Friday, January 07, 2005

Donnie Fowler

Donnie Fowler

Donnie Fowler

Monday, November 01, 2004

The new cell phones are here! Here's an East Bay for Kerry-Edwards volunteer training Nevada phonebankers. Come on in.

Tina Valkanoff has been leading all sorts of activities at East Bay Kerry long before the primaries. For most of October she's been banging heads at the DNC to get mobile phones for the UDCs. Tons of resistance to a simple idea: companies like MetroPCS offer unlimited minutes to anywhere in the US. Rent them for the rest of the campaign and you have no physical installation costs for swing state phone banking, and they're available to coordinate volunteers doing fieldwork on election day. She finally broke through and got boxes of phones. This is a shot of her catching her breath on a box at the Oakland office.

Last minute stuff

I'm doing various things in Reno. All indications suggest we will see a surge in first time voting tomorrow, both here and in the East Bay. Help your neighbors:

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Boxer at OakDem HQ Sunday at 11:30

Hello All, Senator BoxerSenator Boxer and Chairman Art Torres will be at the Oakland EVC office, 2135 Broadway, on Sunday, October 31, 11:30 AM-12:30 . You are invited and can bring friends. It will be fun. If you plan on attending, email Brendan McCarthy - He works for the Boxer campaign and invited myself and all other East Bay Democratic Volunteers.

Here is what Brendan wrote:

"This will be Senator Boxer’s last appearance in the East Bay before Election Day, and it would be great to get a great turnout at this event to show her how much the East Bay appreciates her and is excited about sending her back to the Senate for another term."

"So, here are the details. The event is this Sunday, October 31st, from 11:30am – 12:30pm. I would love to see you all out there and the Senator would too. There is no cost to the event and I am not asking anything of any of you. Just show up (bring friends too) and bring your energy and enthusiasm."

Brendan McCarthy, Friends of Boxer Volunteer Cordinator

Friday, October 29, 2004

Vote Early at the Courthouse

From now until Tuesday you can vote at the Alameda County Courthouse.

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Alameda County Superior Courthouse
1225 Fallon Street (corner of 12th and Oak)
Oakland, California
take elevator to basement

For more information on voting, please call 510-625-2004.

Saturday, Early Vote Barbeque and Rally

Please join
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Bobby Seale,
the United Democratic Campaign, Every Vote Counts,
and the Community Electoral Empowerment Project
for an
Early Vote Barbeque & Rally
Saturday, October 30, 2004

10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Lakeside Park, Oakland

(At the corner of 14th Street and Lakeside)
DJs, dancers, speakers, food and prizes!
Come Vote Early with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Bobby Seale!!

Every time you vote Republican, God Kills a Kitten. Please, think of the kittens.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

And down the block, the theater sold out.
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Around the corner...
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First in line.
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In front of the Parkway Speakeasy.
Posted by Hello

Bigger than life. C-SPAN kept the question on the screen. Made it really clear when candidates changed the subject or otherwise avoided answering the question. Kerry always answered a question before adding another point. But Bush seemed to switch when he wasn't prepared for the question.

From the audience when Bush was talking about the importance of prayer in his life: "We've been praying for the last four years!"

About his Army of Compassion exit strategy from Iraq: "Fighting with the Bayonettes of Love!"

Definitely a Kerry crowd.
Posted by Hello

OK, what kind of citizens take off at 5pm on a Wednesday night to watch the fourth debate? And give up two baseball playoffs? And wait in line in 80 degree weather for an hour?



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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Management comes back after dinner.
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A volunteer keys and scans call results into the Democratic Party's information system.
Posted by Hello

Phonebankers calling after 8pm to Oaklanders from "The Big Room."
Posted by Hello

The war room on Broadway last night.
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Thursday, October 07, 2004

"I have two phones free; come in and phonebank." This is a shot of the California Democratic Party office in the UDC. The marked-up map of Oakland on the back wall was blurred to protect our door-to-door Get Out The Vote strategy.
Posted by Hello

Phone banking is fun. Victory 2004! Posted by Hello

From the street, our office is the one with all the campaign posters. It used to be a piano store but this is a great use for the space.
Posted by Hello

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Debate Party Tonight!

Pot Luck Viewing Party!
TUESDAY, October 5th
6pm to 7:30pm
Oakland Democratic Headquarters
2135 Broadway, Downtown Oakland
(1 block up from Paramount Theater, 2 blocks up from 19th St. BART station)
Come early, bring a friend and something eat and/or drink, if you wish.

- Joel Fried

Saturday, September 25, 2004

About Us

5 things to know about me:

  1. I'm a retail store front. On Broadway in Oakland.
  2. Democratic organizations share me.
  3. They support Democrats in the November 2004 election in Alameda County, California.
  4. I'm set up for phone banking and town hall meetings. We stage precinct walks here.
  5. We always need help.


Our UDC office:

2135 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2309


  • between the 19th Street BART & Grand Avenue.
  • Near the Paramount Theater, and Sears.
  • Army recruiting office across the street.
  • YMCA is two blocks up Broadway.

Driving Directions.

Parking on the street.

Public Transit:

  • BART. The 19th Street Station is one block away, if you take its 20th Street exit.
  • Bus. AC Transit Trip Planner. We are directly on the 12, 51, and 59 lines. Other lines that go to 20th and Broadway (a block away): 11, 12, 15, 35, 36, 40, 43, 72, N, NL.


Friday, September 24, 2004

Precinct Captains Wanted

Join the Oakland UDC (United Democratic Campaign) in building a stronger base for progressive candidates and causes. We're fighting for:
Be a team leader and make sure voters are registered, informed of their rights, and voting.

Precinct Captains commit to joining three mobilizations:
  • Sunday, October 3. 2-5 pm for Voter Registration
  • Sunday, October 17. 2-5 pm for Voter Registration
  • Sunday, October 31. 2-5 pm for GOTV trick or treat!

From 2135 Broadway, Oakland.

Email or call 510-625-2004 with your name and contact information.

Precinct Walk Schedule

Daily: Talk to neighbors about the issues and register voters
  • Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 7 pm (CalDems. Call VaShone, 510-268-0014)
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 am - 2 pm (CalDems. Call VaShone, 510-268-0014)
  • Sundays: 2-5pm (Oakland United Democratic Campaign. email or call 510-625-2004 for info).

Phone Bank Schedule - California Democratic Party

Phone banks daily at 2135 Broadway:

  • Monday: 11am - 2pm, 6pm - 9pm
  • Tuesday: 11am - 2pm, 6pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday: 11am - 2pm, 6pm - 9pm
  • Thursday: 11am - 2pm, 6pm - 9pm
  • Friday: 11am - 2pm, 6pm - 9pm
  • Saturday: 11am - 2pm, 3pm - 6pm
  • Sunday: 5pm - 8pm

Contact: Call VaShone, volunteer coordinator. 510-268-0014. CalDems.