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Freedom Fighters in Ohio Call for Help

One of our bloggers sent in this impassioned plea for help from Gary Polvinale, in Sandusky, Ohio. Gary describes how hard people in Ohio are working to make sure that every vote gets counted, and why he's looking for you to write to the media and demand that they start reporting on the growing list of irregularities being uncovered as the recount moves ahead.
Ohio - alone and in the dark
Ohio - alone and in the dark
Yesterday in 30 degree temperature with winds that knocked me over while I was filming the Ohio Statehouse Rally, Ohioans and people from all over America who came to Ohio to help us, listened to Joan and Eve tell how they were denied access to those public records in Greene County Ohio.

I was moved beyond words when I looked into the faces of my haggard and weary fellow patriotic Ohioans who continue to persevere no matter how many obstacles are thrown in their path, no matter how tired they are, no matter how sick, how broke, how cold. That kind of spirit is seldom seen today.

Yes, those of us in Ohio ARE on the front lines - and it feels like we are defending the Alamo. We are doing our part. A handful of determined people are working themselves to exhaustion. Yes, we ARE out there in the streets. And we ARE at the statehouse. And we ARE at the hearings. And we ARE filing the lawsuits. And we ARE out there doing the recount. And we ARE out there knocking on doors to investigate, verify and gather the facts.

People all over the country who are web-tracking what's happening want to help, who feel helpless, frustrated, and sorry for us in Ohio, are offering good wishes and words of encouragement. And believe me, we appreciate the encouragement. We do, and thank you for that.

But we here in Ohio need more than a "You can do it" pat on the back. We ARE doing it. But nobody knows. Ohio is screaming the truth at the top of its lungs, literally, and no one hears us because of all the noise of the media silence.

If you want to do something, here's what you can do to help. I am asking the rest of the country to please get out there and find well-known people whose voices are loud enough to be heard by the press who will stand up for us. Get a Senator or a media personality or anyone of very high profile to come out about this. The media blackout is killing us.

Very few members of Congress, and no one in the Democratic Party has even seriously acknowledged the recount. This is still looked at as the "sour grapes" effort of a couple of disgruntled 3rd party candidates who can't win anyway. It couldn't be further from that.

The civil rights of every man, woman and child in America are at stake here. I don't care what it takes, convince somebody to break our story, to back us and give us the credibility we need and to let the world know we're here doing this. Redford, Sting, Kennedy, Kerry... I don't care who, somebody, anybody who can attract the attention of the media (evidently John Conyers' and Jesse Jackson's brave voices are not loud enough.) We've kinda got our hands full here, or we'd be doing that ourselves too.

Give us a voice and we will deliver Ohio. Otherwise SOS Blackwell and the BOE will continue to slap us around like we don't matter a lick, at every turn. We are being squelched by a state government that is willing to violate our rights and even break the law as often as necessary to stand in our way and prevent us from exposing what they've done.

I watched 100 of the greatest people I've ever met freeze their butts off for three hours Sunday, and 1500 the week before. And today people are out there at the Conyers hearing at the Columbus Statehouse again freezing, supporting the hearing, the investigation and the recount. And the Ohio recount has begun this morning.

If you want to help, please turn over every rock to find someone big who can get the media's attention who is willing to speak up for us. We need that. And we need it now. We'll take care of the rest. You'll have to pardon the tone of this message - I'm tired, I'm pissed and I'm still cold from yesterday. Thanks for anything you can do toward this.

Gary Polvinale, Sandusky, Ohio


You are the Man, Gary 17.Dec.2004 10:03

living in northern Quebec

and just imagine, during the whole election thing, anticipating problems and not knowing where to go to help. It was agonizing to watch the "selection" process, and living in
northern Quebec as a US citizen, all I could do so far was drive to Boston to cast my vote, contribute to the Dem party, and blog/read as much as I can, everyday.

You guys down there are my heroes: no!, the only heroes, period. Not Kerry, not Jackson, not anybody who jumped on the bandwagon after-the-fact, or anybody sitting in their leather-backed chair offices. It's you pissed off, standing in the cold, not being heard joe citizens carrying the torch. But that anger is an energy. Don't underestimate your value and how much America owes you thanks. Think of Valley Forge, where the colonial soldiers died in droves. Think of their sacrifice, and even those soldiers in Iraq, who were not given a choice. You in Ohio carry the mantle!

It's obviously very hard for a guy from Northern Quebec to come down to protest, when the right time to come down isn't even obvious. Not an excuse, I am deliberating on when/where is the opportunity to make a difference so that a trip is most fruitful after the holiday after gathering some dollars. I am very envious of those who can go easily to Ohio to make a difference.

uglf/anarcho_grey is deeply enggaed in the struggle in ohio 18.Dec.2004 00:21


for immediate release: 17.12.04

elements of the urban guerrilla liberation front have been engaged in constant action against election fruad and the neo-cons prior to the Slection and have since continued these actions. these actios can be considered reguard harrassment tactics. banner drops, tagging and disruption actions to discredit, undermine and destroy the credibiltiy of this regime.

the revolution struggles forward everyday by each of us and by our contributions to stand against this tyranny.

in solidarity,