John Lennon and Yoko Ono used the publicity of their honeymoon to protest for peace by staging two week-long "bed ins" in 1969.
Now we can do the same March 19 in a nationwide call in sick day, to get the attention of our elected representatives who seem to forget they represent us when it comes to the war, constitution, and just about anything else that conflicts with a corporate donor.
March 19 ''SICK OF IT DAY'' call in sick to show we're sick of lies, war, the erosion of our rights, and the half-assed, token protests of Congress (which are usually followed by swift rubber-stamping of more abuses in spite of overwhelming public disapproval).
You may think that the time for action has passed and all things will be be healed if the Democrats win the White House and expand their majorities in Congress, but half the Democrats are as business-owned as Republicans, will continue to obey the orders of oil companies and defense contractors, and therefore need an overwhelming show of public disapproval so that fear of voters removing them will outweigh love of their donors and future employers who will give them jobs as lobbyists, CEO's, and board members when they leave office.
''Sick outs'' have been effective when cops caught the ''blue flu'' instead of doing a formal strike.
FROM THE ORGANIZERS' SITE:
WHAT IS SICK OF IT DAY?
Sick Of It Day is a day for everybody who is SICK OF THE LIES, SICK OF THE CORRUPTION, SICK OF THE WAR to make their statement in a way it will really count—CALL IN SICK on March 19, the 5th anniversary of the Iraq invasion!
In our own Declaration of Independence, it says, "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."
Calling in sick on March 19, "Sick Of It Day" is a powerful way for every one of us to withdraw our consent from a government that continues an immoral, illegal and SICK war.