Cindy Sheehan's congressional campaign now has an office -- 1260 Mission Street, San Francisco. I went to the first organizer's meeting there last night -- there's a lot of work to be done, but I see a lot of promise! To give you an idea of how much dedication this woman inspires, some of her campaign volunteers followed her all the way from the 9th ward of New Orleans after she did so much to help their cause in after Hurricane Katrina.
There are a couple of quirky things that I choose to interpret as inspirational signs of things to come ... one is that the campaign office used to be a "massage parlor" (it's still painted red and black, but we'll be taking care of that this weekend) and another is that during the meeting we actually had an earthquake.
As Cindy explained her platform, which I'll take the liberty to distill into 3 words -- "People over Profit," she described a new and hopeful vision for the world, and it's going to start "right here, in San Francisco."
The way I see it, politics in this country has degenerated into a brothel ... and we're due for a tectonic shift in our way of thinking. Let's do it in a powerful, non-violent way! If you live in the San Francisco area, or even if you don't, check out Cindy's website at http://cindyforcongress.org/ for ways you can donate or volunteer for her campaign. I understand it will be going through a major upgrade this Tuesday, and you'll be able to contribute on-line.
Also, if you live in the Bay Area, please come to see William Rodriguez -- hero and last man out of the World Trade Center -- Thursday, November 1st at 7 pm at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue in Oakland, California. Cindy Sheehan will be there and so will I. Meet us both and find out more about 9-11! http://www.communitycurrency.org/nov1.html
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