Hi WMD Members,
Yesterday was Friday the 13th – – plus a full moon – – so here comes a wish and a request:
Wish: I wish we could get all of the money out of politics. Granny D wished the same wish and marched from “Sea to Shining Sea” to try to do just that.
Request: Please join us as “GD Walkers” in Amherst on July 4th. We’ll participate in the Amherst Parade. We don’t plan on walking under the WMD Banner, but rather under the new banner, NHR – – New Hampshire Rebellion. And, should you have some hesitation, GD Walkers stands for Granny D Walkers.
The New Hampshire Rebellion was founded by Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law Professor, who walked from Dixville Notch to Nashua in the cold of January. His movement is taking hold. To investigate further, please Google NHRebellion, Lawrence Lessig, or some such. You will find much to inspire you.
This is just a first notice – – there will be more information to come. Should you wish to sign up for July 4th, give me a call at 673 3730, or respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 5th, the New Hampshire Rebellion will be walking the New Hampshire Sea Coast of approximately 16 miles. We’ll join in for a portion of the distance. We’ll hope to see you there. You will find more about this too when you look into the New Hampshire Rebellion.
You might want to wear a Granny D hat, wear a NHR T shirt, carry a sign about campaign finance reform, or make a bold statement about systemic corruption in the nation’s capitol. We will have no dress code. We will walk and talk because we care and because we think we just might be able to do something about this problem.
Thanks for making time to read this!
PS This year’s theme for the Amherst Parade is: “From Sea to Shining Sea” – – what could be more perfect?
Dear WMD Members, Friends and Family,
I am aquiver! That’s the best way to put it! Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard Law Professor who is the fearless founder of The New Hampshire Rebellion, will be in Amherst on the 4th of July to march/walk in the Amherst Parade. How cool is that?
So, having had a weak response to my last request, I am on my knees begging you to join us on the 4th at Wilkins School between 9:00 and 10:00 in the morning to walk with others who have already signed up with the rebellion. It promises to be a wonderful experience. You will have a chance to meet Professor Lessig and hear for yourselves his inspiring message.
You can order T shirts, if you wish, by going to the New Hampshire Rebellion’s Zazzle Store. The important thing is not what to wear – – it’s to participate. A Granny D straw hat would also be most appropriate. (See picture of the late Granny D below)
Also, Jack Conaway, who is again “doing” the Amherst Dems float for the second year in a row, needs more marchers. Walk with them; walk with us. Stand up! Speak out! You will have a happy experience – – I guarantee it!!
There will be a table on the Village Green where Lessig will be after the parade – – make a point of coming to meet him.
Thank you for making time to read this fervent request. Thank you most of all for joining us on the 4th.
For now, Happy Summer!
Smith is author of the best-sellers The Russians and The Power Game: How Washington Works. He spent 26 years with The New York Times, receiving a Pulitzer Prize for his international reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe, and he was a member of the Pulitzer winning team that produced the Pentagon Papers. Smith received two Emmys and numerous other accolades for his work as a producer and correspondent for PBS.
Dear Hearts, WMDers,
You have probably concluded that WMD has dissolved – – retired – – given up. The Kitchen Cabinet has found a better kitchen table? Sassy voices have been silenced by Ted Cruz and Company? Men have taken controls? OMG Au contraire, we have simply been hiding out, keeping a low profile, dusting, weeding, traveling, reading, singing, etc. Time has passed; little has changed. We are in about the same mess we were in when last we made comment or had an event. But, we are about to resurface. It’s time!
My goals for the year 2014 are to increase Democrats’ lead in the US Senate, to take back the House of Representatives, to elect more women in New Hampshire, to have a large presence in the 2014 4th of July Parade in Amherst, to do the same in the Labor Day Parade in Milford, and to save the world. I will need your help.
After a lengthy and traumatic exercise, involving two men (which complicated everything), WMD is pleased and proud to announce our first event. You will be SO excited! We invite you to join us, at the Club House at The Fells in Amherst, on Thursday, October 24th, at 4:00 in the afternoon, to meet Hedrick Smith. His profile is included at the end of this email. He is on a book tour in New Hampshire, organized by Ed Helm, and he will speak to us, take our questions and tell us about his latest book, “Who Stole The American Dream?” We will have Mr. Smith with us for only an hour and a half, so come prepared with your thoughts and questions.
Pete and I know Hedrick Smith best from hearing him on Washington Week. For us then, he was the one who knew everything about Russia. We are thrilled that, finally, we are able to “book” him with WMD.
This same day, in the evening beginning at 6:00, the Milford Democrats are having their big fund raiser at the UU Church in Milford. You will want to put that on your calendars as well. We should have just enough time to drive from the club house to the church after we have sent Mr. Smith on his way to his evening meeting.
Note the date: October 24th Note the time: 4:00 in the afternoon Note the venue: Club House at The Fells Note the speaker: Hedrick Smith Put it on your calendar, in INK!
Best to each of you,
PS Pete suggests that I beg for a big turnout. FYI, this was originally scheduled at St. Anselm College, but that fell through. Then he was to come to the Milford Dem’s “do” at the UU Church. Because that is a “fund raiser”, he could not. So, we have him and we are excited. Ed Helm, his “organizer” has attended at least one of our events, that being when we had Elizabeth Edwards and a turnout of around 120. The Club House has a limit of 60. Yes! Let’s try to fill the house and start our efforts off with a big bang.