We are members of a community of artists and musicians here in San Francisco as well as members of MoveOn.org. Like many others, we feel an increasing dissatisfaction with the course our country is taking due to the "leadership" of the current administration. We also feel that simply voting in November is not enough to get our country back on track.

We are working on an event to raise money for the MoveOn.org's 50 for the Future campaign. MoveOn shares the sentiments, concerns, and frustrations of many Americans who are unhappy with the direction our country has taken over the past 3-1/2 years. As many of us complain about the leadership of our country and the ever-widening gap between our ideals of a civilized world and the actions that are taking place in our name, our group has decided to put our words into action.

50 for the Future is a program sponsored by MoveOn in its efforts to raise $50 million through local grassroots fundraising activities around the country. By reclaiming our rights to free speech in the name of patriotism, average Americans with no ties to big money will raise hard money to defeat President Bush in the upcoming election and support progressive candidates who are in touch with the state of world events. For more information about MoveOn and its current projects visit www.moveon.org.

The event will take place on Friday, July 16, 2004 at Patrick Simms Studios/ICANGallery, an alternative art space in the SOMA district of San Francisco, which has agreed to host the event. We have organized a silent art auction, exciting performers, and much more! Our goal is to raise at least $5000 to donate to this campaign. Our hope is to stage a successful event, make the most impact, and get the most community involvement. We are excited to be able to participate and support MoveOn in the campaign to get our country back on track!

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