Image Hosted by
Democracy For The Southern Adirondack/Tricounty Area
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Tricounty DFA Update: Candidate Appearances, Dean, Olbermann, More
Hello Everyone;

In This Update:

1. Candidate Appearances
2. Keith Olbermann Special Commentary
3. Time on Dean
4. ABC Getting It On Election Fraud
5. Bought And Sold Video Online
6. 10/27 Last Day For Letters
7. Friday Progressive Film Fest

1. Candidate Appearances

Time is running down to Election Day and candidates are running around the region. Here's a wrap up:

Tuesday, Oct. 24:

Kirsten Gillibrand and Eliot Spitzer
When: Tuesday, October 24 - 1:00 PM
Where: Country View Diner, 855 Hoosick Rd (Rt 7), Brunswick, NY
(Landmarks: On the left side of the road coming from Troy. Will pass a
WalMart on the right, BMW motorcycle dealer on the left is right before the
What: Meet and Greet and Remarks with Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Spitzer
and Congressional Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand

Wed, Oct 25:

There will be a meet and greet at with Kirsten Gillibrand at the Fort William Henry in Lake George on from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Contact Gillibrand Campaign HQ at 518-697-3720 for more details.

Thursday, Oct. 26:

*A late report that President Bill Clinton will be at the Albany County Airport on Thursday for an event from 8:15 to 10:30 for Kirsten Gillibrand. (Hopefully more details later-- and thanks to Carol Olszewski for this tip!).

Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Rahm Emanual
When: Thursday, October 26 - 12:00 Noon
Where: The State Room, 142 State Street, Albany, NY
What: VIP Reception and Luncheon with Congressman Rahm Emanual, Chair of the
DCCC to benefit Congressional Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand
Cost: $100 per person

Also Thursday, October 26th 7-9pm

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum
Clifton Park Senior Citizens Center (Clifton Commons):

Candidates for Saratoga County Clerk
Russell Brettholtz (D) vs. Kathleen Marchione (R)

Candidates for Saratoga County Treasurer
Preston Jenkins Jr. (D) vs. Samuel Pitcheralle (R)

Candidates for the 109th Assembly District
Paulette Barlette (R) vs. Robert Reilly (D)

Friday Oct. 27th

New York State Democratic Committee Chair, Herman "Denny" Farrell will visit the Washington County Democratic Committee Headquarters on Friday, October27th at 10 am. The WCDC Headquarters are located at 143 Broadway in Ft.Edward.

2. Keith Olbermann Special Commentary

There is a new Special Commentary by Keith Olbermann, the Edward R. Murrow for the 21st Century out tonight on MSNBC. Olbermann talks on the cynical marketing of terror by the Republican Party. Not to be missed!

3. Time on Governor Dean

There is a new, short article in Time Magazine just out on the sudden realization by the cynical inside the beltway crowd that Governor Dean's investment in a 50 state, all areas, strategy is about to pay unexpected dividends in areas where Democrats were not expected to win.,9171,1549330,00.html
For more:

4. ABC Getting It On Election Fraud

ABC News did a major report on the growing awareness of how easy electronic voting machines make election fraud. Text and video is online.

"Oct. 22, 2006 -- Cheryl Kagan, a former Maryland Democratic legislator, was shocked when she opened her mail Wednesday morning. Inside, she discovered three computer discs. With them was an anonymous letter saying the discs contained the secret source code for vote-counting that could be used to alter the votes cast through Maryland's new electronic voting machines. "My understanding is that with these disks a malicious person could skew the outcome of an election," Kagan said.

5. Bought And Sold Video Online

At our last meetup we saw Bob Millman's new video Bought And Sold: Electronic Voting In New York State. Thanks to the excitment this video generated and the volunteer efforts of our members, copies are now circulating in the hands of area Supervisors. If you missed it you can now see it online:

Or buy your own full version copy on Ebay:

6. 10/27 Last Day For Letters

Just a reminder: the close of business hours on October 27th is the last day to submit a letter to the editor to the Post Star, and probably other area papers as well.

Send a letter to the Post Star at:

The Saratogian:

The Chronicle:

All other area papers through the AAUW Two-Minutes activist page:

7. Friday Progressive Film Fest

The Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe's Friday Night Progressive Film Fest continues this week with:

Oct 27 SCARED SACRED (2006) Velcrow Ripper 90 min.
In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history. ScaredSacred deftly weaves together stunning footage with haunting memories, inspirational stories, and an evocative soundscape. An exquisite portrait of a search for meaning in times of turmoil.
Time: 8pm

Because of the election approaching, I'll have another update in a day or two.

Larry Dudley

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

Powered by Blogger


Image Hosted by

This site was created by the volunteers of the Democracy For The Southern Adirondack/Tricounty Area group and was not paid for or is it controlled by Democracy For America of Burlington, Vermont.

site design and graphics copyright 2005 Lawrence A. Dudley