Rosa Parks Sat Down .......

so that Martin Luther King could walk.

MLK walked so that Obama could run.

Obama ran so that our our children could fly.

Author unknown. Thanks to Ebong Udoma WPKN/WPKM Radio

Last Call for Voter Call-Ins from Move On - Also help get voters to the polls

Voter calling on the north and south forks listed here by Move On

Help get voters to the polls in Southampton and Riverhead.
Telephone Eastern LI NAACP Office .....631-287-7346

Last Call: Bus Trips to Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley

From the Obama Campaign:

Dear Friends,

We are entering the final phase of our Barack Obama Campaign Bus Trips to Pennsylvania.

If you're anything like me, it's been a long road to these final five weeks of the most important election of our time. Maybe it began for you in the spring or summer of 2007, with a crowded primary field and an unclear path to the finish. Or maybe it began on the plains of Iowa or in the snows of New Hampshire, in the streets of New York, or the byways of Pennsylvania. Maybe it's only come clear in the last two momentous weeks, as our way of life has been threatened, the gross mismanagement of our financial system has come into stark focus, and the infrastructure we depend upon government to protect has begun to unravel before our very eyes.

All those roads, miles, beginnings and journeys are strewn with memories, hopes, some disappointments, and some victories. But it makes no difference where you began because now it begins again. Everything you have ever believed has led to this moment when we put down our books and magazines, turn off the television, get up from our chairs, from the restaurant table and "Get on the Bus."

Following is a full schedule of Obama Campaign Bus Trips to Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, a key region of a pivotal state. Each has a link to sign up on the campaign website. Or, you can simply reply to this e-mail address and please indicate for which date or dates you are responding.

November 1st

We depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal (South Terminal, 8th Ave. btwn 40th & 41st St.), Saturday mornings, aboard Trans-Bridge Bus Lines. Please arrive at the gate no later than 8:30 am to guarantee yourself a seat. The bus to Easton should depart from Gate 4 or 6. Please arrive early to purchase your ticket on the South Terminal main floor and make your way downstairs to the gate. Bus tickets are $37.95 round trip. The ride is about 1 hour 40 minutes. Buses return at 4:05 and 6:10 pm.

For those who would like to make a weekend of it, supporter housing is available for all dates and during the week, as well. Just let me know in your reply, and we'll hook you up with a local Obama supporter willing to offer up their home to you and our cause.

Thank you to everyone for your time and commitment. Please RSVP with your selected dates so I can provide a headcount to Obama's team in the Lehigh Valley.

Very best wishes,

Tom Predhome

(646) 736-6177

Thursday October 30: Legacy of Bishop Gerardi

Long Island School of the Americas Watch

Presents an Informative Conference for People of Goodwill

Why the SOAR/WHINSEC’s Days Are Numbered

The Legacy of Bishop Gerardi

Thursday, October 30 , 7 PM

At St. Brigid ’s Church, St. Anthony Society Hall

(85) Post Ave. Westbury, NY

(Across the street from the Church)


Fr. Bernard Survil

Chaplain at Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children, Greensburg, PA

Last April Fr. Survil led a pilgrimage to Guatemala for the 10 th Anniversary Memorial Mass for Bishop Juan Gerardi, who was assassinated by graduates of the SOA in 1998. He will share with us his experience and information about Guatemala .

From 1974 to 2002, Fr. Survil did pastoral work in war-torn El Salvador , Nicaragua and Guatemala , and was expelled from each of those countries and from Honduras . During his detention in El Salvador ’s National Guard barracks, he suffered psychological torture in the presence of an unidentified American. In 2003, during the annual vigil to close the SOA at Ft. Benning , GA , he, together with 27 other people, “crossed the line” and was found guilty of criminal trespass, and served 3 months in Federal Prison. He was an active opponent of the invasion of Iraq .

Co-sponsors: (List in formation ): Code Pink LI, Five Towns Forum, FMLN-NY, Great Neck SANE/Peace Action, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, L.I. Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, L.I. Immigrant Alliance, LI South Country Peace Group, New York City SOAW (NYC-SOAW), North American Congress of Latin America ( NACLA ), Pax Christi L.I., PeaceSmiths, St. Brigid’s Casa Mary Johanna, Suffolk Peace Network, Suffolk Progressive Vision, T he Great South Bay Forum, Veterans for Peace L.I., Workplace Project , Working for Justice in Guatemala (NISGUA),

Directions to St. Brigid ’s St. Anthony Hall : Take the Meadobrook Pkwy to Exit M1 ( Old Country Rd. ). Make right onto Old Country Rd. Go about ¼ of a mile and make a left on Post Ave. ( you will see Holy Rood Cemetery at the corner). The church is ½ block away and St Anthony Hall is across the Church. Parking available in front of the Church and at the cemetery side too.