Kucinich for President Tennessee Leadership
Jane Boram discussed the campaign and her role in a December 2, 2003 e-mail:
I'm VERY volunteer!! (It's a Tennessee-thing - we're the Volunteer State - the football & basketball teams from University of TN are the "Vols")
I put in about 30 hrs. a week for KUCINICH - non-paid! Why? Because I truly believe that Dennis Kucinich represents THE best chance for SIGNIFICANT & LASTING CHANGE in our system of self-government. He has the humility, the creativity, & the sensitivity of a WORLD LEADER. He already has close ties w/ International Peace-Makers who'd become a cooperative force in restoring justice and grass-roots democracy (VS imposed conflict such as in Iraq & Afghanistan). His art of diplomacy and resolving root-causes of terror hold greater hope than all the military power of the U.S. & the U.K. combined. I'm also the CONVENER of the Nashville Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Hence, my interest in PEACE as a theological and survival-tool.
I'm an ordained pastor whose current passion is working for equality & justice of all persons. A former SDS-er @ Kent State University (1968-'69), I graduated from Vanderbilt University's Divinity School in 1984 and pastored Disciples of Christ parishes for 8 yrs. before returning to social work. I currently belong to an IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) organization called TYING NASVHILLE TOGETHER, an 80-member group of congregations, neighborhoood assoc'ns, labor unions, and non-profit social service agencies working for a more effective & compassionate system of justice in Nashville, TN. We represent 24,000 voters. We're 10 yrs. old this year. I also belong to TN Coalition Against State Killing (TCASK), opposed to the death penalty.
The KUCINICH CAMPAIGN in TN is all-volunteer at this stage. We have a lead-organizer in Memphis and one in the Knoxville/Oakridge area. I cater to middle-TN and Nashville. There are MEETUPS the first Thursday of each month in these 3 sections of TN. Greater Nashville has 200 active volunteers promoting KUCITIZENRY. All other 8 Democratic candidates accept PAC and corporate contributions. Not Dennis! KUCINICH remains committed to true-grass-roots fundraising and participation in Fed'l Matching funds. Look in January '04 for a SOUTHERN TOUR by Danny Glover & Willie Nelson, endorsers of KUCINICH. Dennis hopes to make appearances along the TOUR when his Congressional schedule allows. He has a 100% voting record in Congress and never misses a vote there.
and added a follow-up in
a December 3, 2003 e-mail:
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