Cameron put as much time into the mailing as anybody. In addition to a
large amount of stuffing, he laid out pages 3 and 4, which we weren't
going to do until we found out that the Statewide Green Party newspaper
we were going to wrap our ballot recommendations around wasn't going to
come out before the election. He also made a webpage with links to all
the websites referanced in the newsletter. Click his picture to visit
Dana wanted everybody to know that they could request a paper ballot
when they go vote. This is a good idea if you want to make a statement
about how electronic voting needs to be accountable. How can anybody
check the vote count if all you have is a number in a computer? At
least with paper ballots you can see what people did and do a recount
if that's necessary...
Joan is the coordinator of the Holiday Peace Fair, an event that the
Greens have tabled at for many years. She was looking for ways to
publicize the event, so we let her put copies of the event flier in
the 204 units of the mailing that went to zip codes near where it's
going to happen. (Click her picture to see what it looks like). If you
get one in your newsletter, please do us a favor by posting it
somewhere! Her advice to people going through chemotherapy for cancer
or whatever is to join a support group. They can help a lot with how to
deal with the side effects, among other things.
Jody brought over some yummy muchies the evening that she helped. Beer,
potato chips, and chocolate candies. We didn't get around to eating it
all until several mailing party days later. She also came by transit, a
distinction I like to honor.
Mike did a lot of stuffing. He also had adventure stories to tell about
the hassles he went through printing the front page of the newsletter.
He'd start by saying "it was easy, all I had to do was push start and
read the paper", but then the truth would come out. Apparently the
Xerox machine died on him, among other things. We had pages 3 and 4
professionally printed. There just wasn't time to get it all done
In addition to doing two evenings of stuffing, Sara brought over Rock
Against Bush, a punk rock album by people
opposed to the re-election of the current President, and the Cake album
with Comanche on it, a nice contribution to our listening pleasure. She
also gave us an update on the Green Party Club at San Jose State. They
are thinking of getting some local bands to do a benefit for the
Stephanie and Valerie did quite a bit of work to. Stephanie's campaign
is the big news for us, she being somebody that could become the first
Green elected to a City Council in Mountain View! We even spent
considerable time on Stephanie's absentee voter mailing. She made it
easy by being so appreciative and such a great candidate.
Somebody else helped one evening.
Tian did some stuffing, but also took the finished bundles down to the
Post Office and a number of other minor details like making this page.
Charlotte came by the last evening and helped us finish the job. Her
condition was that we had to tune in Game 7 of the Red Sox vs. Yankees
series, so we were there to when the Sox excised the curse of The Great
Bambino! She also brought over a very yummy artichoke, onion, and
red pepper pizza.
Susan laid out pages one and two of the newsletter. She also came over
a bit after Charlotte with her husband Daniel to finish the job. I
was her first piece of activism for the Green Party. She has done many
other things for other people though...