Sunday, March 26, 2006


Tues. March 28, 2006, 1PM
McCloskey-Benigno Debate
"DEBATE - San Ramon
San Ramon Community Center
12501 Alcosta Boulevard(Terrace Room)" (Source)
More Info Here.

Fri. March 31, 2006, 7PM
Robert Kennedy, Jr. to speak at MJC

"Modesto Junior College will present attorney, author and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaking on “Our Environmental Destiny” on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 7 p.m. in the MJC Gymnasium on East Campus, located at 435 College Avenue in Modesto.
General admission tickets are $10 and student and senior citizen tickets are $8." (Source)
More Info Here.

Thurs., April 6, 2006 7PM
"The East Bay Young Democrats presents:
Speed Candidating 2006
Candidates in six local races on the June ballot will address our issuesand answer our questions. Find out where they stand on universal healthcare, clean and fair elections, affordable housing, and long walks on thebeach.

Confirmed speakers:
Assembly District 16: Ronnie Caplane, John Russo, Sandre Swanson
Oakland Mayor: Nancy Nadel, and representatives for Ignacio De La Fuente and Ron Dellums
Assembly District 18: Mary Hayashi, Bill McCammon
Senate District 10: Ellen Corbett, John Dutra, Johan Klehs
Congressional District 11: Steve Filson, Jerry McNerney, Steve Thomas
Secretary of State: Debra" (Source)
More Info Here.

Wed., April 19, 2006, 7PM
Diablo Valley Democratic Club presents U.S. Congressional Dist. 11 Candidate's Forum
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Church
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek CA (Source)
More Info Here.

April 27-30, 2006
2006 California Democratic Party and California Young Democrats Convention in Sacramento
More Info Here.

Pombo Events

RecordNet: Pombo sponsoring seminars on new drug plan

"» Tracy: Noon to 3 p.m. March 31; Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St.
» Stockton: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10; O'Connor Woods, 3400 Wagner Heights Road
» San Ramon: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29; San Ramon Senior Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd." (Source)
More Info Here.

Recent Events

Jerry McNerney's Blog:
"March against HR4437

UOP Dean Margee Ensign (2nd from left), McNerney campaign mgr AJ Carillo (right), and several of Dr Ensign's students from UOP as they were about to begin their march in solidarity with Latinos opposed to HR4437 in a massive rally in Stockton at about 9am this morning. Rally organizers estimated attendance would not exceed 300; one policeman said his estimate of attendance was 3,000-4,000 - the largest protest ever in Stockton's history.

Many members of both the McCloskey and McNerney campaigns - the Fighting Irish - joined forces and were led in chants of "Hey hey ho ho Richard Pombo has got to go!" by rally organizers. Pete and Helen McCloskey (not shown) were asked by organizers to march at the front of the huge line, 3-4 abreast, that snaked for over a mile through the streets of Stockton." (Source and referenced picture)

Also, Read coverage and View Additional Photos at Pombo Watch.

The HR4437 protest wasn't the only event going on yesterday, there was also a
Defeat Pombo Meeting;

"The San Joaquin, Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara County Central Committee Chairs have formed a Committee, DefeatPombo06. The meeting will be attended by 11th Congressional District candidates, Democratic Club leaders, Union leaders, labor, other organizations and individuals interested in unseating Richard Pombo in the 2006 mid term election. At this meeting we will plan our strategy which includes voter registration, organization, sharing information and coordinating county efforts." (Source)
Keep an eye on SayNoToPombo, Matt blogged that he was going to that meeting, so I imagine he'll report back there.

For more on Defeat Pombo Click Here.

On the recent DFA Training Academy in Stockton;
ContraCostaTimes: Democrats hold camp to train election activists

"Jim Dean, brother of ex-presidential candidate and Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, will deliver opening remarks today at a campaign activist training camp in Stockton, a site chosen because it's in one of a dozen congressional districts that Democrats hope to seize from Republicans this year.

"Absolutely, we're in Stockton for a reason and that's Richard Pombo," said program director and East Bay Democracy for America volunteer Kathy Klein, referring to the seven-term incumbent Republican congressman.

Nearly 200 people have signed up for the Democracy for America Training Academy, the only California stop scheduled this year. DFA is a grass-roots network formed by Howard Dean as part of his 2004 presidential run. Jim Dean took over after his brother left to head up the Democratic Party.

The two-day, $60 conference at the University of the Pacific will offer
workshops on everything from setting up a phone bank and managing the media, to raising money.


Instructors will include Daniel Chavez, field director for state Treasurer Phil Angelides' campaign for governor, and Ralph Miller, executive director of Latinos for America." (Source)
More Here.


Blogger Matt said...

Hey, I guess I should say that I'm not going to blog about the Dump Pombo meeting. Some of it was uninteresting from a blogging perspective. And some of it was probably stuff I shouldn't put up on my blog. But if you want to know what happened personally, shoot me an e-mail.

11:06 PM  

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