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At 100 hour mark, Enough Project Founder and former White House adviser issues solidarity video

John Prendergast, co-founder of Enough Project and former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton, issued a video in solidarity with acvisits who - against all adversity and in sub-freezing overnight temperatures - have reached the 100 hour mark in their hold-out outside the Oklahoma City office of Senator Tom Coburn, who is blocking passage of the historic LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.

Dear Oklahomans, from us (an open letter)

This is being handed out on the streets to passerby:

76 hours and counting, spirits remain high

they're sleeping. it's cold.Oklahomans' reputation as being a hospitable bunch is apparently quite well deserved.

Driving to Oklahoma? Or, looking for a ride?

We're setting up a rideshare system simply using the Facebook discussion board in the "Dr. No: Please Say Yes" group on Facebook.

You can join the group, and then click the Discussions tab, and then simply write the name of the city from which you are driving, and contact information for others who may be located along your path and are looking for a ride.

Here's the group link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=289928970947

 

First Sen. Inhofe (R-OK), now Sen. Feingold (D-WI) call on Coburn to lift hold

Last week, Senator Inhofe - Oklahoma's senior Republican Senator - spoke on the floor of the Senate imploring Senator Coburn to lift his hold on the bill. Yesterday, Senator Feingold of Wisconsin, the bill's chief author, released his own inpiring statement in solidarity with activists in Oklahoma.

Here are some excerpts:

Negotiations With Senator Coburn: What’s Really Going Down

Here’s the deal. We’ve spared you the nitty gritty details of our negotiations with Coburn because it can be a bit overwhelming. But with the Senator’s staff in Washington telling all you phone callers that WE are the ones not accepting a reasonable compromise, it’s time to clarify.

Watch Oklahoman Mark Nehrenz question Dr. Coburn on the bill at a town hall meeting

All-star activist Mark Nehrenz - who is the Oklahoma spokesperson for Dr. No Please Say Yes - tracked down Senator Coburn on Friday, February 19th to question him directly about his hold on the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.

Can't join "Oklahoma Says Yes" in person? We need you anyway.

While the truly crazy ones may be able to skip work, miss a few classes, or drive across the country to attend Oklahoma Says Yes, we understand that there are also sane people who wish to support the passage of this landmark legislation. So here are 3 things you can to to join the effort:

1. Go anyway. Seriously. Board a plane, jump in the car: this action won't stop until we succeed, and we need the people to COME.

"Oklahoma Says Yes" kicks off Friday, and won't end until Senator Coburn lifts his hold

Dozens have attended lobby meetings, hundreds have made phone calls, and thousands have written letters. And while Senator Coburn's office has started to feel the heat, they continue to block the passage of the landmark LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.

Call Senator Coburn’s DC Office (202) 224-5754