Friday, October 13, 2006
Tricounty DFA Alert: Cancellation, Iraq For Sale Showing, Canvassing, more
This is a quick Friday night alert: Cancelation, Canvassing, Iraq For Sale and DFA Stick-it Notes.
Because of the press of competing fundraisers, the Chili Cookoff scheduled for Sunday Afternoon at Nora Nellis' in Lake George has been canceled.
We're sorry for any inconvenience this has caused! However, there may be another fundraiser slightly out of the area scheduled for next weekend and we will have more details later.
Also-- we will be tabling at the Farmer's Market in downtown Glens Falls from 9am until 11am. During the tabling we will be organizing canvassers. If you want to help canvass this weekend, please come on down!
Iraq For Sale
Finally, I was pleased to join a large crowd at tonight's showing of Iraq For Sale at the Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe. It is powerful. It is the story of corruption in the administration of Iraq that is so overwhelming as to defy description-- only images really convey the impact. I am thinking now especially of images of the utter failure to care for and support our service people: long lines of hundreds of servicemen and women standing in lines for hours in the sun and dust, slowly queing up to get a bad meal because Halliburton wants to save money. All the time they are sitting ducks for any attacker who wants to bother. Soldiers who wear filthy clothes for weeks because civilian contractors can't wash fatigues without actually making them dirtier. Marines drinking and washing in contractor supplied water contaminated with dangerous parasites.
Thanks to the Cafe there will be another showing of Iraq For Sale next Friday at the Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe at 8pm. DFA National has also supplied us with a DVD. If any of you have an idea for additional showings, please get back to us right away!
DFA Stick-it Notes
Also, if you didn't get the email from DFA in Burlington, click here to get your own special pad of Get Out The Vote reminder sticky notes: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/stickit