 2nd, 2004. We need to be our own media - and spread the word!

You have two ways you can join us to spread the word:

------------------------------- Processional actors -------------------------------
Saturday November 20th - 1:00pm ***** 60 Participants NEEDED *****
Meet at Tribe Theater and Art Gallery at 403 N.W. 5th Avenue (Glisan Street Entrance)

ATTIRE: Black attire with white face painted optional.
BRING: Written letters to the editor of the Oregonian expressing your concern on the voting problems in the 2004 Presidential election.

----------------------- Processional audience members -----------------------
Saturday November 20th - 1:45pm ***** EVERYONE INVITED *****
Intersection of SW Jefferson and Park Avenue near the Oregonian.
We have a PA and request those interested in speaking and/or playing music at sign up at this time.

ATTIRE: Normal clothing
BRING: Written letters to the editor of the Oregonian expressing your concern on the voting problems in the 2004 Presidential election.

EVENT DETAILS: Processional actors dressed in mournful black attire
(black sheets ok) will arrive at SW Jefferson staging area with a Black Box Casket at 2:00pm. At this time we will ask the community to begin depositing their letters of concern into the casket. Community discussions will follow after all of the letters have been deposited. The Black Box Casket will then be carried to the Oregonian (everyone follow!) we will return briefly to the SW Jefferson area for celebratory words and inspiration!


Questions: Email  actionspeaks2004@yahoo.com or call 503-241-3388.

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall - think of it, ALWAYS." - Gandhi
had enuf 18.Nov.2004 16:26

enuf

Can I dress like a clown? Is it ok if we smoke pot while we're there?

This is a somber event. Black dress is encouraged. no clown suits please. :) 18.Nov.2004 16:37

leapinlizard

This is a somber event. Black dress is encouraged. no clown suits please. :)

hi! 18.Nov.2004 18:03

blackcat

Hi,
Um i was wondering if you'd like to teach drama at our local high school?
We don't have enough volunteers at Madison High.

another thing

one quick question:

Is bieng passive a tactic, or a strategy?

to SMARTASS(ES) 19.Nov.2004 00:28

counter-smartass

Hello! This is a publicity stunt, as I understand it. What would you have the movement do? Throw bricks? Anything that browbeats the corporate media for their lack of coverage of the vote fraud should be supported, as far as I'm concerned. Maybe bystanders will see this event, notice later that there was no coverage or biased coverage, and see for themselves the obvious slant of "the media". The only disappointing thing about this event is that it's not happening on a larger scale, in every community in the country.

contribute to blackboxvoting.org 19.Nov.2004 22:04

knuts31@yahoo.com knuts31@yahoo.com

Many of us have contributed money to blackboxvoting.org to support recounts etc. this is just another way for some of us to protest and support change.