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2 cool kid organizer events Friday y'all should attend! (one involves free drinks...)

Justin P.
user 2640800
Boulder, CO
Hi there Net2 DC folks,

Since we botched the November meetup, we thought we'd make it up by interjecting these two great events as a warm-up for our regular 3rd Tuesday meetup which will happen on December 19th Net2 meetup at Affinity Lab.

Event #1
You're invited to join us for a happy hour event this Friday in DC from 7-9pm, in support of and sponsored by Care2 (1st 100 people get a free drink!).

Meet and network with other progressive organizers from DC and across the country (this is a pre-New Organizers Institute election debrief Roots Camp party of sorts), learn more about, and have a drink--courtesy of Care2! We at http://www.ColorOfCha...­ are excited about what we?ve accomplished in our first year and want to share some of the highlights and learn how we can do even more in the months to come.

The Details: Happy Hour- sponsored by Care2
When: Friday, December 1st 7-9pm
Where: Anzu Lounge: 2436 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)
Cover: $5 -$15 suggested contribution (all contributions will support

Care2 will pick up the tab for the first round of drinks for the first 100 guests. was started in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by Bay Area activists James Rucker and Van Jones. Our goal is to strengthen Black America's political voice, using the Internet as organizing and communications tool. We empower our Black Americans and non-Blacks alike to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change. To learn more about or to make a contribution please visit our website: http://www.colorofcha...­.
Event #2:

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund and The New
Organizing Institute for this special presentation:

Online Strategies in the 2006 Election

WHAT: Lunch and Panel Discussion

Megan Matson, Co-Founder, Mainstreet Moms Organize or Bust (
Tom Matzzie, Washington Director,
Benjamin Rahn, President,
Jessica Vanden Berg, Campaign Manager, Webb for Senate

Judd Legum, Research Director, Center for American Progress; Editor,

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 1, 12:30-2 pm
Free admission. Lunch at noon.

WHERE: Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20005



With each election cycle, the internet plays a larger role in
political campaigns. Most candidates now depend on the effective use
of online tools for fundraising, communications, and organizing
volunteers. Each election also provides an opportunity to test new
online technologies and experiment with innovative techniques and

Please join the New Organizing Institute and the Center for American
Progress Action Fund for a discussion of Online Strategies in the 2006
Election. Learn what worked, what didn't, what to look for in the
future, and how lessons from political campaigns can be applied to
issue advocacy and non-profit communications.

Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

For more information, please call (202) 481-8124.

Hope to see you Friday!


Justin Perkins
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