John Edwards is the one candidate endorsed long ago by One.org (global fight against poverty) so it's no surprise that on Martin Luther King day Martin the III endorsed John (see comments below) : he speaks about Global poverty, justice, and is the real deal- offering to kick out all lobbyists from washington entirely to end the corruption and has the most extensive- paid for-Universal health care program of the candidates and the most long term plan to stabilize the environment even creating new jobs through innovation and new technology to resolve it, and taking back our liberties and protecting the constitution. Big $-corporations- the same ones that allow Rudy Guiliani with 1% of vote an invitation to a debate but shut out Ron Paul who had 15% are trying desperately to ignore John and only seek duality of Hilary and Obama yet John is more experienced then both of them, has not had millions poured in to his campaign from pharmaceutical companies and health care companies, and if you can engage enough to listen- wants to lead with bold ideas and great passion without the flashy surface stuff. He took second in New Hampshire despite being outspent 12 to 1! That's because he resonates with folks with substance when he speaks not just good speeches. He's gaining to 2nd now in South Carolina as well. If you are as concerned as I am that Living wages, social justice, equality for all be a part of America again- I urge to prayerfully consider reading about him (with few articles/videos below to get you started:) , listening to him on his website and Youtube, reading about him, and then when you feel the excitement about him that our family has for some time now- donating $10, $20 + to the John Edwards campaign before Super Tuesday arrives. Grassroots campaign work- just look at Paul Wellstones legacy. No matter who you like the most- I urge you to Pay attention. Get involved. It's called Sovereignty and this land is YOUR land!!! Yes, a $20 donation can make a difference X thousands! Please pass on to friends, loved ones, Super Tuesday is crunch time! - Jill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Following a meeting at the King Center in Atlanta on the afternoon of Saturday, January 19th, 2008, Martin Luther King, III sent John Edwards a letter praising Edwards' commitment to fighting poverty and speaking out for those without a voice. King, the first son of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the President and CEO of Realizing the Dream, said his father was a fighter and urged Edwards to continue the fight for justice and equality. He also urged the other candidates to follow Edwards' lead.
"I am disturbed by how little attention the topic of economic justice has received during this campaign," wrote King. "I want to challenge all candidates to follow your lead, and speak up loudly and forcefully on the issue of economic justice in America.
"From our conversation yesterday, I know this is personal for you. I know you know what it means to come from nothing. I know you know what it means to get the opportunities you need to build a better life. And, I know you know that injustice is alive and well in America, because millions of people will never get the same opportunities you had.
"I believe that now, more than ever, we need a leader who wakes up every morning with the knowledge of that injustice in the forefront of their minds, and who knows that when we commit ourselves to a cause as a nation, we can make major strides in our own lifetimes."
The letter can be downloaded at: http://www.johnedwards.com/news/20080121-mlk-iii-letter.pdf
John on Keith Olbermann MSNBC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RYmR9ubM7A
John on Lettermen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkrS3yHTY7w
On Wednesday Jan 24th actor Danny Glover spoke to a crowd at the Longshoreman's Union hall in Charleston South Carolina. Danny Glover's words were inspirational and filled with sincerity. He described to Union members how he had grown up in Augusta Georgia listening to his parents talking about "collective bargaining","health coverage" and "fair wages".
He went on to share why he was in complete support of John Edwards after having campaigned with John in Union halls across the nation. He described John Edwards as one of the most "compassionate" individuals he had ever met and "tough enough to fight" for the "middle class" and those who find themselves struggling.
Danny Glover's direct experience with former Senator John Edwards had obviously convinced him to stand right behind Edwards in his fight for equity in education, health care for all, living wages, a halt to the war in Iraq, and diplomacy in the middle east.
Danny Glover ended his moving talk with these words "You are the Architect of your own future", and Edwards is the candidate who is best suited to help us "rebuild our country".
TO ALL THE EDWARDS FOLKS WHO ARE OUT THERE PUSHING, CALLING, TALKING TO THEIR NEIGHBORS, CANVASSING, MAKING PHONE CALLS, WRITING THEIR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS....WE ARE HAVING AN EFFECT...KEEP PUSHING...IT IS WORKING