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Activists Call for Impeachment; City Council Blocks The Vote!
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
On July 25th, Santa Cruz activists, guided by the Coalition for Impeachment Now (COIN), attended the last Santa Cruz City Council meeting of the summer in an effort to get "our city representatives" to place a measure on the ballot in November calling for the impeachment of George Bush and Richard Cheney.
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The City Council meeting was filled with people in support of an agenda item brought forth by council member Tim Fitzmaurice asking for a measure to be placed directly onto the Santa Cruz City Ballot in November, calling for the impeachment of George Bush and Richard Cheney.

There were also a lot of people at the meeting who were in support of a sensible marijuana policy initiative. The Santa Cruz Citizens for Sensible Marijuana Policy have qualified an initiative for the November ballot that will make private adult marijuana offenses the lowest police priority.

The City Council decided to give Santa Cruz voters the opportunity to vote on the initiative to make private adult marijuana offenses the lowest police priority, however the City Council voted down (3 yes / 4 no) the agenda item by Fitzmaurice asking for a measure to be placed directly onto the Santa Cruz City Ballot in November calling for the impeachment of George Bush and Richard Cheney.

Santa Cruz City Council voted to pass a resolution that Mike Rotkin put on the agenda. City Council passed a resolution calling for the impeachment of George Bush. This is not what activists at the meeting wanted. People wanted the opportunity for a city-wide vote to impeach Bush and Cheney.


For more information on the local effort to Impeach Bush, please see:

City Council: Vote to Impeach Bush
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/25/18291328.php


For more information on the sensible marijuana policy initiative for Santa Cruz, please see:

Support sensible marijuana policy initiative @ city council mtg
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/25/18291331.php
§Richard Fitzmaurice, Father of Tim
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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US War Veteran Richard Fitzmaurice, father of Santa Cruz City Council Member Tim Fitzmaurice, spoke passionately about fighting for freedom and to protect the United States. He know feels that this country, led by the Bush Regime, is spinning out of control. He called on City Council Members to support the agenda item calling for the impeachment of George Bush and Richard Cheney.
§Bob, Human Rights Organization
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Let The People Vote!
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Public Comment
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Letter To Council
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Louie, CodePink and COIN
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Free the Weed & Jail the Bush
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Let People Vote
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Impeach Now
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Ed Porter, City Council Member
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Santa Cruz City Council
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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Tony Madrigal, Ed Porter and Tim Fitzmaurice voted to put the measure on the november ballot
§Coalition for Impeachment Now (COIN)
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Give The Bushies A Pink Slip Now
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Cheney: V.P. Of Torture
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Stop W
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Honor The Constitution
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Regime Change Begins At Home
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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§Notice Of Termination
by ~Bradley Friday Jul 28th, 2006 2:35 PM
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Rotkin Killed The Effort to Put Impeachment on the Ballot and The Sheep Followed(One of) The PeopleMonday Jul 31st, 2006 11:55 PM
Meeting audio to postponed to Thursday or Sunday radio show.Robert NorseSunday Jul 30th, 2006 9:55 PM
No Vote for the People--a Ploy for Rotkin's Reelection?Robert NorseSaturday Jul 29th, 2006 9:25 AM

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