John Kerry Endorsed by Progressives
Notes from the Progressive Summit in Boston yesterday attended by presidential candidates Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich, Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Granny D, Jim Zogby, congresswoman Barbara Lee, and others.
By Joel Stonington, Utne.com
...Laura Blubaugh, national organizer of the Kucinich delegates to the National Convention, said the "different opinions and issues expressed by Kucinich delegates are something that will eventually strengthen Kerry and the Democratic Party."
posted by Cyndy
That is the key. Unity is not conformity. Unity, as expressed by Kucinich, means a diversity of opinions. That means continuing to speak one's mind is important and necessary. "We are giving [Kerry] a mandate that he better pay attention to," said Tom Hayden.
...The Kerry inauguration won't be the time to relax, it will be the starting point for progressives throughout the country to start rebuilding and recreating the parts of America that were stolen and destroyed during the presidency of George W. Bush. [ more ]