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East Bay "Democracy for America" Meetup Message Board › Showing Up and Standing Up.

Showing Up and Standing Up.

Eden J.
Imagine.

Waking up to the following headlines on Wednesday, Nov. 9th:

ARNOLD WINS BIG
Republicans celebrate passage of Props 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78; Governor's re-election campaign back on track; GOP, Bush boosted by blue-state sweep

It could happen.

But that's not the worst of it. Who wins or loses politically pales in comparison to the impact these Propositions will have on real people --- like you and me.

"The only way to preserve our democracy...
... is to participate in it."
--- Howard Dean, speaking in Hayward a week ago.

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OAKLAND DFA PHONE BANK NITE
Only You Have the Power to Stop Schwarzenegger

Wednesday, October 26, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
(show up for all or just a portion of the night)
SEIU-UHW
560 Thomas L. Berkley Way
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Please RSVP @
http://dfa.meetup.com...­
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As he was running for DNC Chair a few months ago, Howard Dean said that the only way we can take back our country is if we show up.

Well, with another naked right-wing power grab facing us in TWO WEEKS, it's time to show up.

And stand up.

- For pregnant teenage girls in abusive homes.
- For teachers getting the shaft because they speak out.
- For nurses working double-shifts and still finding the time to protest against Schwarzenegger.
- For firefighters risking their lives but facing funding cuts.
- For people in states across the country that will face similar GOP-led initiatives if these right-wing power grabs pass in California.

Believe it or not, the Special >interest< Election is just days away. And many voters -- progressive voters -- don't even know it's happening (!). Even in Alameda County, where the outcome of several propositions just might be decided.

What makes this IMPORTANT is that we're calling the folks that will swing this election --- occasional voters who don't like Arnold but just don't know which way to vote (No on Props 73-78 and Yes on Props 79 and 80). With just a basic understanding of the initiatives and a phone script to follow, it will be easy for you and others to make a real difference.

Never phone banked? No worries. It's really easy. And fun. I've phone banked for a number of hours now and it's been blissfully easy. People want to know one thing --- how can they stand up against Arnold Schwarzenegger. Unfortunately, some think the best way to protest Schwarzenegger's power grab is *not to vote* -- a dynamic driving low turnout. Just what Schwarzenegger needs to win.

In an election where one-tenth of one percent of the vote could change people's lives forever, your participation is crucial.

Phone banking will start at 5:30 pm and end at 9 pm. If you can't attend for the full time, come for an hour or so. You will still be able to make an impact!

It's easy. It's fun. And, yep, there's pizza (actually, last time we enjoyed some delicious Mexican eats!).

Please take just a few minutes out of your busy schedule to attend Wednesday's phone bank in Oakland.

You won't regret it. Especially when you wake up on Nov. 9th, knowing you did everything in your power to make a difference.

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OAKLAND DFA PHONE BANK NITE
Only You Have the Power to Stop Schwarzenegger

Wednesday, October 26, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
(show up for all or just a portion of the night)
SEIU-UHW
560 Thomas L. Berkley Way
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Please RSVP @
http://dfa.meetup.com...­
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