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March 3, 2012

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Steps up to Support Kucinich

By Meryl Ann Butler

As the Super PAC smears on Ohio Congressman, Dennis Kucinich's campaign, stoop to new lows, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has stepped up to the plate. He is endorsing the congressman's campaign and is going to Cleveland on Sunday, March 4 to rally Kucinich's supporters.

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Rbt. F. Kennedy Jr. (detail) Photograph by Christopher Peterson.
Rbt. F. Kennedy Jr. (detail) Photograph by Christopher Peterson.
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As the Super PAC smears on Congressman Dennis Kucinich's campaign stoop to new lows, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has stepped up to the plate. He is endorsing the congressman's campaign and is going to Cleveland on Sunday, March 4 to rally Kucinich's  supporters.

Kucinich (D-OH) said, "Robert is a great leader, and someone who I am proud to say I have worked with for years to create a better world."

Kennedy will join hundreds of other supporters who are traveling to Kucinich's Ohio district right now to help him win this race.
Kucinich says, "We're expecting a close race on Tuesday and every dollar we raise is going to getting our supporters out to the polls...I would not be surprised if this election comes down to a handful of votes.

We are seeing something magical happen on the ground. Our events are filled with energy, our offices are overflowing with volunteers, and our hearts are filled with passion. We have always placed our campaign in the hands of our supporters, not the corporations or big money, and that is what is going to bring us to victory on Tuesday. Let's win this thing!"



Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Ani DeFranco, a longtime supporter of Kucinich, said, "Please do all you can to keep Dennis Kucinich in Congress! Vote for him on March 6 if you live in his district; sign up at his website to get engaged and contribute and get your social networks actively fired up sharing your support of Dennis with your friends."

Note: Photo of RFK, Jr, by Christopher Peterson used with permission . http://www.christopherpeterson.com


Authors Website: http://www.OceanViewArts.com

Authors Bio:

Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, 2013. In June, 2015, the combined views on her articles, diaries and quick link contributions topped one million. She was particularly happy that her article about Bree Newsome removing the Confederate flag was the one that put her past the million mark.

Her art in a wide variety of media can be seen on her YouTube video, "Visionary Artist Meryl Ann Butler on Creativity and Joy" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGs2r_66QE

A NYC native, her response to 9-11 was to pen an invitation to healing through creativity, entitled, "90-Minute Quilts: 15+ Projects You Can Stitch in an Afternoon" (Krause 2006), which is a bestseller in the craft field. The sequel, MORE 90-Minute Quilts: 20+ Quick and Easy Projects With Triangles and Squares was released in April, 2011. Her popular video, How to Stitch a Quilt in 90 Minutes with Meryl Ann Butler can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrShGOQaJQ8

She has been active in a number of international, arts-related projects as a citizen diplomat, and was arts advisor to Baltimore's CIUSSR (Center for Improving US-Soviet Relations), 1987-89. She made two trips to the former USSR in 1987 and 1988 to speak to artists, craftpeople and fashion designers on the topic of utilizing the arts as a tool for global wellbeing. She created the historical "First US-Soviet Children's Peace Quilt Exchange Project" in 1987-88, which was the first time a reciprocal quilt was given to the US from the former USSR.

Her artwork is in collections across the globe.

Meryl Ann is a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and has been building labyrinths since 1992. She publishes an annual article about the topic on OpEdNews on World Labyrinth Day, the first Saturday in May.

OpEdNews Senior Editor Joan Brunwasser interviewed Meryl Ann in "Beyond Surviving: How to Thrive in Challenging Times" at https://www.opednews.com/articles/Beyond-Surviving--How-to-by-Joan-Brunwasser-Anxiety_Appreciation_Coronavirus_Creativity-200318-988.html

Find out more about Meryl Ann's artistic life in "OEN Managing Ed, Meryl Ann Butler, Featured on the Other Side of the Byline" at https://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/OEN-Managing-Ed-Meryl-Ann-in-Life_Arts-Artistic_Artists_Quilt-170917-615.html

On Feb 11, 2017, Senior Editor Joan Brunwasser interviewed Meryl Ann in Pink Power: Sister March, Norfolk, VA at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pink-Power-Sister-March--by-Joan-Brunwasser-Pussy-Hats-170212-681.html

"Creativity and Healing: The Work of Meryl Ann Butler" by Burl Hall is at
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Creativity-and-Healing--T-by-Burl-Hall-130414-18.html

Burl and Merry Hall interviewed Meryl Ann on their BlogTalk radio show, "Envision This," at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this/2013/04/11/meryl-ann-butler-art-as-a-medicine-for-the-soul

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