Monday, September 27, 2010
Joint Democratic Party/Labor Campaign Kickoff
A second-story warehouse space on Howard Street between 8th and 9th was the site of a joint campaign kickoff Saturday morning between the San Francisco Democratic Party and local labor unions, complete with a bank of phones and computers to get in touch with voters.
There were muffins galore...
...and short speeches from various politicians such as California State Senator Mark Leno (above).
San Francisco's other State Senator, Leland Yee, and the Executive Director of San Francisco's Labor Council, Tim Paulson, also shared the stage for some less than inspiring oratory...
...as did the foul-mouthed, 77-year-old Chair of the California Democratic Party, John Burton.
Jan Adams at her "Can It Happen Here" blog has an interesting post about what Democrats are up against this November (click here), and why there is something of an enthusiasm gap this time around.
Personally, I'm hoping that the current generation of twenty-somethings take over sooner rather than later.