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October 27, 2004

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    Website: http://www.yesbushcan.com/
    Act: http://www.yesbushcan.com/act.shtml

"Yes, Bush Can" now says "no, Bush can't!"

Yes, Bush Can, an independent group dedicated to communicating Bush
policies directly to the public, has abandoned its campaign and is
officially endorsing John Kerry for President.

Before changing sides, the Yes, Bush Can team drove around the
country supporting the President in a campaign bus they had equipped
with sound and light systems, confetti cannons, and various props and
costumes. They gave dozens of stump speeches, distributed campaign
videos and "USA Patriot Pledges," and performed patriotic songs to
audiences across the country. (See
http://www.yesbushcan.com/media.shtml and

Last week, the group officially split with Bush. "In the course of
our travels, we ended up learning more about Bush's policies than he
wanted us to know," said Harmon Spellmeyer, one of the Yes, Bush Can
team. "We came to see that this administration is a catastrophe for
most people."

Before breaking with Bush, the Yes, Bush Can team worked earnestly to
support him. They went to the Pacific Northwest to promote Bush's
Healthy Forests Initiative--and discovered it was enabling the
logging industry to cut down our last old-growth forests. They
visited a nuclear power plant in Ohio to promote Bush's domestic
security policies--and found no one in the guard booth to meet them.
In western Pennsylvania, while promoting the President's energy
policy, they learned that it allows coal emissions which kill 23,000
people a year. Finally, while defending Bush's war on terrorism, they
found out that even Donald Rumsfeld feels the Iraq War has made the
world a more dangerous place.

After many similar discoveries and much internal turmoil, the Yes,
Bush Can group arrived at the difficult conclusion that they could no
longer continue their work. At a press conference Tuesday, in order
to demonstrate how profoundly they are rejecting their former boss's
ideas and policies, the team defaced and abandoned the bus they had
purchased and outfitted.

Until the election, the former Bush campaigners will be doing all
they can to make sure that Bush is prevented from winning the
presidency. They will be joining many thousands of others in going
door-to-door to "get out the vote" in cities throughout Florida--
beginning with Jacksonville, a mostly Black city where 11,000 votes
were never counted in 2000. (Statewide, 179,000 votes weren't
counted, more than half of them Black. 90% of Blacks voted for Gore.)

The former Yes, Bush Can team recommends the following websites to
those who wish to help "get out the vote":

http://acthere.com/ http://drivingvotes.org/

To canvas by phone, visit http://www.partyforamerica.org/phone/ or
http://calls.johnkerry.com/. Send a "vote" eCard at
http://www.aflcio.org/familyfunresources/ecards/. To offer financial
support to "get out the vote" efforts, visit
http://acthere.com/gotv-contribute/ or

Finally, visit the Yes, Bush Can website to follow the Yes, Bush Can
team as they join thousands of others in helping make sure that Bush
can do no more damage to America's economy, security, and dignity.

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