Happy National Freedom to Marry Week! Sunday, Feb 8 2009 

Seven conversations in seven days.  A pretty reasonable request considering how many times a day we had the conversations about caucus cheating, bambi, and other uncomfortable topics.  Not sure how to bring up the conversation?  Look here for conversation starters and tips: http://www.glaad.org/talkingaboutseries/

Lots of events are taking place over the upcoming week, but the most well-publicized events are the 7 Conversations in 7 Days and the Marriage Counter-Action (go to your local county clerk’s office, request a marriage license as a same sex couple, get denied, and get back in line).   http://www.freedomtomarry.org/

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Prop 8 Shows Their True Colors Saturday, Feb 7 2009 

How can a group claiming to protect marriage want 18,000 couples to divorce?

Sign this letter to the California Supreme Court:

http://www.couragecampaign.org/page/s/divorce

Welcome a new site to the blogroll:

http://www.couragecampaign.org/

Action Alert: Uniting American Families Act Saturday, Feb 7 2009 

Did you know that even in Massachusettes, married same sex couples do not have the same immigration rights in the United States as heterosexual couples?  Rep. Jerry Nadler plans to re-introduce the Uniting American Families
Act this February:

http://www.metroweekly.com/gauge/?ak=4023

Nadler also released a statement to Metro Weekly praising Immigration Equality’s help on the hill:

”I wholeheartedly welcome the opening of Immigration Equality’s office in Washington, D.C. Immigration Equality has consistently done critical work as an advocate for LGBT rights and I’m proud of the work we’ve done together.

”This Congress, with the support and outreach of Immigration Equality and other advocacy groups, I intend to reintroduce the Uniting American Families Act, a crucial piece of civil-rights legislation which will finally allow bi-national, same-sex couples the same opportunities enjoyed by other couples to keep their families together. Working with my colleagues in Congress and with our new forward-thinking president, I am hopeful that we can finally pass this essential legislation.”

So what is our Action Alert:

http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/thread/2373221/Get+your+U.S.+Rep.+to+sponsor+%22Uniting+American+%28LGBT%29+Families+Act%22

You can make the bill a success by convincing your Representative to support the bill from Day One. Reintroducing the bill with as many cosponsors as possible will show powerful momentum for the rights of gay and lesbian binational couples of all the 50 States!

Please call your Representative and ask them to be an original cosponsor of the “Uniting American Families Act of 2009”

It’s easy!
1. Find out who your U.S. House Representative is. Go to http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/index.htm enter your address, and you will be provided the name of your U.S. Representative.

2. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask to be connected to your U.S. Representative.

3. Tell your representative’s staff:
I am calling to ask Representative ________________ to be an original cosponsor of the Uniting American Families Act of 2009. To cosponsor, he/she must contact Rep. Jerrold Nadler who is the lead sponsor.

The U.S. government discriminates against gay and lesbian binational couples by not allowing us to sponsor our foreign-born life partners for immigration. Because of this, we face the terrible choice of separating from the person we love or leaving our country. As Americans, we should not have to choose between family and country. Please ask Rep. _________________ to cosponsor the Uniting American Families Act of 2009 by reaching out to Rep. Nadler before February 12.

Thanks for asking your member of Congress to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day by cosponsoring UAFA!

This is a Bill to allow ALL binational LGBT families in U.S. to sponsor Green Card to their foreign-born partners, just like heterosexual marriages:

No State marriages in MA, CT or CA can grant foreign-born spouses’ immigration currently; newly wed same-sex wives or husbands get deported by State marriage (can never come back, leaving children in the States) and the American-born spouses automatically become convicted felon w/ 5 digits fine$ on a base of ‘lying to Homeland Security’, if the foreign-born spouses were here on a non-resident Visa (i.e. student etc).

This bill opens up family based Visa sponsorship from ‘only heterosexual families’ to All 50 States’ LGBT Families overnight regardless of their current State laws (extends to no state same-sex couple recognition, state Civil Union, etc) so that they don’t have to choose between family and country.

Already there are many original co-sponsors of the bill from the past decade, but for the first time, we have a real chance to pass it during 2009 U.S. House session if we lobby.

For more information on the Uniting American Families Act, look here:

http://www.hrc.org/laws_and_elections/6985.htm

Press Conference Sunday, Dec 14 2008 

The Alan Keyes Legal Team will hold a press conference tomorrow Mon. 12-15-08 12:30 PM at the CA State Capitol in Sacramento, CA. Please help spread. Attendence is needed for media coverage. Official Info is as follows:

Location: CA State Capitol – Corner of “L” and 11th Streets, Sacramento, CA 12:30 PM

1. Attend
2. Bring signs with out sticks.
3. Bring your birth certificate and show it to the media.

Official Press Release Follows:

RE: AIP/Electoral College Capitol Press Conference set for Monday

For Immediate Release – Event Notice – Press Conference

Time: Mon 12-15-08, 12:30 PM
Place: California State Capitol, Sacramento California at the Corner of “L” and 11th Streets

Topic: Unlawful Occupation of Presidency and Invalid Electoral College Process

Conference Contact: Tony Andrade, 916-230-2123; Tony95683@netzero.net
Media Contact: Markham Robinson, State Chairman, American Independent Party; Party HQ 707-359-4884 Home: 707-448-7062; Office: 707-451-8985; Temp Cell: 707-761-3009; Fax: 707-222-6040

STATEMENT OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY CHAIRMAN
Questions from Press following statement.

STATEMENT OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY CHAIRMAN
Questions from Press following statement.

The American Independent Party insists that Barack Obama prove that he is a “Natural born” American citizen. There is no personal testimony that Obama was born in Hawaii as there is that he was born in Mombasa District, now part of Kenya. The burden of proof is on Obama.

Hawaii’s unique laws allow for birth certificates to indicate foreign birth. Is that what his indicates? We have not seen it. Instead of spending tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars resisting its production and even defying a court order to do so, why not spend the $12 to produce a copy for us all to examine? Is the answer, just possibly, that Barack Obama is afraid of what it would reveal?

Similar doubts concerning possible Indonesian citizenship exist. These, too, urgently need to be resolved.

What is about to occur in the State Capitol is fatally flawed in three ways:

1. The likely result is that a man whose qualifications to assume the office of the President are quite dubious will receive our California Electoral College vote because of a judicial disinclination to give the People their right to be heard.

2. Electors apparently not individually nominated by Democratic Congressional Candidates as required by the California Election code will vote in the Electoral College.

3. Electors will be constrained to vote as a block rather than individually as is their right and duty according to procedures set down in the Constitution and will thereby deprive California of a legitimate voice in the Electoral College.

On all these grounds and more, I fear greatly for our People. Unlawful occupation of the Office of the President means no new valid legislation. No valid nominations, including to the Supreme Court. No valid Executive Orders. No lawful commands as Commander in Chief.

Such a situation paralyzes legitimate government. The longer the imposture is maintained, the worse it becomes. Reliance upon eventually voided legislation is extremely perilous. Reliance upon the actions of appointees unlawfully occupying offices will prove equally disastrous. But worse is the debilitating distrust of our democratic processes that will ensue. Our democratic system depends upon trust. As Obama swears to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, if he thereby takes office unlawfully, he is actually attacking it. This puts our entire Constitutional order in peril and may destroy the Republic.

Law Office of Gary G Kreep, Esq., Representing Alan Keyes, Wiley Drake and Markham Robinson
932 D St. Suite 2, Ramona CA 92065
Office: 760-787-9907; Cell: 760-803-4029

Action Item: Election Watch Sunday, Dec 14 2008 

Why is Early Voting a Problem?

  First of all, the biggest problem with early voting is that people could vote more than once–early and on election day.  Second, early voting makes it difficult to ensure that voters are not intimidated or harrassed outside the polling place and that election materials are not placed in voting booths.  ACORN workers targeted drunk college students for registration in PA: what would stop them from “helping” these drunk college students vote?

And The Chaos Continues…

Here are a few stories that have gone under the radar in the last few hours:

In Georgia, it appears that 100,000 residents who are registered to vote in their own state are also registered to vote in either Ohio or Florida, both key swing states (Georgia isn’t). Also in Georgia, it appears that three people who cast early ballots voted twice. The Secretary of State has launched an investigation.

Problems continue in Pennsylvania as it election materials have been found inside voting booths in Philadelphia.

And in Louisiana, names of people who registered through the Baton Rouge Department of Motor Vehicles are not showing up on the voter registration lists.

  So, why make voter fraud easier?  “Shorter lines”.  Voting is important enough for most people who follow the news to wait in those “long” lines.  Why not just increase the number of polling locations?  Oh, yeah, money: and how much money would it cost to pay the poll workers to man the polls for early voting?

Pa. lawmakers want to allow early voting

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) Several state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would allow voters to cast their ballots before elections, a move that proponents say would make it more convenient to vote and help avoid long lines at the polls.

”We want to make it more flexible for working families, for senior citizens, and for avoiding long lines on Election Day,” said Rep. Eugene DePasquale, D-York. ”We need to make it easier for qualified voters to vote in Pennsylvania.”

Early voting is allowed in more than 30 other states, including Arizona, California, Colorado and North Carolina.

Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, said early voting in other states helped ease lines in the last presidential election.

”Advance voting has grown in nationwide popularity and value,” he said. ”Unfortunately, in Pennsylvania, while absentee ballots are permitted under a limited set of circumstances, advance voting is not an option. We should make voting more convenient for those whose schedule or circumstances present a challenge to getting to the polls on Election Day.”

Absentee ballots are available to voters who will be of town, incapacitated, or hospitalized on Election Day.

Rep. Mike McGeehan, D-Philadelphia, plans to sponsor a related bill that would expand absentee ballots.

Charlie Gerow, a political consultant with Harrisburg-based Quantum Communications, said he thinks early voting will grow in popularity. But he said it carries potential drawbacks if done too early.

”Suppose an important issue developed late in a campaign, one that would impact the voting, such as a financial meltdown occurring just before an election, and people had already voted,” he said.

Find your representatives at http://www.votesmart.org/ with just your zip code.  You can also find their contact information as well.

Representative Scott Conklin:
Capitol Address
101B East Wing
Post Office Box 202077
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2077
Phone: 717-787-9473
Fax: 717-780-4764
Representative Eugene DePasquale:
Capitol Address
111A East Wing
Post Office Box 202095
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2095
Phone: 717-787-7514
Fax: 717-780-4765
Representative Mike McGeehan:
Capitol Address
221 Irvis Office Building
Post Office Box 202173
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2173
Phone: 717-772-4029
Fax: 717-787-4923

Flashback: Sexism is still ALIVE in 2008 Thursday, Dec 11 2008 

     TV addressed sexism even in th 80s.  Degrassi, which has a reputation for “going there” put sexism on the forefront in the “Censored” episode of Degrassi Junior High.

Alexa: L.D., they’re only pictures.

L.D.: No, it’s how people look at women.  It’s important.  If we don’t battle sexism, who will?

http://www.guba.com/watch/3000138588

    So, are “pictures” a problem?  Absolutely.  Just as the image of feeding beer to a cardboard cutout is disturbing.  Women’s rights faded in importance for awhile, but this election season caused many women to wake up to the sexism we currently face.  If women and enlightened men work together, this guy, Jon Favreau, would be fired for his disgusting facebook already.  In case you were wondering, yes, the picture is still up on his Facebook, clearly nullifying any “apology”.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=32167608&op=1&o=all&view=all&subj=34012273446&aid=-1&oid=34012273446&id=44200308

Speak Out:

Petition: 
 
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Fire-Jon-Favreau/
 
 
Email Valerie Jarrett Co-Chair Transition
vjarrett@barackobama.com
 
Call Transition Headquarters:
202-540-3000 press option # 2 for a live person
 
Email Media:
hardball@msnbc.com; caffertyfile@cnn.com; cnn.onair@cnn.com; comments@mclaughlin.com; Cavuto@foxnews.com; LouDobbs@cnn.com; hemmer@foxnews.com; headlinenews@cnn.com; Hannity@foxnews.com; gretawire@fox.com ; writemalkin@gmail.com ; elrushbo@eibnet.com; charlierose@pbs.org; gretawire@fox.com;

Lest we be distracted by Blagogate…. Tuesday, Dec 9 2008 

You know they only arrested the Governor to get us to forget about “Gropergate” (coined by Murphy).  *wink*  No, seriously, we can multi-task.  Keep up the pressure to fire Jon Favreau:

Petition: 
 
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Fire-Jon-Favreau/
 
 
Email Valerie Jarrett Co-Chair Transition
vjarrett@barackobama.com
 
Call Transition Headquarters:
202-540-3000 press option # 2 for a live person
 
Email Media:
hardball@msnbc.com; caffertyfile@cnn.com; cnn.onair@cnn.com; comments@mclaughlin.com; Cavuto@foxnews.com; LouDobbs@cnn.com; hemmer@foxnews.com; headlinenews@cnn.com; Hannity@foxnews.com; gretawire@fox.com ; writemalkin@gmail.com ; elrushbo@eibnet.com; charlierose@pbs.org; gretawire@fox.com;

Also, give the Chicago Tribune a little love as they were so nice as to print We the People’s birth certificate advertisement.  Blagojevich info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/acrobat/2008-12/43789468.pdf

Ok, I’m not surprised that the Illinois Governor was involved in corrupt bribery.  What I am surprised at is that he is being arrested for it.  Will Fitzgerald be able to get Nobama as well before the Electoral College vote?

Urgent: Contact Entire Electoral College via World Net Daily Tuesday, Dec 9 2008 

From your friendly Natural Born Citizen PUMA team:

1)     http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=83152

WND was able to track down addresses for all 538 electors. With the new “FedEx the Electoral College” program, you can reach all of them with a one-page pre-written letter, with your name and address attached, delivered overnight for less than it would cost you to FedEx one member – if you had the address. The cost to readers is being maintained at the initial level, even through letters now will go to 538 individuals, not 470.

The name and address of every participant in the “FedEx the Electoral College” campaign will be displayed for the 538 Electoral College members who receive the letters.

This is a historic opportunity to speak directly to the Electoral College at a critical time in American history.

Sign me up! I want to send my FedEx message to the Electoral College right now for only $10.95. If you prefer ordering by phone, call our toll-free order line: 1-800-4-WND-COM (1-800-496-3266) between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern.

2)  Sign the Petition for Public Release of the Birth Certificate–NO PHOTOSHOPPED FORGERIES:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=81550