I know Morgan, I have submitted testimony for bills he has worked on in the past. If ever there was somebody trying to do the impossible, with nothing, immeadiately, it's Morgan. Contact me off list Morgan I will help where I am able. Tom C From: "Morgan W. Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: HPN@aspin.asu.edu Update No Force Walk Across America Taking the message to the People Hello, For those on the HPN list who either don't know me or don't remember me, a brief bio: I am currently homeless and have been on HPN a couple of times in the past. I have been homeless (again) for over two and a half years this go around. I have just rejoined HPN for a very brief moment so I can post this message here and then I will be getting off shortly again. The reasons for this is because, very soon, if all goes as I hope and as intended, while I have been on the street in various forms at different times -- I am literally going on the road on a long journey. I have spent several long night (and days at times), both earlier this year during the late winter preceding and also this winter we are beginning to enter as well, walking the streets trying to stay warm or attempting to find a place to sleep or just get warm. During those times, I did a lot of thinking. Among the thoughts and ideas I mulled over in many a long quiet moment, was considering how best I could help support, articulate and give voice to the No Force message. After much consideration, I have decided to take the message on the road, one step - and to one person - at a time. Briefly, the message includes: * The use of force and coercion in all its forms has no place -- and ought NOT to be tolerated or supported -- in health care treatment in any setting or for any reason. * STOP forced and coerced mental health and behavorial health treatment now! * In the words of Justin Dart: "No Forced Treatment Ever!" -- Justin Dart, Jr. is a Disability Rights Movement Leader * End the violence! * Abolish forced and coerced treatment now! My intention is to take the No Force message personally on the road across America beginning with leaving Burlington Vermont on Friday morning, December 10, 1999. Between now and then, I will be very busy making preparations as well as attempting to continue to put up the home page I have created for this No Force Walk Across America. I have just finsihed doing some major updating and revisions to it. For information about the Walk for No Force Across America and for more about just what this No Force message is, please visit: No Force Walk Across America Taking the message to the People: http://members.tripod.com/~no_force/index.html I will be adding much more information to the home page as I am able to and will also attempt to post updates whenever possible. When I begin this journey: Leaving Burlington on December 10, I will head straight down Route 7 and into western Massachusetts. Then west to New York State and south to Albany, NY and so on through New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and so forth on down to Florida for the first long leg of this long No Force Journey. >From Florida, my hope is to then head in a diagonal of sorts up to Eugene, Oregon. From there -- well I will have plenty of time to give thought to that -- first things first. That is the initial plan, though it is very much open to change of course. I have set up an e-mail account that will be only for receiving and sending of messages relating to my No Force Walk Across America. It is: email@example.com I will not be able to answer every message I receive, but will make every attempt to when I can. My Hotmail e-mail account will be for sending and receiving personal e-mail only. Morgan Morgan Walker Brown (Yes, that is my real middle name) No Force Walk Across America Taking the message to the People: http://members.tripod.com/~no_force/index.html Notes: Please feel free to forward the above message as is on to others. My apologies if this is a message-clone, if you have already received this message either directly or otherwise. --MWB ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com --------- End forwarded message ---------- ___________________________________________________________________ Why pay more to get Web access? Try Juno for FREE -- then it's just $9.95/month if you act NOW! Get your free software today: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.