Citizens For Legitimate Government
Citizens for Legitimate Government Protests Bush v.
Gore on One Year Anniversary, December 12, 2001
Denver, CO; Eugene, OR; Santa Ana, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Costa Mesa, Oakland, Pasadena, CA; Orlando, FL; Washington, DC; New York,
NY and other cities nationwide -- December 8, 2001 -- Citizens for
Legitimate Government, a national, multi-partisan, pro-Democracy action
group, will join forces with Democrats.com and Votermarch to protest on
the anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in Bush vs. Gore. The SCOTUS
decision of December 12th, denounced by over 600 legal scholars and several
prominent authors, brought an end to vote counting in the state of Florida,
and effectively discounted the election. The decision was legally
baseless, and, according to prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, "criminal."
The Court ruled to evacuate the democratic process under the rubric
of "equal protection." Tens of thousands of votes were likewise
disregarded in Florida, while thousands of others were preempted in a
criminal voter purge conducted at Katherine Harris's behest, under the
aegis of the Jeb Bush administration.
"The US Commission on Civil Rights, the NORC recount
results, dozens of news investigations, hundreds of hours of testimony,
and thousands of disenfranchised Americans verify that Bush is not a legitimate
president. Terrorism, and a war supposedly conducted to avenge it, cannot
change this fact." Michael Rectenwald, Founder and Chair -
Citizens For Legitimate Government is an official sponsor
of the candlelight vigil taking place in Washington, DC, as well as the
forum in New York, NY, that will be held in the famous Cooper Union Hall.
This forum will have speakers including Gov. Ann Richards of
Texas and other politicians, actors and activists. CLG also
has active members organizing events in cities around the nation. The
group has been actively involved in promoting the impeachment of the five
Supreme Court justices in the majority opinion in Bush v. Gore and are
sponsors of the online impeachment resolution by Rep. Charles O. Porter
of Eugene, OR.
Citizens for Legitimate Government is a
strategic grassroots group created by concerned, tax-paying citizens,
after an activist U.S. Supreme Court abandoned its Constitutional obligations
and upheld the Republican Party's efforts to eliminate the democratic
process from the 2000 presidential contest. The members of the group do
not recognize the Bush administration as legitimate. CLG has been
involved in actions from flying banners over the last Super Bowl and Rose
Bowl, to organizing protests of George W. Bush nationwide, including the
Bush protest at Yale University during commencement.
For information on the group's activities, visit their