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East Bay "Democracy for America" Meetup Message Board › Can we do it by tonight?

Can we do it by tonight?

Eden J.
Happy Friday -

Great news! We exceeded our goal of 20 RSVP's for tonight's meetup/reception with Assemblywoman Loni Hancock (and others) to support California Clean Money and fundamentally change politics in this state --- and the country.

But, as Howard Dean says so often: We can do better --- and we will!

To get the New Year off to a smashing start, can we get a total of *30* DFA meetuppers to RSVP by 4 p.m.? If 30 Meetuppers decide to turn talk into action (instead of dinner and a movie), that will contribute $750 towards *real* political reform.

Real change. And a good time (we may go out for dinner and/or drinks afterwards).

If you haven't RSVP'd yet for this important event, please do so ASAP. Here's how:

1) RSVP to "" or call 1-800-566-3780 (the event address will then be provided)
(If, for some reason, you are unable to contact Moira in time, e-mail me at "edenjames AT".

2) Please *also RSVP* as you normally would at:­, so we can track our progress.

If you can't make tonight's event, PLEASE consider going to Saturday's all-important Town Hall at Oakland City Hall (11 am) on the Clean Money bill (AB 583) being introduced in the legislature on Tuesday.

More information on Saturday's Town Hall can be found at:
http://www.caclean.or...­ vents/townhall_20060107.php

More below on tonight's meetup/reception from the previous announcement:

Hi Meetuppers!

After discussing our priorities for 2006 and the importance of *transforming talk into action*, your Oakland DFA Meetup Team is proud to announce a very unique January Meetup. This Friday, January 6, please meetup with your fellow DFA'ers and other progressive reformers at an intimate reception in Piedmont...

Supporting the California Coming Clean Reception

WHEN: Friday, January 6, 6-8 PM
WHERE: at a lovely Piedmont home (info provided upon RSVP).
COST: To support the campaign, tickets are $25 (wine and hors d'oeuvres served).

As DFA-minded reformers, most of you have heard about Clean Money, recognizing that it is the reform that makes all other reforms possible. Perhaps you've watched "The Road to Clean Elections" -- the inspiring documentary narrated by Bill Moyers -- that we've presented at several Oakland DFA Meetups in the past two years. Or perhaps you were one of the meetuppers who voted last year to make Clean Money number one on our list of meetup priorities, topping even the war in Iraq.

If you've verbally supported the cause in the past, but you've never actually done anything specific about it, this is your opportunity to turn talk into action. This event is a fundraiser to support the work of the California Clean Money Campaign and full public funding of election campaigns in California.

It's also a chance to learn more about Clean Money legislation from guest speakers Assemblywoman Loni Hancock (sponsor of AB 583, the California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act), cleanly-elected Arizona legislator Meg Burton-Cahill and California Clean Money Executive Director Susan Lerner.

Meg Cahill-Burton will be there to talk about her experiences as a winning clean-money elected official. Rep. Burton-Cahill is a ceramic artist who says she never would have run for political office before the Clean Elections program. Now, she's a two-term Democrat representing a deeply Republican district of Tempe in the state House of Representatives. Cahill-Burton credits Clean Elections for "bringing different people (like myself) into the mix" who reflect and represent the diversity of the state's citizens.

On the eve of the Northern California Townhall meeting on AB 583 hosted by Loni Hancock (Saturday, 11-2, Oakland City Hall), come meet Clean Money champions and legislators, and be inspired by the difference Clean Money full public funding can make!

For more information on the California Clean Money campaign, take a few minutes to check out http://www.CAclean.or...­.

Again, space is limited, so if you are planning to attend, please do the following:

1) RSVP to "" or call 1-800-566-3780 (the event address will then be provided)

2) Our meetup goal is to mobilize at least 20 (goal met: let's make it 30!) meetuppers to attend. So we can track our progress, please also RSVP as you normally would at:­

Please forward this announcement to your friends who are concerned about the impact of money on politics and want to make Clean Money a New Year's Resolution. The more people that show up, the more you will let your legislators know that you care and that you're sick of politics as usual.

Be the Change,
Eden, James, Herb, Amy, Jason, Skay, Sharon and Terry
Your Oakland DFA Meetup Team­

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