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2003-03-29 - 3:09 a.m.

:::Who Is Dennis Kucinich?:::

This page is dedicated to bringing you all the news on Dennis Kucinich who is a Democratic Hopeful for the 2004 Presidential Race

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The Kucinich Campaign has had a very good week:

(1) Dennis was a smashing success at the Emily's List forum of feminist leaders in Washington, D.C., this week. Here is the description from page A2 of Wednesday's Washington Post: "Kucinich attacked Bush for going to war in Iraq and for failing to focus on the threats to economic security at home. 'I know where weapons of mass destruction are,' he said to rising applause and eventually a standing ovation. 'Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Poor health care is a weapon of mass destruction. And when the government lies to the American people, that is a weapon of mass destruction.'"

(2) On Wednesday, Dennis took to the House floor to assert: "This administration led this nation into a war based on a pretext that Iraq was an imminent threat, which it was not." While other Democrats have gone into hiding on Iraq, Dennis is demanding answers...as forcefully as ever.

(3) Dennis' success in the Iowa debate at the AFSCME union continues to be discussed -- the huge applause, repeated standing ovations, top-rating by the focus group of undecided union members. David Yepsen, the Des Moines Register's long-time political columnist, reported: "Kucinich has been spending considerable time in Iowa and his good score indicates he could be on the verge of becoming a factor in the Iowa contest." John Carlson, another Register columnist, suggested that Dennis was "from the Michael Moore wing of the Democratic Party."

(4) The most recent Zogby Poll of Iowa has Dennis Kucinich at 3%. This is a surprisingly high figure for a largely unknown, under-funded candidate who started late. What it shows is that Dennis' message is beginning to stick, and he is winning supporters with each new visit to Iowa.

(5) Dennis' extended interview on NPR is getting great pass-around on the Internet. It demonstrated his ability to be serious, to handle complex issues with sophisticated solutions, and to inject humor (check out the broccoli repartee near the end). When NPR host Bob Edwards asks "Is your realistic goal to win the presidential nomination or to raise these issues?" -- Dennis replies: "By raising these issues I'm going to win. By raising these issues, I'll identify myself as the one candidate who is in touch with the practical aspirations of people and who sees that this country has the resources to address those aspirations."

If you have not yet heard the extended version of the NPR interview, check it out.



The Kucinich Campaign is on the move. We are gaining ground in Iowa, California, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and other key, early states.

All we are lacking is money. The next fundraising report is June 30th, and it is important that our campaign show that we have begun to raise funds in a serious way.

If you have not given, please do -- every $10, every $25, is important. And if you have given, please consider giving again, or becoming a monthly contributor. Remember: All donations up to $250 are matched. That means your $25 is really worth $50 to our campaign. To contribute: [https://www.kucinich.us/contribute.php]

Please help because a better world is possible. http://www.kucinich.us


::Important Issues::

Civil Liberties
Weapons & Non-Proliferation
Workers Rights
Nuclear Safety
Universal Health Care
Prescription Drugs
Social Security and Pension Protection
Reproductive Rights
Campaign Finance
International Cooperation
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
Genetically Engineered Food
Water as a Human Right
Death Penalty
Department of Peace

Note: if you click on one of the links above and it takes you to what appears to be a dead link at first, please hit reload til it loads. Apparently Dennis is having hacking problems from his website.


A Prayer for America

A New Horizon for the Democratic Party

The Soul of the Worker and the American Restoration

Iraq and the Economy

The National Newspaper Association Speech

Speech at the Democratic National Committee

The Workers' White House

Inner Space


Architects of New Worlds

A Second Renaissance

The Health of Our Nation

Peace as a Civil Right

::Dennis Kucinich in the News::

::Schedule for Fundraising::

How to Contact Dennis Kucinich

::Recent News::

Kucinich Calls for Immediate End to War Today, at a press conference on Capitol Hill, March 28, 2003

"This Administration has never made its case for war against Iraq. It is an unjustified war, which the Administration continues to misrepresent and exaggerate. The most recent example is the Administration's characterization of international coalition support for this war."

"This morning, President Bush once again exaggerated the extent of support for the war stating that the coalition of countries supporting this war is larger than the 1991 Gulf War. What Bush failed to mention was that back in 1991, all of the 34 coalition members offered military force, by contributing troops on the ground, aircraft, ships or medics. "

"This war involves the troops of only the U.S., Britain, Australia, Poland and Albania. Not even the three members of the Security Council that support the war, Spain, Italy, and Bulgaria are committing military support."

"This Bush Administration has been adding coalition member to their list based on statements of "moral" support. As the Washington Post reported last week, if this type of criteria was used back in 1991, the size of the coalition would likely have topped 100 countries."

"Further, the total cost of the Gulf War to the United States was around $4 billion dollars. This time, the President has come to Congress requesting a $75 billion bill, all of which will be paid by U. S. taxpayers. Clearly, military and economic support from countries is far more important than statements of 'well-wishes'."

"This war must end now. It was unjust when it started last week, and is still unjust today. The U.S. should get out now and try to save the lives of American troops and Iraqi citizens. Most importantly, ending the war now and resuming weapons inspections could salvage world opinion of the United States, which has been deteriorating since the talk of war began. After all, the greatest threat to the United States at this time is terrorism, which is breeding from this war."

Congressman Kucinich will issue daily statements on the war in Iraq. Please pass these statements on to your friends. Help empower America's leading spokesperson for peaceful resolution of international conflict.

Please visit http://www.kucinich.us now to contribute to the presidential campaign. Your financial help will spread the message and enable a new vision for America to be brought forward.

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::Articles by Dennis Kucinich::

The Bloodstained Path

A HIGHER DESTINY: If you think peace, you create peace

On Stopping Open-ended, Permanent War on Terrorism

Peace And Nuclear Disarmament: A Call To Action

Obviously Oil

"Spirit and Stardust"

Testimony of Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Rebuilding America's Infrastructure Before the Budget Committee, March 8, 2001

A Call for Deliberation

Kucinich Draws the Line Against War

Resisting Bush's War

::Interviews with Dennis Kucinich::

YES. Interview with Rep. Dennis Kucinich, by Sarah Ruth van Gelder

The Salon Interview: Dennis Kucinich

BuzzFlash Interviews Congressman Dennis Kucinich

ADM's Jon Lottman interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich for "The Next Space Race"

An Interview with Congressman Dennis Kucinich: An American Vision

We are Governed by Fear: An Interview with Congressman Dennis Kucinich

::Kucinich in the News::

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich Speaks on “Creating Peace”

Pro-Life Progressive No More: The strange journey of Dennis Kucinich

John Hagelin Meets With U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich To Discuss Department Of Peace Legislation (H.R. 2459)

Ohio Presidential Hopeful Pivots Over to Pro-Choice Camp

Election 2004 - On Dennis Kucinich in the Fray - Josh Frank


Dennis Kucinich: The Story

Eugene Peace Academy: Dennis Kucinich

U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich Endorses Compassionate Listening

Dennis Kucinich Is The One In 2004

The Genetically Engineered Food Right To Know Act of 2002

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