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Democracy For The Southern Adirondack/Tricounty Area
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Tricounty DFA Update: Meeting Reminder, DFA Saratoga To Meet, More
Hello Everyone;

In This Update:

1. Glens Falls Link-Up or "Meetup" Reminder
2. Democracy For Saratoga To Meet With Ron Kim
3. DFA Night School Tuesday Night
4. Tracks Congressional Agenda
5. Fillibuster For Peace
6. "FISA Flood" To Save The Constitution
7. Washington County Democratic Women's Luncheon Oct. 19
8. Friday Night FIlm Fest

1. Glens Falls Link-Up or "Meetup" Reminder

Democracy For The Greater Glens Falls Area will be having it's usual monthly Link-up or "meetup" this Wednesday, October 3rd, at 7pm at the Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe in downtown Glens Falls.

On the agenda for this month: DFA National in Burlington is suggesting that we discuss what presidential candidates we are currently interested in (and might be interested in, in the future) in regard to who DFA may eventually endorse. We'll also be getting a report on what is going on in Queensbury, where two incumbents are now running on the Democratic line and I am sure there will be discussion of the direction of the Congress.

2. Democracy For Saratoga To Meet With Ron Kim

Democracy For Saratoga Springs host Sally Kirouac will be hosting a DFA Link-Up meeting on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will feature a talk with Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commission Ron Kim.

For more info and to RSVP go to:

What: Talk with Ron Kim
When: Monday, October 8, 2007, 7:00 PM
Where: Home of Sally and George Kirouac
21 Horseshoe Drive
Saratoga Springs NY 12866

3. DFA Night School Tuesday Night

The final session of the DFA Night School Training Session on Precinct Organizing will be tomorrow night, Tuesday at 8:30pm. The subject will be Precinct Organizing: Building Networks.
With Arshad will be special guest Parag Mehta, the Democratic National Committee's Training Director, will lay out the DNC plan to win the White House one neighborhood at a time. Also, Annette Osterlund from Democracy for Colorado, and the Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party Pat Waak to discuss the highly successfully Think Precinct plan.

RSVP for the free conference call and live web presentation now:

4. Tracks Congressional Agenda

The Progressive Email Network & sent out something yesterday that I think many will find interesting

I know that many people are concerned they are constantly being blind sided by pieces of legislation that we don't see coming-- like the outrageous bill condemning is now putting together a weekly agenda for Congress, which is basically a heads-up on what is pending and what we are very likely to want to get Congress to act on. You can check it out at:

This looks like a very good list and you can directly email it to Representatives and Senators, to show your support, as well as forward it to friends.

5. Fillibuster For Peace

There's another interesting new online initiative: Filibuster For Peace. ( ) It's an online petition asking Senators to filibuster war bills. From the site:
"It only takes 41 votes to sustain a filibuster and prevent funding requests from the Bush administration from coming to debate or a vote. The Bush administration would then have to return with a funding request that is satisfactory to the 41. That bill should include funds to bring all U.S. forces home quickly and safely but no money to prosecute the war in Iraq. Pro-war Senators used this tactic twice in February to stop non-binding resolutions condemning the so-called "surge." If pro-war Senators can use this tactic, then anti-war Senators should use it also. "

6. "FISA Flood" To Save The Constitution

The ACLU is organizing a "FISA Flood" to save the Constitution. As we all know, in August Congress panicked and gave the Bush administration unprecedented spying powers. According to the ACLU:

"By all indications, the House and Senate will cast critical votes within three weeks — deciding whether or not to make the vast new spying powers that they granted the Bush Administration in August permanent."

"We must not let that happen. Call Reid, Pelosi and your Member of Congress right now. Demand that Congress stand strong by standing up for the Constitution, instead of caving in to the Bush Administration."

"You can help right now by making three calls for the Constitution:
1. Call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-4965
2. Call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at (202) 224-3542
3. Call your representative in the House, Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand's Office, (202) 225-5614

For more go to:

7. Friday Night FIlm Fest

The Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe continues its Friday Night Progressive Film Festival at 7:30 with:

Oct 5 WAR MADE EASY: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death (2007) Loretta Alper 73 min.
Based on Norman Solomon's book of the same name, "War Made Easy", is narrated by Sean Penn and reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. The film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.

8. Washington County Democratic Women's Luncheon Oct. 19

You Are Invited To The Washington County Democratic Women’s Luncheon Friday, October 19th, 2007, 12 noon - 2 pm at the Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge, NY. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Featured Speaker: Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director of the NYS League of Women Voters.
Plus Guests: Atty. Peter Tulin – Democratic candidate for Supreme Court Justice in NY’s 4th JD and Lisa Manzi – Regional representative from Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand’s office

Special Musical Presentation: Bob Warren performing excerpts from “Only the Message Mattered” – his original song cycle and narrative about the life and times of Susan B. Anthony

For reservations, contact luncheon coordinators: Ellen Faber at 677-8345 or Sheila Comar at 642-9566 or mail checks (made out to WCDC) to Ellen Faber, 100 East Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816.

For more info go to

Thanks, Everyone! See you all Wednesday,


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