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3rd Annual DemocracyFest

You may recall that MViMV founded a fun political festival called DemocracyFest and we're a sponsor for this year's event. This year's event is happening July 14th-16th in San Diego, CA.  DemocracyFest Inc. is the event producer and San Diego for Democracy is the host organization.  Together, they are brewing some great stuff for the 3rd Annual DemocracyFest. I hope you'll join us and enjoy Education By Day, Celebration By Night.

Friday is the Grassroots Leadership Summit, followed up by fun night activities including Filmmaker Robert Greenwald screening The Big Buy and then a bowling party. 

Saturday will be filled with workshops and panel discussions with lots of breaks so you can chat with friends and soon to be friends.  Saturday night will be hopping; we start with DemStock:  dinner served outdoors while Flying Other Brothers (FOB) jams.  Those that attended the inaugural DemFest will recall that FOB rocked us into the night. 

Afterwards, we'll continue the theme of Celebration By Night with a Beach Party featuring Gary Hoey, surf guitar virtuoso.  We have wonderful speakers planned and a visit by Howard Dean will cap off the evening.  That brings you up to date with the Fri & Sat developments.

If you want a sampling of who will be presenting during the day on Saturday, read below or visit 3rd Annual DemocracyFest.

Hope to see you there!

Charlene

David Sirota - Campaign strategist and author, "Hostile Takeover: How Big Money & Corruption Conquered Our Government - and How We Take It Back," regular on the Al Franken Show.

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STAUNCHING THE HEMORRHAGE: CONTAINING THE "MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX":

Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army Reserves (Retired); Former U.S. Diplomat, resigned in protest of Bush Administration's invasion of Iraq; a leader at Camp Casey at Crawford, TX, and in the Bring Them Home Tour

Paul Hackett, Iraq War Veteran and 2005 Democratic Congressional candidate in southeastern Ohio.

David Swanson, Washington Director of Democrats.com and ImpeachPAC.org; co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org / CensureBush.org coalition; creator of MeetWithCindy.org and KatrinaMarch.org; board member of Progressive Democrats of America

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VOTING INTEGRITY AND ELECTION REFORM

Senator Debra Bowen - Chair, CA State Senate Elections Committee and candidate for CA Secretary of State

Rob Cohen - documentary filmmaker: Votergate, to be released in late summer 2006.

Alan Dechert - President, Open Voting Consortium and Foundation, whose computer scientists have begun programming open source software for voting machines and have developed a working model.

Warren Stewart - Co-Editor of VoteTrustusa.org. Comprehensive Election Integrity and Election Fracture information from across the US. (Invited)

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FROM BONO TO BUSH - ATTAINING LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS THROUGH GLOBAL DEBT CANCELLATION:

Wahu Kaara - Executive Director of Kenya Debt Relief Network; 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee; Candidate for President of Kenya, 2007

Debayani Kar -- Communications and Advocacy Coordinator of Jubilee USA Network, Washington, DC; former Communications Coordinator at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR); author and co-author of several papers on the IMF, World Bank, and globalization.

Dr. William Lesher - Pastor of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Berkeley, CA); President of the Board of Trustees, Council for the Parliament of the World's Religions

Bill Harman -- National coordinating committee of the Jubilee USA Network; Board of Directors for the Planned Parenthood Federation of San Diego/Riverside Counties; Southern California representative of the Council for the Parliament of the World's Religions; retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

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WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS - THE ORIGINS OF INALIENABLE RIGHTS:

Prof. Marjorie Cohn, Thos. Jefferson Law School, President-elect of the National Lawyers Guild, co-chair of the Guild's international committee

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Childcare is available between 8:00am - 12:00 Midnight. For more information, click here.

Please Purchase tickets now!

Posted by Charlene Johnston on May 18, 2006 at 04:33 PM | Permalink

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