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Join Jerry McNerney on firedoglake today (live-blogging 1-3 pm PST)

(Will you be in front of your computer this afternoon? If so, here’s your chance to talk to Rep. McNerney! And for all you NorCal people, go to Jerry’s Ice Cream Social in Dublin at 6:00 PM tonight to see Rep. McNerney IN PERSON!! : ) – promoted by atdleft)

x-posted at MyDD and Daily Kos

Hi Calitics’istas (and Kossacks and MyDD’ers) –

I would like to invite all of you to join Congressman Jerry McNerney — the netroots hero who defeated Richard Pombo — this afternoon at firedoglake’s Blue America. But first, I have some great news to tell you.

On Monday, your votes helped Jerry win Senator John Kerry’s national "March Madness" campaign competition (along with Rep. Nancy Boyda, KS-2). As a result, Senator Kerry sent over 3 million people an email yesterday asking them to support Jerry, as well as Rep. Boyda, and Senators Tom Harkin and Mark Pryor.

Last night, you did it again. We asked our grassroots and netroots supporters to "Hit a Home Run for Jerry" by raising $300,000 before the Federal Election Commission’s March 31st midnight deadline. And, late last night, you hit it out of the park– a full 24 hours before the deadline.   

More below the flip…

I talked with the Congressman last night and he told me that he wanted everyone to know how grateful he is to the netroots and grassroots. Time and time again, you have demonstrated your incredible enthusiasm and generosity for Jerry. In our phone call, Jerry was truly humbled and amazed at the depth of your commitment.

If you would like to talk with Jerry as well, you have two great opportunities on Saturday. You can meet with the Congressman either online or in-person and ask him the questions that concern you the most about the future of our country and the world.


The first opportunity is for the netroots. Jerry will be live-blogging on firedoglake’s "Blue America" from 1-3 p.m. PST (4-6 p.m. EST) on Saturday (March 31). Please come to firedoglake.com on Saturday and post your questions. The Congressman will answer them as fast as his fingers can type.

Jerry was just added to Blue America’s ActBlue page a few days ago, and of the five excellent candidates listed, he’s got a lot of ground to make up (in 2006, Blue America’s netroots activists raised over $25,000 for Jerry). By the end of Saturday, we want Jerry to be the top netroots candidate, in terms of both total donors and total dollars raised.

Whether you are able to live-blog with Jerry on firedoglake.com or not, you can still help Jerry move up the Blue America donor standings by contributing any amount right now at:



If you are in Northern California, you can also talk with the Congressman in-person at "Jerry’s Ice Cream Social" in Dublin from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday night. At this special event, Jerry will talk about his first 84 days in Congress and what you can do to help him move America in a new direction.

The Ice Cream Social will be held on the 2nd floor of our campaign headquarters at 6250 Village Parkway in Dublin. 

Please RSVP by sending an email to "RSVP AT JerryMcNerney.org" or call 925-833-0643.

Thank you again for winning the Kerry competition, breaking the $300,000 Bat, and taking the time to talk with Jerry on Saturday.

Remember, without your people power, none of this would be possible.

I’ll join you in the comments if you have any questions!

Eden w/ McNerney for Congress

P.S. if you don’t remember what this man stands for, here’s a good reminder 🙂