Peter Myers for Congress

I'm Peter Myers, the Green Party candidate for the 15th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Congress. On this blog, you can read about the campaign and the issues, and offer me feedback as well. I hope you enjoy reading the blog, and I hope you'll join the campaign for change.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Push for Signatures

Last night, I met with Merriam and Edward, two active Greens; and Paul, my friend, roommate and webmaster who is becoming more and more active in politics. We went to one of the South Bay's ubiquitous Starbucks and strategized about the campaign for more than two hours. I started by giving them an update:

  • The campaign has raised $310 in its first two weeks of fundraising. I set the goal for January at $1,000, so we've got to push in the second half of the month to meet our goal.
  • The past week has been slow because I was starting a new job and moving to a new apartment. That turbulence has largely stopped, and I'm now able to focus again on my campaign.

  • We discussed some long-term and short-term strategic goals, and we all came away very excited about the next month. In the short term, our goal is to get 250 signatures from registered Green Party voters in the district, so that we can safely exceed the 150 necessary to waive the expensive filing fee. We will be concentrating in Los Gatos and Campbell, where we live, and we'll build our momentum from there.

    We all came away from the table with a list of things to do, including getting in touch with some other congressional candidates in the area. One task on my to-do list is already done; you can now download this flyer, which describes my campaign platform and prominently features the web address. You can start helping the campaign by printing out the flyer and handing them out to your friends, neighbors and acquaintances. It's time to mobilize, and I can't do it without your support.


    At January 27, 2008 6:51 PM , Anonymous Nate Savio said...

    As much as I admire your sentiments and determination, shouldn't you be focusing more on local issues and less on 'hot button' issues such as the war in Iraq and the military-industrial complex? Your job as a congressman, after all, would not be to just stop the war in Iraq, but to represent the desires of your constituents. Just my thoughts.

    At February 19, 2008 12:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    clicking on "this flyer" gave me an error 404 url not found

    At February 19, 2008 12:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    clicking on "this flyer" gave me an error 404 url not found

    and then after posting the comment my back button did not take me back to your blogger page

    At February 19, 2008 8:58 PM , Blogger Peter said...

    Fixed the flyer link. Thanks for the heads up. Please post them around town.


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