If you want accountability from our elected officials, then you must to vote.
If you drink the water and breathe the air polluted by unregulated industries, then you must vote.
If you can't find a job that pays you a decent, living wage, then you must vote.
If you can't afford even the most basic healthcare or health insurance, then you must vote.
If you can't afford to put gas in your car, then you must vote.
If you want to get an college education but can't afford one, then you must vote.
If you want to protect a woman's right to choose, then you must vote.
If you want to maintain a clear separation of church and state, then you must vote.
If you believe that the rights of ALL* Americans are protected by the Constitution, then you must vote.
If you worry about our foreign policy and how it affects the world, then you must vote.
If you want to be heard, then you must vote.

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Today's Featured Exhibitor: ACLU-TN (www.aclu-tn.org) - Saturday, October 2    "Patriotism and Protest: Your Right to Dissent" Nashville, Free and Open to the Public. National ACLU attorney Chris Hansen will speak at ACLU-TN's Annual Membership Meeting.  Chris is one of the ACLU lawyers in Acorn et al v. Philadelphia, the case challenging the "free speech protest zones" set up by Secret Service during visits by President Bush and other senior federal officials across the country. The event will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Green Hills Branch of the Nashville Public Library (3701 Benham Avenue).

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The Lucy's Record Shop ACT NOW! Reunion Concert* - A Day of Music, Culture, and Free Speech

September 18, 2004, The Belcourt Theatre, 12 Noon until 12 midnight

Shake off your cynicism. Regain your voice. Connect culture and politics. Celebrate free speech. Support Democracy. Register to vote. Debate the issues.

Performances by: Lambchop, High Strung, Glossary, Murdered Minority, Trauma Team, Fall with Me, Lovebucket and Slaphappy Superfly, Forget Cassettes, Wally Pleasant, Lojaque and the Flaming Nahd Bits, Oliver's Army and Born Empty. Concert details here...

Exhibiting organizations and speakers: The Firebrand Community Center, Tennessee Guerilla Women, Nashville Peace and Justice Center, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, WRFN Radio Free Nashville, The Fifth Estate, TeenEdge, Grimey's New and Pre-loved Vinyl and CDs, Davidson County Young Democrats, Women for Women and the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp, MTSU's Students for Environment Action, Libertarian Party of Tennessee, DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), Tennessee National Organization of Women, Planned Parenthood of Mid-TN, Glendale Baptist Church, Stuff, The Beat of Nashville, and the Lucy's Voter Registration Street Team.

Sponsored by:

Music for America: Music and Other Social Causes

*After production costs, all proceeds from this event will benefit the Firebrand Community Center of Nashville, TN. The vision of the Firebrand is to create a community space - a library, media lab, performance space, meeting area, and kitchen - that can be used by many different local organizations to inspire and educate. The Firebrand Community Center is an independent, non-profit organization with 501(c) 3 status.