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Citizens 9-11 Commission Campaign Launch in Massachusetts, Press Conference
"Congress will never mount a real 9/11 investigation--I've tried that. Only the citizens themselves can get a real investigation that will lead to prosecutions. The best path remaining is that which Senator Gravel has spent his life working on: the citizens' initiative process." -- Cynthia McKinney, six-term U.S. Congressperson (D-Georgia)
Dear supporters and fellow citizens:
As you may have heard, our activist organization, led by former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, is dedicated to creating a powerful, new, and independent 9/11 investigation using the vehicle of state ballot initiatives. (Learn the basic facts about our approach here: http://9-11cc.org/index.php/about-us/faqs/)
Initiative Launch in Massachusetts: September 13
Senator Gravel--a native of Massachusetts--will kick off that state's ballot initiative campaign on Tuesday, September 13 at 11am with a press conference and historic speech in Boston at the state capitol on Beacon Hill. This will be followed by a 12-day speaking tour of the entire state.
Senator Gravel will be supported by a coalition of Massachusetts 9/11 truth groups and local concerned citizens whose slogan is "9/11: Never Forget!" The coalition is led by Rich McCampbell, a Cambridge-based biotech engineer, and Rich Aucoin, former Libertarian candidate for lieutenant governor who has worked in senior positions in three previous initiative campaigns. (See the complete announcement here and the ballot initiative text is here: http://9-11cc.org/index.php/702-2/)
"Launching an unprecedented effort like this takes courage and it requires significant funding," says Gravel. "To qualify, we need to gather 82,000 valid signatures across the state. One always uses volunteers, but long experience proves that professional signature-gatherers are essential to meeting state deadlines. Their work alone will cost us up to $150,000 in Massachusetts. Bear in mind that our goal is to get the initiative enacted in at least one state so other states can join the new commission via a joint powers agreement that is part of the initiative law.
"The deadline for petition signatures in Massachusetts is early December. If we cannot get a cash flow starting now and into November, the Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign will be a good idea that never got off the ground in the best state in which to do this work. The challenge is up to you, the citizens; we are doing the best we can with very limited resources." Please see our special fundraising offer below.
"The best route to justice for the crimes of 9/11 must be, in our time, through the vehicle of state initiatives." -- Former U.S. Representative Dan Hamburg (D-Ukiah)
Other Critical Updates about the Campaign
> The Status of Oregon
Our next state is likely to be Oregon, which has rules for ballot initiatives that are quite favorable. Unlike Massachusetts, which has a 90-day deadline, Oregon gives petitioners until July of 2012! "The members of Portland 911 Truth Alliance are excited about working with Mike Gravel on a initiative in Oregon for a 9/11 investigation," said Tim Titrud, a leader of the group. Senator Gravel is finalizing the initiative legislation for Oregon and plans to file it soon. Stay tuned for updates.
Becoming an "Affiliate" with our Campaign
Want to provide support for the intrepid 9/11 truth groups in Massachusetts and Oregon who are working on initiatives? Then become an Affiliate and get proudly listed at our site. A key activity of Affiliates is to pass resolutions of support by the elected officials in your town, city, county, or even state. Those who join now will receive a box of 100 postcards promoting the Campaign.
How to become a Sponsor
Our other organizational category of support are Sponsors, donors of $250 or more. (See the list of logos of Sponsors on our home page, right side middle.) We'd certainly love to see more Sponsors to assist in our uphill battle for 9/11 truth and justice.
What would the new 9/11 Commission do? How would it work? How is it chosen?
Many of you have requested information about process of creation of a new 9/11 commission, and how it would operate. In answer to your inquiries, please see this new FAQ : http://9-11cc.org/index.php/faq-how-will-the-new-commission-operate/
"How are you spending our donations?"
Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign is now providing financial information about our sources and uses of funds. http://9-11cc.org/index.php/financial-transparency-our-current-reports/
Support Us and Get a Definitive New 9/11 Book!
Numerous researchers have written brilliantly about the key facets of 9/11. But Dr. Paul Rea's impressively researched volume, ten years in the making, massively footnoted, and over 500 pages long, is a "magnum opus" of the movement. Just printed, this work is entitled Mounting Evidence: Why We Need a New Investigation of 9/11. Rea's book is the first comprehensive treatment of the entire matter, and concludes with a passionate call for a new investigation. Paul has generously donated advance copies toward our new fundraising effort. Those donating at the "Campaigner" level ($100 or more) will receive a gift copy of the new book, along with other gifts. But please act now. This special offer expires on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11! http://9-11cc.org/index.php/donate/campaigner/
"Those of us who've seen the threads break loose bear a responsibility to help unravel the whole tangle of deceit. Restorative truth is out there: a truly independent inquiry will bring it to light." -- Dr. Paul Rea
Some Final Thoughts
We at the Citizen 9/11 Commission Campaign believe that we have found a solution to the gridlock and corruption that pervade our federal system: direct democracy and the state initiative process. Campaigning for initiatives gives us all a chance to mature politically by giving us an actionable vehicle in which to exercise our rights as citizens. It provides an outlet for passionate activism that is structured and reliable, one that leads to a legal process that has teeth and that gets concrete results in the real, political world. And this solution has the potential to both heal and unify the 9/11 truth movement, redeeming our ten years of effort on behalf of truth and justice.
Best regards to all,
Senator Mike Gravel, and the team at 9-11cc.org
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