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Rock Your Freedom / Voter Registration Concert!

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Rock Your Freedom Concert

Labor Day Weekend Celebration of Freedom, Equality and Prosperity

and Voter Registration!

On Saturday, August 30th, there will be a free Rock Your Freedom Concert in Eldon Lyon Park, Bethany, OK,  beginning at noon.   The event will be a celebration of the historic struggles in America for freedom, equality, and prosperity.   Voter registration booths will be available to encourage everyone to get out and vote during the upcoming election in November.   Everyone has been invited to participate.

Featured bands include opening act The Electric Primadonnas, along with Laci Stark and Band, Sha Sha Jones, Jesse Cahn & the Junkyard Dogs,  and Blake-O.   All groups hail from Oklahoma.  

The concert will begin at noon, admission is free and the public is invited.   The event is the brainchild of Ron Marlett who is the Democratic candidate running for House District 84.  Republican State Representative Sally Kern currently holds the office for that district.  

Families and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments and picnic baskets.

Eldon Lydon Park is located at 7400 NW 36th Street, between Council Road and Rockwell.    Parking is available on the north end of the park.  

This is  a non-partisan event sponsored by Ron Marlett for House District 84, and produced by Star Productions.

For more information visit  http://www.ronmarlettforhoused…

Col. Ann Wright (Ret), Diplomat Who Resigned to Protest Iraq War, Visits OKC

( – promoted by DocHoc)

Retired Army Colonel, Ann Wright, former US diplomat turned activist is visiting Oklahoma City on Friday, April 25th. Wright is promoting her new book:  Dissent: Voices of Conscience: Government Insiders Speak Out Against the War in Iraq.  The visit is sponsored by OCCC, Barnes & Noble, Veterans for Peace and OK Code Pink.

12 noon: Oklahoma City Community College

Rm 3NO (Main Bldg, 3rd Flr) 7777 S. May Ave., OKC

1:30pm: Walk for Peace and Justice, OCCC

6pm: Book Signing With Ann Wright

Barnes & Noble, 6100 N. May Ave., OKC

Contact: Somjai Grice, 405-843-9300

7:30pm: Lecture by Ann Wright

Mayflower Congregational Church

3901 NW 63rd, OKC

On Friday, April 25, Ann Wright will be in Oklahoma City at several events as part of her national tour to promote her new book, Dissent: Voices of Conscience: Government Insiders Speak Out Against the War in Iraq.  She will be hosted by two student groups at Oklahoma City Community College at 12 noon, Advocates of Peace and Young Democrats, and will lead a walk for peace and justice at 1:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., she will sign copies of her book at Barnes and Noble, 61st and May, followed by a speaking engagement at Mayflower Congregational Church, 3901 NW 63rd, sponsored by Veterans for Peace and Oklahoma Code Pink.

During the run-up to war in Iraq, Army Colonel (Ret.) and diplomat Ann Wright resigned her State Department post in protest. Wright, who had spent 19 years in the military and 16 years in diplomatic service, was one among dozens of government insiders and active-duty military personnel who spoke out, resigned, leaked documents, or refused to deploy in protest of government actions they felt were illegal. In Dissent: Voices of Conscience, Ann Wright and Susan Dixon tell the stories of these men and women, who risked careers, reputations, and even freedom out of loyalty to the Constitution and the rule of law. You can read more about the book at http://www.voicesofconscience….

Ann Wright spent 13 years in the U.S. Army and 16 years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel. She is airborne-qualified. In 1987, she joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She was on the first State Department team to go to Afghanistan and helped reopen the Embassy there in December 2001. On March 19, 2003 she cabled a letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell, stating that without the authorization of the UN Security Council, the invasion and occupation of a Muslim, Arab, oil-rich country would be a disaster. Since then, she has been writing and speaking out for peace.

For more information:  Jeri L. Reed (405)606-959

Young Professionals Reception for Andrew Rice with guests Wayne and Michelle Coyne.

( – promoted by peacearena)

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Young Professionals for Andrew Rice

by YP Event Host Committee

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ogle & Welch, P.C.

117 Park Ave, 3rd Floor

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Featuring special guests

Wayne & Michelle Coyne

$50 Per Attendee

$250 Sponsors

Do you realize what a difference it could mean to our state to have Andrew Rice as our U.S. Senator?

Rice, currently a state Senator from Oklahoma City, is the only declared opponent of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.

Inhofe prides himself on being an obstacle to change and is stuck in the past.  He has declared that global warming is a “hoax”.

It is time that he retired.

Andrew Rice is Oklahoma’s future. Please join us and show your support for this critical campaign.

To learn more about Andrew’s campaign, please visit http://andrewforoklahoma.com/

SPONSORS:

Aaron and Laura Bailey

Lou Barlow

Cody and Kelly Barnett

Mike and Page Bass

Leslie Blair

Phillip Bohanon

Scott and Jennifer Booker

Dave and Jenny Chansolme

Phillip and Maggie Clayton

Wayne and Michelle Coyne

Joe and Lori Hodges

Graham Colton and Betsy Hoehn

Representative Joe Dorman

Charlie and Laurie Givens

Christian and Amy Guzzy

Joe Hartman

Representative Ryan and Allison Kiesel

Mark Mann

Sean and Leslie Mossman

Richard Ogden

Kirk and Angie Olson

Kent Potter

Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth

Jennifer and Greg Seal

Todd Townsend

Kristen Walters

Josh and Jennifer Welch

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