December 05, 2004
Calendar of Events (updated 12/6, 1:40 a.m. EST)
Today through Friday, December 10th. Sit-in, picketing, and demonstrations in front of Blackwell's office. Columbus, OH.
11:00 a.m., Secretary of State Blackwell's office, 180 East Broad Street.
In an effort to have free and fair elections we will picket Ken Blackwell's office (180 E. Broad Street) tomorrow on Monday, December 6 thru Friday, December 11 at 11am to 5pm. We are asking him to start the recount, recuse himself from the recount, appear at the Judiciary Hearing about fraud in Ohio,and to not certify electors until the recount is finished. Ken Blackwell has done everything to throw this election and is now running the clock on the recount. This is not about Kerry or Bush, this is about having fair elections that we can trust, where we are represented by people that actually won the election. As Jesse Jackson recently said, “you can’t have the owner of the team and the referee be the same person.” Ken Blackwell is the Co-chair of Relect Bush-Cheney and has refused to step down.
Bring signs, American flags, noisemaking pots and pans, tambourines, props, etc. warm clothes and a tent if you have one or can borrow one. We are prepared to picket and stay until we have a fair election. No more stolen elections!!! Bring your chants and songs. We will tent camp for freedom and fair elections. We are especially asking veterans to come in uniform if possible, because we feel you have an elevated status by having fought for freedom. Come by on your lunch hour or whenever you can make it and bring clothes and sleeping bags to donate. Mainly we need many people to show up ready to stop Ken Blackwell from stealing our election.
Contact Warren Linney
Monday, December 6th. Rally in Solidarity With Ohioans. Seattle, WA.
12:00 Noon - 1:30 P.M. LOCATION: Victor Steinbrueck Park. "Total Election Accountability" Rally. By standing in solidarity with Ohioans, Washington State Democrats are conveying a message to the public that Democrats as a party stand unified in our desire for full accountability in the voting process. Details on speakers to be announced. For more information contact:
email@example.com and Forrest Jackson,
Monday, December 6th. Rally in Front of Congresswoman Pelosi's Office, San Francisco, CA.12:00 noon. 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco. Emergency Rally to Demand Fair and Accountable Elections and to Support the Recount in Ohio. We are coming out en mass to demand the Minority Leader call for or at least support action to investigate the many instances of vote fraud that occurred on November 2nd. We will insist that the Democratic party not lay down in the face of these most egregious acts that threaten to destroy our democracy. The rally will also help support the meeting a group of us have arranged with Pelosi's staff that starts at noon. Sponsored By: United for Peace and Justice, The Wellstone Democratic Club, The SF Tikkun Community, Code Pink, Voting Integrity Project, Dean Democratic Club. Contact:
(510) 701-1787 (To car pool from Palo Alto, please meet at the Page
Mill/Highway 280 Park and Ride at 10:30am and call Peter Drekmeier at 650-223-3333 to let him know you are coming).
Tuesday, December 7th. Picketing. Delaware County.
Demonstration, picketing at the Delaware County Board of Elections.
Protesting their refusal to recount.
Intersection of South Sandusky Street & Park Avenue (at the entrance to Ohio Wesleyan University), Delaware, Ohio
Contact: Paddy Shaffer (614) 761-0621
Tuesday, December 7th. Candlelight Vigil in Support of Ohio, "Investigate All 88". Washington, D.C.7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. It is time we support the Ohio voters and call:
for a joint bipartisan investigation of irregularities in the 2004 Ohio Election;
to postpone the meeting of the Electoral College until a thorough investigation is completed;
to bring to national attention any and all wrongdoing and illegal practices of the voting process;
to bring violators to justice;
to remedy the situation by holding new elections.
Sponsored by "Investigate All 88" Contact information:
Wednesday, December 8th. FBI Rally. White Plains, NY.
12:00 noon. FBI office at 222 Bloomingdale Road in White Plains at the intersection of Mamaroneck Avenue.
Take a long lunch hour, bring the kids, bring grandma, grandpa and Aunt Agatha, change your plans, or do whatever else is necessary to be there. At this moment, there is a desperate need for publicity to support the work of people in Ohio who are gathering impressive evidence of widespread vote tampering and conspiracy to suppress the vote. Evidence of vote tampering has been given to the FBI in Ohio, but it is not clear that the agency is doing anything. This rally Wednesday has the full support and encouragement of people in Ohio because they feel that it is only through publicity and public pressure that there will be a recount there and an investigation by the FBI.It is essential that we get into the street at this time to show that we will not accept this election until there is a full investigation and recount. If you have time, please make a sign, example, "Investigate Vote Fraud Now". Do all possible to come on Wednesday. We really need numbers, over a hundred if at all possible. We must defend our rights at this moment. The opportunity to act on this will be very brief. Last Friday the FBI refused to "accept" the written complaint which we'd delivered; so we're coming back again. For information, please call Nick Mottern at (914) 806-6179.
Wednesday, December 8. Hearing Conducted by Congressman Conyers. Washington, D.C.
10:00 a.m. Rayburn House OFfice Building. Ranking Minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing to investigate allegations of vote fraud and irregularities in Ohio during the 2004 Presidential election. The hearing is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. EST in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC. Democratic Representatives Melvin Watt and Robert Scott will also be centrally involved with the hearing. Rev. Jesse Jackson will be in attendance, along with Ralph Neas (President, People for the American Way), Jon Greenbaum (Director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law), Ellie Smeal (Executive Director, The Feminist Majority), Bob Fitrakis ( The Free Press), Cliff Arnebeck (Arnebeck Associates), John Bonifaz (General Counsel, National Voting Institute), Steve Rosenfeld (Producer, Air America Radio), and Shawnta Walcott (Communications Director, Zogby International). Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell has been invited to attend.
Friday, December 10th. Action Planning Session and Screening of Film of November 13th Columbus Hearing. Chicago, IL.
7:30 p.m. Video screening of the first Ohio nonpartisan public hearing on voting irregularities and supression in Columbus, Ohio. The November 13, hearing was taped by Chicago area resident, Edward F. Miyahara, who traveled to Columbus to witness the testimony. Mr. Miyahara and colleague, Robert Morrison, will show 90 minutes of the hearing Friday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m at the World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd Street. There will be a discussion and action planning session following. The event is co-sponsored by the Southsiders for Peace, The Citizens for Truth Coalition, Progressive Democrats of Illinois and Friends of the Green Planet. For more information call MaryBeth Ingberg or Dennis Vail at (773) 445-6698.
<Saturday, December 11th. Rally to Protest Media Blackout of Vote Fraud. Denver, CO.
12:00 noon. Colorado State Capitol building, west steps (Colfax Ave and Lincoln St. in Denver). Bring kids, friends, drums and spirit. Come let the media know what you think of their cowardice and complicity. Does it make any sense that media mutes coverage of widespread vote fraud reportage here in Colorado and the U.S. while getting all hopped up about election irregularities in Ukraine?
Speakers and music are being arranged, but will include experts on computer and vote security from Coloradoans for Voting Integrity
(http://cfvi.org) and speakers with contact from the recount campaigns in Ohio, Florida, New Mexico and New Hampshire.
After the rally, we'll march to the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post offices and provide them with fact sheets and stories on electronic vote fraud.
This is a legally permitted rally and march, sponsored by the Mercury Coalition for Honest Elections. Contact Information:
Saturday, December 11th. Black Box Tea Party, New York, NY.
12:15 pm to 2:00 pm. Times Square, S.E. Corner, Broadway & 42nd Street. Bring black box, indignation, and a sign. For information:
http://www.solarbus.org/stealyourelection/articles/1211-nyc-protest.html or email
Saturday, December 11th, Protest Rally, Kansas City, MO. 1:00 p.m. Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. & Broadway (47th & Broadway), JC Nichols Fountain. No Stolen Elections. Bring signs. Distribute flyers after rally. (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday, December 11, 2004, March on Washington. Nationwide - Washington, DC. (Call (561) - 889 - 2165 or email email@example.com to participate with the "March on Washington D.C." on Dec.11, 2004. This is the day before the Electoral College votes to decide who will be representing the United States as either the 43rd or 44th President of the United States.
Sunday, December 12th. Demonstration. Columbus, OH.
Ohio Statehouse, corner of Broad and High Streets. (Bring signs, but no sticks allowed)
Details to follow. 541-343-3353, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 12th. 51 Capital March, Tallahasse, FL.
Contact Michael Fox:
Sunday, December 12, 2004. 51 Capital March, Washington, DC.
12:00 noon. Location:
The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20500
Sunday, December 12, 2004. 51 Capital March, Phoenix, AZ.
State Capitol 1700 West Washington Phoenix AZ 85007
Sunday, December 12, 2004. 51 Capital March, Austin, TX.
Location: State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave Austin TX 78701
Sunday, December 12, 2004. 51 Capital March, Montgomery, AL.
State Capitol 600 Dexter Avenue Montgomery AL 36130
Sunday, December 12, 2004. 51 Capital March, nationwide in all states, march on state capitals
12:00 noon. To find organizers and participants in your state, go to
Monday, December 13, 2004. "Hands Around the Statehouse" Rally, Columbus, OH
11:00 A.M. Details to follow. Volunteers contact 541-343-3353, email@example.com
Monday, December 13th. Demonstration. Columbus, OH.
Ohio Statehouse, corner of Broad and High Streets. (Bring signs, but no sticks allowed.)
Saturday, December 18th Protest, New York, NY. 2:00 p.m. Washington Square Park, Manhattan. (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Ohio is the single swing state in which there are major litigations and a recount pending, and enough electors to change the outcome of the presidential race. Thanks to the valiant fight going on in Ohio, the 2004 Election is not over.
Thousands of volunteers are needed in Ohio to assist the Green Party and the Libertarian Party with the Recount, and tens of thousands of demonstrators are needed to call the attention of the national media to the outrage that was committed there. So I urge everyone to stay focussed on Ohio.
Generalized activities geared to long range election reform, or 'anti-inaugurals' to blow off steam, are a luxury; specific actions, geared towards getting justice in Ohio NOW, are a necessity.
Although this calendar mentions events going on in other states, I urge everyone who is not in Ohio to make it his or her first priority to come to Ohio to participate in the protests and/or the Recount.
If you participate in events in other states, I strongly urge you to focus the attention of the event towards the very provable Ohio election crimes, and if you wish to contribute financially, please concentrate on the organizations that are doing important work on the ground in Ohio, such as C.A.S.E., the National Voting Rights Institute, and the Green Party Recount.