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I just realized that the last email didn't have the location or date of the next meeting.
Sat. 16th @ 2pm Agape International Center of Truth 5700 Buckingham Pkwy. Culver City Room 5 Just off the Marina Fwy. and the 405. Cross street is Slauson.
-- Anonymous, February 12, 2002
Can an agenda be posted for the meeting on Saturday, so we know what will be addressed and if our presence is required.
-- Anonymous, February 13, 2002
One item on agenda might be how to promote Global Treaty at below opportunity with Kucinich, Begley, et al at CA Demos meeting Sunday Feb.17 being petitioned by another network whose members should be interested also in supporting global treaty, ie, 3-strikes amendment network:
----- Original Message ----- From: JamesSilverfox@aol.com To: JamesSilverfox@aol.com Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 2:06 PM Subject: CAVC- update on weekend events
CAVC will be attending the Democratic State Convention as quests this year. We need volunteers to stand in the foyer at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles to gather signatures and accept donations. The Convention will begin Friday afternoon, February 15th and run through Sunday.
You will need to bring petitions, pens, and comfortable shoes.
Please let me know what times you will be able to participate.
Jamie has volunteered to be there on Saturday on Sunday.
Please let me know at 949-493-7763 or email@example.com
Southern California Americans for Democratic Action
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17 WHEN
Americans for Democratic Action -- Southern California Chapter presents
"Our Democracy After 9/11: Can We Save It?" Can we save...Our Economy, Our Civil Liberties,Our Environment, Our Civil Rights, Our Social Programs, Our System of Justice, Our Health Care, Our Democracy?
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Hon. Robert B. Reich, Former U. S. Secretary of Labor Hon. John Burton, CA State Senate, President Pro Tempore Arianna Huffington, Political Commentator Hon. Dennis Kucinich, Chair, Progressive Caucus of Congress Lila Garrett, Pres., (Moderator) Pres.of So. Calif. Americans for Demo. Action Hon. Maxine Waters, Congresswoman, (D - CA) Hon. Diane Watson, Congresswoman, (D-CA) Hon. Tom Hayden, Former State Senator Jim Hightower, Author and Commentator Hon. Barbara Lee, Congresswoman (D - CA) Ed Begley, Jr., Environmental Activist & Actor Stephen Rohde, President, ACLU of Southern California Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker of Ca. Assembly, Emeritus Ted Williams, Chair, California Clean Money Campaign Hon. Hilda Solis, Congresswoman (D - CA) AND OTHERS
Featuring Workshops Covering:
Civil Liberties, Social Security & Medicare, the Judiciary, Welfare,Affordable Housing, Immigrants Rights, Missile Defense, Campaign FinanceReform, Instant Run-off Voting, the Environment and More.
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002 USC - Bovard Auditorium Downtown Los Angeles
(On Figueroa - Enter at Gate 3 Between Jefferson & Exposition)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00pm Speakers 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Workshops
RSVP and Hotline Information @ 323-852-9190
Please contact Linda Samels At 213-891-2880 ext 106 @ aol.com to help with this event.
Nation of Islam Event
Friday, February 15, 2002 thru Saturday 10am-4pm Workshops Begin Los Angeles Convetion Center Convention Center Friday, February 15, 2002 7:30pm A dinner and banquet honoring “The First Family of Love,” the Farrakhan Family The Millennium Biltmore Hotel 506 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, California 90071 (213) 621-1101 Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at Muhammad Mosque No. 27 or by calling (323) 789-1096
To volunteer to help with this event contact Shandle Green at 626- 794-6110, Shandle.Green@att.net. We have a booth so you do not need to worry about the $100 for the event unless you want to attend other functions related to the convention
-- Anonymous, February 14, 2002
David, I agree that this is a a fabulous opportunity. I'll do what I can to help.
-- Anonymous, February 14, 2002
It would be good to collaborate and coordinate for mutual success between CA global treaty activists and CA 3-strikes network as per below well organized efforts which will also involve hemp movement activists. Perhaps at tomorrow's global citizens meeting some kind of document on global treaty campaign can be composed to copy and circulate at Sunday's Demo event in LA?
From: "Sam H. Clauder II"
To: "marjorie lawrence" ; "ALL PETITION COORDINATORS" Cc: ; "All Volunteer Petitioners" ; "'FACTS'" ; ; "Families of Inmates" ; "Families-of-Inmates" Subject: Deadline for Submitting Signatures for 3X02 Date: Thursday, February 14, 2002 10:25 AM
As a professional ballot access consultant for ten years, and as a volunteer for twenty years before that, I learned over and over that to publicly announce a deadline is to imply that people don't need to worry about turning in signatures until that deadline, and our campaign will fail if that occurs. We must have all signatures turned-in on a weekly basis to track our progress and to make sure that everyone who has the blank forms is using them to collect signatures.
It is extremely important that every volunteer realize that all of their work is significant. If each volunteer collects 2-3 signatures a week, that may not seem significant to the individual volunteer, but when 2,000-4,000 volunteers are collecting signatures it amounts to 5,000-15,000 signatures a week and that is a very significant number for our campaign. So even if a volunteer only collects 2-3 signatures a week, we need those signatures turned-in on a weekly basis.
But let's all understand that, while volunteers can collect tens of thousands of signatures, we still must raise the money to hire professional petitioners to gather the largest number of signatures. And, although we are only volunteers right now, we should all try to follow the same procedures that the professionals use because that's what makes them so successful. Professional petitioners turn in their signatures 2-3 times a week, so we are asking volunteers to turn them in at least once a week.
With that said, our goal (not deadline) is to collect 700,000 signatures by April 18 to qualify for the November ballot. In order to do that we need to raise and spend $1 million between now and April 18.
If there is any way you can help with this, please let us know, but we realize that the precious resources of families who have been working to amend this law are very limited and we do not expect to raise $1 million from them. Instead, we are looking for more wealthy donors who will support changing this law because they sincerely want to restore balance to California's justice system so that petty criminals get appropriate sentences instead of 25-years-to- life.
You will come into contact with some of these people as you are circulating the petitions. Don't hesitate to ask for their help. If they want to know more about anything, refer them to the address, phone number, and websites that are listed on the front page and the back page of each petition.
Thank you all so very much!
Sam H. Clauder II Political Director, CAVC 12922 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840 714.780.8901, CAVC.Sam@att.net http://www.Amend3Strikes.org
marjorie lawrence wrote:
> Hello Folks...The recent decision finding 25 year sentences cruel and > unusual has generated a wave of excitement and hope...we are actively > gathering signatures for 3X2002 in Bakersfield but need to know what the > deadline is for these to be submitted...please help...thanks HT > > P.S. Folks needing to register to vote and sign the petition may do so March > 1 in Bakersfield at the Valley Plaza Mall...See you there!!!!!! > > >From: firstname.lastname@example.org > >Reply-To: email@example.com > >To: firstname.lastname@example.org > >Subject: [facts-news] Digest Number 626 > >Date: 13 Feb 2002 12:53:00 -0000 > > > >Families to Amend California's Three Strikes > >http://www.facts1.com > >State-wide office: (213) 746-4844 > >To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to facts1- email@example.com > >------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- > > > >There are 5 messages in this issue. > > > >Topics in this digest: > > > > 1. The Court And Three Strikes > > From: "Susan Steffens"
> > 2. A Kinder Three Strikes > > From: "Susan Steffens" > > 3. University of Missouri paper > > From: "Doug Kieso" > > 4. Missouri story > > From: "Susan Steffens" > > 5. Good Website > > From: "covuall" > > > > > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > > > >Message: 1 > > Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 10:13:49 -0800 > > From: "Susan Steffens" > >Subject: The Court And Three Strikes > > > > > >The Court And Three Strikes > >http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi? f=/c/a/2002/02/11/ED98389.DTL > > > >Sending someone to prison for life for stealing a pizza or committing some > >other petty crime has never made much sense. Aside from the injustice of a > >punishment vastly exceeding the crime, such judicial overkill is costly. It > >creates an insatiable need for prisons and chews up public money -- the > >state corrections budget is now $4.6 billion a year -- that could be better > >spent elsewhere. So a ruling last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals -- that > >a 25-years-to- life sentence for shoplifting is unconstitutional -- was > >most welcome. > > > > > > > > > > > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > > > >Message: 2 > > Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 10:12:10 -0800 > > From: "Susan Steffens" > >Subject: A Kinder Three Strikes > > > > > >A Kinder Three Strikes > >http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/story/1622810p-1698928c.html > > > >Pizza thieves in California can breathe easier. A federal appeals court > >says the state can no longer send petty criminals to prison for life. If > >its ruling stands, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has given > >California a "three strikes" law that is kinder, gentler and more just. The > >decision handed down last week did not wipe out the toughest of the > >tough-on-crime laws approved in the 1990s, as Judge Marsha Berzon, writing > >for a unanimous three-judge panel, stated explicitly. "Our decision does > >not hold the California three-strikes law unconstitutional," Berzon said, > >"only its application to mandate a 25-year-to-life sentence for a petty > >theft such as those in these cases." > > > > > > > > > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > > > >Message: 3 > > Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 11:15:50 -0800 > > From: "Doug Kieso" > >Subject: University of Missouri paper > > > >An article about 3-strikes in a University of Missouri paper at: > > > >http://www.themaneater.com/story.cgi?id=12695 > > > >Also includes the link to Mike Reynolds’ website on his views of the > >3-strikes law at: > > > >http://www.threestrikes.org/ > > > > > > > >[This message contained attachments] > > > > > > > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > > > >Message: 4 > > Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 12:01:36 -0800 > > From: "Susan Steffens" > >Subject: Missouri story > > > > > >California paroles prison law > > > >Web-posted February 12, 2002 > > > > Print | E-mail | Discuss > > > >Chase Davis > >Staff Writer > > > >Some petty shoplifters in California almost had to spend their lives > >behind bars before appeals-court rulings deemed their > >punishments cruel and unusual. > > > >On Feb. 7, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that > >giving defendants Richard Napoleon Brown and Earnest Bray Jr. > >life sentences for petty theft was unconstitutional. > > > >Brown attempted to steal three video tapes from a video and > >music store in Long Beach, Calif., and Bray was caught stealing a > >car accessory from a Walgreens. Both were third-strike offenses, > >and both were given 25-years-to-life sentences before they were > >overturned. > > > >"(If they were forced to carry out their sentences) then we would > >be punishing Bray and Brown as non-violent lawbreakers who > >were violent in the past," wrote 9th Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon > >in the majority opinion. > > > >According to the three-strikes law, after a first serious felony > >conviction ? such as rape, murder or armed robbery ? the > >defendant is sentenced to twice the standard prison term for the > >next felony. > > > >If the defendant is convicted for the third time, he or she is given > >a life sentence. The minimum requirement for the third-strike > >sentence is either three times the normal term, 25 years or > >another term deemed appropriate by the court. > > > >Although the first two convictions are required to be violent or > >serious, the third strike can be a less-serious offense. > > > >"We have enough laws that are all bark and no bite," said Mike > >Reynolds, administrator of http://www.threestrikes.org. "This one > >means what it says." > > > >He said the law has created deterrence, which he says has > >prevented large numbers of California crimes. > > > >"Prison population is coming to a halt, and there's a greater level > >of compliance," Reynolds said. "Now, kids can concentrate on > >getting home to their homework instead of just getting home." > > > >Groups such as Families to Amend California's Three-Strikes > >continue to fight against the law. > > > >The main goal of FACTS is to get the state to amend the > >three-strikes law to make the final strike the result of a serious or > >violent crime, spokesman Doug Kieso said. > > > >"Poll results show that public is in favor of amending three- strikes > >law," he said. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Copyright ©2002 The Maneater > > Editorial feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Site feedback: email@example.com > > > > > > > > > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > > > >Message: 5 > > Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 17:34:56 -0800 > > From: "covuall" > >Subject: Good Website > > > >Someone just referred me to this site, so thought I'd share: > > > >http://www.soros.org/crime/ > > > >Peace & Blessings, > >Chris > > > > > >[This message contained attachments] > > > > > > > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > >_____________________________________________________________________ ___ > > > > > > > >Your use of Yahoo! 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-- Anonymous, February 14, 2002
We also need updates on Feb 23rd and March 23rd, especially detailed plan and assignments for this event. I would be happy to assist with drafting the agenda and have some thoughts about utizing some of the talent we have in our group for meeting and communications work. I believe it is essential for us to strive for a way of working together that is about "contribution and synergy" so that there is a free flow of information and creativity. Tools like this bulletin board facilitate this sort of transparent method of working together.
-- Anonymous, February 14, 2002