Price & Obama Don't Allow Bush Tax Cuts to Expire, Hagan Stands With Us

From the N&O today:

"The roll call Friday was 277-148 by which the House passed a bill to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes, renew jobless benefits and cut Social Security taxes.

A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the measure."

Representative David Price voted 'yes'.  Republican Senator Burr voted 'yes.' And of course President Obama will sign it.

Thank you Senator Hagan! on Wednesday in the Senate vote, she voted 'no.' 

A summary of the bill from DemocracyNow yesterday:

Chapel Hill Minister Robert Campbell invited to speak at White House conference

For those of you who may have missed the  announcement in the local press:

Minister Robert  Campbell, long-time Chapel Hill activist for Social and Environmental Justice, has been invited to the White House on Friday, Nov. 20th, to speak to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about issues in the Rogers-Eubanks community related to clean energy and public health.

He has been invited to join this distinguished panel in a White House briefing on the public health benefits of a clean energy economy.  This event will bring together public health advocates and community leaders, experts from U.S.agencies, and White House officials for a discussion on the lasting public health benefits of a clean energy economy. 

National Equality March & Presidential Speech

It's happening right now. Today is also national coming out day. And President Obama gave a speech yesterday on the eve of this event. A busy weekend for gay rights.

National coming out day "is an internationally-observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues" (wikipedia). And today is also the day of the National Equality March which comes just as the Hate Crimes law (Matthew Sheppard Act) is about to be signed into law, and just before Congressional hearings on repealing DADT are going to take place.

Last night President Obama gave a speech on the eve of the march at an HRC event (the largest US lgbt rights org) and discussed many things. The whole speech was about 25 minutes, but this 6 minute clip of the middle section of the speech is where he mentions Hate Crimes, inclusive ENDA, DADT, DOMA, & Immigration/Aids:


Obama Comedy Fundraiser: Convincing Friends, Family, and other Crazy People to Vote Barack!

Convincing Friends, Family, and other Crazy People to Vote Barack!
A Barack Obama Comedy Fundraiser

Feeling anxious about the election? Let some comedy help you relax, and learn a little something along the way.

Sunday, September 21
2:00-4:00 PM

Two 30-minute sets of comedy
-Stand up
-True stories from the local campaign

Two 15-minute lessons on how to convince people to vote for Barack
-Guidelines for framing and messaging
-Presentations from local campaign staff and DNC delegates
-Real ideas that you can really use

Suggested Donation:
Estimate the difference between Barack Obama's IQ and George Bush's.  Pay a dollar per IQ point.
$15 suggested minimum
$30 conservative estimate
$60 close to accurate

Seating is limited. Reserve tickets online here: 

Co-Sponsored by Graig Meyer and DSI Comedy Theater
For more information, contact Graig Meyer at graigmeyer(at)gmail.com

This event is open to the public. Please forward widely.


Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


DSI Comedy Theater

Michelle Obama Fundraiser in Durham

Meet Michelle Obama at a private fundraising event in Durham.

$1000 per person. $10,000 for a Host reception and photo.

Contact me for more information. graigmeyer(at)gmail.com 


Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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