Protest Music for Personal Rights Unsubscribe instantly from these emails by clicking here May 13, 2010 RALLY DETAILS Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:0


Protest Music for Personal Rights

May 13, 2010


Wednesday, May 26, 2010
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Grant Park, Downtown Chicago
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The American Rally for Personal Rights is pleased to announce that rally speaker Michael Belkin, will for the very first time ever, be performing songs from his upcoming CD at our rally. Listen now

In 1998, Michael's daughter died only hours after receiving a required vaccine, sparked by this intensely personal encounter with the negative effects of government-mandated vaccines he began a journey of public service which has included providing testimony before Congress, attending vaccine related regulatory sessions and appearing in countless media reports as a vaccine safety advocate.

His journey has found a new path in The Refusers, a musical tribute to the victims (past, present and future) of the government's misguided mandatory vaccination policy. Inspired by his previous career as a LA session player and recording artist, Michael has brought infectious elements of funk, gospel, rock, and even a touch of punk to this project. Combining this with his pointed lyrics discussing vaccine issues and government-mandated intrusion into our personal lives, The Refusers embodies, in the great American tradition of protest music, a sound that will be heard around the world. With lyrics like "they can keep their flu vaccine" and "a vaccine needle stole my baby away," this record will have you on your feet shouting "keep your mandates out of my body"!

The Refusers' new record is being produced and recorded by the indefatigable John N. Wilson, a Seattle-based recording engineer and producer. The record is driven by the impeccable beat of drummer Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) and the intense groove of bassist Steve Newton.

Belkin provides all of the lyrics as well as driving guitar riffs and forceful lead vocals. Additional backing vocals have been contributed by Susi Meredith (renowned gospel recording artist), Steve Newton and John N. Wilson.

Visit the rally website to listen to and download selections from the Refusers' upcoming CD. A complimentary CD will also be available for participants at the Chicago rally.



If you're going to the rally, please note:

1. After Party tickets are $10pp until May 18. Then they will be $15pp online or at the door, space permitting. Join rally speakers, volunteers, friends, family and supporters at LaSalle Power Company - just 1.5 miles from the Park - for drinks, food, and great company! Our DJ will spin rally music favorites. Kids welcome.
2. Until May 22, you can pre-order delicious, all natural boxed lunches available from Gourmet Gorilla: Wisconsin Honey Turkey and cheddar, Amish Chicken with organic greens and blue cheese, Grilled Veggies on focaccia with goat cheese, Strawberry and sunflower seed salad... all with a whole-grain brownie, Baja salad and bottle of water for $12. You can pick yours up on the bus or at the rally if you prepay now. Otherwise, you might be stuck with the Park's hot dogs and pretzels.
3. For those wishing to take the rally bus to Grant Park from the Westin O'Hare, reserve your spot on the bus before May 19. If you don't pay for your seat by May 19, we can't promise you a seat.



1. Be counted. Buy balloons to represent you in Chicago... $10/family!
2. Watch the live webcast. Go to the rally site on rally day and you will see it all on the home page! Go to the Community Forum for more info.
3. Attend a house party or satellite rally.
4. Throw a house party or satellite rally. Here are flyers for New Jersey's event and Seattle's event. Contact us and we'll tell you more.



1. Register! Click this link or go to the rally website and sign up.
2. Buy your t-shirt and pick it up there. All rally gear items will be available for sale at the rally but quantities are very limited. If you know you want one, buy it now.
3. Make a few signs. If you're stumped, here's a list of signs we've seen at other events. We offer them to you without endorsement or edits.


It will be an event to remember.

Louise Kuo Habakus
Mary Holland
Bob Krakow
Mia Nitchun
Ginger Taylor...

and a growing list of volunteers and supporters

p.s. The rally alerts will be sent more frequently from now until rally day May 26.

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