First, they came for the Somalis,

But because I was not a Somali, I did not speak up.

Then they came for the Illegal Immigrants,

But because I was not an Illegal Immigrant, I did not speak up.

Then they came for the Young Anarchists,

But because I was not a Young Anarchist, I did not speak up.

Then they came for the Antiwar Activists,

But because I was not an Antiwar Activist, I did not speak up.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

Thanks to Carol Walker

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  1. Michael Cavlan RN October 10, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    NATIONAL MUSLIM WOMEN’S GROUP ENDORSES MICHAEL CAVLAN FOR CONGRESS

    THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM AMERICAN WOMEN (NAMAW) PUBLICLY
    STANDS BEHIND CAVLAN

    For Immediate Release: October 11, 2010
    For Further Information: Dori Ullman (612) 414-9528

    October 11, 2010

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Campaign Committe to Elect Michael Cavlan to Congress
    is proud to announce that the National Association of Muslim American
    Women (NAMAW) has endorsed Independent Congressional Candidate Mike
    Cavlan for the US House of Representatives for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional
    District.

    NAMAW contacted the campaign writing:

    “We know that Ellison is your opponent and that he is Muslim and the
    first Muslim elected to Congress. He hasn’t done Muslims a bit of good.
    The Somali community that elected him complains that he doesn’t even
    talk about what is happening in Somalia. They get no representation at
    all from this guy. Being Muslim doesn’t matter. He hasn’t been a good
    representative for Muslims and I don’t think he really wants to be
    known as the Muslim Congressman. It is our pleasure to endorse you.”

    Cavlan said, ” While the FBI have been targeting the Muslim community
    as well as the local Peace and Justice community, the silence of those
    elected to office has been duly noted”. Cavlan further promises to
    “Defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights from all enemies, foreign
    and domestic. That includes those elected officials in power during the
    Bush years as well as the current Obama Administration. I give my word
    to the people of the 5th District of Minnesota, as well as the nation,
    that I will fight for you all, instead of the monied special interests
    which currently corrupt the Nations capitol.”

    Cavlan also states “I suspect that another reason that NAMAW also
    supports our campaign because of our positions on US Foreign policy and
    it’s support of nations that are human rights abusers. As well as the
    actions of the United States government in slaughtering countless
    innocent Muslims and other civilians. Unlike my opponent, I will oppose
    this with more than meaningless rhetoric.”

    Cavlan has also been endorsed by American hero Ralph Nader, peace
    activist Cindy Sheehan, former Presidential candidate Representative
    Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, former US Senate candidate Brother Ray
    Tricomo as well as the Kalpulli Turtle Island Organization which is
    committed to creating a more sustainable and equitable nation.

    ###.

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