Public Forum: Brattleboro's Indictment Resolution
Public Forum Planned on Brattleboro, Vermont, Proposal to Arrest Bush and Cheney
Why Indict? A Forum on Brattleboro's Indictment Resolution
An information session and discussion about the Brattleboro Town Meeting Ballot Article calling for the Indictment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney will be held on March 2nd from 3 to 5 p.m. at the River Garden, at Main and High St., in Brattleboro, Vt. Scheduled speakers include David Swanson, Laurie Dobson, Dan DeWalt, and John Nirenberg.
The Indictment Resolution was drafted by Kurt Daims and then placed on the Brattleboro Town Meeting ballot. Since then, thousands of emails and comments from throughout the country have been received, praising our town and its citizens in the loftiest of terms for its courageous step in bringing this Resolution forward and for bringing the issue to national awareness. The Brattleboro Indictment Resolution has also inspired similar resolutions by citizens in other localities around the country, including Portland (OR), Kennebunkport (ME), and elsewhere. This ballot initiative is meant to generate the real dialogues of crimes and war crimes. As that conversation is maturing, statesmen and attorneys around the nation will forge appropriate legal mechanisms to fit the current critical situation.
This forum will explain the reasoning behind the Resolution, and why it should pass.
The invited guests at this forum all have earned national reputations for confronting the current Administration's threats to our Constitution and to our democratic ideals.
David Swanson is the creator of ImpeachCheney.org, the Washington Director of Democrats.com and co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition, a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, of the Backbone Campaign, and of Voters for Peace. He serves on a working group of United for Peace and Justice. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including Press Secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign. His website is www.davidswanson.org
Laurie Dobson is a leading candidate for the United States Senate, running as an Independent. She has been a major force in the impeachment and antiwar movement in Maine, including sponsoring Camp Alex as the east coast counterpart to Cindy Sheehan's Camp Casey. She is a resident of Kennebunkport, where she is sponsoring an indictment resolution modeled on the Brattleboro Town Meeting resolution. Her website is DobsonforSenate.com
Dan DeWalt is a Newfane Selectman who initiated a media firestorm when he introduced an Impeachment Resolution at the 2006 Town Meeting, a move which was then followed by dozens of other Vermont towns at their own Town Meetings, and which subsequently placed Vermont at the forefront of the national impeachment movement.
John Nirenberg is a Brattleboro resident who just finished walking from Boston to Washington, DC to call attention of our nation's leaders to the critical need for impeachment in order to unequivocally repudiate this Administration's lawlessness, to restore our reputation both at home and abroad, and especially to uphold the integrity of our Constitution, our legal system, and the principle that no person is above the law.
This event is critical for anyone wishing to understand the thinking behind the Town Meeting Resolution. There will be ample time allotted for questions and answers.
The vote will take place at the General Town Meeting and Presidential Primary, Tuesday, March 4th at Brattleboro Union High School Gym. Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please note: The Indictment Initiative article is printed on the REVERSE side of the ballot. Look for it!
David Swanson is an organizer of the www.AfterDowningStreet.org coalition.