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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Come down and infuriate Republicans!!!

I am reposting this to move it to the top of the blog, and to note that the TDP got off its butt nad scheduled a Press Conference downtown at 11 AM Friday..

From my buddy Brad Watkins of Democracy for Memphis comes the following:

This week as many of you may know is the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, from Thursday, March 9th until Sunday 12th. Karl Rove, Lamar Alexander, Bill Frist and many other Republican Presidential wannabes will be here in MEMPHIS, and that will not do.

This Friday, March 10th @ 3:30pm Democracy For Memphis is hosting a progressive counter event at the Bon Ton cafe at 150 Monroe ave. Here we will not only discuss and celebrate progressive values, but will honor the memory of DFM member Charles Grace, who passed away last winter. Charles Grace was a man of warmth, compassion and humor. He saw people for who they were, and tried to accept them. He was steadfast in his passion and desire to bring about positive change for this party and this community, and his humility and kindness will be greatly missed.

It is in his spirit that we would like to extend to all local progressives this invitation to a brief rally which can serve as a potential rally point for protests planned by local grassroots clubs and groups.

We are very fortunate to have a great line up of speakers led by our Event Host, County Commissioner Deidre Malone, who will also speak on the theme of Race Relations and party unity.

Other speakers include...Democratic Candidates for County Commission Reginald Fentress, who will speak in favor of the Living Wage, and Steve Mulroy, who will speak on Ethics and Election reform.Shelby County Democratic Party Chairman Matt Kuhn will also attend and inform the attendees about the SCDP'S "Covenant with the County", A party platform for Shelby County.

Other speakers will be announced soon.

It is my deepest desire to see many local progressives join us as we tell the Republicans that Memphis is NOT buying what they are selling.

Donations will be accepted to offset costs of host this event, ALL PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO THE MIDSOUTH INTERFAITH NETWORK'S LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGN IN THE NAME OF CHARLES GRACE.

So start making your signs and let's get ready.

DEMAND CHANGE
Brad Watkins, Organizer

EVENT- CHARLES GRACE
DAY & TIME- 3:30-5:30pm
DATE- March 10th
LOCATION-The BON TON CAFE, 150 Monroe Ave.
"One block west of AutoZone Park!"

1 comment:

mike said...

What happened to the protests? All I saw on the 10PM news was one report, and the only person was some goof dressed like the Statue of Liberty. They also interviewed Bob Davis, but he seemed to be elsewhere.