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…from Sister McKinney
We cannot be satisfied so long as the Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and the Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963
* Incredulous at the fact that two Presidential elections were stolen
and no one was held accountable?
* Disappointed that, as a result, our country is at war, involved in
torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace?
* Concerned, especially in light of New Hampshire, that your vote might
not be counted in November and that the will of the voters will be thwarted
yet again with election fraud or outright theft?
* Disquieted that the use of electronic voting machines, coupled with
laws that restrict public access to election data “owned” by voting machine
companies, might thwart your ability to verify election results if they are
As acknowledged in the documentary American Blackout, I worked with
investigative journalist Greg Palast and conducted my own Congressional
investigation into election theft in Florida and across our country in the
Presidential election of 2000. Those proceedings documented the role of Data
Base Technologies, now a part of ChoicePoint, and election officials in
Florida, in illegally “scrubbing” the voter rolls.
In 2001, with Al Gore presiding, I objected to the seating of the Florida
electors. Not one Senator objected and so there was no discussion and no
debate in the Congress about what happened in Florida and across our country
in the 2000 Presidential election during the seating of the Electoral
College. The same pattern of fraud and theft was planned and executed in the
2004 Presidential election. But this time, not relying on any political
party, the people themselves demanded and funded an investigation into what
happened in Ohio. More and more information comes to us about how the will
of voters in Ohio was deliberately suppressed to produce a desired outcome.
This effort at discovering the truth of Ohio was led by independents,
Libertarians, and the Green Party because the Democrats had already conceded
In my own 2006 Congressional election, Georgia courts have ruled that the
electronic election data cannot be made public because they belong to
Diebold. The matter is going to be appealed all the way to the Georgia
Supreme Court, but isn’t that a shame? In my election night speech I
declared electronic voting machines a clear and present danger to our
I want to keep election protection and a radical common sense approach to
issues on the table. As the candidates with populist appeal, but without
their party’s support, are being pushed to the margins, I want to make sure
that the election results are truly a reflection of the will of the voters.
That will only happen if there is another voice raising critical issues.
Are you also:
* Waiting to hear the leading Presidential contenders say that it’s past
time to repeal the Patriot Acts, the Secret Evidence Act, the Bush tax cuts,
the Military Tribunals Act, bring our troops home now, and institute a
* Infuriated that 48 million of our neighbors have no access to health
care while those of us with insurance have our claims too often denied?
* Ready to have the Parties’ solutions to the shrinking dollar and the
ballooning national debt explained, especially in light of rising food
prices and unemployment?
*Tired of the belligerent talk being directed at Iran and Pakistan and
ready for our country to become a leader in pursuit of peace? And finally,
are you also
*Afraid that the issues you really care about won’t get addressed in
this election season and therefore the likelihood of them being addressed by
the incumbent is almost nil?
I have traveled across our country to almost half its states. I have met
too many people disillusioned by their fears that their issues won’t be
addressed in this campaign season. I’ve met many people who want to
participate, but who long ago figured out that the system was rigged against
the interests of working families and so, dropped out, but who want to have
hope that our country can be delivered from its current morass.
Too many are feeling that they have nothing for which to vote, that their
votes won’t count, even worse, they might not even be counted. To them, I
suggest looking another way. As I have done. On March 17th of 2007, I
declared my independence from national leadership that deepens the slough in
which our country finds itself today. That leadership has enabled our
country to throw away traditional American values of justice, and peace, and
I have now become a member of the Green Party and am seeking its
I’m encouraging the people I’ve met to join me and do some things we’ve
never done before in order to have some things we’ve never had before. I
hope you will lend your support so we can press for election integrity and
put real solutions to the problems faced by real people on the table in real
talk that we all can understand.
This election in November is critical. The future of our country and the
content of the current debate can be influenced by us. Please help me
create the political space for real issues to stay on the table. I know you
support the truth. I know you want to help the American people know the
Please visit www.allthingscynthiamckinney.com to review my record. Please
visit www.runcynthiarun.org to donate to this effort.
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After viewing these films, I hope you will agree that our work deserves your
support. The time is too precarious, the issues too important, our futures
too much at risk for us to lose any more critical voices on important
Thank you again for your support of truth. I hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. You can mail your donation by U.S. Postal Service to:
Power to the People Committee
Cynthia McKinney for President
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