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CALL CONGRESS TO PROTECT PATIENTS!!!
D.C. Initiative 59 Votes Must Be Counted!!!
House: (202) 225-3121
Senate: (202) 224-3121
Washington, DC -- In the history of the Republic, Congress have never suspended an election. Even in wartime, this nation adheres to the democratic process and principles it promotes and defends throughout the world.  Yet an amendment included on the FY 1999 D.C. budget prohibits the certification of election results conducted in the District of Columbia on a citizens' initiative which protects the sick and dying, Initiative 59. (see text of the Barr amendment to the DC Appropriations bill at http://www.levellers.org/dcbarr.htm)

The D.C. Board of Elections had originally stated that they would at least tabulate the results, but on Election Day they bowed to pressure from Congress and now refuse to release the results of the Initiative 59 vote.

The Vote Yes on 59 Campaign, along with the ACLU, will be in court Wednesday morning seeking a court order to have the votes for Initiative 59 tabulated. In the meantime, we need to let Congress know that the People will not tolerate their attempt to prohibit fair and democratic
elections in the District of Columbia.


Call your Representatives and Senators
Demand that they pass legislation immediately that will allow the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics to tabulate and certify the votes for Initiative 59. Express your outrage at Congress trying to silence a vote of the people.
U.S. House of Representatives
(202) 225-3121
U.S. Senate
(202) 224-3121

Directory of U.S. Senators:
http://www.senate.gov/senator/membmail.html
http://www.earthlaw.org/Activist/senatadd.htm
Directory of U.S. Representatives:
http://clerkweb.house.gov/mbrcmtee/mbrcmtee.htm
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/

For more information, to make a donation, contact:
Yes on 59 Campaign
Wayne Turner
409 H Street N.E. - Suite #1
Washington, D.C. 20002-4335
Phone: (202) 547-9404
Fax: (202) 547-9448

More information, Initiative 59 Web Page:
http://www.actupdc.org
Background on Congress trying to prohibit this D.C. Election:
http://www.levellers.org/dcstat.htm
See DC Board of Elections Press Release (11/3/98):
http://www.levellers.org/dcboe_pr.htm
Check the D.C. Board of Elections Web Page for the tally when Initiative 59 is counted:
http://www.dcboee.org/htmldocs/113noche.htm
For more information about the struggle for Home Rule in DC, see:
http://emporium.turnpike.net/P/ProRev/freedc.htm
http://emporium.turnpike.net/P/ProRev/dckill.htm

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P.O. Box 729
Nederland, CO 80466
Phone: (303) 448-5640
Email: cohip@levellers.org
Web: http://www.levellers.org/cannabis.html
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