Many speakers took the microphone and voiced their discontent with the current election system and with the corporate media who still refuse to give the issue proper attention. I arrived late and missed many of the speakers, but this file, about 45 minutes in length gives about 10 or so of them.|
First to speak was David Buchanan, board chair of Common Cause Oregon, "a D.C. based watchdog group dedicated to open, honest and accountable government, and to making sure that every vote counts."
Following David, Brian Setzler of the Pacific Green Party who, besides his own remarks, read a statement by David Cobb, candidate for President in the 2004 election.
Next, a representative for the Alliance for Democracy whose first statemnt was to report that at 10:30 this morning, PST, Common Cause of Ohio filed a suit in Ohio to overturn the election. "This is not an Alliance for Democracy suit, it is on behalf of 28 Ohio citizens, and backed by Common Cause, as well as Alliance for Democracy." She then goes on to list some reasons why such an extrreme mewasure is necessary.
Enemy Combatant from Eugene then sang a song, which begins the audio file.
Following the music, Amy Pincus Merwin, who organized the event spoke and gave some ideas on what folks can do to direct their anger and disgust. From here people went into the Capital to witness the electoral votes given to John Kerry and John Edwards, and then returned for an open mike session.
Salem Electile Dysfunction Rally