East Bay "Democracy for America" Meetup Message Board › TONIGHT: Wake Up -- We've got a battle on our hands...
Did that get your attention?
Good. Because it's deadly serious.
That subject line is what the Alliance for a Better California wrote on the following DailyKos (most recommended) diary last night:
What's the gist of it?
With one month to go (!) until the Special Election, we're in trouble. And, if we don't Get Out The Vote in deep-blue Alameda County, we're going to take the whole state down with us.
"We have been telling you for weeks now that this fight not only is extremely important, but we have a damn good chance of losing. You want proof? Well you got it. SUSA just released their first poll of likely voters on the initiative fight and the numbers are horrible."
Here's SUSA polling on:
Parental notification for abortions.
SUSA: Yes ***59%*** No 39% Undecided 2%
"Blame New Teachers Act"
SUSA: Yes 55% No 44% Undecided 2%
"Paycheck Deception Act"
SUSA: Yes 60% No 37% Undecided 3%
"Cuts School Funding Act"
SUSA: Yes 58% No 38% Undecided 6%
SUSA: Yes 59% No 36% Undecided 6%
Now, SUSA uses unconventional polling methods (robocalls), but that doesn't mean its results should be completely ignored.
***And it doesn't mean we can take this election for granted.***
Come to tonight's Oakland DFA Meetup and get the scoop on Schwarzenegger's Special >Interest< Election as we participate in a special statewide conference call with Phil Angelides, running for Governor against Schwarzenegger, and Phil Giarrizzo, Field Director for the Alliance for a Better California.
PLEASE RSVP @ http://dfa.meetup.com...
OAKLAND "DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA" MEETUP
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave
6:30 pm: Daily Show & Dinner!
7 pm: Meetup
IMPORTANT: The questions you posed for Angelides on our DFA Meetup message board (thank you!) have been submitted to the conference call organizers --- we're just awaiting word on whether or not they will be asked tonight.
DAILY SHOW AND DINNER --- 6:30!
If you're hungry and want to laugh a little bit before the Meetup, we'll be watching the Daily Show at 6:30. Great stuff, including Jon Stewart's take on the Harriet Miers nomination to the Supreme Court. Get there no later than 6:30 for piping hot pizza and a good time.
And don't forget...
YOUR MEETUP COMMUNITY RAFFLE! (free, of course)
In the last few months, due to the contributions of several generous Meetuppers, we've raffled off some great stuff for free, including a professional massage, gift certificates and some great books. Anything and everything, political or not, is welcome. It's totally optional, of course, but PLEASE BRING AN ITEM TO RAFFLE (a book, a gift certificate, a service?) and share in the community chest!
Already we've got some great stuff:
* "The Exception to the Rulers" by Amy Goodman
* "Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America" by Robert Reich
* "Why They DON'T Hate Us: Lifting the Veil on the Axis of Evil" by Mark LeVine
... and the best title of all...
* CRONIES: How Texas Business Became American Policy --- And Brought Bush to Power"
POST-MEETUP BEER AND B.S.'ing
Finally, come on down after the Meetup for our monthly post-meetup get-together at Ben 'N Nick's. It's just another way to make democracy fun again...
So we can better prepare, please RSVP!
Be the Change,
Eden, James, Amy, Herb, Jason, and Skay
(and ad hoc members Mary, Jennifer, Sharon and Terry)
Your Oakland DFA Meetup Team