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September 16, 2004

Slam Bush

My friend Christine writes about this worthy event below. I'll be there with my video projector (but not doing the visuals, just loaning the gear):
I may have told you about a project I'm working on to help fund slam poetry
contests in battleground states. The goal of this project is to help
mobilize the hip-hop generation to swing this election. Each slam is
registering hundreds of first-time voters, many of whom are competing in a
competition that has them "debate" George Bush. We're mobilizing people who
normally don't vote in states that matter.

We're having a fundraiser party on Tuesday night, and it should be amazing.
If you care about the upcoming election, I hope you can make it -- and if
you can't, please consider supporting the cause by donating online.  And
please pass this along to as many people as possible!  (If you're interested
in volunteering for the event, let me know.)

- Christine

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"  - Benjamin Franklin



Next Tuesday, come kick it in solidarity with Hip Hop headz across the
country at an amazing night of HIP HOP v. BUSH to benefit The Slam Bush
National Rhyme Contest.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2004
    111 Minna Street Gallery
    8PM - midnight
    $20 suggested donation

Bay Area turntable legends DJ NAMANE(Local 1200) and DJ FUNKLOR(Spearhead)
will be pumping the dopest jams on earth, while spoken word legends MARC
BAMUTHI JOSEPH (Def Poetry Jam), DREW DELLINGER (Poets for Global Justice),
LEX LUTHER and some other special guests will be dropping their
politically-charged rhymes.

On the big screen will be the famed Wordsworth v. Bush Presidential Debate
video and highlights from Slam Bush events across the country.

Frustrated that your vote in Cali "doesn't count" in the 2004 election?
Your donation supports SLAM POETRY CONTESTS IN SWING STATES -- a fresh way
to reach people who don't normally vote in battleground states that matter.

This is a national movement, y'all!!!!  Slam Bush is not just going to swing
FORCE to be reckoned with, now and in years to come.  Read more about this
groundbreaking campaign at

There has never been a more critical time to get involved.  If you can't
make it on Tuesday, help Slam Bush bring regime change to the U.S. by making
a donation online at


The Slam Bush Team
Posted by spot at September 16, 2004 04:18 PM