Lawyers March in DC & other Events inc. Clinton, Obama


Congratulations to Virginia Democrats upon the election returns last week, especially in Blue Fairfax, for their hard work, resulting in historic gains in Richmond.

1. LGBT Fundraiser For/With Hillary Clinton Nov. 13

From Peter Rosenstein: LGBT Americans for Hillary invite you to an evening in support of Hillary Clinton for President with the Senator, Honorary Chair Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Tuesday, Nov. 13, VIP Reception 6:30 PM, General Reception 7:00 PM, Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW, Young Professional $250, Gen Admission $500, VIP Reception, $1,000. Sponsor $2,300. For more information contact Mark Walsh at 703-875-3438, or go to https:/ ents/lgbt1018.html

2. Join A Lawyer's March for the Rule of Law in Pakistan, Nov. 14

Images this week of police beating and jailing almost 3,000 Pakistani lawyers were almost as shocking as Gen. Pervez Musharraf suspending Pakistan's constitution and putting its Supreme Court under house arrest. The American Bar Association immediately spoke out against these clear breaches of the rule of law. But, American lawyers must do more to object to conditions in Pakistan.

On Wednesday, November 14, the ABA is organizing a lawyers march in Washington, D.C., to support the rule of law and lawyers in Pakistan. We need your participation to make it successful. A critical mass of lawyers will gather at the James Madison Building before walking around the Supreme Court. Lawyers across the country are participating in similar marches in their communities., What: Lawyers? march for the rule of law in Pakistan, When: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 14
Where: Meet at Plaza of James Madison Building (101 Independence Avenue SE) before walking around the Supreme Court, Attire: Black suit, RSVP & more info: _crisis.html

3. DC for Obama Meetup, Wednesday, Nov. 14 FREE

Join DC for Obama as we get together to socialize & strategize about efforts to support the Campaign in early primary states & gear up for the Feb. 12 DC/MD/VA Chesepeake Primary. No charge, donations accepted to help with a generous gratuity for our great bartender. There will be a special presentation about the DC Delegate Selection process. Hawk & Dove on Capitol Hill, 329 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, upstairs, 7:00 till ?, Wednesday, Nov. 14.

4. Climate Change Event at Howard University Nov. 14

Join the Sierra Club's 11th Hour Action Meetup Group for a presentation and discussion "Climate Change: the Science, Projections, Impacts & Solutions" Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Ira Aldridge Theatre, Howard Univ., 2455 Sixth St., MW. $5 donation to cover costs.

5. Obama Phone Bank 11/15

Thursday 11/15 - our first phonebank for Nevada voters at Capitol Coffee/Dunkin Donuts, 7PM (8th & D Streets, SE; Eastern Market metro); we have the upstairs reserved. Please come & bring your cell phone!

6. Road Trip to NH for Obama - SPACE AVAILABLE! 11/16 - 11/18

DC for Obama is organizing another trip to canvass in New Hampshire. Currently, we have three carpools committed and soft commitments from about 10 people. We intend to work hard & have a lot of fun in the process. We especially need drivers and automobiles. We plan on sharing expenses for gas. Food is on your own.

We plan to leave DC the morning of Friday, 11/16, probably at different times. We will arrive in NH Friday night. We will work, mostly door-to-door canvassing, on Saturday 11/17 and perhaps the morning of the 18th. Hopefully there will be campaign events in New Hampshire too. Limited floor/couch housing may be provided by the Campaign. Some of us are also planning to share very reasonably priced motel rooms, at our expense. We will arrive back in DC the evening of Sunday, 11/18. Interested? Contact Howard Park,, 202-544-6262. We are fired up & ready to go!

7. Romney Flip-Flop Auction Ends 11/15

The Democratic National Committee is auctioning off a special edition Mitt Romney Flip-Flop Kit. wItem&item=120181750837.

Having apparently run out of policy positions to auction off this campaign season, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is now calling on his supporters to join him in selling off parts of their pasts too. Sure, smooth talking Mitt Romney is reportedly planning to spend as much as $60 million of his own money to win the GOP nomination. But his campaign is still looking to reverse its declining fundraising numbers by convincing supporters to auction off old belongings and give the proceeds to the campaign.

Since Romney has tried to smooth talk his way to the GOP nomination by shedding his previous positions on just about every issue in this campaign, his friends at the Democratic National Committee decided to join the fun by auctioning off Romney's past. Check out the Flip-Flop items: wItem&item=120181750837. Special note--our lawyers are making us say this--the winning bid is a contribution to the Democratic National Committee and is subject to the restrictions and limitations of federal campaign finance laws. The DNC will make a contribution equal to the amount of the winning bid to a local animal shelter. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

8. Drinking Liberally - EVERY Thursday, Special Film 11/17

Drinking Liberally meets EVERY Thursday in the back room of Timberlake's, 6:30 to 9, in the back room at Timberlake's (1726 Connecticut Ave NW, north of Dupont Circle). Socialize, network, rant, and converse about what's going on in the country and the world. Check the blog for occasional political blathering and posts about other events:

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On Saturday, November 17 4:30-6 we will be co-hosting a special screening of the documentary "Sir, No Sir," along with our friends at The Seminal ( The screening will be held at the 17th Street Cafe, 1513 17th St NW (Dupont Circle Metro).

9. Nov. 17 - Democrat Edwards vs. Libercrat Al Wynn in Oxon Hill

Join the Prince George's County African-American Dem. Club at a debate at 10:30 AM at the Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Saturday, Nov. 17. Donna Edwards, the true Democrat in the race, faces 2002 Iraq War supporter and special interest money kingpin Al Wynn. The Maryland primary is on Feb. 12.

10. Sen. Barack Obama Foreign Policy Discussion/Fundraiser Nov. 30

Join Sen. Barack Obama & Chairs Greg Craig, Tony Lake, Sec. Richard Danzig & Susan Rice for a National Security & Foreign Policy Discussion, Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, at the Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St., NW, $200 per person, seating is extremely limited, RSVP required to https:/ ribute/cis1130 or, 202-547-4673.

11. DC Dems Debate Watch Party Nov. 15

Join Ward 5 Dems in hosting Democrats from all over the city for a Presidential Debate Watch Party, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, ay Club Love, 1350 Okie St., NW, $20 donation includes buffet. The Democratic Candidates will be debating in Las Vegas. A Presidential Preference Straw Poll will be held after the debate.

12. Nov. 18 - Meet Judy Feder, Future Member of Congress!

The DCJCC's Progressive Politics Cluster and the Women's Information Network's Health Policy Network invites you to meet Judy Feder, candidate for U.S. Congress and health policy expert!

WHAT: Judy Feder, candidate for U.S. Congress in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, Georgetown professor and health policy expert will discuss the policy and politics of healthcare and her 2008 congressional campaign. WHERE: Teaism at Penn Quarter (440 8th Street NW) WHEN: Sunday, November 18th with schmoozing and dinner starting at 6:30 pm


Questions? Email Hope to see you there!

About Judy: Dean of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute, Judy is one of the nation's leading experts on health policy, respected for her work as a scholar, public servant, and independent advocate for America's families. Judy has served as Dean of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute for the last seven years, building it into one of the nation's premier schools training the next generation of nonprofit, government, and military leaders. In addition to teaching, Judy oversees degree programs training students specializing in international development, education, health, environmental policy, and public and nonprofit management.

Judy has also pioneered programs to address the new security challenges following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Working with the Department of Defense, Judy helped create a program for soldiers returning from the battlefield for careers in military leadership. Many of her graduates have returned to Iraq and Afghanistan after serving in policy positions at the Pentagon. She also has established civilian certificate programs in Homeland Security and Bio-Defense.

13. 11/21 Temp Worker Meetup

November 21 Meetup for Washington Temporary Workers (contractors also welcomed) meet 3rd Wed of month, 7:00 PM. at Au Bon Pain, 2000 Penn. Ave., NW

14. Young Lawyers for Obama/Eric Holder, Nov. 28

On Wednesday, November 28, Young Lawyers for Obama will be hosting an event with Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General under President Clinton and now a trusted advisor of the Obama campaign. Come hear him discuss the campaign, his impressions of the race, and his views on why Obama is the right candidate at this time. Tickets are $50 (with a $15 law student rate). We are also recruiting hosts, who agree to raise or donate $250. The event will be held from 7-8:30 PM with a special reception for hosts starting at 6:30 PM (the host reception will be very intimate, likely with only 10-20 people). Location is TBD. To RSVP, sign up online at svp.html; you will then be directed to the official Obama site where you can pay online. Contact Jamie Long ( with any questions, and email both Jamie and if you would like to serve as a host.

15. 11/30 Road Trip to South Carolina for Obama

DC for Obama's official border state is South Carolina. The campaign wants our efforts aimed there, and it's a lot warmer in January there than in Iowa. For 11/30 - 12/2 we currently have two cars and a handful of folks slated for each, but this is the call for more! Just as with New Hampshire, our big need is drivers and autos; there has been talk of splitting a van, which is relatively affordable to rent for the weekend. We plan on leaving DC Friday evening, though with more cars some may be able to depart earlier. We'll arrive in South Carolina late Friday, sleep somewhere, possibly a floor, provided by the campaign, wake up early Saturday and work. Mostly, we'll do door to door canvassing with some phone banking, depending on our final headcount: I can say from experience that canvassing in South Carolina in September was one of the best civic experiences I've ever had. We'll leave Sunday afternoon and be back in time for bed Sunday night, 12/2. If you'd like to jump on board -- especially if you have wheels to volunteer -- please contact Ian Martinez me at, or Steve Vieux of Young Lawyers for Obama at

16. Join the Obama National Call Team

Did you know that you can make phone calls on behalf of the campaign from home? Our National Call Team uses the phone banking tool on to reach thousands of voters each week. They play a critical role in the campaign by spreading the word about important volunteer opportunities and community events, and letting folks know when Barack is coming to their neighborhood.

Joining our National Call Team is a great way to get involved with the campaign.
Make phone calls from home and around your own schedule.
Learn about campaign events across the country.
Make personal connections with voters.
We're looking for supporters who can commit to making 100 phone calls from home every week. If you can spare 3 hours a week to truly make a difference in this election, sign up today and we'll let you know more about our National Call Team and how you can help. nterest

17. Holiday Fundraiser/Gala for Hillary

Date: Thursday, December 6th, Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (program begins at 8:00 p.m.)
Location: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC Contribution: $500 - individual $2,300 - bring the whole family! a limited amount of $250 tickets will be available prior to November 15th, Contact Jessica Wasserman

18.Travel to Iowa, Center of the Political Universe, for Obama

Young Lawyers for Obama is currently serving as a liaison for DC trips to Iowa, and this is another great one. The group will be flying out to Omaha, Nebraska and crossing over into Council Bluffs, Iowa, a just across the Missouri River from Omaha. This region doesn't get as many volunteers as the major cities, so your efforts here will count for a lot. Remember that Iowa is the first caucus AND IT WILL BE HELD IN JUST OVER 6 WEEKS! Volunteers will canvass, phone bank, or help with campaign events as the need arises. The group is attempting to get from Reagan/National to Omaha en mass, so please contact David Burd of YLFO for flight information or other questions at

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