Support Rebecca Kaplan and Watch the V.P. Debate!

19 Sep

On Thursday, October 2nd, some of my colleagues and I will be hosting a fundraiser for Rebecca Kaplan. But this isn’t just any old fundraiser. October 2nd is the night of the VP debates, and we’ll be showing it on a big screen. Instead of watching the debates at home, you can join hundreds of Oaklanders to shout, cheer, and boo at Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. And of course, it’s a great opportunity to show your support for Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign for Oakland City Council.

I’d love to see many of you there, not only because I want to see you support Rebecca’s campaign but because I’d love to have the blogoaksphere community together for one night. I’ve been wanting to plan a proper get together not affiliated with anything else, but that’s not going to happen until after the election so this will have to substitute as a great chance for all of us to meet, talk politics, and share our love for Oakland.

If you’re on Facebook, you can RSVP on the event page (and you should become a supporter of Rebecca Kaplan on Facebook). Otherwise, just let me know in the comments if you plan to be there. If you want to spread the word, download the event flyers. Also, if you want to help out with anything else, contact me at oaklandbecks at gmail dot com.

Here are the details:

When: Thursday, October 2, 2008 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th Street in downtown Oakland
How Much: $30 – $300 sliding scale
More Info: kaplan.fundraiser@gmail.com
Geoffrey’s is easily accessible by public transit. Use the 12 Street BART Station (exit at the 14th Street side) or take AC Transit lines 1/1R, 51, 72, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, or 40.

4 Responses to “Support Rebecca Kaplan and Watch the V.P. Debate!”

  1. AustinOAK September 21, 2008 at 12:15 am #

    Thanks so much for putting this event 2gether. I have been helping spread the news about it 2day. Trying to encourage Oaklanders that have never been out in public for politics that they are missing a very fun and enjoyable time. + supporting efforts to make our life here better. Glad to report it is market-testing very well. I hope we blow it out for Rebecca dat nite.

  2. Becks September 21, 2008 at 11:59 am #

    Thanks for your help Austin – I’m really looking forward to the night too and it’s great to know others are out there helping to spread the word.

  3. AustinOAK September 21, 2008 at 6:55 pm #

    The Oak Dem HDQTRS Grand Opening had a huge turnout. I was able to generate TON of interest in the “Debate Nite” for Rebecca. Also at the North Oakland Farmers Mkt this morning. I ran out of flyers at it for a short time. Those were handed out there to only to very interested Oaklanders. I am psyched that this may be a really Big Nite for Rebecca at Geoffrey’s.

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