CAMPAIGN FOR FAIR ELECTIONS FOR SAN DIEGO!
I hope you are having a great summer. So far it has been a hot one! We are enlarging the campaign with a series of new actions. We are creating a new, powerful, fundraising campaign, we are creating a new meeting for those who want more information on Clean Elections and we are setting up a new phone bank.
WHY THE NEED FOR FUNDRAISING!
Part of our critique of our past campaign efforts was that we had to build a bigger and more effective coalition which we have started with the creation of the Clean Elections Coalition. We started it by joining with Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and Activist San Diego. Since then we have been joined by a number of volunteers from various community groups and if you know of an organization that might be interested, please contact us. But the other area where we saw that we needed to expand our effort dramatically, was in fundraising. We need to build a large war chest to help us get over the top in signatures and in the following campaign once we are on the ballot.
COUNT ME IN!
So,we have come up with a monthly PAY PAL campaign which we are calling, COUNT ME IN! where we ask supporters of campaign finance reform or Clean Elections, for the city of San Diego, to sign up on our web page, to contribute $10 a month to our campaign through Pay Pal. We choose ten dollars because we have found that it is a small, almost forgettable amount which almost all of us can easily afford. It might not seem adequate for what we need to accomplish but the strength of our appeal counts on the support of a large amount of volunteers. But for every 100 volunteers who contribute $10 a month, we raise $1,000 for that month! And the small individual request fits in with our support of public funding of elections.
SO WE ASK YOU
to go to our web page, sdfairelections.com and sign up for a monthly contribution to the campaign of $10 or more a month. Talk to your friends, your neighbors and your family members and invite them to join in. Let’s make this a people’s campaign for campaign finance reform, or Clean Elections, for San Diego.
MONTHLY PHONE BANK
We are also initiating a monthly phone bank on the fourth Wednesday of the month, with the first one being this month, Wednesday, July 26 going from 7pm to 8:30pm. We will use the phone bank to be in contact with our supporters. Call our campaign coordinator below if you can help, for directions to our phone bank location.
WHAT IS A COFFEE KLATCH!
We are setting up a monthly Coffee Klatch for those of you who might want more information on Clean Elections. The term coffee klatch comes from Germany and implies getting together to “gossip.” We see it as an informal way to meet, talk,
drink some coffee and have fun in the process.
OUR FIRST COFFEE KLATCH
will be on Wednesday, July 26 at 5:30pm at the Linda Vista Starbucks across from Mesa College, at 76256 Linda Vista Road. Look for our sign on an outside table. Coffee and snacks are available at Starbucks and there are a number of close by restaurants for more hearty fair.
ALLIANCE MEETING – NEIGHBORHOODS WORKING TOGETHER!
Saturday, July 22, 1pm to 3pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Hillcrest (across the street from the UCSD Medical Center) JOIN US at this Neighborhood Empowerment Alliance meeting as we work on Clean Elections and other neighborhood issues.
WHO TO CALL
Call our campaign coordinator, John Hartley at 619-299-8870 for any questions you might have and thanks again for your help in our goal of transforming San Diego politics through Clean Elections for San Diego