Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Stand Up Against Smith--By Standing Outside His Office Tomorrow

(Updated below 12/07/07)

Gordon Smith, Oregon's Junior senator (because Junior knows he can always count on his vote), has staked out immoderate, conservative positions on civil rights, education, the environment, choice--you name it.

My favorite Smith position, though, will always be his four votes (so far) to prolong the Iraq occupation and keep our troops in the middle of it, after claiming (by coincidence, shortly after the congressional Republicans got their asses handed to them in the 2006 election) that Bush's Iraq policy "may even be criminal." (But then again, in the Age of Bush there's "criminal" and then there's <air quotes>criminal</air quotes>, eh, Senator?)

Time for Smith to leave DC and return to his first love--frozen vegetables.

If you agree--and if you don't, what are you? anti-vegetable?--join one of the Hold Smith Accountable protests, organized byStopGordonSmith.com, to be held outside his Oregon office nearest you, from 11.30am to 12.30pm tomorrow (Wednesday).

Even if you can only join the line for part of that time, get out there and make your voice heard!

Gordon Smith office locations:

Portland, OR Office
One World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204

Medford, OR Office
Security Plaza
1175 East Main
Medford, OR 97504

Eugene, OR Office
Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse
405 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Pendleton, OR Office
Jager Building
116 South Main Street
Pendleton, OR 97801

Bend, OR Office
Jamison Building
131 NW Hawthorne Avenue
Bend, OR 97701

And if you have digital pictures or YouTube footage from your rally, let us know.

Hold Gordon Smith accountable.

(Cross-posted at Loaded Orygun.)

(Update: The East Oregonian covers the demonstration in Smith's back yard. H/t to Blue Oregon.)

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