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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

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What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

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- Ben Franklin

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Language petition sign and pass on

We urge you to take the time to add your support to this important petition.

Please distribute and forward this e-mail widely.

We were #176 to sign

The Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council supports this petition and we are in full support of removing any and all barriers to revitalizing the Dakota and Ojibwe language in Minnesota. We represent forty-thousand casino workers employed in smoke-filled casinos paid poverty wages who are without any rights in the Indian Gaming Industry. When we win union recognition our contracts will be multi-lingual including in the Dakota and Ojibwe languages.

In solidarity and struggle,

Maggie Bird
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council

Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council

Alan L. Maki
58891 County Road 13
Warroad, Minnesota 56763
Phone: 218-386-2432
Cell phone: 651-587-5541
E-mail: amaki000@centurytel.net

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Subject: Language petition sign and pass on

Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 14:14:30 -0500
From: Henry Flocken

To: Adrian Liberty , Anton Treuer
, Ben Burgess ,
Binesiidagoshin , Bob Jourdain
, , Candi Aubid
, Christine Gale , Dale
Greene Sr. , Dana Trickey
, David Aubid , David
Treuer , Dennis Jones , Diane
Kingbird , Diane Manuel ,
Don Day , Ed Flocken ,
, Henrietta , James Vukelich
, John Morrin , John
Red Horse , , judy
Fairbanks , Kim Anderson ,
Lee Staples , Lisa Jackson
, Melissa Azhawakibekwe ,
Mike Myers , Mike Swan ,
, ,
Niigaanaanakwad , Niigaanikwe
, Pam Aspinwall ,
, Tabahta Boyd , Theresa
Wilson , Todd Dahlberg
, Val Tanner , Wazhashk

Hello Friends & Family

Please take a moment to help support some of the work that I have been
involved in for the past few years. The following is a link to an
online petition that we are trying to get passed around to support
language in the state of Minnesota. A lot of people have worked very
hard to be heard at the state level. Please help us have a strong voice
and take a moment to sign this petition and please feel free to share
with your family and friends that feel would like to support this
effort. Do not delay this legislative session is coming to an end and
we do not have much time to get the word out.

Here is the link for the petition: http://petitionspot.com/petitions/DOLRA

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Betty Jane Schaaf

*Wicoie Nandagikendan *

*Early Childhood Language *

*Immersion Project*

/Curriculum Specialist/

1433 Franklin Avenue E. Suite 6

Minneapolis Minnesota 55404

Phone (612)721-4246

Fax (612)721-2426

Email Bettyjaneschaaf@yahoo.com