Sunday, October 29, 2006

Ramping It Up For McNerney

Well, this weekend’s canvassing efforts may be winding down, but Jerry McNerney's campaign against Richard Pombo in CA-11 is kicking into high gear. With groups like the West LA Democratic Club making plans to caravan up to the district for next weekend’s GOTV effort, there’s really no excuse left for Northern California residents not to get involved. Especially when it’s so easy.

The McNerney campaign will be canvassing and phone banking pretty much non-stop for the next eight days. You can call or email John Gunn at the McNerney office, (925) 833-0643 or, to make arrangements to come in and help out at ANY TIME (well, almost any time — rumor has it that John does sleep an hour or two each night).

Likewise, the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund will be continuously at work until Tuesday night. Here is their call to action for the coming week:

To Canvass or Call Voters: Monday-Friday:
Come by our office any time between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM to pick up materials and training.

To make things as easy as possible for BART commuters, we will pick you up from and later drop you off at the Pleasanton BART station taxi-turnaround any day from now until Election Day as long as you RSVP in advance to schedule your pick-up. We also provide pizza or sandwiches in the evening for volunteers.

You can RSVP for Shuttle Pick-Up at the Pleasanton BART Station Taxi-Turnaround: Monday-Sunday: 12:00 PM or 2:30 PM or 5:00 PM

RSVP for one of the three pick-up time slots in advance to schedule your pick-up by e-mailing or calling our office at (925) 249-1626.

Or Come By Our Campaign Office:

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
555 Peters Avenue, Suite 105, Pleasanton
Now, on to phone banking. If you live anywhere in the Bay Area or near Stockton, there’s an organized phone banking opportunity for you. And if you don’t live nearby or if the times are inconvenient, you can now make phone calls for Jerry McNerney from your own home or in the company of friends or neighbors without paying long distance charges, thanks to McNerney’s new predictive dialing system. Visit Jerry McNerney’s Phone From Home page to get the details and get started.

Meanwhile, if you like the camaraderie of a real-life phone bank, here are the choices that are available to you:

Phone Banking in Oakland, Oct. 29, Oct. 30, Nov. 1, Nov. 5, and Nov. 6
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. (come whenever you can!)
SEIU Local 535
447 29th St. (between Broadway and Telegraph)

You need to RSVP, to help the organizers plan.

To RSVP, please send an email to and type OAKLAND PHONE BANK in the subject line or call Eden at (510) 499-4862
Phone Banking in San Francisco, Oct. 29, Nov. 5
Sunday evenings, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
936 Church St., between 21st & 22nd, near J-Church, 24-Divisadero, 48-Quintara & BART 24th St.

Come anytime, stay as long as you can. Bring your cell phones, campaign is providing computer-assisted dialing and call scripts.

You must RSVP to Alec Bash,, (415) 999-6273
Phone Banking in Marin, any time
For training in how to use the predictive dialing system or other phone banking opportunities in Marin, contact Bill Sims:, (415) 331-3899, cell (415) 225-2196 or Josh Crossley at
Phone Banking in Hayward, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7
Tuesday evening, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Eden Area UDC
1063 A St (At Foothill)

Another opportunity and a convenient way to help Jerry from the Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley area is to phone bank on Tuesday nights at Democratic HQ in Hayward.

RSVP to Shawn Wilson, (510) 582-4802
Phone Banking at UC Berkeley, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7
Tuesday evening, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
UAW Local 2865 — Berkeley (represents academic student employees)
2372 Ellsworth Street
(510) 549-3863

CONTACT/RSVP: Scott Bailey-Clifthorne, 415-810-0652 or
Phone Banking in Berkeley, Nov. 2
Thursday evening, 6:00-9:00 p.m
UDC Headquarters
1936 University Avenue

CONTACT/RSVP: Carole Mills, (510) 845-4837 or
Phone Banking in Dublin, Oct. 31, Nov. 2 and Nov. 7
Tuesday and Thursday evening, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
McNerney Campaign Headquarters
6250 Village Parkway, Second Floor

Your participation is crucial. Jerry needs your help this week on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays to hit the phones. If you're ready, our campaign field organizers in DUBLIN are ready for you!

RSVP to John Gunn, (925) 833-0643 or
Phone Banking in Stockton, Nov. 1 and 2
Wednesday and Thursday evening, 4:00-9:00 p.m.
McNerney for Congress -- San Joaquin County Headquarters
Hacienda Plaza Office Complex
4212 N. Pershing Ave. (about a block and a half south of March Lane)
Suite A5 (southeast corner of the complex)

If you're ready, our campaign field organizers in STOCKTON are ready for you!
Please come out to dial for democracy!

PLEASE RSVP NOW by contacting Alyssa Schmidt, (209) 478-5961 or
Phone Banking in San Jose, Nov. 1
Wednesday evening, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
SEIU Headquarters
2302 Zanker Road

Come help Jerry and have fun doing it! If you haven't phone banked before, we will train you thoroughly and get you started. It's easy!

To RSVP, please contact Raphael Tam at or call Spandan at (408) 627-7030.
Check back here later in the week for a list of all the GOTV activities planned for next weekend.


Anonymous Tom benigno said...

I'm sure most of you that are supporters of Jerry Mc Nerney know the importance of name recognition.
So call the Mc Nerney headquaters and ask for buttons sign posters or what they have. Just to go out a walk is only a part of it.

Hand those items to the voters they will thank you for the memorabilia and it will help them to remember the name. I'm sure it will help when you are knocking on the door, and introducing who you are. Good luck.

A change in the wind is Mc Nerney

Tom Benigno

3:39 PM, October 29, 2006  

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