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MEETUP 10/3: Prof. George Lakoff on MoveOn's "Petraeus or Betray Us?" + Howard Dean @ YearlyKos

Eden J.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Sick of caving and capitulation? Looking for some courage and conviction instead of politics as usual?

Then join 100+ fellow progressives at this Wednesday's Oakland "Democracy for America" Meetup to hear Prof. George Lakoff speak truth to power on progressive values in a time of war... er, occupation.


>> PLEASE RSVP NOW: http://dfa.meetup.com...­



UC Berkeley Prof. Lakoff, author of "Moral Politics," "Don't Think of an Elephant," "Whose Freedom: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea" and "Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision" will be the main event of an exciting Meetup agenda (scroll down to the bottom for full info).

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OAKLAND "DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA" MEETUP
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland
6:00 pm: Meetup Mingling & Filming of "What are Progressive Values?"
6:30 pm: "Howard Dean & Dinner" DVD and pizza (please RSVP so we order enough!)
***7-9 pm: Oakland DFA Meetup***
9 pm to ?: Drinking Progressively @ Ben 'n Nick's!
>> PLEASE RSVP NOW: http://dfa.meetup.com...­
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Perhaps you read Prof. Lakoff's provocative Huffington Post piece on the controversy surrounding MoveOn.org's "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" advertisement in the New York Times?

If not, after you RSVP for Wednesday's Meetup, please read Lakoff's "Whose Betrayal" ASAP. If you want to participate in this Meetup, make sure you read it now:

http://www.huffington...­


Published on September 15 shortly after the MoveOn ad caused an uproar during the Petraeus hearings, Lakoff argues that the "Betrayal of Trust" frame is "essential to bringing an end to the tragedy in Iraq."

Did the Democrats listen to Lakoff? No. Both the Senate and House subsequently voted -- by overwhelming numbers -- to condemn MoveOn.org's advertisement.

You can hear from Lakoff himself on the condemnation of free speech by Congress this Wednesday, October 3:

>> PLEASE RSVP NOW: http://dfa.meetup.com...­

That's not all, Meetup fans.

HOWARD DEAN, IN FULL COLOR ON THE BIG SCREEN: DNC Chairman HOWARD DEAN belts out a historic keynote speech that blew the roof off the YearlyKos convention in Chicago just last month.



But you'll need to get to the Meetup at 6:30 to see it! We'll be serving "Howard Dean & Dinner" -- a DVD and pizza -- promptly at 6:30. We've already got 94 hungry Meetuppers coming. Please RSVP so we know how much more pizza to order!

>> PLEASE RSVP NOW: http://dfa.meetup.com...­

Get there between 6-6:30 if you would like to mingle with your fellow Meetuppers to talk about the state of the nation and what can be done to move America in an, um, er "new direction."

In addition, from 6 to 7 pm, Edwin Rutsch and Joan Kuenz will be video interviewing DFA Meetuppers for their documentary "What are Progressive Values?" During the Meetup, Edwin & Joan will show excerpts from their documentary, including Howard Dean and interviews with some of your friends in the DFA community.

As usual, a DFA Meetup would not be complete without ACTION:

1) BLACKWATER ACTION: Frances Kendall will lead a "quickie" action item to raise awareness about the base being built by Blackwater in San Diego.

2) "GREEN" WATER ACTION: You asked for it. We're making it happen. At our Climate Crisis meetup, concern was raised about water being sold in plastic bottles. So, we're being the change. This will be the LAST meetup in which bottled water is sold. DFA Meetup organizer Tara Marchant will explain our new water policy. If you can bring your own portable water container, as Tara says, "that personal action will make this Meetup that much greener."

Again, the details:

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OAKLAND "DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA" MEETUP
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland
6:00 pm: Meetup Mingling & Filming of "What are Progressive Values?"
6:30 pm: "Howard Dean & Dinner" DVD and pizza (please RSVP so we order enough!)
***7-9 pm: Oakland DFA Meetup***
9 pm to ?: Drinking Progressively @ Ben 'n Nick's!
>> PLEASE RSVP NOW: http://dfa.meetup.com...­
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Looking forward to seeing you and your friends, family and neighbors on Wednesday!

United We Meetup,
Eden, James, Janet, Tara, Frances, Aaron, Julie, Vince, Edwin and Joan
Your DFA Meetup Team

P.S. Please remember to:

1) come @ 6 pm if you want to mingle with Meetuppers OR 6:30 if you want to enjoy "Howard Dean & Dinner"
2) bring something to give away as a "raffle" item door prize (bring your DVD's and books)
3) stay after 9 to drink progressively with us at Ben 'n Nicks!
4) PLEASE RSVP NOW: http://dfa.meetup.com...­
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