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Democracy For The Southern Adirondack/Tricounty Area
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Tricounty DFA Update: Chili Cookoff Invitation, Merrick Conference, Iraq For Sale, Debates and more
In this update:

1. Chili Cookoff Fundraiser Invitation Reminder
2. Preston Jenkins Fundraiser With Mike Russo
3. Special Tim Merrick Press Conference On Betty Little, Brennan Center and Electioneering Abuse
4. Iraq For Sale
5. Tabling and Canvassing
6. Bought And Sold Showing In Saratoga
7. Senate Debate 10/19
8. Empty Chair Debate 10/26?

1. Chili Cookoff Fundraiser Invitation Reminder

You are invited to attend An Adirondack Chili Fundraising Fest For

Dr. Tim Merrick, Democrat Candidate for New York State Senate 45th District
His Honor Mayor David J. Carter, Democrat Candidate for New York State 112th Assembly District

Sunday October 15, 4 -6p.m.
Bring your favorite chili and Support our candidates!
Even if you can't cook please bring interested voters, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers

Please RSVP to: so we are sure to have plenty of food and drinks.
How many will attend? Will you bring your favorite chili?

Your Hostess : Nora Nellis

Rt. 9N, Lake Luzerne Rd., Lake George, N.Y.

Directions: Exit 21 Adirondack Northway
From the south: left at end of exit ramp
From the north: right at the end of the exit ramp
app. 3/4 Mile north on 9N, Lake Luzerne Rd.
Watch for Signs

Again, please RSVP at:

2. Preston Jenkins Fundraiser With Mike Russo

There will be a fundraiser for Preston Jenkins, Saratoga County Treasurer tomorrow, Thursday October 12th from 7 - 9PM at the Wilton Elks Club, Route 9-just north of Broadway.

Mike Russo, the host of the shows “Cooking for Kids” and “The Heat is On”, will be making a special home town appearance on October 12th at Wilton Elks in Saratoga Springs.

Tickets: $20
Available at the door or online
Or Call Mary Meade at 518-307-1855

3. Special Tim Merrick Press Conference On Betty Little, Brennan Center and Electioneering Abuse

45th State Senate District candidate Tim Merrick has called a special press conference:

"The Brennan Center for Social Justice revealed this week that the New York State Legislature continues to be the most dysfunctional and ineffective in the nation. State Senate candidate Tim Merrick said part of the blame has to be placed with incumbent Senator Betty Little who has failed to address the issue or fight for needed reforms." and,

"Merrick cited as one example of the Senate’s corruption, the fact that Senator Little did not support public campaign financing, yet used public funds herself to send out two different mailers just weeks before the election.

He will outline her involvement and call for changes at press conferences at Democratic Headquarters in Plattsburgh and Glens Falls on Friday October 13th; 11:00am in Plattsburgh, 2:00pm in Glens Falls."

Tim is asking area supporters to come and show their support at Democratic Headquarters on the corner of Bay and Maple Streets across from Crandall Library in downtown Glens Falls. That's Friday at 2pm.

4. Iraq For Sale

You probably all got a message from DFA in Burlington about the new video Iraq For Sale, which describes the incredible corruption of the occupation of Iraq by the Bush administration.

This is a major event, and we are pleased to endorse Matt and the Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe's screening of this important video!

Friday, Oct 13 IRAQ FOR SALE (2006) Robert Greenwald 75 min.
Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

RSVP at: to show your support. It will also be screen on October 20th!

5. Tabling and Canvassing

*We will again be tabling during the Farmer's Market on South Street in downtown Glens Falls this Saturday, October 14th from at least 9am (and probably 8am) until about 11am. Come out and show support for all our candidates!

For more info and to RSVP go to:

*Like last week, we will be organizing a door to door canvass during Saturday's tabling. Come and check before 11am at the Farmer's Market -- We need as many people as we can get! You can take these home with you and bring them back later.

*There is also a need for people to do phone banking. That's like canvassing, only you do it sitting in the office. Offices have been opened first in Saratoga Springs, the Hudson Falls and now Glens Falls. There are phones in each that need staffing. If you have a few hours to spare each week, let us or Patrick Layden know at (518) 796-0109.

*Have you seen the Gillibrand Wing? It's a pickup with a Gillibrand sign "flying" from the tailgate. Doug Auer at is looking for locations on main roads with heavy traffic. The idea is to move it from place to place regularly.

6. Bought And Sold Showing In Saratoga

The video Bought & Sold; Electronic Voting In New York will also be shown by the Saratoga Peace Alliance at 5:30PM, Wednesday, Oct 18 at the Skidmore Campus, Dance Theater across from the Tang Museum , south end of Campus. Enter off North Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

7. State Senate Debate 10/19

There will be a debate between Republican State Senator Betty Little and Democratic State Senate Candidate Tim Merrick on Glens Falls station TV-8 on October 19th at 8:30. You may have to be in the Glens Falls/Queensbury area to see this debate, but it should be worth it.

8. Empty Chair Debate 10/26?

The Post Star is attempting to force a debate between Republican Rep. John Sweeney and Democratic candidate Kirsten Gillibrand. The paper has reserved Heritage Hall in the Glens Falls Civil Center on October 26th, and my understanding is that the paper and Kirsten will be there. And Sweeney...? As they say, tune in for the next episode in this long running saga.

Thanks everyone,


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