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Democracy For The Southern Adirondack/Tricounty Area
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tricounty DFA Update: Gibson Watch News Alert & Next Week
Hello Everyone!

This is a special update:

There is a major new story on Gibson Watch ( ) on Gibson's so-called energy advisory panel, and who Gibson has chosen to lead it: Bill Teator. That name may be familiar. Teator is the lobbyist who organized former Congressman John Sweeney's "Lake Placid Challenge" lobbyist trips that Kirsten Gillibrand first ripped into when she was first running way back in 2006. Teator has a long record of working for Jerry Solomon and John Sweeney, as well as the nuclear power industry and the lobbying group Solomon formed after retiring from Congress, and much more. Find out who Gibson is associating with by reading the full story at

Also, a week from today, Wednesday April 6th, will be our eighth anniversary meeting!

Yes, it seems hard to believe, but it was eight years ago next week in the space that is now the Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe that we came together for our very first Dean For American Meetup. Needless to say, an awful lot has happened in eight years: the incredible surge of the Governor's campaign, the heartbreak-- for this country -- of the eventual suspension of his campaign, his creation of Democracy For America, our first effort in 2004 to go after John Sweeney, hosting Kirsten Gillibrand's very first pubic political appearance at our 2nd Anniversary Meetup, DFA's highly successful effort to save Social Security in 2005, clean ups, vigils, weekly demonstrations, working for Obama, and finally the effort we made for Scott Murphy last year.

It has been a wild ride, and I humbled and honored to have been along with all of you.

We have a lot going on with Gibson Watch, now, so it will be a special meeting next Wednesday at 7pm at the Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe in downtown Glens Falls. There will be more news this weekend.

Thanks so much and see you all there!


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