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Dialing For Democracy! Let’s Turn the Peach State Blue!

Your energy, enthusiasm and willingness to continue on with the work past November 4th has both humbled and inspired us.

This past weekend, less than three weeks after Election Day, volunteers all over California made 15,000 phone calls on behalf of Democrat Jim Martin, who’s running against Saxby Chambliss in the Georgia Senate race, which has a runoff election on December 2nd. .

In Venice, nearly a 100 of you gathered together to make 6,500 phone calls for the Georgia Senate race,

A lot of you asked if we were going to do it again. YES! WE! ARE!


Saturday, November 29

11am to 3pm

Pot Luck Phone Bank With A View!

Ingrid van Eckert and John Blumenthal’s place

401 california Ave # 8

Santa Monica, 90403

(park in the public garage on 4th

street between California and Wilshire)

Bring your cell phones, your chargers, and your leftover Thanksgiving feast!  We’ll provide the drinks!

PLEASE RSVP HERE: http://my.barackobama.com/page…

Sunday, November 30


Pot Luck Phone Bank and Hot Tub Extravaganza at Marta and Warren’s

758 Palms Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Bring your cell phones, your chargers, your bathing suit and your leftover turkey trimmings. We’ll supply the drinks and hot water!

PLEASE RSVP HERE: http://my.barackobama.com/page…


Going of town this weekend and can’t come to a phone bank? If you have an internet connection and a phone, no problem!  Just go to this link to get started making calls from home or on the road.  http://my.barackobama.com/page…


Why are we phone banking for Georgia? Another Senate seat doesn’t matter much with a Democratic majority in Congress, does it?

Think again.

Just last week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a letter to Harry Reid, signed by all 40 Senate Republicans – including Georgia incumbent, Saxby Chambliss – threatening that they were “not prepared to bend to a stronger majority.”

Saxby Chambliss, is an ultra right-wing conservative who has voted with the Republicans 94.4% of the time. He is a sure vote in a filibuster situation. But a win in Georgia would make the Senate nearly filibuster-proof.

With Alaska going blue, the Democratic majority in the Senate up to 58, and Democratic candidate Al Franken is only a few dozen votes away from winning in Minnesota pending a recount.

A win in Georgia would bring us up to the magic number 60, and that would  mean Obama will have a much better chance of being able to enact real change!

A Call to action-Georgia

(As a young Dem myself, I like seeing other Young Dem organizations get active, involved, and doing things. – promoted by Dante Atkins (hekebolos))

As most people know on November 4th Saxby Chambliss was kept under 50% of the vote. The runoff will be on December 2nd and our ground game in the state will determine whether Jim Martin wins or not. Sean at 538 wrote an entry about just how important get out the vote is.

The California College Democrats are organizing a trip to Georgia to help with gotv. We will be there all day the 29th, 30th, 1st, and 2nd to help with gotv and to make sure Jim Martin wins. Round trip plane tickets cost around $300 and we have housing provided for us. A donation to help send every person we can to Georgia is greatly appreciated.

If you can please make a donation here http://www.actblue.com/page/ca… With your help we will be able to invade Georgia and help elect Jim Martin to the United States Senate. Thank you everyone that donates.

EDIT by Dante: if you can’t make it out to Georgia, consider a CA-based phonebank for Martin.  here’s some info on a phonebank in Venice, CA, this weekend.

Veterans Day for Jim Martin

A friend of Calitics, Paul Hogarth, is teaming up with some other bloggers and activists to organize online and offline fundraisers for Jim Martin, the Senate Candidate from Georgia now in a runoff with Saxby Chambliss. dKos link here.

In San Francisco, he’ll be hosting an offline event at the House of Shields at 6 pm.  SF City Attorney (and In Re Marriage Cases hero) Dennis Herrera and Jim Martin’s son, Frank, will be at the event as well.  Check out the ActBlue Page for all the details.