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East Bay "Democracy for America" Meetup Message Board › Oakland DFA + EB4D Joint Meetup - Note EARLY Start Time - Chan, Hancock + more!

Oakland DFA + EB4D Joint Meetup - Note EARLY Start Time - Chan, Hancock + more!

Janet Stromberg, ...
Berkeley, CA

Did you attend the East Bay Young Democrats Speed CandiDating event and want a second date with your favorite?

Or did you miss out and want another chance?


Joint EB4D/Oakland DFA Meetup
Oakland "Democracy for America" Meetup Candidates a-Coming!
Followed by East Bay for Democracy Club Endorsement Meeting

Wednesday, March 12 NOTE EARLIER START TIME!

RSVP at EITHER:­. (Oakland DFA Meetup site)

or­. (East Bay for Democracy Meetup site)

Rockridge Library, 5366 College Avenue, OAKLAND
6:15 pm: Daily Show and Dinner* * * EARLY START TIME!
6:40 pm: Meetup! * * * EARLY START TIME!
8:35 pm: East Bay for Democracy Endorsement Votes
9:00 ish: Drinking progressively at Ben 'n Nicks!

Proposition 93 was defeated in the vote on February 5th. That means Senator Don Perata (District 9) and Assemblywoman Loni Hancock (District 14) will be termed out. To rev up for the June Primary, we'll hear from the Democratic candidates running for these two critical East Bay seats at our Meetup. Following the Meetup East Bay for Democracy will hold endorsement votes on these and other races.

Candidates for Senate District 9:

Former Assemblywoman Wilma Chan of the 16th AD
Assemblywoman Loni Hancock of the 14th AD

Candidates for Assembly District 14:

Dr. Phil Polakoff
Nancy Skinner, Member East Bay Regional Parks District Board
Tony Thurman, Member Richmond City Council
Kris Worthington, Member Berkeley City Council


Meanwhile, it was only two months ago that we gathered at the Rockridge Library, writing hand-written letters to Iowans, asking them to "Unite for a Progressive President" -- DFA's national meetup action. It was a wonderful event, with over 80 meetuppers discussing their presidential preferences openly and respectfully. Many people told me after the event that it helped them think more deeply about who they would support and why.

The national DFA organization (based in Burlington, VT; Howard Dean's hometown) was so thrilled with the event video produced by Edwin Rutsch, an Oakland DFA Meetup Team member, they sent it out to 650,000 people across America.

You can watch the video of that night's Oakland DFA Meetup below. This fun film is a little over 3 minutes and captures the spirit of our community really well:


If you like that, you'll love Wednesday night's meetup.

See you on Wednesday!

United We Meetup,
Eden, Janet S, Aaron, Vince, Edwin, Joan, Janet F, Norman, Yvonne, Tara, Frances, Kathy, Jean, Joe & Mal
Your Oakland DFA Meetup & East Bay for Democracy Planning Teams
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