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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...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


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...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Will members of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party's State Central Committee sip coffee and tea loaded with scab American Crystal Sugar?

Here is an article from Minnesota's leading labor newspaper. Not so much as a mention concerning the need to have legislation banning employer lockouts and the use of scabs. If the unions and workers aren't going to bring these demands forward, does anyone think these worthless Democratic Party politicians still ordering American Crystal Sugar for their coffee and tea and cafeteria deserts are going to?

http://advocate.stpaulunions.org/2013/01/24/with-lockouts-on-the-rise-state-lawmakers-weigh-social-economic-impacts/

There is a Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party State Central Committee meeting tomorrow; will any of the members of the MNDFL State Central Committee bring forward the need for anti-lockout and anti-scab legislation? Quite doubtful. Like one member of the State Central Committee just wrote me: "... I better look to see what kind of sugar I will be putting in my coffee but knowing you, you will have someone at the meeting ready to put my picture on your blog..."

Note: I just called the "Daily Grind Coffee House" the site of this "informal DFL gathering listed below and asked them if they use American Crystal Sugar; the person answering the phone proudly stated: "It's the only kind of sugar we use."

I wonder how long they will be so proudly making this proclamation?

(763) 537-6305

Coffee with DFL State Outreach and Inclusion Committee
When
Sat, February 2, 8:30am – 9:30am
Where
The Daily Grind Coffee House - 4801 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Description


(763) 537-6305

DFL Business Conference
Business will include the election of State Party Officers When Sat Feb 2, 2013

Saturday, February 2

DFL Business Conference
8:30am

Coffee with DFL State Outreach and Inclusion Committee
When
Sat, February 2, 8:30am – 9:30am
Where
The Daily Grind Coffee House - 4801 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Description

Fellow DFL State Central Committee Members:

On behalf of the DFL State Outreach and Inclusion Committee you are cordially invited to 'Coffee with the Outreach and Inclusion Committee' an informal gathering among fellow DFL'ers to meet and socialize with current members of the Outreach and Inclusion Committee including Congressional and State Party O&I Officers.

This is your opportunity to talk with Outreach Officers from across the state, and to hear first hand about the work the Outreach and Inclusion Committee is doing for you! We hope that you can join us before the business conference and that you will also consider attending one of the state party training sessions (for any questions and to RSVP for training sessions; please contact Vicki Wright, vwright@dfl.org) prior to the Business Conference beginning at 9:30 AM.

So come grab an early morning cup o'Joe before you head over to the Business Conference.

RSVP: Eric Margolis (aao@dfl.org) by Friday Feb 1st 2013

9:30am

State DFL Trainings: VAN and Convention Chair
When
Sat, February 2, 9:30am – 11:30am
Where
Robbinsdale Middle School Classrooms 132 and 134, 3730 Toledo Avenue, N, Robbinsdale, MN
Description

For any additional questions and the RSVP, please contact Vicki Wright, vwright@dfl.orgvwright@dfl.org>

1. TRAINING SESSIONS KEY:

VAN

* My Voters vs. My Campaign
* Voter Profile
* Making Lists
* Turf Cutting
* Blast Email

CONVENTION CHAIR

Overview of the procedures for:

* Officer elections
* Constitutional amendments - debate and voting
* Candidate endorsement
* Other tips for running an effective convention

State DFL Trainings: VAN and Convention Chair
For any additional questions and the RSVP, please contact Vicki Wright, vwright@dfl.orgvwright@dfl.org>

1. TRAINING SESSIONS KEY:

VAN

* My Voters vs. My Campaign
* Voter Profile
* Making Lists
* Turf Cutting
* Blast Email

CONVENTION CHAIR

Overview of the procedures for:

* Officer elections
* Constitutional amendments - debate and voting
* Candidate endorsement
* Other tips for running an effective convention

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When Sat Feb 2, 2013 9:30am – 11:30am Central Time
Where Robbinsdale Middle School Classrooms 132 and 134, 3730 Toledo Avenue, N, Robbinsdale, MN

advocate.stpaulunions.orgLockouts have gained popularity among Minnesota employers looking to flex their muscles in contract negotiations with union workers, but state lawmakers yesterday began examining the impact these p...