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.