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One last netroots activism effort for 2008. Join your fellow netroots activists in calling for a special prosecutor by going to change.gov and voting for "the question". The netroots is coordinating votes to try to take it to the top of the list.  We're close It's now in first place in its category, second place overall (there is one question in the "Economy" category with more votes.)  The deadline for voting in the second round of "Open for Questions" at change.gov is midnight tonight.  

"The Question"
"Will you appoint a Special Prosecutor - ideally Patrick Fitzgerald - to independently investigate the gravest crimes of the Bush Administration, including torture and warrantless wiretapping?"
Bob Fertik, New York City

This effort was started by others.  I am simply making it my last political action of the year, and trying to do my part to promote it again on DailyKos.  Many admirable members of the Netroots community are supporting this such as buhdydharma and Edger at Docudharma, Digby at  Hullabaloo, Ari Melber at The Nation and at HuffingtonPost, an email effort by Democrats.com, an article in TechPresident.com, and others. [Links to those articles are provided after the jump].

At change.gov, the second round of "Open for Questions" began on 12/30 and ends at midnight on 12/31.

This action item is easy to do.  The goal is to bump one particular question in the "Open for Questions" section of the Obama team's change.gov site by going there and voting for it.

This is the question we want to get to the top of the list:

"Will you appoint a Special Prosecutor - ideally Patrick Fitzgerald - to independently investigate the gravest crimes of the Bush Administration, including torture and warrantless wiretapping?"
Bob Fertik, New York City

There is no way to provide a link to a specific question on change.gov, so you'll need to do a little navigation to find it.  There are several ways to do it, and other ways are mentioned in the articles I've cited and linked below, but I'll list below what I think is another simple way to find it.  


All you have to do is:

  1. Go to change.gov and register (if you haven't already)
  1. Find the specific question we're promoting
  1. Vote for it

Finding the Question
Use this link to get to the current Open Questions section:
http://change.gov/...

In the left margin you'll see a list of categories:
 

Pick a topic:
Economy
...
...
Additional Issues
 

Click on Additional Issues.

You will see a list of questions and voting checkboxes.  The question by "Bob Fertik" is currently in second place in the "Additional Issues" category.  

"The Question" looks like this:
 

"Will you appoint a Special Prosecutor - ideally Patrick Fitzgerald - to independently investigate the gravest crimes of the Bush Administration, including torture and warrantless wiretapping?"
Bob Fertik, New York City
 

Vote for the Question
To vote for this question, (you need to be registered), click on the Checkmark next to the question (not the "X") and that's it.



Please consider joining me in making this your last act of netroots activism for 2008.

Cheers, and Happy New Year to all.

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Articles/Links:

Ari Melber at The Nation:
Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber at Huffington Post:
Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor
Digg this article

Digby at Hullaballo:
Ask The Question
Digg this article

Encourage Obama to Appoint a Special Prosecutor for Bush Administration

Using Change.gov to Push for a Bush Prosecutor

Edger has posted diaries on both DailyKos and Docudharma:
MSM BREAKING Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

buhdydharma is coordinating with Democrats.com since Dec. 20th when he posted this:
The Citizens Petition: Special Prosecutor for Bush War Crimes..... Premiere on Docudharma.

Update: Sponsored by Docudharma and Democrats.com: A Citizen's Petition to Attorney General-Designate Eric Holder asking him to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute any and all government officials who have participated in War Crimes.

You can read and/or sign the Petition for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Bush War Crimes here, or by clicking on the Badge below.

Petition Badge
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Updates:
Around noon, 4308 votes, second place.
1:31pm (ET), 7265 votes, first place.*
4:36pm (ET), 9741 votes, first place.*
5:13pm (ET), 10,179 votes, first place.*
5:43pm (ET), 10,540 votes, first place.*
6:50pm (ET), 11,248 votes, first place.*
8:34pm (ET), 12,170 votes, first place.*
10:36pm(ET), 12,905 votes, first place.*
11:18pm(ET), 13,071 votes, first place.*
11:30pm(ET), 13,107 votes, first place.* ("Economy" category Q: 13,896 votes)
12:16am(ET), 13,249 votes, first place.* ("Economy: category Q: 13,942 votes)

* First place = first in the "Additional Issues" category.  There is one other question, in the Economy category, that has more votes.  

Originally posted to joanneleon on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 10:26 AM PST.

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