Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cynthia McKinney for President Weekly Update Number 10

Issue #10, June 24, 2008
The Power to the People Committee
Cynthia McKinney for President Weekly Update

Hello Powerful People:

Welcome to the tenth issue of the Power to the People Committee, Cynthia McKinney for President Weekly Update.

-- Primary Season Matching Funds --

According to all available reports (save our FEC Compliance Team, who's latest numbers are reported below), McKinney supporters from Washington, have made theirs the 7th state to meet the $5,000 matching threshold.

Will your state be next? We have many ways for you to help, starting with simply linking to: and using your debit card to help fund this campaign.

But below you can learn about our phone banks and house parties and other ways you can help us meet our upcoming deadlines:

June 30th, close of current reporting period
July 12th, end of Primary Season Matching Program
Here is our official, if unaudited FEC Compliance team report on the May numbers:

Six down, fourteen to go!

Thanks Michigan for that Final Push!
Will your state help make this happen?
Time is running short. please write.
We want to help you deliver results!

Here are new preliminary numbers on our progress through the end of May. Supporters in six states have raised $5k or more to qualify us so far: California, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Illinois and Texas.

These states' residents have already given $1,000 or more and are on their way towards that goal: D.C. ($3.5k), Florida ($2.3k), Massachusetts ($1.8k), Maryland ($1.2k), Maine ($2.1k), Minnesota ($3.8k), New Jersey ($3.6k), Oklahoma ($1k), Washington ($2.7k) and Wisconsin ($1.8k). Arizona and Iowa are the next closest to entering the running at the $1k level. (Unaudited figures current through May 31st, 2008; indicates change since last month).

-- Delegate Update --

With data from 30 states so far, McKinney has 343.5 delegates out of the 643 that have so far been awarded for the Green Party National Convention in Chicago, July 12. We are only two weeks out now from the Chicago Convention. We're urging supporters particularly in those states where Convention delegates have not yet been instructed to use our volunteer form and let us know how you'd like to help build this campaign in your community.

-- New Tools You Can Use to Campaign --

We're pleased to announce the availability of new campaign materials ready for download and local duplication. This handsome series of new literature was beautifully designed and produced by Connecticut Campaign supporter, Todd Laracuenta of Maralex Designs. Building on the themes for the nation's economic renewal and conversion articulated in our previous piece, "Are you Voting Blue, while Living in the Red? Vote Green Instead!", this series includes an affordable to reproduce quarter-sheet, plus ten half-sheet designs which highlight key elements of Ms. McKinney's Economic Platform. Each is available for download in both color and black-and-white. They all leave the back blank for printing your local contact information and event announcements. Link here to download the entire set now:

-- McKinney Campaign Launches Virtual Phone Bank --

We have launched a virtual phone bank to help build this campaign. This is a new kind of phone bank; one connected by the internet, made affordable by your unlimited long distance dialing plan and staffed by Powerful Campaign Supporters from Bangor, Maine to the Islands of Hawaii. This new program will make it possible for our campaign to spread our campaign's message of empowerment, identify and mobilize campaign supporters, raise the financial and volunteer resources so critically needed by this campaign, and ultimately turn out the vote on election day to deliver all Power to the People. This program is made possible by volunteer energy. Please see our help wanted ads below for details on how you can get involved.

This past Sunday eight McKinney supporters gathered in Detroit with cell phones and using this application dialed about 150 numbers in less than two hours. Whether you come together or work alone, this is a great way to help build the campaign.

-- What's New on the Website --

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Joins Cindy Sheehan for Congress campaign as an Honorary Co-Chair; as No-Strings Occupation and War Funding, Telecom Immunity Bills Are Ushered Through Democrat-controlled Congress

Rosanne Barr writes: "the first woman in history to run as the nominee of a viable party is cynthia mckinney of the green party. the green party is the future of america." (sic).

Cynthia participated in a two hour radio debate with her opponents in the Green Party Presidential nominating contest. We have audio of the event available here:

McKinney Says People Must 'Flip the Script" Again; Urges Mass Mobilization Supporting Impeachment

In this call to action, Cynthia urges supporters to demand that the House Judiciary Committee and the Congress do its job to impeach the rogue government occupying the White House.

The transcript of Cynthia's speech at Cal State's graduation ceremony is now available.

Audio: Black Agenda Radio commentator Glen Ford endorses Cynthia and slams the "oligarchic" Democratic and Republican Parties.

Cynthia issued a statement to presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama, June 9. In her statement, Cynthia congratulated him for his remarkable feat of winning the Presidential nomination of a major party, and also challenged him to implement real change in our country

The Dalai Lama recently told an audience: "If you have a Green Party, I want to Join"

-- Campaign Visibility --

The campaign is now looking at scheduling requests for July and August. Our focus will be supporting ballot access work out in the states. If you face a tough ballot access challenge in your state, or if Cynthia has not been to your state yet, and you'd like to host her for a campaign fundraiser, now is the time to make your request known. Please use the Scheduling Request option at:

-- Help Wanted --

Your volunteer time, skills and energy Power this Campaign.

To jump into the mix, please complete this form, so we know how you'd like to help. Depending on how you mark the form, you'll hear from your state volunteer coordinator, or directly from the national campaign by email and / or phone to let you know how you can get involved.

Join Our Phone Bank Team
Seeking enthusiastic supporters with good verbal communication skills and telephone presence to help staff our growing Virtual Phone Bank operation now being launched by the campaign. No cold take-out pizza or loud boiler rooms involved. You can pick your hours, work at home and are asked to provide your own unlimited long distance calling plan and internet connection. We provide a web application to access our database of voters and in which you can directly record your notes while you are on the call. We also provide call scripts, training and support and the number to our campaign offices where you can direct questions you are not prepared to handle yourself. Phone bank jobs will vary from cold calling voter lists to conduct voterID work, to reconnecting with known supporters to mobilze volunteers and raise contributions, to conducting GOTV calls in the final days of this campaign. Write:

Make our campaign visible in your community
Please use the campaign materials linked from the right sidebar of our campaign website, to make your candidate and her campaign visible in your community. We can't build this campaign in your community without your help.

Make Sure We Are Communicating with Your Local Media
Help us identify important media contacts in your community. Please make it known to your local media outlets that you support the McKinney campaign. Direct them to the campaign web site, where interested parties can fill out a Media Request form to arrange for interviews, radio call-ins and subscriptions to our VNR feed. Also, please share your local media list with our press secretary by sending it to him at

Host a House Party for Cynthia!
Hosting a house party is easy; it requires no prior experience and the campaign will work closely with hosts. If you are interested in hosting a house party, please let us know by completing our volunteer form, linked above.

And join one of our Monday evening conference calls.

-- Joining our Updates list --

To all new readers, thank you for subscribing to the Power to the People Committee Campaign Updates. To all readers, new or otherwise, please encourage your friends and family to join the campaign by sending them this link:

Or they can access the subscription form from the campaign web site.
Until next week,
-- The Campaign Team

Paid for by the
Power to the People Committee,
Cynthia McKinney for President

1 comment:

libhom said...

If Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the Democrats keep acting like Clintonian Republicans, I will be voting Green in November.