Rally on Saturday to Say: "Count the Votes!"
Join us on Saturday, May 31, when the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Rules Committee is meeting to determine whether delegates from Florida and Michigan will be seated at the party's convention in August.
Before the meeting even gets started, committee members will be greeted by a "Count Every Vote" rally. NOW activists and NOW Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) leaders will be joining our allies from around the country at this action calling on the DNC to count the votes NOW -- come link arms with us tomorrow!
What: "Count Every Vote" rally before the DNC Rules Committee meeting
Who: Kim Gandy, NOW PAC Chair, as well as Members of Congress and other feminist/progressive leaders are scheduled to speak. There will be music and entertainment in addition to rally speakers.
When: Saturday, May 31; rally begins at 7:00 am so that we will be seen by committee members entering the meeting, which begins at 9:30 am. Speakers will begin at 9am and the rally is expected to continue throughout the day until the meeting ends at approx. 4:00 pm.
Where: Grassy area at the corner of Connecticut Ave. and Calvert Ave., less than a block from the red line Woodley Park Metro exit. The meeting is around the corner at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW, between 27th Street NW and Connecticut Ave.
"How can the DNC tell millions of voters that their votes just don't count?" asked NOW PAC Chair Kim Gandy. "Where is the fairness in this process? The case in Florida is particularly unjust. Despite much misinformation in the media, Florida Democrats did not choose to move their primary earlier - the Republican-majority legislature did that, and they did it over the active opposition of the Florida Democratic Party. The Republicans knew exactly what they were doing. They were trying to damage Florida Democrats, trying to strip them of their rightful delegates, and the DNC should not help their scheme succeed."
"We encourage the DNC to resolve this matter, count the votes, and get back to the issues that will ensure that there is a progressive candidate in the White House in January 2009," concluded Gandy.
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