Sunday morning when I got to the El
stop the greens there just spontaneously gaggled and started talking.
The two guys were pumped about getting the Green Youth caucus making
something happen. The Volunteer State Candidate and his wife were
looking forward to getting TN active.
Not long after I got there Cynthia
McKinney was organizing the troops. She had a long list of things her
campaign needed people to do. She also wanted people who wanted to do
something else to visit runcynthiarun.org
volunteer to do it for her campaign. She explained that it is important
to do all the paperwork correctly, because the FEC would love to give
her all kinds of harassment and levy stiff fines if she doesn't. The
questions people were asking gave me the impression that a lot of work
will be done on her behalf.
Then this guy from the ballot access
committee took the stage. He wants the campaign to be on the ballot in
as many States as possible. He went down a long list saying things like
"Alaska needs help to get on the ballot... If you are in California,
all the States around you are on the ballot, so help any other State
where you have connections and they need it. If you live in Illinois
help Missouri until the deadline July 28th and then help Kentucky." The
list went on and on. He talked fast to get through the whole thing in
the alloted five minutes. Click his picture to find out more.
I had to leave to catch the bus soon
after that. The only other Green on the westbound Greyhound was
Mitch/Midge Potz, who got off in St. Louis. S/he is planning to run for
Senator from Missouri in a couple of years when the seat is on the
ballot again. His/Her campaign slogan is going to be "Legalize Potz",
and there will probably be an odor of cannabis somewhere near the
campaign bus more than once. I'm looking forward to hearing about that