Tag: signatures

Trayvon Martin – Update

What a difference a week makes. Last week, it seemed that I was the only one shouting in the wilderness about Trayvon Martin. Then some of the mainstream media began to report on this bizarre shooting. Color of Change got involved and collected signatures. Yesterday, or over the weekend, MoveOn.org also got involved. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy From HuffPo: The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have opened an investigation into the “facts and circumstances” surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot and killed last month by a neighborhood

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Let the counting began – I smell a recall in Wisconsin

United Wisconsin, a group formed for the recall election, turned in aproximately one million signatures today. No matter what side of the political spectrum you’re on, if you like democracy, you have to like the people power that we’re seeing in Wisconsin. From the Wisconsin State Journal: “The collection of more than 1 million signatures is a crystal-clear indication of how strong the appetite is to stop the damage and turmoil that Gov. Walker has caused Wisconsin,” said Ryan Lawler, United Wisconsin co-chairman. “In the dead of Wisconsin winter, an army of more than 30,000 Wisconsin-born and -bred volunteers took to

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I love Wisconsin

I have never been to Wisconsin. I love warm weather. I consider it cold when the temperature dips below 50, but I love Wisconsin. Right now, Wisconsin more than any other state is showing us what democracy is all about. Next week, progressives will drop off over 1.5 million signatures to force a vote on recalling Governor Scott Walker, his lieutenant governor and four Republican State Senators. Simply organizing and getting all of those signatures is a huge feat. Congratulations to Wisconsin.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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