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Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:16 AM

CHECK IN HERE to Report on your Bernie Sanders Event

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Post pictures if you can.

We counted 170!

I have pictures but I'm too damned tired to post them right now. PLUS we got local CBS and NBC news crews out. Unfortunately, I don't have TV so I won't see them.

How did everyone else do?

ETA: Here's a link to our FB page with one picture earlier in the evening when people were still arriving:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153004436176969&set=gm.1597813787150187&type=1&theater

This one is a little later with more people:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205877881719120&set=a.1540099855357.2070294.1020727905&type=1&theater

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Reply CHECK IN HERE to Report on your Bernie Sanders Event (Original post)
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 OP
SoapBox Jul 2015 #1
reddread Jul 2015 #22
vanlassie Jul 2015 #2
FourScore Jul 2015 #3
daleanime Jul 2015 #25
artislife Jul 2015 #4
JackInGreen Jul 2015 #7
artislife Jul 2015 #8
JackInGreen Jul 2015 #10
artislife Jul 2015 #12
villager Jul 2015 #5
Bjorn Against Jul 2015 #6
ruffburr Jul 2015 #9
JDPriestly Jul 2015 #11
dvduval Jul 2015 #15
arcane1 Jul 2015 #13
Peregrine Took Jul 2015 #14
TexasTowelie Jul 2015 #16
artislife Jul 2015 #17
JackInGreen Jul 2015 #18
Scuba Jul 2015 #19
mahina Jul 2015 #20
eridani Jul 2015 #21
azmom Jul 2015 #23
swilton Jul 2015 #24
Cosmic Kitten Jul 2015 #26
CrispyQ Jul 2015 #27
Cleita Jul 2015 #28
Nevada Blue Jul 2015 #29
Motown_Johnny Jul 2015 #30
Luminous Animal Jul 2015 #31
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 #32
SoapBox Jul 2015 #33

Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:18 AM

1. 170!

Way to go Fresno!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 07:10 AM

22. thats 170 in 110 degree weather!!!

 

incredible. I could not make it because of a hyperextended work week and volunteer obligations in the afternoon.

Wish I had been there.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:20 AM

2. FRESNO!!!!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:22 AM

3. 2 meetings in Ithaca, NY - one had 155 people, the other I don't know. n/t

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Response to FourScore (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 11:24 AM

25. I so wanted to go to one of them.....

car should be on the road tomorrow.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:26 AM

4. That's terrific!

 

We had 20, but there were over 10 meetings in the greater Seattle area.

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Response to artislife (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:48 AM

7. Artislife

Which were you at? We had 26 at the impact hub at 220 and change. I'll post a pic when I can.

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Response to JackInGreen (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:51 AM

8. Mercer Island

 

I had a meeting with a client in West Seattle then onto a kitty sit in Issaquah, so it seemed to be the best one to go to! I-90. Wher is the impact hub?

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Response to artislife (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:02 AM

10. It's up at 220 2nd

Near the mission shelter. We had about a 2.5 to 3 hour coordination and meet n greet. It was pretty rad. Lots of people new to bernie or otherwise not previously politically active.

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Response to JackInGreen (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:06 AM

12. Fun!

 

We all talked about joining the Seattle for Bernie facebook so we could connect with others. Then we could split up and get working on our districts. My mailbox is in Bellevue, so I always try to vote as progressive as possible to get the repubs some grief. Me and the cross roads crowd trying to get money to the schools and medic 1.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:32 AM

5. Small gathering among the many "sold out" gatherings here in the San Fernando valley....

 

Each of us surprised to hear the phrases "military industrial complex" and "working class" uttered by a Presidential candidate...

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:45 AM

6. We had over 20

Which is very good considering the event was capped at 15 people, a few extra people just showed up. There were lots of house parties around the Twin Cities and most of them were at capacity.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:53 AM

9. Rohnert park-

Is bouncing for Bernie, Small town good people, bout 50 at a home crowded but great energy from 80 to 20 Latinos, whites to be expected in Rohnert park, ready to fight for Bernie and America , groups to form can't wait to see it happen.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:02 AM

11. We ahd a venue on the East side of the City of Los Angeles.

About 50 people attended.

I've been fairly active in my Democratic Party here, so I expected to see a lot of familiar faces.

Surprise. I only knew one person before the event, and the last time he worked on a campaign was Hillary 2008. He swore off politics after that and is a huge Bernie fan. Wonders never cease.

Everyone else was new to me. That's great news. Bernie is inspiring people with no experience and previously little or no political engagement to come out and work for his campaign.

Lots of enthusiasm. People watch Bernie on YouTube and love him.

i'm excited to get started. I may have already identified a garage in which we can have a sort of a neighborhood HQ. Let's go.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 02:19 AM

15. Me too

I was at East Los Angeles College and 60 or 70 counting the volunteers I'm guessing.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:23 AM

13. We had around 40 but I failed to get pictures :)

 

It was fun!! There were FOUR events within a one mile radius of my home!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:43 AM

14. About 150 in Chicago at the American Indian Center.

Took some pictures but have to figure out how to send them. Very nice venue and event. Well run. Mostly 40 and unders but a few of us geezers, too.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 03:15 AM

16. I did not go to any events,

but the one in Fort Worth had over 100 people according to the newspaper.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 03:26 AM

17. Got this off FaceBook

 

Seward Park is a neighborhood in Seattle


I attended the kick-off event in Seward Park tonight. Thanks to Patty for organizing this--it went from an original invite list of 30 to a block party of 75+ supporters. We had some great discussions and are looking forward to another gathering.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 03:35 AM

18. South Downtown Seattle Here @ The Impact Center

We had 26 or so, it was pretty darn neat. Made connections with the facebook group, so hopefully we can use this as a launching spot to get more people aware and interested. Several of the attendees were new to Bernie and had a lot of questions and I answered to the best of my ability and tried not to get all pacey and pedantic about it.
Let's get this show on the road HARD.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 05:20 AM

19. Only seven in the small apartment in the small town where I attended a meeting ...

 

Four males, three females ...

Thee of us in our sixties (or so), four in their twenties ...

The younger folk spoke of their "massive" student loan debts as being key drivers for them, along with living wage and Medicare for All.
Three are college graduates working minimum wage jobs.


Enthusiasm was high; these people will work hard for the campaign.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 06:31 AM

20. I didn't count but there was an overflowing crowd that continued into the next two rooms, partially.

I thought my heart had been a little hardened by the events of the last 15 years, but Bernie's speech got me, and deeply.

Fired up. Ready to go.

Fired up. Ready to go.

This man is the real deal, 100%.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 06:51 AM

21. The brewery event had more than 150 booked, and so added a session at 4pm

The organizers wound up cycling through the video from 4 to 8pm. Unfortunately, that made it hard to connect as a group, as people were constantly coming and going. I only saw 2 people that i knew--meaning that this campaign is reaching out way beyond regular Democrats.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 09:39 AM

23. Over 70 in Arizona

Lots of cheering and Bernie Bernie chants. Left energized and ready to get to work for Bernie.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 10:12 AM

24. 30 +/-

 

from the little town of Keene. Weather (yesterday) was over 100 and in the high 80's at the time of the event, due to road construction, I hiked about 1/2 mile carrying a folding chair. Everyone was outside and had watermelon coolers. Accomplished some great organizing. Unfortunately forgot my camera to take pictures.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 11:41 AM

26. Close to 50 in Maryland

Two takeaways from the event.

1. This is homegrown, grassroots, fundamentals.

The people who attended were pretty diverse.
And there was definitely a wide range of skills, and experiences.
Harnessing and marshaling those talents and resources
is the biggest challenge the grassroots face.

2. There is a vacuum of leadership and opportunity galore.

Our group did not have a strong grasp of social media.
I took a few minutes to address the group and promote
getting active in social media, and creating FB hub
for our local group. We should be up and running by the weekend.
It was obvious from the groups response they are looking
to have local people do some hand holding to get things going.

Basically, a lot of enthusiasm looking for a direction and leadership.

Overall, great experience an a giant leap for the campaign.
Can hardly wait for the next phase.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 11:52 AM

27. The event I went to was small, but high energy!

My tee shirt was the most popular!



It's hard to read, but it states: Time for tough love on Wall St. Minus the love.

There is incredible energy for this man! People want change. People don't want to be relegated to being just consumers. We want to have a voice & a say in our government.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:17 PM

28. Our event was hosted by Heidi Harmon, a local politician. I attended with fellow DUer emsimon33.

The event was for 60 people, originally, but it seems in excess of 200 people attended. emsimon33 took pictures so I hope she posts them. She doesn't know how to do it but I sent her some instructions so I hope she can. The crowd was enthusiastic. Some other politicians were there who spoke as well. There is some dismay that our local DNC is backing Hillary and some conversation on how to make them back Bernie too, even though he's not a registered Democrat yet. Of course there was the usual call for volunteers and contributions.

What was really cool though is that we went to dinner after at a local Indian/Pakistani restaurant. We were still wearing our Bernie stickers and the Pakistani staff were thrilled and told us they would have been there if they didn't have to work. When we left the cashier said, "Go Bernie" to us. That is a Berniementum moment.


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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 03:28 PM

29. 80+ at our Reno gathering

Probably 60% over 50
Another 20% 30-50
20% college age or a little older

I'd say fully half of us volunteered on the spot (either text or forms). It was a fired-up bunch.

When asked if any of us had worked on a campaign in the past, and I mentioned primaries for Gene McCarthy in '68, I did get a few chuckles from those old enough to remember those days.

Can't wait to get started - Reno is the political swing spot in Nevada (Blue Vegas, Red Rural, and then there's Reno).

I've never lived in a caucus state before. They offer a class at the local Dem headquarters, and we'll both attend to find out how this works, as opposed to primaries. All in all, we're stoked at our house today.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 07:43 PM

30. ~300 In Detroit

 

Pretty full room.








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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 10:48 PM

31. Here you go. It was a great San Francisco crowd one of 30 or more.

On the bus ride to my meet-up there was a news van outside of a hipster barů a meet-up that was closer to my home but I didn't want to go to a bar.

I got there on time (I'm notorious for being punctual) and took some photos of other on time arrivals. In the end, there was 90+ people. Before I post the photos (and thanks for those who gave me advice), I'd like to thank the organizer, Brian, who has given so much already to Bernie's campaign. He is young and inexperienced but he did a great job putting this together.

Ultimately, the event had 90+ people. And the engagement between disparate communities was inspiring.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #31)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 11:46 PM

32. Great pictures!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 11:47 PM

33. Holy Cow!

This is absolutely amazing!

I worked but ran in the door with iPad in hand and open a couple seconds before it started.

Loved his speech...it was nice that he was just speaking vs. having to talk over thousands...the opening speaker and closing one were great too.

SO lame MSM...really? You flat out ignored this?

They ARE in a panic about what to do with Bernie and us!

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