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June 28th, 2006
09:48 am


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Democracy stuff.
So on Monday I went to that Meet the candidates forum for Ward 5 Democrats. It was mostly populated by Ward 5 organizers. The Michigan Senate candidate who was there, Rebekah Warren, was very nice and sharp and held good positions on everything I care about and wants to move the party back toward the left like I do. She's just started a campaign blog, and if you'd like to help out her campaign, folks are meeting at 6 tonight at 234 8th Street to do that. The victory party (I hoep!) on August 8th is at Arbor Brewing Co.

I also met Conan Smith, who is running for re-election as a Washtenaw County Commissioner. I really liked Conan as well. Extremely well spoken and seems well versed in the complex situation (mix of local and county politics) that is county government.

There was a representative of Sonia Schmerl's campaign for City representative there as well. That person thought the campaign had a web page but I'm unable to find it. Or it may be that it's just not live yet. She's running against Chris Easthope. Now, my mom and some others have been frustrated with Chris and many people in general are frustrated with the city's stance on development. I've been pretty happy with Chris, myself, and I feel the Greenway proposal might not be the best design in the world. (see an article about it in the Michigan Daily.) Whether we go with the Downtown Development Authority's plan or the greenway, it looks like we're going to lose my favorite parking lot downtown, at 1st and William, which is currently free after 6 pm.

Anyway, the democratic Primary election is August 8th. if you're a demotract, do plan to vote in it. If you live in Precinct 6, you might even write me in for precinct delegate.


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Date:July 4th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
Anne, sorry, it's not about democracy, really (or not directly, anyway) but: will you be at San Diego, taking care of Mr Gaiman?


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Date:July 4th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
No, I will not be in San Diego for Comic-con. I just got back from there and am in fact heading to Kansas that week. However I should also add that if Neil is going to be there I'm not aware of it. It's not mentioned on Where's Neil. He has been mentioning a Stardust thing with special guests and all that's going to be presented there, and a stardust panel, but I don't know if that means he's going to be there or not.

But then, it's not like I've got a special inside line on what Neil's up to. If I find out he's going to be some place and time that I'm thinking I could be, I check with him to see if he'd like me to assist him there -- he doesn't keep me apraised of his ever-changing schedule separately from how he does everyone else, which is mainly through his blog.
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