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  •  March for Women's Lives (4.00)
    My friend. That was a legitimate protest with legitimate organizations and many a high-profile speaker (including HRC), which did have a million people marching on the capitol, if you recall.

    But, as stated earlier on the thread, the fact that you don't confirms the futility of the mass DC protest in this day and age.

    I'm actually interested in the "protest somewhere other than DC" idea, although we should probably add New York, LA, and San Fransisco to that list. And hell, Seattle is tainted. In fact, eliminate all blue states, and find your protest location from there.

    Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~George Jean Nathan

    by VirginiaBelle on Tue Sep 27, 2005 at 08:51:59 AM PDT

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    •  Good points. It's obvious (none)
      that individual voters don't matter to our current government.

      It is our dollars that need to protest. We need to stop buying gas, stop shopping at Walmart, stop eating at steak houses. That'll shake them up.

      --
      The neocons will not give us our country back. If we want it back, we'll have to take it.
      --Lila Garrett

      by peacemonger on Tue Sep 27, 2005 at 09:16:26 AM PDT

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      •  If that was at all feasible..... (none)
        As a personal thing, I live my life by BuyBlue.org, but not because I think it'll have a mass influence. Just because it makes me feel "clean".

        I think that, in a weird way, the fact that a mass protest just sorta creates an eye roll among leaders has meant that the individual voter has more ability to exert himself. Because while 300,000 people can be summarily dismissed as "someone else's problem", one person in their district is a constituent. An actual vote, not a vague mass movement.

        Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~George Jean Nathan

        by VirginiaBelle on Tue Sep 27, 2005 at 09:37:25 AM PDT

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    •  How about New Orleans n/t (none)

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