DC Area Events inc. Edwards, Obama
by howardpark, Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 06:50:10 AM EDT
1. June 30 Campaign Kickoff for Donna Edwards (MD-4)
I don't think I've ever met a congressional candidate as inspiring and qualified as Donna Edwards who is running to replace Liebercrat Al Wynn in Maryland's 4th Congressional District. Donna came very close in 2006. Join friends & core volunteers for a kickoff celebration on Saturday, June 30 , 1 - 4 PM, at Pavilion 1 in Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park in Upper Marlboro, DC. This will be a picnic & full of family fun with all of what you would expect at a summer picnic provided by the Edwards campaign. To register go to: www.donnaedwardsforcongress.com or e-mail Adrienne@DonnaEdwardsforCongress.com
2. John Edwards/One Corps Meetup Mon., 6/25 in Arlington
What: John Edwards/One Corps Meetup, When: Monday, June 25th at 6:30 pm. Where: 2057 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, Event Description: Bringing Edwards supporters and One Corps members together, to support the Edwards campaign and have some fun. Join us every 4th Monday evening of the month to plan, strategize, and generally have a good time while doing good. This first meeting will be at the California Tortilla across Wilson Blvd. from Courthouse metro station. If the weather's nice, we'll sit outside.
3. Reps. Steny Hoyer & Jerry McNerney Fundraiser June 26
Join Majority Leader Steny Hoyer at a fundraiser for Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-11) Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 - 7:30 PM at 324 Independence Ave., SE, on Capitol Hill. McNerney, a wind energy engineer, is the environmental hero who beat ex-Rep. Richard Pombo in 2006. Jerry has a tough race for re-election this year. The requested contribution for this reception is $250 and up. RSVP to Jenn Medley at 202-974-8164.
4. "Thank You Eleanor" House Party on June 27
Join DC's Voting Rights Champion, Rep, Eleanor Holmes Norton and fellow DC Champions of Voting Rights at a house party hosted by Don Dinan, Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. 221 9th St., SE. $100 minimum contribution. Call Allie O'Leary at 202-547-6656 to RSVP.
5. John Edwards House Parties on June 27
There will be many area house parties for John Edwards on June 27. To find one near you go to www.johnedwards.com.
6. Thur., June 28, Join Sen. Barack Obama at a FREE pre-debate rally at Howard University in DC!
Next week on Thursday, June 28, all of the Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Howard University for a debate hosted by Tavis Smiley. Each of the campaigns is planning their own pre-debate rally, as is Obama for America. The debates begin at 9pm and there will be a pre-debate rally held before the event. All you need to do is bring your body, a friend, and your voice. This is our chance, especially those of us in DC who are denied voting rights in Congress, to make our voice heard. The campaign will provide the rest (hopefully free T-shirts and other Obama schwag!) If you are interested in participating, join others on the main campus of Howard University at 6:30 PM to show your support for Senator Obama. Limited free parking is available at the Banneker & Howard Center lots. There will be shuttle busses between the Metro and also from the parking areas.
Those attending the rally will be bussed (if necessary) to an off-site location to watch the debate together. Campaign staff will be in attendance at the viewing party to mix with supporters and answer questions.
This is a great opportunity to show your support in a fun atmosphere. You won't want to miss out!
More details about the debate can be found online at
http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/spec ial/forums/index.html. We have no tickets to the debate itself.
To RSVP for the event please go to: http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/det ail/4jw3z For any of the 100+ DC Area grassroots activities coming up to support the Obama Campaign go to www.dcforomama.com and, of course, www.barackobama.com
7. Obama High Dollar Fundraiser, June 27
If you have four figures to give to Obama for America join the Senator for cocktails & discussion benefiting Obama for America, Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 - 7:30, at the National Music Center and Museum 801 K St., NW, $1,000 per person minimum contribution, RSVP required to Shomik Dutta, 202-543-4673, firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Drinking Liberally...is about meeting and talking with progressives in your area, no fees, you don't have to drink anything!
a.) DC Drinking Liberally is at our usual location, back of Timberlake's, 1726 Connecticut Ave NW, every Thursday at 7:00 PM. Meanwhile, make sure to check out all the latest on the blog, http://dcdl.org including events that we don't mention here.
b.) 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).
c.) 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 (email@example.com)
d.) in Alexandria/Springfield join Drinking Liberally on May 10 & 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
9. June 28, Meet Michelle Obama
On Thursday, June 28th, 2007, Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a fundraiser to benefit Obama for America at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. At 12:00 noon there will be a VIP reception for $1000, followed by a luncheon at 12:30 for $250. There are also opportunities to co-host the event for $2,500 or to serve as a co-chair for $12,500. To register for this event, please click on the following link: https:donate.barackobama.com/page/cont ribute/womendc
10. DC to NH Obama Air/Road Trip, weekend of July 20
The Obama Campaign needs our help in the State of New Hampshire, July 20-22. The campaign is conducting an ambitious campaign of canvassing in NH to identify Obama supporters. The name of the game in the Granite State is to identify supporters and those who "lean Obama" and then convert them to volunteers & voters.
The general plan is to fly to Manchester, NH on Friday evening 7/20 and return Sunday evening 7/22 or Monday 7/23. Some good airfares, direct to Manchester, are available on Southwest Airlines via BWI airport or US Airways from National Airport. Individual volunteers are responsible for their own transportation. Some may wish to drive or take a public bus. The campaign can provide housing (it won't be the Hilton, (expect a couch or floor in a supporters apartment) but some of our group may prefer a motel room.
Not everyone can join us in New Hampshire in July but EVERY ONE OF YOU knows someone who is behind Barack Obama and who might be able to campaign where it matters most. Please just take a moment to forward this message to three of your friends, family or associates who is on the Obama 08 team. Questions? concerns? want to sign up? please contact me at 202-544-6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Park, 7/20 Trip Director
11. Hillary Clinton Supporters Discussion in Silver Spring on June 28, 6:30 PM
Is Hillary Clinton "it"? Join Clinton supporters for a gathering and discussion among middle class voters, particularly from communities of color, in the Washington D.C. Region, about what it means to support "change" in American Political Leadership. If you don't consider yourself to be "from a community of color" please come too! Light dinner fare and wine provided. Details & to RSVP go to: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/actioncent er/event/view?id=749
12. July 7 - A Message from Al Gore
On July 7, more than 2 billion people will join together to watch the Live Earth concerts and demonstrate to our leaders that the time has come to solve the climate crisis. Wherever you are that day, you can be part of the action. At events around the world, we are going to convert the potential energy of Live Earth into a global campaign. In thousands of homes, people will invite their friends and neighbors to watch the concerts and join the movement.
In order to make these parties truly global, I've decided to partner with Avaaz. The 385,000 Avaaz members from every corner of the world, who mobilized to pressure the G8, amazed me. Avaaz's work to give ordinary people around the world a powerful voice in global decision-making is inspiring, and your organizing around the G8 Summit made a significant difference. Now we have the opportunity to expand on that great effort.
Will you commit to organize a Live Earth house party on July 7th? The parties will be fun--and they'll make a difference. If you've got a few friends and a TV, you've got everything you need. http://www.avaaz.org/en/live_earth/lg.ph
7.7.07 will be the one opportunity we have to bring millions of new people into our campaign. We cannot let it slip by.
If you host a Live Earth Party, you'll have access to a special video I've made to urge people to take action. Together, I know we can convince everyone attending these parties to get involved. In a few short hours, you and your friends can watch the concert, take action -- and, at the end, upload a photo from your event that will be accessible to others taking part throughout the world. Through these parties, we can reach more people than ever before and build a truly global movement to solve the climate crisis.
Holding a Live Earth party is easy. All you need is a television and a few friends. We will provide you with all the tools you need. Sign up as a party host by visiting: http://www.avaaz.org/en/live_earth/lg.ph p
Live Earth will be a unique moment when the uninterrupted and undivided attention of the world will be focused on the climate crisis. I need your help to make it count. -- Al Gore
13. The place to be: YearlyKos in Chicago, August 2 - 5
Join confirmed speakers Gen. Wesley Clark, Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. John Edwards, Gov. Bill Richardson & many more at the most important Democratic political gathering of the summer. If you are interested in new politics check out Yearly Kos, THE Progressive Netroots Political Conference, Chicago, August 2 - 5, 2007. Go to www.yearlykosconvention.org Come to Chicago this summer! Watch the Cubs get beat at cozy & historic Wrigley Field (they are in town during YearlyKos).
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