Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dems Plan Hundreds of Events Starting Tomorrow

DO NOT get complacent.

DO NOT believe that the battle has been won.

DO get out and fight as hard as you can, because if this thing passes, there is no going back and America will never be the same.

The Democrats and their allies are starting a major push tomorrow, Wednesday, by planning hundreds of events across the country. From giant rallies to a bus going around the nation to phone banking and doorbelling.
Reform supporters are planning to hold more than 500 events between Wednesday and when lawmakers return to Washington Sept. 8, ranging from neighborhood organized phone banks to professionally staffed rallies with hundreds of people.

The Democratic National Committee and its grassroots arm, Organizing for America, are helping to organize the effort along with the Health Care for America Now, a group pushing to create government-run insurance plan.

Their bus will stop in Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Des Moines, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Charlotte, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Columbus, Ohio. If you live in one of these cities, start planning now to counter them. Go to the Organizing for America website to find out what kinds of events are happening in your area, and COUNTER THEM!!! You cannot wait for someone else to organize a counter event for you - everyone must take the reins and FIGHT!

For instance, they are hosting "phone banking from your own home" events. We should sign up and get the phones lists ourselves and either call them with a more, ahem, balanced point of view, or just not use the numbers at all. Sign up for a few shifts! DO IT!

  • They are planning a neighborhood town hall in Burien on Thursday, August 27th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 400 Sw 152 St, Burien, WA 98166.
  • They are planning a press conference outside of Dave Reichert's office on Monday, August 31st at 2:00 p.m. 2737 78th Ave. SE, Suite 202, Mercer Island, WA 98040. They have titled this event as, "Change Dave Reichert's Mind!"
  • They are planning a press conference outside of Rick Larsen's office on Tuesday, September 1st, at 2:00 p.m. They will be delivering petitions as well. 2930 Wetmore Ave,
    Everett, WA 98201.
And lastly, they are planning some sort of big, big, "save the date" event on Thursday, September 3rd in downtown Seattle, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The rest of the details have yet to be posted. But I know that if they are saving that date, then I sure as hell am too.

There's more on their website, but I don't have the stomach to post it all now.


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