Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Growing support for Barbara Lee's Resolution

Rep. Barbara Lee's Resolution of Inquiry now has 53 co-sponsors, including a Republican on the International Relations Committee (Leahy I think). The Resolution will be voted up or down between September 6th anbd 16th, if I remember the After Downing Street email correctly. We ne to put pressure on Price, if he hasn't signed on to it yet.

Also, there will be an article about impeachment and the DSM in the next issue of Duke's Thread magazine.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Representatives Price, Coble, Etheridge, and Watt

The Raleigh group has already arranged a meeting with Congressman Miller on August 17 to ask him to co-sponsor Congresswoman Lee's H.Res. 375 for a commission of inquiry into communications with the UK over intelligence before the invasion of Iraq. I hope we can find constituents of other central North Carolina representatives who can set up meetings with their representatives during their vacation - i.e. before Labor Day. I hope we can also find people in Rep. Jones' and Rep. Butterfield's districts. We need to strike while "the iron is hot."

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

What do you think?

We discussed having a blog at the town meeting in Chapel Hill and this is what we could use. I think only I can post, but anyone can comment. That could be a problem but I don't know how to make a more open blog. Let me know what you think. I could create a listserve if that would be better (there is also a listserve created in Greensboro we could join).

Rep. Price has a public event on Iraq coming up and that could be a place to lobby him on supporting a Resolution of Inquiry on the Downing Street memos. Another idea I have heard is to read the July 23rd memo at public events (such as the Monday peace vigil in Chapel Hill). I'm planning to circulate the petition I created tonight at the nuclear weapons teach-in at the Chapel Hill Town Hall. The petition is available at Internationalist Books, the Peoples Channel, the Durham Food Co-op, and The Know Book Store. There is an article on our town meeting in the August issue of Triangle Free Press.