Thursday, October 16, 2003
In an attempt to rebuild some bridges and mend the wounds of 2000, I have reached out to Democratic leaders in an attempt to forge a Democratic-Green alliance for 2004. The combined vote for Gore and Nader was over 51 percent, enough to win any election. I have suggested to Democrats that Greens may back a Democratic candidate for president who supports the essential elements of the Green agenda, and in turn Democrats should vote for Greens in districts where Democrats are not fielding a real candidate for Congress."
--Michael Moore, from his new book DUDE WHERE'S MY COUNTRY?
doesn't sound like such a bad idea.
what do you think?
in case you ARE interested, here's a few things for the upcoming election in Philadelphia. i feel it's important to take such bridges of voting on the local level and expand OUT.
the Philadelphia Green Party site has information on their candidate Tom Hutt who is running for 8th District City Counsil
there are a few articles on Hutt:
on the Montgomery County Green Party site
in The Daily Pennsylvainian
Hutt challenges his oppenent Donna Reed Miller to debate, but she doesn't return his phone calls.
a couple of other Philly Green related articles:
Ortiz asked to run for City Council by Philadelphia Greens
Green Party's encouragement for Green members of City Counsil
also, any other voter in Pennsylvania interested in Green Party candidates running in their area, go to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation site, type Green Party into the seach engine, and it will tell you where the candidates are running.
furthermore, ANYONE not in Pennsylvania wanting to know about Green Party candidates in their state, or their home town, ALL such information can be found on the national Green Party site.
Michael Moore's alliance sounds like a great idea, hope those who are interested are registered to vote, and show up. so many people don't bother with local elections, which are crucial in so many ways for so many people near where we live.
any additional information anyone else can add is most welcome,
THOSE WHO GIVE UP ESSENTIAL LIBERTY TO PURCHASE A LITTLE TEMPORARY SAFETY DESERVE NEITHER LIBERTY NOR SAFETY. --Benjamin Franklin