For more than 30 years, Dennis Kucinich has stood up for all of us... Dennis stood up for the cause of Peace – and opposed trillion dollar endless wars. Dennis stood up for the right of workers to fair treatment – and opposed outsourcing our jobs overseas. Dennis stood up for the right of our children to a good education. Dennis stood up for the right of seniors to a secure retirement. Dennis stood up for a clean environment. Dennis stood up for the right of all Americans to health care – opposing the killing of thousands of Americans just to increase corporate profits. Dennis stood up for the right of small businesses to a level playing field – and against unregulated corporate monopolies. Dennis stood up for fair elections – and against the corporate takeover of our Democracy.
Now it is our turn to stand up for Dennis... Click here to sign our Petition to keep Dennis in Congress!
Believers in the cause of Peace are not sitting idly by and allowing war profiteers to use gerrymandering and black box voting to drive the leader of the U.S. Peace Movement out of Congress. Clearly, greedy Wall Street bankers and reckless multinational corporations stacked the deck against Dennis Kucinich in Ohio. They've long realized Dennis does not work for them. Thankfully, there are three Open Congressional Seats in the State of Washington – with no Democratic incumbents running in any of them.
So, while Corporate Propaganda would have you believe that Dennis is finished, we have another idea. We have started this website to gather and organize supporters – urging Dennis to come to the State of Washington and run in one of our three Open Congressional Districts. Dennis has a long history of winning in Swing Districts, by appealing to voters across the political spectrum. Winning one of these races is a win for Dennis and a win for the peace movement, ensuring that his voice remains in Congress.
Our plan is simple. If you would like to urge Dennis to run in Washington State to remain in the U.S. Congress, join our campaign. Please enter your name and email address in the Petition by clicking here.
Dennis has spent more than 30 years standing up for all of us. Now it is our chance to stand up for Dennis!
We also urge you to forward the link to this Petition to everyone you know who believes in the importance of keeping Dennis’s courageous voice in Congress. How you can help us is by posting this link on your Facebook Page, emailing your friends, relatives and neighbors and urging them to do the same.
"Congress would be a weaker place without his voice. There is no question Dennis Kucinich has been a unique voice fighting for issues most other politicians would not go near." Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent, Vermont
The following, written by John Nichols of Common Dreams on March 7, 2012, explains why it is essential for all of us to keep Dennis in Congress:
"A Congress without Dennis Kucinich would be a lesser branch. It’s not just that the loss of the former leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus would rob the House of its most consistent critic of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and one its steadiest critics of corporate power. Kucinich has since he arrived on the Hill in 1997 been one of a handful of absolutely engaged members. When issues have arisen, be it domestic or international, low profile or high, Kucinich has been at the ready – often with the first statement, the strongest demand and the boldest plan.
A master of parliamentary procedure, and a Constitutional purist, Kucinich has given Democratic and Republican congressional leaders their share of headaches. And he has been more than willing to break with Democratic and Republican presidents on matters of principle.
In some of the toughest days for the American experiment as a Republican administration plotted to wage a war of whim in Iraq, Democratic “leaders” stood down. It was Dennis Kucinich who spoke up for peace and who kept speaking up with a determination that gave hope to activists across the United States and around the world…When the story of America in the first years of the 21st century is told, Dennis Kucinich will be remembered as the rare member of Congress who opposed wars that could not be justified, who defended rights that could not be surrendered, who demanded accountability from the presidents and vice presidents who could not be allowed to have their way with the republic."
Whereas Dennis Kucinich has been a National Leader of the Peace Movement and
Whereas Dennis Kucinich has also been a National Leader in the fight for Fair Trade and Keeping Jobs here in America and
Whereas Dennis Kucinich has proposed the NEED ACT which would restore millions of jobs in our country, as well as take back control of our nation’s money supply, and
Whereas Dennis Kucinich has been a strong advocate for funding public schools, colleges and universities and
Whereas Dennis Kucinich has been a consistent advocate for Health Care for All Americans and
Whereas Dennis Kucinich has consistently voted to Protect our Nation’s Environment from the dangers of off shore oil drilling and nuclear power accidents and
Whereas Dennis Kucinich has worked hard to Protect the Right of Seniors to a Safe and Secure Retirement and
Whereas Dennis Kucinich has been a courageous spokesperson for Fair Elections and
Whereas it would be a huge loss for our entire nation to allow reckless multinational corporations, wall street bankers and war profiteering power brokers to gerrymander Dennis Kucinich out of Congress and
Whereas there are three OPEN Congressional Districts in the State of Washington with no incumbent Democrats running for re-election in any of them and…
Whereas Dennis Kucinich would be the strongest candidate to retain one of these seats for the Democratic Party…
Therefore, we urge Dennis Kucinich to run for Congress in the State of Washington and
We are hereby volunteer to join his Campaign Team and
We pledge we will do everything in our power to help him win the election and remain in Congress.
Warmongering Multinational Corporations, through the corporate-controlled media, have tried to discredit and malign Dennis Kucinich for proposing that our nation have a Department of Peace to promote non-violent conflict resolution. I have taught courses in Problem Solving and Non-violent Conflict Resolution at Bellevue College for nearly 20 years. I think a Department of Peace could save our nation nearly one trillion dollars per year that we now spend on war. But watch this 9 minute interview of Dennis by Walter Cronkite and decide for yourself whether or not you think a Department of Peace is a worthy proposal: