DC Area Events inc. Clinton, Obama, Clark & much more after Labor Day


1. $50 Fundraiser with Sen. Hillary Clinton, Tue., Sept. 4

On Tuesday, September 4th, Young Professionals for Hillary and "Hillblazers" are hosting a Special Happy Hour with Senator Hillary Clinton at Ibiza, 1222 First St., NE from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.  Mingle with your fellow Clinton supporters and spend some time with the next President of the United States!   Tickets start at $50 per person.  There will be "surprise celebrity entertainment" at 6:30 PM.  Go to this website to buy tickets: https://contribute.hillaryclinton.com/ev ents/dc0904.html (and please put Amber Carrier down as the host who referred you!)

2. DC for Democracy Meetup, Sept. 5
DC for Democracy is DC's largest progressive political group and works on both local and national issues, especially DC voting rights & stopping the war.  DCFD meets the first Wednesday of every month at the historic & delicious Ben's Chili Bowl, 1210 U St., NW, at 7:00 PM.  Come grab a bite and meet the active group with DC for Democracy on Sept. 5.  DC for Democracy is the local chapter of Democracy for America, founded by Howard Dean.

3. DC for Obama Meetup on Sept. 12 on Capitol Hill

Sept. 12th will be DC for Obama's monthly meetup/happy hour at the Hawk & Dove on Capitol Hill at 329 Pennsylvania Ave., SE near the Capitol South & Eastern Market Metro stations.  Come out and meet other Obama supporters in the DC area. Find out how you can get more involved with the campaign. Learn about past and upcoming activities in the area. Hear from group members about the initiatives that will propel Senator Obama to victory in the primaries.

Learn about our strategy for the critical fall season of this campaign. Everyone is back from vacation and it's time to get to work. RSVP online at http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/det ail/4vkt2

4. Travel to NH & SC to Support Barack Obama, Weekend of Sept. 28 & Oct. 5

a.) There is interest in a carpool to travel to New Hampshire the weekend of September 7.  If you are interested, especially if you have access to a car, please contact Howard Park, 202-544-6262, hpark4@aol.com.

b.) We are organizing groups to travel, probably to South Carolina the weekend of Sept. 28 and probably to New Hampshire the weekend of October 5.  Save the dates.  More details later.  Spend a weekend to canvass and work for Obama for America where is counts the most, have fun and meet other Obamaniacs.  Interested?  Contact Howard Park hpark4@aol.com, 202-544-6262.  Not interested?  Pass this on to somebody who might be!  Busy on the 28th or the 5th?  Come to New Hampshire, South Carolina or Iowa ANYTIME to work for Obama.

5.  Drinking Liberally...meet your fellow progressives!
Drinking Liberally...is about meeting and talking with progressives in your area, no fees, you don't have to drink anything!   Drinking Liberally meets EVERY Thursday, 7:00 PM, at Timberlakes (back room) at 1726 Connecticut Ave NW, north of Dupont Circle.  DL is in Virginia too.  In Arlington, join Drinking Liberally at the Cap City Brewing Co./Shirlington, 2700 S. Quincy St., right across from the WETA Building on Thursdays at 7:00 - 9:00 PM, ask the hostess to find the Drinking Liberally group (usually in the back).    In Lorton join Drinking Liberally on the first & third Fridays of every month at Glory Days Grill, 9459 Lorton Market St., 6:00 - 8:00 (lorton@drinkingliberally.org)  In Alexandria/Springfield join Drinking Liberally on the second Thursday of every month at Bungalow Billiards, 7003C Manchester Blvd.  For more info on DL locations go to: http://drinkingliberally.org/locations.h tml#va.  Check the website for last minute changes in times or locations.  Check the blog for posts about other events and political blathering: http://dcdl.orgGood Morning Everyone,

6. Obama Campaign Needs Volunteers in DC

Our campaign office in DC at 236 Massachusetts Ave., NE, (near Union Station) is about to enter a critical two-week stretch.   We need volunteers for two of our most important projects.  First, we need volunteers to come to our office and make fundraising phone calls this week.  We are also seeking volunteers to help distribute flyers next week (starting September 4th).    We need people to sign up for many time slots.  We encourage you to sign up for multiple slots if your schedule allows.  If you sign up to make phone calls, you should be comfortable persuading people over the phone.  If you might be able to volunteer for the Obama Campaign please contact Ravi Gupta rgupta@barackobama.com.

7. Anti-War March/Rally in DC on Sept. 15

The next major anti-war march/rally in DC will be on Saturday, September 15.  For further info go to www.sept15.org

8. Wes Clark Book Signings, 9/18 in VA and 9/20 in DC

Come meet Former Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) at a Book Signing!  General Wesley Clark's new book A Time to Lead (with Tom Carhart) is coming out September 4th.  Wes Clark has two book signing appearances in the Washington area:  --  Tuesday September 18th 7:30PM at Borders Books and Music, 5871 Crossroads Center Way (near intersection of Leesburg Pike Route 7 and Columbia Pike), Baileys Crossroads in Arlington, VA.--  Thursday September 20th 6PM at Barnes & Noble, 555 12th Street NW (corner of 12th and E Streets NW) in Washington DC.  For questions or more information, see www.fourstardemocrats.com or contact Florence Upson (a member of Four Star Democrats Grassroots Volunteers) at f.t.upson@comcast.net or 703/243-6434.

9. September 18 Obama Rally in DC
Obama for America will be holding a large rally in Washington DC on Tuesday, September 18. Tickets for this fundraiser are a reasonable $25 and $15 for students, which is much less than the $100 fundraisers that have been taking place in the area. If you have been looking for an affordable fundraising event to attend with the Senator, this is the one. Don't stop at purchasing a ticket for yourself. Spread the word among your friends and colleagues. This is one event that Obama supporters will not want to miss. Experience firsthand the excitement that you've been reading about in the newspapers!

10. Lawyers for Obama Fundraising Breakfast Sept. 19

Attend this special breakfast with Senator Obama on Wednesday, September 19, starting at 8:15 AM at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D Street, NW.  It's a unique opportunity to meet the Senator and hear him speak in an intimate setting.  It is a high-dollar event, but associates can attend for $500.  Please contact Leanne Bortner at lbortner@nixonpeabody.com for more information.

11. Sept. 19 Stein Club 31st Anniversary & Leadership Awards

The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club is the voice of LGBT Democrats in DC.  Join the Stein Club at their Anniversary Celebration on Spet. 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Women's National Democratic Club at 1526 New Hampshire Ave., NW, tickets are $75 per person.  For more info go to: www.steindemocrats.org

12. Young Lawyers for Obama South Carolina Trip Sept. 28-29

Are you interested in walking door-to-door in a key early state?  If so, join other members of DC-YLFO and other Obama supporters in DC as we head to South Carolina the last weekend in September (tentatively Friday, Sept 28-Saturday, Sept 29).  Details are still being finalized, but email Scott Pluta at SPluta@winston.com if you are interested in participating!
13. DC Sierra Club Events -- Meet Local Enviros!

Second Monday Happy Hour    
Mon., Sep. 10, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm     Cafe Citron (1345 Connecticut Avenue NW)
RSVP: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/cpiat akovas@netzero.com/9102007

Movie Lounge: "Maquilapolis: City of Factories"   
Wed., Sep. 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm     Sierra Club Legislative Office (401 C Street NE)
RSVP: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/cpiat akovas@netzero.com/maquilapolis

Environmental Book Club: ""Coffee with Pleasure: Just Java and World Trade"
Thu., Sep. 20, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm     Ebenezers Coffeehouse (201 F Street NE)
RSVP: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/cpiat akovas@netzero.com/coffee

True Cost of Food Restaurant Outing    
Thu., Sep. 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm     Java Green (1020 19th Street)
RSVP: susanprolman@aol.com

14. Site of the Month: Beijing Wide Open

This month marks the one-year countdown to the Beijing Olympics. With flashy celebrations, the Chinese government is using this moment to further promote China's image as a free and open society, ready to host the world in August 2008. One question will be at the forefront of many people's minds: how open and free will China really be?  http://beijingwideopen.org/ Earm some good karma & check out the site!

15. September 14 - Party with a Purpose with the New Riders & Grateful Dead Vocalist Donna Godchaux

September 14 - benefit for the Rex Foundation at the State Theatre in Fall's Church, save the date & check out: http://www.rexfoundation.org/NRPS9_07.ht ml

List Housekeeping

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Tags: Barack Obama, DC, Drinking Liberally, Hillary Clinton, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, Wesley Clark (all tags)


1 Comment

Great list of events!

Especially that Wes Clark book signing!   ;)

by kevin22262 2007-08-29 11:33AM | 0 recs


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