FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
P.O. Box 414
Hadlyme, CT 06439
(860)526-3475 (fax or voice)
Inaugural Day Rally for Democracy Planned at State Capitol Building in
Hartford, January 11, 2001
A rally for Democracy is planned at the Capitol Building on Inauguration Day,
January 20, at noon. Concerned citizens will gather to protest the
Supreme Courtís decision to select a President and to show support for voter
rights and true Democracy, where all votes are counted.
Events are planned locally to provide a voice for those who cannot attend
Inaugural March protests in Washington, DC. Similar rallies will
occur in Norwalk, Springfield, Northhampton, Holyoke, Boston and in major
cities around the country.
This grassroots organization of citizens is part of a large, affiliated
network of internet groups and individuals that began forming during the
election controversy. Many were involved in demonstrations to support
counting all the votes. This loosely knit group of activists
believes the fundamental, constitutional guarantee of equal protection was
ignored by the Supreme Court. The group represents the majority of
voters in this country who did not have a voice and did not elect this
President. Recent cabinet choices and political ideologies of the new
administration are not representative of their majority vote.
Connecticut participants are part of an incredible network of Americans using
the internet for political activism. Democrats, Greens, independents and
even disenchanted Republicans are communicating and uniting to encourage
better representative government. Voting and campaign finance reform
legislation, a Voter Bill of Rights and other measures for protecting
Democracy are on the agenda.
The rally at the Capitol building on Inauguration day will be the beginning of
unprecedented citizen activism in the state and throughout the country.