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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.

A program for real change...


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.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Statewide Meeting on Enforcing Affirmative Action in Employment in Minnesota

Statewide Meeting on Enforcing Affirmative Action in Employment in Minnesota

Enforcement of Executive Order #11246 will be used as our guide in our work.

When: Saturday - April 7, 2012

Time: 12 noon until 3 p.m.

Where: Carlo Electrical, Conference Room,
4801 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Agenda: (subject to approval; additions or deletions welcome)

Noon to 1:30- Chair: Lisa Neal-Degado

* Introductions

* Confusion over T.E.R.O. and Affirmative Action (compliment one another; not opposed to each other)

* Why we need Affirmative Action enforced

* The problems and loop-holes

* Discussion of Governor Dayton’s “voluntary goals” for minority employment

* 1:20 to 1:30 A brief talk about the books; on behalf of the authors a representative from Levin’s Publishing Company--- See “Note” below

* 1:30 to 1:40 brief break

1:30 to 3:00- Chair: Curtis Buckanaga 

* 1:40 to 2:00-

Discussion- Name for our organization. A name has been suggested:
"Minnesota Council on Affirmative Action and Employment" (MCAAE)

* 2:00 to 3:00

Follow-up on Letter to Dayton

Leech Lake Tribal Council Resolution unanimously passed for the enforcement of Affirmative action

What should we do?

Next meeting

Please note:

The first forty people to arrive will receive two free books---

Getting America Back to Work
By Stewart Acuff and Richard A. Levins

Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing
By Stewart Acuff

Suggestion: Please bring as detailed notes as possible so we can move discussion along. We have to have our meeting completed by 3 P.M.

*** Please invite and bring along everyone you know who is interested in seeing Affirmative Action being enforced throughout Minnesota.

If you have questions, information, suggestions or comments you would like to share prior to the meeting, e-mail addresses are below, or ask to be added to the FaceBook messaging list.

Please feel free to distribute this invitation.

For further information:

Call- 218-386-2432

Phone number for day of meeting: 651-587-5541

If you know of anyone who should be added to this list--- SEE "TO" line above--- let me know so people can engage in discussion prior to the meeting.

These attachments are included in this e-mail:

1. Leech Lake Tribal Council Resolution on Affirmative Action

2. Letter to Governor Mark Dayton

Please try to bring a friend or two.

Please forward this e-mail to anyone you know who might have an interest--- including: churches, community organizations and community centers, unions, student organizations, civic organizations, unemployed people.