Progressive Calendar 07.15.10
From: David Shove (
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:37:18 -0700 (PDT)
            P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   07.15.10

1. Jimmy Johns/AZ      7.15 6:30pm
2. AntiWarMN cocktails 7.15 6:30pm
3. The costs of war    7.15 7pm

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From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at]>
Subject: Jimmy Johns/AZ 7.15 6:30pm

Contact: Nick Espinosa, 612-432-8888, BAM! Campaign organizer
Immigrant rights advocates host satirical game show blasting Jimmy
Johns support for AZ racial profiling law, SB1070

Contest Protest Jimmy Johns - Boycott Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law
BAM! will sponsor a Jimmy John's trivia contest!  The lucky winner
gets a special sandwich!
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Jimmy John's Downtown (Block E Street level on 6th St.)
600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Why:  Franchise owners won't sign statement condemning Jimmy John's
founder who funds the campaigns of anti-immigrant demagogues like Joe
Arpaio and John McCain who are outspoken supporters of SB1070

The story:

Our first picket produced sandwiches, but no public agreement on the part
of the franchisee--who turns over 10.5 percent of the nine-restaurant
chain's sales to founder "Jimmy John" Liautaud--denouncing the funding of
the politics of hatred in this country.

We continue to picket MikLin Enterprises.

Jimmy John's founder funds the campaigns of anti-immigrant demagogues like
Joe Arpaio and John McCain who are outspoken supporters of SB1070. Founded
in 1983 by James "Jimmy John" Liautaud, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
have expanded to over 1000 shops, including two franchise operations in
Minnesota, Miklin and Spin the Planet Enterprises. Each franchise pays the
parent corporation in Illinois about 10.5 percent in sales and branded

Unfortunately, some of that money has ended up assisting the campaigns of
racist demagogues like Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, infamous for
his anti-immigrant policies. Prior to the 2008 election, the Liautaud
Development Group LLC (also run by Jimmy John) funneled $10,000 to the
"Sheriff Command Association," which smeared Arpaio's opponent, Dan Saban.
Nationally, Liautaud has funded Senator John McCain in recent
transformation as an anti-comprehensive immigration reform candidate
($4.600 in 2008), as well as contributing $5,000 in 2009 to the "Free and
Strong America PAC, which contributes to anti-reform U.S. Representatives
and Senators.

For this reason we are giving Jimmy John's sandwiches the title "Freaky

We continue to demand that the franchise holders publicly denounce SB1070
in writing - or face the boycott!

More info on Jimmy John's:
<> Boycott Arizona --
Minnesota! (BAM!) Immigrants and Allies An alliance of Minnesota
immigrants and their allies have launched a campaign to Repeal SB1070 by
encouraging individuals, organizations, and businesses to boycott Arizona,
and to show the right wing extremists that we will not tolerate hateful
Arizona style laws here in Minnesota.

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From: Meredith Aby <awcmere [at]>
Subject: AntiWarMN cocktails 7.15 6:30pm

[AntiWarMN] Cocktails for a Cause this Thursday - come and have
fun with us!

Cocktails for a Cause
Thursday, July 15th, 6:30 to 8:30pm in the lobby of the Park Avenue
Associates Building, 2615 Park Avenue South (Park & 26th St. - across from
the American Swedish Institute )

Come have drinks and appetizers with other progressive and peace loving
people! Donations from the event will support the Anti-War Committee, a
local grassroots peace group that works in solidarity with the peoples
affected by U.S. warfare and for change in U.S. foreign policy in
Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Colombia.

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: The costs of war 7.15 7pm

Presentation: "The Financial and Human Costs of War"
Thursday, July 15, 7:00 p.m. St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3121 Groveland
School Road, Minnetonka.

Join others at a presentation addressing the financial and human costs of
war featuring peace activists Tom White and Larry Johnson. White, a member
of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP), Veterans for Peace,
Minnesota Peace Project, and Interfaith Peacemakers of Edina, will share
his spiritual motivation for his political involvement. Johnson, President
of Minnesota Veterans for Peace, Vietnam War medic, and conscientious
objector will describe the often hidden, always damaging personal cost of
war to veterans, including the long term impact on families and
communities. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Endorsed by: WAMM. FFI: Call Linda, 763-478-4956.


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