Oakland Democracy for America June Meetup

  • June 2, 2004 · 7:00 PM
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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was not sure of the exact number of people attending last night's Meet-up so I put 30? However when I submitted, it brought me back to this screen and erased my message in the comment section. As a result I had to resumit my feedback.

    September 3, 2004

  • A former member
    A former member

    We got to meet a Bay Area candidate Jim McNeerny who is taking on Pombo, the only regressive Congressman in the Bay Area (with no help from the Democratic party).

    September 3, 2004

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to have some discussion of issues, etc. in addition to announcements and letter-writing--a chance to hear one another's (changing?) views, a chance to air feelings, etc. as we move towards the Fall.

    September 3, 2004

  • A former member
    A former member

    The meet-up was helpful with regard to providing information about ways to get involved in the campaign. It was my first meeting, and I am anxious to get off the whining sidelines and get involved, so I appreciated that I came away with specific things to do.

    I have to say that it wasn't the most welcoming of environments initially, however. I sort of dragged a friend along, and neither of us knew what the drill was. No one greeted us when we came in or talked generally about the meeting format, so there was a clear sense that it was mainly oriented to people who had already been involved and made connections, especially, in this case, Deaniacs. That was disappointing, especially because I recognize that such grass roots organizing efforts really are essential to turning over the white house in the fall.

    September 3, 2004

  • A former member
    A former member

    We need new ideas about how Blue States can help in swing states.

    I didn't count the people at the meetup and there is no way I can indicate that this is my guess.

    September 3, 2004

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