Sent the following letter to the Green Party on suggestion from Dr Gary Kohls, so what do you think? :
Hello Green Party People:
I’m writing you because several people in our organization(s) expressed interest in a coalition with the Green Party. We were PeaceNorth.org since before the Iraq war. Then some people did not like the direction others of us were going so Peace North splintered almost a year ago. Since then we renamed and restarted a new organization with two web sites and over 200 people, up to date emails, with the option of opting out, remaining on our mailing list. The organization’s name is “Northwoods Peace and Justice” and that web site is http://northwoodspeaceandjustice.org . We have not been very active and as the defacto leader it has been my fault. I’ve been having a hard time trying to come up with group activities that can make a difference. We’ve held letter to the editor writing campaigns, Congress and Senator writing campaigns, held dances, picnics, fund raisers, weekly vigils on the busiest corner in town yet the wars go on. Food-stamps are being cut while the CEOs of the military industrial complex and manufacturing outsourcer corporations grow from millionaires to billionaires!
Since I first got on line in 1986, connecting my computer via telephone modem to the college to do Autocad and fortran assignments from home in 1986, since I first got on line in 1995, many things have changed but one thing did not. That is my determination to get what I call Direct Participatory Democracy (DPD) going. My definition of DPD is a system where every eligible registered voter who makes the effort can vote on every law and appropriation before the US House of Representatives and the majority of those votes would be entered by the congressperson as the vote of the people of that Congress person’s district.
After years of work on websites that are no more, studying databases, content management systems and developing my knowledge and skill alongside developments in Internet technology; I have built a web site that has the potential of allowing on line secure internet voting. Here is the site address of that project: http://wethepeoplerule.net . Which of you would have voted to bail out the Bankers? Well if you would have you would have voted against over 90% of US citizens. How many of you would have voted to give tax cuts to corporations to move their capital manufacturing and production equipment over seas and loose their jobs? How many of you would have voted for the Patriot Act if you read it knowing it was an unconstitutional encroachment on your rights and freedoms? How many of you would have voted to go to war with Iraq knowing they had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks? Would We the People vote to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement to seal the casket on the middle class?
So what we would like from the Green Party is to set up a date where somebody from the party would come and speak to us during a fund raiser split between GP and NWPJ, social hour and maybe a dance, in the near future. If the Green party would have me I would volunteer to run against Mr. “Real World, Lumberjack” Republican Rep. Sean Duffy. Hey one of us should definitely run against Duffy. I think he would be vulnerable to a third party attack. I voted for Ralph Nader in 2000. What can I say? I just read the Green Party 10 key values, History, Platform and I especially like the “The Real Difference” page, it is short simple and to the point, here: http://www.gp.org/ . So since I’m writing you, I guess this is an introduction to me as well as our organization. Some of you may be interested in my alternative energy and transportation work at: http://www.youtube.com/user/localideasinc I hope you all don’t mind I’m sending this simultaneously to several appropriate national and Wisconsin state Green party people and web addresses. I hope to here back from you and to become a member of the Green Party movement. We can change the Nation and Planet for the better, together.
CC: Susan.Chunco@gp.org <Susan.Chunco@gp.org>