Sunday, August 27, 2006

Weekly Wrap Up

In case you missed the latest events this week:

1) You can rsvp for the DFA-Link Iraq War Forum hosted by the St. Paul DFA Group on the evening of 9/11 by using the DFA Link. Speakers include: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Edward Morrissey, Lou Ellingson, and Phil Steger.

BTW, this is the same day that Tim Walz will be having an luncheon debate down in Rochester. We expect a busy day of blogging so stay tuned.

2) DFA Link endorsed candidate, Tim Walz (MN-01) is the first MN race to pick up the netroots endorsement. So far Walz has over 130 new donors and over $4k in new donations in just a matter of days. Show your support by making a donation today (you can match mine).

If you haven't done so already, now is the time to add your name to the supporters list on Tim Walz's DFA Link Campaign page. Thank you to one of our newest DFA Link groups in MN, the Parade Brigade, for adding their group's support. Together we can help Tim Walz become the first MN DFA-List Candidate of 2006! (Hat Tip to bluestemprairie for linking to both the DFA Link and our humble blog on this topic.)

3) DFA Link endorsed candidate, Keith Ellison (MN-05) received the endorsement of TakeAction Minnesota (the group formed by the merger of ProgressiveMN and MN Alliance for Progressive Action). Thanks to the many DFA Link members who were in attendance. Keith Ellison received two other noteworthy endorsements on Tuesday: UNITE HERE and UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers). You too can show your support for Keith on his DFA Link Campaign Page.

Just a reminder that Keith Ellison will be having a major event with Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Ellis, & Larry Long on 8/31. For more information, view this flyer.

4) Speaking of the 5th CD, the NE Minneapolis DFA Group will be meeting on 9/6 (just as most other DFA Link groups around the nation). The catch is that the meeting will likely see an influx of participants after 8p. This slight change is due to the fact that our DFA Link members have been invited to the nearby CD5 DFL Candidate Forum hosted by the Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council, which runs from 6-8p on the same night of NE Minneapolis DFA Group meeting.

5) DFA Link endorsed candidate, Steve Kelley (AG) received the endorsement from our dynamic duo St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelley and Minneapolis Mayor and 2005 DFA-List Endorsed Candidate, RT Rybak. This adds to his wealth of endorsements from around the state.

Look for more news from Steve Kelley this week as he'll take part in an AG debate at the State Fair on Tuesday from 5-6p on Air America AM950's Minnesota Matters. Can't make the debate but want to show your support for Steve? Why not add your name to Steve's DFA Link Campaign Page.

6) This week was a busy start to the Great Minnesota Get-Together known as the State Fair. Some news outlets have debate audio or transcripts and MN bloggers have plenty of commentary in case you missed a detail. We expect more campaigning at the Fair this week so we'll try to keep you updated.

On Thursday CD5 candidates had their chance to debate on on MPR. DFA Link endorsed candidate, Coleen Rowley (MN-02) had her bully match on Friday over at KTLK-FM. Did you miss this 'debate' but still want to show your support for our Agent of Change? Simply add your name to the growing list of supporters on Coleen's DFA Link Campaign Page.

You still have a chance to meet and greet with several of our DFA-Link Endorsed Candidates at the fair by going to the DFL Booth. Thanks to the folks over at the DFLers for posting a listing of who will be there and when as the post also serves a a great State Fair Recap so far.

If you are planning on attend the State Fair on Monday, don't forget to say hi to our DFA Link endorsed candidate, Mark Ritchie (SOS). You can also send Ritchie a message of support on his DFA Link campaign page.

7) And last but not least, this really was the week of the MN Blogger. Thank you to all of the MN Bloggers are joining the DFA Link. Don't forget to invite everyone you know to join us over at the DFA Link.

My final salute to bloggers for the week goes to Truth Surfer for their Thursday blog post: Howard Dean Still Speaks To Me. We couldn't agree more.


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