Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Dine in , take out - lunch or dinner!
YES on Measure D.
Visit the website: http://www.protectourlocalschools.org/
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Many people came to meet their fellow "feeder pattern" volunteers, and it was a very exciting vibe! Each week volunteers will be able to coordinate with their site captains, or just head to the campaign office, and pick up a packet to go and talk to their neighbors about Measure D.
Even if you've never been "political," this can be a lot of fun! It's simple. There is a script included in the packet, there are specific addresses/people you will want to go see and you'll be armed with FAQ's and leave behind flyers. The campaign needs your help to get the YES vote out in force on May 19th. Sign up to help at http://www.protectourlocalschools.org/
So today, we heard from Superintendent Dr. Dick Nicoll, Gary Eberhart, President of the MDUSD Board of Education, MDEA President, Mike Noce, State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, and Kish Rajan of the Walnut Creek City Council and more.
Milling about were several Mayors, City Council members, County Board of Education members, MDUSD Board members and other prominent community supporters.
Thanks to Craig Cheslog of Assemblyman Tom Torlakson's office for posting the video of the event on youtube: MEASURE D KICK OFF
Specifically we also saw:
Senator Mark DeSaulnier
Assemblyman Tom Torlakson -Craig Cheslog
CCC Supervisor Susan Bonilla - Luis Quinonez - Chief of Staff
Daniel Gomes, CCC Board of Education, President
Glenn Ruley, CCC Board of Education
Kish Rajan - Walnut Creek City Council
Bob Simmons - Walnut Creek City Council
Cindy Silva - Walnut Creek City Council
Guy Bjerke - Concord City Council, Vice Mayor
Bill Shinn - Concord City Council (former Concord Mayor)
David Durant - Pleasant Hill City Council
Mark Celio - Pleasant Hill Treasurer
Judy Dawson, Bay Point Municipal Advisory Committee
A.J. Fardella - Pittsburg Planning Commission
Pam Aguilar, Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County
MDUSD Board of Education
Gary Eberhart - President
Dr. Richard Nicoll - Superintendent
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent, Elementary
Robert Humphrey - Principal, El Dorado MS
Shelly Bain - Principal, Pine Hollow MS
Katie Gaines, Director, Alternative Education
Mike Noce, President, Mt. Diablo Teachers Assn.
...and many other teachers and Principals from throughout the district
Also in attendance today was one of our local favorites, Rocco Biale, of Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria. Rocco is always giving back to the community and in his support for Measure D, he has offered his restaurant for a few days of Measure D fundraising efforts. Come visit Rocco's for lunch or dinner on any of the dates below, and Rocco will donate a portion of your bill to support the campaign for YES on Measure D.
Tuesday, April 28
Wednesday, April 29
Thursday, April 30
Just tell them you support Measure D, and they'll do the rest!
Just in case you don't know :
2909 Ygnacio Valley Road (nr. Oak Grove)
Walnut Creek, CA
11am - 10pm
Friday, April 10, 2009
Measure D: Campaign Kick-off Party
Saturday April 11, 2009 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2280 Diamond Blvd, Suite 350
Come help kick off our voter outreach! Pick up a packet to walk a precinct or make some calls - it all starts tomorrow! Please come, team up with a friend to do some walking for us! We'll make it easy, give you training and more. We also need people to make phone calls. This will happen weekly from now on, but this the day that kicks it all off!
State Senator Mark DeSaulnier will be speaking. Representatives from Tom Torlekson and George Miller's office will be there. Mayors from Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord and Clayton were invited as well as city officials and councilmen and women of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord and Clayton. Media coverage.
If you have not already marked your calendars, please come down to attend CUES and Protect Our Local Schools kick off the Measure D campaign.
Measure D has had some huge endorsers lately! Contra Costa Times, Pleasant Hill City Council, Walnut Creek City Council and more - Check the site for the list of 800+ endorsers! If you're name is not on there, be sure to fill out the form on the site!
Oh by the way, VOTE YES on Measure D on May 19th!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Summer school will be getting cut tonight (with some exceptions). You can read an article in today's Times about this summer school topic:
MDUSD to eliminate most elementary and middle school summer school
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Just 48 days left until the May 19th election. Please read through this entire newsletter for important information about the campaign.
Campaign Kickoff Party
Save the Date!!!
This Wednesday is our second site captain meeting and first training session for all site captains. We will go over phone banking and precinct walking, as well as update everyone on the latest outreach efforts. Please attend.We now have 74 site captains, however some schools are still without one. Here is the list of schools still needing site captains. ( ) notes number of volunteers signed up.
• Fair Oaks (4) Sun Terrace (0)
They have arrived. We would like to have at least 5 volunteers come in and help with organizing all 2,500 for distribution. If you have a busy street or perfect place to put one, let us know.
The campaign can continue only through your support both in the field and in funding. With additional contributions we can get more lawn signs and communicate with more voters. Any amount helps. You can contribute online by visiting http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CommunityUnitedForEx/368244bf2a/7aa9465939/45338fb19b. Or, mail a check payable to CUES at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 350, Concord, CA 94520.
Once again thank you to all of you who have been working hard for Measure D. Your efforts are the driving force behind this campaign. Feel free to contact with any questions or concerns.
- ProtectOurLocalSchools -
Paid for by Community United for Excellent Schools, a coalition of teachers, parents, elected and community leaders who support reliable local funding for Mt. Diablo Unified School District FPPC #1301210