"The Most Powerful Pages on the Planet"
July 14, 2008
Volume 1 - No.8
Darwin Campbell, Executive Publisher
A Bi-Weekly Publication
McKinney Power Drives Green Message in Texas !!!
Party Poised for Historic Grassroots Presidential Campaign
Lone Star Power Pages
“Black America has been at the mercy of political pimps and usurpers, particularly of the Democratic Party. It is now the year 2008, and we in Black America, in conjunction with our Brown, Red, Yellow, and White sisters and brothers have a genuine and serious choice in order to build a true people's movement for real systemic change through the "Power to the People" campaign inspired by former U.S. Congresswoman Sister Cynthia McKinney.”- Selected
Offering a recipe that is sure to bring excitement to the presidential race and shock the world with candid truths and a surprising groundswell of growing grassroots political support, Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney indeed has the right stuff.
McKinney, a former Democrat who represented Georgia in the U.S. House during the administrations of Bill Clinton and George Bush, is carrying a torch and lighting the way for the kinds of real substantive changes in Washington needed that neither Democrats nor Republicans have been able to accomplish for decades.
Texas Green Party Co-Chair Thomas Muhammad said McKinney is the answer to the do nothing, double talk going on in both political parties that have resulted in failed domestic policies and the current gridlock in Washington.
“We need more choices in this country,” Muhammad said. “Cynthia McKinney is that alternative and the candidate who will speak the truth to power on all issues facing this country.”
Muhammad said her nomination sends a strong message nationally that the days of two-party system domination in America are numbered.
“It is time to bust up this two-party system up,” he said. “Our goal is to put the Green Party on the map and for it to be the next major political party in this country.”
So far, the Green Party candidates are active in 46 states and are expected to be on ballots in November.
McKinney will not be on the ballot in Texas, but Muhammad said the big push across the state is to get the party on the ticket on the ballot via write-in.
Party hopefuls are seeking at least five-percent support from the electorate that will guarantee its status as a viable third party in the United States.
The Green Party Platform seeks to identify the most crucial problems facing our country and offers ideas for responsible action to solve them.
Looking to the future with hope and optimism, the party believes it can truly correct the course of reckless, destructive governance that has allowed and encouraged the degradation of our ecological life-support systems, gutted our economy, and strained the social fabric to the point of causing material hardship for millions of Americans.
According to the Green Party, the common destiny is to bring people together across our nation and around the globe and act in service to our children and the future generations of all our relations in the Earth community.
“We are very concerned about the flip-flopping going on,” he said. “This is a candidate that is a very well qualified and seasoned veteran who will turn heads.”
McKinney is a fighter who served six terms as a 4th District U.S. Congressman before she was defeated for re-election in 2006 by Hank Johnson. She was the first black woman to represent Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.
She is known for her vocal sparring on key issues facing grassroots communities and for public criticisms of the Bush administration for allegedly covering up information about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Since last fall, she campaigned since last fall for the Green Party nomination, traveling to 30 states with a small entourage, with little money, a slogan of "Power To The People" and a "10-Point Manifesto" for change that includes the immediate withdrawal of American troop from Iraq and Afghanistan; universal health care; the establishment of a Department of Peace; and paying reparations to blacks who are victims of discrimination and economic disparity.
“…I have accepted as the platform of the Power to the People Campaign, the 10-Point Draft Manifesto of the Reconstruction Movement, a grouping of Black activists who came together in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to advocate for public policy initiatives that address the plight of Blacks and other oppressed peoples in this country . . .” McKinney said in a recent statement. “The people deserve an open and honest debate on these issues and more. I encourage the Democratic Party and its new presumptive nominee, Senator(Barak) Obama to do this.”
This past week at the party’s convention, McKinney selected Rosa Alicia Clemente as her running mate who will undoubtedly bring fire, youth and a message of change to the campaign.
Clemente is a popular community organizer, journalist and Hip-Hop activist.
Born and raised in the South Bronx, she is a graduate of the University of Albany and Cornell University and is a much sought after commentator, political activist, community organize and independent reporter.
“She is an awesome young woman and an excellent choice for a running mate,” Muhammad said. “She is entrenched with youth and the Hip-Hop community and that will help us get out the message.”
Other issues McKinney and Clemente are sure to make the voice of the people heard on are:
-Shrinking levels of federal revenue considered to be at its lowest since 1950 because of tax cuts and breaks for the very rich and for corporations.
- Government agencies charged with safeguarding public health and safety are operating with slashed budgets that paralyze their efforts.
- Jobs are being permanently relocated outside the country, while social and educational programs are being gutted.
- Food, water, air, and soil increasingly found to bear toxins and debilitating pollution.
- The problem of every level of government - local, county, state, and federal - operating in the red, running up crushing amounts of debt.
- How allies and former friends around the world are disgusted with our imperial foreign policy, militarism, and arrogant corporate behavior.