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Friday, November 7th, 2008
1:33 pm
Prop 8 Protest Rally -- Saturday

No More Hate! Overturn Prop. 8!
Equality for All! Same Sex Marriage Rights Now!

This Saturday, November 8, 6pm
Gather at Sunset Junction in Silver Lake
Corner of Sunset Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles 90029


Let's be heard!
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
8:53 pm
8:14 pm

we believed and we did it!
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
10:06 am
An open letter to Joe, the plumber.
I found this over at Christian Science Monitor (update: Google tells me that it originally came from Charlie Quimby at Minnesota Post), and I thought it was worth sharing in case you, like me, have had to argue the case of Joe the plumber with your own families.

# Kim -Charlotte, NC Says:
October 22nd, 2008 at 8:25 am EDT
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Dear Joe the Plumber:

It seems like your heart is in the right place, and you’ve worked hard at an honorable job. Now you have some hope of buying the other half of your two-man shop. Ownership and its rewards are a big part of your personal American Dream.

Good for you.

Now, thanks to the latest presidential debate, you’ve become a temporary national figure. The exposure could be worth more than a full-page ad in the Yellow Pages and a top-level Google ad, so I guess you could say you have tax cutters to thank for boosting your company’s growth.

Or at least you would have if you’d remembered to mention the name of the business during all the media attention.

If I were your boss, first thing in the morning, I’d change the company’s name to Joe the Plumber, get a new phone listing and throw up a web page.

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2:23 am
California gives most to Obama camp
OS ANGELES — When Barack Obama shattered records with a $150 million windfall in contributions for September, his campaign took great pains to point out that the average donation came out to well under $100. But here’s an asterisk:

The Obama Victory Fund — which takes in high-dollar checks divvied between the campaign and the Democratic National Committee — raised $69 million last month, with more than half of the donations coming from people giving over $4,600 and nearly a quarter from donors contributing $28,500 or more, according to campaign fundraising reports.

In California, where much of this cash haul was generated, a team of widely disparate personalities coordinates Obama’s fundraising activity. A TV cartoon executive, the daughter of a soul music giant, the head of a Silicon Valley law firm, a former Clinton justice department official and a gay couple who call Southern California the “pot of gold” form the nucleus of his west coast money-raising group, which so far has amassed tens of millions for the campaign – including $16 million in the last month alone, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Monday, October 20th, 2008
11:10 pm
today i mailed my absentee ballot. last night i filled in the little bubble next to obama/biden. i had tears in my eyes as i did it...it's been a long and twisty road and we're almost to the end.

15 days to go!
Thursday, October 16th, 2008
9:54 pm
Who Da Thunk? SF Chronicle Endorses... Barack Obama

The stakes were extraordinarily high even before our economy began to spasm and hurtle toward the abyss.

From the start of the campaign, Americans were confronted with profound policy choices about how and when to extricate this nation from a war it initiated, how to temper a looming recession, and whether to continue Bush administration policies that had widened the gap between rich and poor, eroded individual liberties, strengthened presidential power, shifted the Supreme Court to the right, weakened relations with our allies, and delayed action necessary to slow the warming of the planet.

Then, suddenly, the emergence of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression gave Americans an opportunity to see the two major-party candidates under heightened stress. It was a rare chance to see the two senators encounter the type of pressure that comes with the job description of president of the United States.
Sunday, September 21st, 2008
9:00 am
Barack Obama meets Jed Bartlett.

Oh, I am in love.

The rant. That's a fabulous rant.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
10:12 pm
Carpool for Camp Obama in Long Beach?
I'm hoping to attend Camp Obama in Long Beach this weekend; unfortunately at the moment I do not have a means of getting there from where I live in West L.A. Is there anybody else who is attending the Long Beach camp who would be interested in setting up some sort of carpool? I would be happy to provide:

1) Gas money!
2) Cool tunes!
3) A '99 Ford Focus.*

Anybody interested? It would be environmentally friendly, thrifty, and bacon-saving for me. Thanks!

*It's my dad's car. He's in Florida, he's cool with me borrowing it, I just can't drive it without another licensed driver because I only have a permit. Yes, this is sad.

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, September 15th, 2008
11:40 pm
Obama for America office for Northern California opens in Berkeley/Oakland:

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
9:56 am
2008 Debate Schedule
All debates will be 90 minutes in length and start at 9:00 PM Eastern time. Each debate will be administered by a single moderator.

Presidential debate
Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
Debate focus: Foreign Policy & National Security
Moderator: Jim Lehrer of PBS will ask the question
Format: Sta nding at podiums
Location: University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

Vice Presidential debate
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008
Debate focus: Domestic and foreign policies
Location: Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri

Presidential debate
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Debate focus: Issues posed over internet and by audience members
Moderator: Tom Brokaw of NBC News
Format: Town Hall style
Location: Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee

Presidential debate
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Debate focus: Domestic and Economic Policies
Moderator: Bob Schieffer of CBS News
Format: Sitting at a table
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
11:12 pm
i've started a facebook group called people against palin. there is also a group by the same name on the barack obama official website that a friend of mine started. please join the FB group by clicking here and the BO group by clicking here

we must get the word out! if mccain is elected, palin will be literally a heartbeat away from the presidency and could single-handedly destroy our country...we CANNOT allow this to happen!!
Friday, August 29th, 2008
7:12 am
obamadrama made the front page of the marin ij online:

Marin partisans cheer Obama's historic night
Sunday, August 24th, 2008
12:41 am
Calling all Volunteers!
Marin Obama Events needs volunteers to help us at our event Thursday night at the Lark Theater, Larkspur, CA. If you are interested in helping out at Obamadrama, please email me directly at erin.wild.moe (at) gmail.com. We need 1-2 people to help with our ticket sales/will call table, and we may need at least 2 more volunteers to help with our live auction. You must be available for our entire event.
Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
1:56 am
it's official! we have it straight from Obama HQ: obama announces joe biden as his running mate

woohoo! what a ticket we have. we have loads of work to do between now and november! there's no sleep til washington!!!!!
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
7:30 pm
don't forget to buy your tickets for obamadrama by clicking here. this is your chance to hang out with some of the coolest people in the san francisco bay area, as well as watch - live from denver - obama's acceptance speech when he is officially named the democratic candidate for president! we will also have speakers, entertainment and a live auction. all fundraising proceeds go to obama for america.
Friday, August 8th, 2008
10:59 pm
It's Showtime! Marin Obama Events Presents OBAMADRAMA Lark Theater 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, CA 94939 Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 - 4:00PM to 8:00PM NOW PLAYING LIVE! "AN EVENING IN DENVER" FEATURING Our Next President SENATOR BARACK OBAMA Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention Denver Stadium Food, Drinks, Speakers, Entertainment, Rally & Great Camaraderie! Limited Seating Advanced VIP tickets $50 (Best Seats, Gourmet Food Package, Wine or soft drink) Advanced General $25 or Door $30 All Fundraising Proceeds Go to Obama for America Your Generous Donations Are Encouraged and Graciously Accepted! For Advanced Tickets Please contact us at MARINOBAMAEVENTS@AOL.com Thank you. We look forward to seeing you there!

To sign up, please click here: http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/44gty
Saturday, July 26th, 2008
10:16 am
so i volunteered to phone bank at the DCC HQ in town this afternoon(yes we have our own democratic party HQ here in town, and i've heard they're popping up all over the place...but i've known about ours for a few months). californians have been asked to call new mexico independent and undecided voters over the course of 3 weekends. the goal: 75K calls. last weekend was the first weekend.

if you've got a DCC HQ near you, please run, don't walk and help make these calls! tuesday, you will be able to phonebank to new mexico via the obama site as well. even if you only call for one hour, your help is greatly appreciated!
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
6:55 pm
10:44 am
last night's event was a success. we had a good turn-out and you could feel the positive energy that we were all hoping for. i was asked several times if we had had any other events before this one, and were very surprised when i said "no". i saw many people who i had met early on along the campaign trail, and i met some new people who i look forward to seeing again. i feel inspired and empowered and am truly honoured to be working with such a beautiful group of people. i especially feel inspired by those young voters who recently turned 18 and are on the threshold of helping us put a man this country needs into the White House. you guys truly are our future and i am so honoured to have you on our team.

we still need to continue the momentum and not stop until we see Barack Obama elected as our next president of these united states of america. but for right now, today, i will take a deep breath and revel in the successes of our event.
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