A Progressive Alamedan

Various writings from a resident of Alameda regarding the political scene. The local perspective of local, state and national politics and a few other odds and ends of local concern. May not be particularly interesting to people outside of the Alameda area.

Monday, January 28, 2008

"Drinking Liberally" forum in Alameda

An announcement for an event I will be attending:

This a last minute invite and get together, we expect a great turn out! I have been busy getting this event organized with my colleagues from our Drinking Liberally cohort in Oakland.

I spoke to many of you early in the week about a public open forum Drinking Liberally is holding, hosted by the owner of the Grand Lake theater at his site in Alameda, Auctions By the Bay. It should be exciting and citizens have shown interest in doing a discussion and open forum studying the potential candidates for the Democratic Nomination. There are still so many undecided voters.

We at Drinking Liberally, Oakland in the grip of the excitement of the first CA primary which will have an actual effect on the national race are putting together a special event for all progressives who would like to take part. It will be an open forum where you the citizen will be able to discuss the issues of the day and have a chance to get some feedback on your questions from staff members of the three leaders Obama, Clinton and Edwards.

The format will be to ask the audience 3 questions, right now from initial discovery it looks like those questions for Citizens are around: The Economy, Health Care, and an exit strategy in Iraq and on the Environmental strategies of each candidate's platform.

The idea is to facilitate questions and answers in a way the truly pulls forward the issues, and we hope to send a strong message to each candidate what the people of the East Bay would like to hear from their candidate. Much of the discussion I hope will lean toward the mechanisms to make make each platform come alive during their future presidency.

Super Tuesday is upon us!

The Citizen's Forum on The California Primary in the Democratic Party will be on:

January 29th, 2008


Auctions by the Bay

click here for directions

or this

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Monday, January 14, 2008

California Voting is Coming Soon

And this video explains in a nutshell why I support John Edwards, and I cannot support any of the other candidates.

Please give it a quick watch.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Alameda Democratic Club's Candidate Night

People representing Edwards, Clinton, Obama, and Kucinich were at the Alameda Democratic Club this week, talking up their candidates.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

"All is quiet on New Year's Day" (U2)

Happy New Year all. It's been pretty quiet around here in the political world, where most energy seems to be centered around Iowa, with the caucuses only a couple of days away. I had entertained the idea of going out there to help John Edwards, but I decided my time would be better used at home, and I'd rather donate the amount of my transportation and accommodations to the campaign than to spend the money on airlines, hotel, and car rental.

You may have noticed some Edwards signs popping up around town. If you are a John Edwards backer and would like a lawn sign (or window sign), drop me a line. (See the tag line at the top of this website for contact info). I also have some bumper stickers, shirts, and probably more.

If you're undecided, come to the Alameda Democratic Club's meeting on January 9, (7 PM at the Alameda Hospital) for a presidential forum. You'll be hearing representatives from the campaigns talk and answer your questions. I'll be there, of course...

On an unrelated note: Did you hear about Don Perata being carjacked?