Saturday, August 22, 2009
The recess rally was AWESOME! We stretched from a bit east of 5th Ave NE all the way west to the freeway!! At the peak, around 1:00 p.m. we had, by my count, about 300 people there. We had so many honks and waves and thumbs up from people driving by as well! Of course, this is Seattle, so we also had people flipping us off and yelling hateful things and using the "f" word a lot, but the majority of the reactions were positive.
Apparently KOMO, KIRO, and Q13 were there, and of the three, KOMO had some pretty fair coverage. One of the stations said we had dozens and one said we had 75. Um. No. We had at least 300, and I know this because I spent 10 minutes walking from east of 5th all the way down to the freeway and counted, thank you very much.
Stay tuned for more info about newly scheduled town halls and other important info. Now back to my research...
We will line up single file down the sidewalk so as not to block the sidewalk and therefore avoid any penalties. We do not need a permit to congregate on a public sidewalk as long as we are not blocking the sidewalk.
Remember, parking at the mall is free!
And now a treat for you to enjoy as you get ready this morning. This will remind why you are taking part in the rally today:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Click here for more information and to register for the town hall tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for the Facebook page for the Recess Rally.
Click here for information about both events.
SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
It's time to set the record straight -- and, more importantly, expose the special interests and partisan attack organizations behind the lies and misinformation.
They're part of a deliberate plot by the special interests who profit from the status quo to kill any reform at all.
While Americans watch their paychecks dwindle, their coverage disappear, and their businesses struggle, special interests are trying to scare folks into opposing reform.
So yet again, I ask you to say it loud, say it proud, and put it on your protest sign:
Mr. President, I am not a special interest!!!
"So as this new school year begins, I urge you to set goals for your own education: to study hard and get involved in your school, to try new things and find something you're passionate about," Obama says, according to a release issued Wednesday.
"And that's how our nation will get ahead -- by ensuring that every American gets a world-class education, from preschool to college to a career," Obama said. [Emphasis mine]
And that's why he's soooooooooo supportive of school choice and vouchers for inner city children, right? Right? Bueller? Bueller?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"Obama talked about the two current foreign wars engaging the United States, Iraq and Afghanistan.He said U.S. troops are working to secure polling places so the elections can go forward and Afghans can choose their own future.He said the United States still has a deep interest in the long-term outcome. "This is not only a war worth fighting. This is fundamental to the defense of our people," Obama said. He told the veterans that the U.S. didn't choose to fight in Afghanistan but was forced to invade that country to stop future Sept. 11-style attacks."
Monday, August 17, 2009
This one looks interesting...
DATA ENTRY PARTY!! (Health Care Organizing Event)
Come on down to the OFA office on 2nd and Cherry and help us with a fun data entry party!We will be collecting thousands of declarations in support of the President's Health Insurance Reform principles, which we want to input into our database before the end of the weekend.We can then quickly turn those around and deliver those petitions to our Members of Congress that next week!Feel free to bring a dish to share! We have lots of computers, but it would be helpful if you have a laptop as well.Will you come out and help us? We will have food, music and lots of fun together!
Anyone feel like doing some data entry?
Also, they are doing a lot of canvassing of neighborhoods. If you are interested in doing the same, go here for all the information and handouts, etc. you will need.
Brian Baird Town Hall
When: Tuesday, August 18th
Time: Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. but I suggest getting there early to get seats and access!Where: Skyview High School auditorium, 1300 NW 139th St., Vancouver, WA 98685Info: If every other town hall is an indication, we need our group to be there first, in order to get seats inside and to ask questions. I might suggest getting there a couple hours before it is scheduled to start. Be civil and polite, but strong and firm as well! Website.
Adam Smith Town Hall
When: Tuesday, August 25th
Time: Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. but I suggest getting there early to get seats and access!Where: Harry Lang Stadium, 11023 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499Info: If every other town hall is an indication, we need our group to be there first, in order to get seats inside and to ask questions. I might suggest getting there a couple hours before it is scheduled to start. Be civil and polite, but strong and firm as well! This is a larger venue but you still need to call and RSVP/reserve a seat, (253) 593-6600. Enter the parking lot off of 112th St. SW. Website.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Town Hall
When: Thursday, August 27th
Time: Meeting starts at 3:00 p.m. but I suggest getting there early to get seats and access!Where: Walla Walla Community College (Parent Child Center), 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362Info: If every other town hall is an indication, we need our group to be there first, in order to get seats inside and to ask questions. I might suggest getting there a couple hours before it is scheduled to start. Be civil and polite, but strong and firm as well! Website.
Jay Inslee Town Hall - 2 Events
When: Saturday, August 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: North Kitsap High School Gymnasium, 1780 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo
RSVP by emailing email@example.com
When: Sunday, August 30th
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Edmonds-Woodway High School Gymnasium, 7600 212th St SW, Edmonds
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For directions to Jay Inslee's events and other info about his, go here.