December 31, 2004

Archived Copy of Calendar of Events Dated December 31, 2004

As the year 2004 draws to a close, a very busy week is planned as activists from all over the country are protesting the seating of the Ohio electors, reaching out to Congresspeople and Senators, planning to attend rallies and marches, and converging on Washington DC on January 6th when the Congress meets in joint session to select the next President of the United States. For that reason, and for the reason that I will not be posting any post-January 6th events in my regularly updated calendar, other than events relating to investigations, litigations, or prosecutions, this seemed like another excellent opportunity to take a "snapshot" of the moment. So, as an historical record, I have prepared an archived copy of today's Calendar of Events, dated December 31, 2004. Here it is:

Friday, December 31st.

* 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Boston, Massachusetts. Vigil at Sen. Kerry's House continues.

Saturday, January 1st.

* 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. Boston, Massachusetts. Vigil at Sen. Kerry's House continues.

Sunday, January 2nd.

* 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. Boston, Massachusetts. Vigil at Sen. Kerry's House continues.

* 1:00 P.M. San Diego, California. Defend Democracy March and Rally.

* 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Nashville, Tennessee. 3rd Gathering to Save Our Democracy.

Monday, January 3rd.

* 10:00 A.M. Columbus, Ohio. Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Press Conference.

* 12:00 Noon. San Francisco, California. "Boxer Rebellion" -- Demonstration and Presentation of Petition to Sen. Boxer.

* 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. Boston, Massachusetts. Vigil at Sen. Kerry's House continues.

* 2:00 P.M. Columbus, Ohio. Capitol Theater. Pro-Democracy, Count Every Vote Rally With Rev. Jesse Jackson sponsored by Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Progressive Democrats of America, C.A.S.E.-Ohio, DoNotConcede.

* 7:00 P.M. Kansas City, Missouri. Reclaiming Democracy Meeting.

* Evening. We Do Not Concede Coalition Cafe Night Screenings of Columbus Voter Fraud Footage and performance by Wil b - Hip Hop Artist

* 7:00 P.M. Boston, Massachusetts. Rally for the Republic.

Tuesday,January 4th.

* 10:00 A.M. Savage, Maryland. "Save Our Votes" Rally.

* 10:00 A.M. Savage, Maryland. Immediately after "Save Our Votes" Rally, Start of March on Washington January 4th to January 6th.

* 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. Boston, Massachusetts. Vigil at Sen. Kerry's House continues.

* 4:00 P.M. Columbus, Ohio. Freedom Winter Volunteer Sendoff Meeting to Create Banners, Assemble Care Packages.

* 7:00 P.M. Columbus, Ohio. "Freedom Winter" Launch Party.

* 7:00 P.M. San Francisco, California. Rally for the Republic.

Wednesday, January 5th.

* 4:30 A.M. Columbus, Ohio. Freedom Winter Bus Ride to Washington DC Assembles for 5:00 A.M. Departure.

* Maryland to D.C. "Save Our Votes" March continues.

* 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. Boston, Massachusetts. Last Day of Vigil at Sen. Kerry's House.

* 1:00 P.M. Washington, D.C. Freedom Winter Ohio Bus Riders Press Conference.

* 2:00 P.M. Washington, D.C. Freedom Winter Ohio Bus Riders meet with Senators.

* 7:00 P.M. Washington, D.C. Freedom Winter Dinner and Tent Revival Meeting at Cherry Hill Park campground.

Thursday, January 6th.

* 10:00 A.M. Washington, D.C. (Lafayette Park). Defend Democracy Rally, featuring David Cobb and John Bonifaz.

* 11:00 A.M. Washington, D.C. March from Lafayette Park to Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill.

* 12:00 Noon - 4:00 P.M. Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill). Defend Democracy Rally and Vigil, featuring Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and David Cobb.

* 4:00 P.M. Washington, D.C. Freedom Winter Bus Ride departs to Columbus, Ohio.

* Transportation notices for January 6th.

SPECIAL NOTE: January 6th is a critical date in American history. It is the last chance this country has to preserve its democracy. If Senators and Congresspeople do not stand up and do the right thing that day, democracy is over in the nation that introduced it to the modern world, and our descent into dictatorship will have been completed.

If the small group of ultra right wing traitors presently in control of the Senate, the House, the Presidency, the Judiciary, the Press, and the manufacture of deliberately unverifiable voting machines, is permitted to stage a second coup d'etat, there will never be "election reform"; this crowd has made it abundantly clear that it respects power, not law. It will have become impossible to rid our nation of this cancer through the electoral process.

For the reasons expressed above, I have decided that, as a matter of editorial policy, I will not list in this calendar any events subsequent to January 6th, unless they involve prosecution of the crimes that were committed in Ohio, or the litigation and/or investigation of those crimes, and will devote no space in this calendar or elsewhere in this blog to (a) generalized activities geared to long range election reform, (b) 'counter-

inaugurals', or (c) attacks on the Bush administration's fascist politics.

I urge everyone to stay focussed on the 2004 election, and to do everything he or she can between now and January 6th to fight for the true outcome of that election. This blog is replete with action memos and calls to action, full of ideas as to things we can do. Everybody who possibly can should go to the January 3rd rally in Columbus, Ohio, with Rev. Jesse Jackson, participate in the January 4th - January 6th "Selma to Montgomery" March from Baltimore, Maryland to Washington, DC, and join Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., David Cobb, Granny D, and all those who are traveling from all across the country to attend the Defend Democracy Rally and Vigil outside the United States Senate on January 6th.

Sincerely yours,

R. B.

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